Title:Standardization in the field fo flammable refrigerant system including safety and performance 3rd WG Meeting Chaired by MASHRAE
Organization: SIRIM Bhd, Shah Alam
Organizing Person: Ir Chen TL (MASHRAE)
Date: 11 May, 2016
Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
Place: ISO Room, Block 3, SIRIM Bhd, Shah Alam
MASHRAE: Ir Chen TL (Chairman)
Representatives: Association of Consulting Engineers Malaysia (ACEM), Daikin R&D (M) Sdn Bhd, Ener-Save Sdn Bhd, Insitute Latihan Perindustrian, Jabatan BOMBA dan Penyelamat Malaysia, Department of Environment (DOE), Department of Occupational Safety and Health Malaysia, Kumpulan Arena Sdn Bhd, Energy Commission (EC), MACRA, The Institution of Engineers Malaysia (IEM), Westech Chemical, UniKL.
This Malaysian Standard was developed by the Working Group on Flammable Refrigerant System under the authority of the Industry Standards Committee on Mechanical Engineering and consists of the following parts:
Part 1: Definitions, classification and selection criteria
Part 2: Design, construction, testing, marking and documentation
Part 3: Installation site
Part 4: Operation, maintenance, repair and recovery
Meanwhile the introduction to this MS reads;
The purpose of this Malaysian Standard is to promote the safe design, construction,
disposal, installation, and operation of refrigerating systems and appliances using
It is intended to minimize possible hazards to persons, property and the environment from refrigerating systems and flammable refrigerants. These hazards are associated essentially with the physical and chemical characteristics of flammable refrigerants as well as the pressures and temperatures occuring in refrigeration cycles.
Inadequate precautions may result in:
- component rupture or explosion, with risk of projectiles;
escape of refrigerant with the risk of environmental damage or toxicity due to a
fracture, a leakage casued by bad design, incorrect operation, and inadequate
maintenance, repair, charging or disposal;
- burning or combustion of escaping refrigerants and their mixture with consequent
risk of fire.