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Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems. ANSI/ASHRAE 15-2001, (2001). This document specifies safe design, construction, installation and operation of refrigerating systems. This establishes safeguards for life, health and property and prescribes safety standards. This applies to new installations and modifications of existing installations.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Section 1- Purpose

Section 2 - Scope

Section 3 - Definitions

Section 4 - Occupancy Classification

Section 5 - Refrigerating System Classification

  • 5.1, Refrigerating Systems
  • 5.2, Refrigeration System Classification
  • 5.3, Changing Refrigerant

Section 6 - Refrigerant Classification

  • 6.1, Single-Compound Refrigerants
  • 6.2, Blends

Section 7 - Restrictions on Refrigerant Use

  • 7.1, General
  • 7.2, Refrigerant Quantity Limits
  • 7.3, Volume Calculations
  • 7.4, Location in a Machinery Room or Outdoors
  • 7.5, Additional Restrictions

Section 8 - Installation Restrictions

  • 8.1, Foundations
  • 8.2, Guards
  • 8.3, Safe Access
  • 8.4, Water Connections
  • 8.5, Electrical Safety
  • 8.6, Gas Fuel Equipment
  • 8.7, Air Duct Installation
  • 8.8, Refrigerant Parts in Air Duct
  • 8.9, Refrigerant Pipe Joint Inspection
  • 8.10, Location of Refrigerant Piping
  • 8.11, Refrigerating Machinery Room, General Requirements
  • 8.12, Machinery Room, Special Requirements
  • 8.13, Manual Emergency Discharge of Ammonia Refrigerant
  • 8.14, Purge Discharge

Section 9 - Design and Construction of Equipment and Systems

  • 9.1, Materials
  • 9.2, System Design Pressure
  • 9.3, Refrigerant Containing-Pressure Vessels
  • 9.4, Pressure Relief Protection
  • 9.5, Setting of Pressure-Relief Devices
  • 9.6, Marking of Relief Devices and Fusible Plugs
  • 9.7, Pressure Vessel Protection
  • 9.8, Positive Displacement Compressor Protection
  • 9.9, Pressure-Limiting Devices
  • 9.10, Refrigerant Piping, Valves, Fittings, and Related Parts
  • 9.11, Components Other Than Pressure Vessels and Piping (Liquid level gauges and pressure gauges)
  • 9.12, Service Provisions
  • 9.13, Fabrication
  • 9.14, Factory Tests
  • 9.15, Nameplate

Section 10 - Operation and Testing

  • 10.1, Field Tests
  • 10.2, Declaration

Section 11- General Requirements

  • 11.1, General Restrictions-Safeguards
  • 11.2, Signs and Identification
  • 11.3, Charging, Withdrawal, and Disposition of Refrigerants
  • 11.4, Containers
  • 11.5, Storing Refrigerant
  • 11.6, Maintenance
  • 11.7, Responsibility for Operation and Emergency Shutdown

Section 12 - Precedence with Conflicting Requirements

Section 13 - Listed Equipment



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