Work on the CO2 standard, called IIAR C2, “is just getting underway,” said Bob Czarnecki, chairman of the IIAR standards committee and retired head of refrigeration engineering for Campbell Soup Co., at an educational programme on the newly revised IIAR-2 standard held alongside the IIAR Industrial Refrigeration Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida.
“It’s a couple of years out,” Czarnecki said.
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has given the IIAR approval to work on this standard.
The IIAR is addressing two other new standards, IIAR-6 and IIAR-9. IIAR-6 will cover inspections, testing and maintenance and is expected to be out for public review in May 2016, said Czarnecki.
IIAR-9 will encompass RAGAGEP (recognised and generally accepted good engineering practices) and “what part of new and revised standards do existing facilities have to comply with,” said Czarnecki, adding that it was about 18 months away. “A draft is waiting for standards committee review in June.”