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Responsible Refrigeration No 82

On April 20, 2023, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

The future of refrigeration for food preservation in refrigerators and in supermarkets is dependent on how we adopt and adapt to new technologies for refrigerant use. There is the present trend in South Africa to use Carbon Dioxide in supermarkets and larger refrigeration systems. However, many refrigerants still have a…

Responsible Refrigeration No 81

Continuing on from the previous column dealing with the Certificates of Conformity via the online APP. The online app can be downloaded from the Play Store using a tablet or smart phone. Search for the SAQCC Gas CoC and proceed with install. You will asked if are you are registered…

Responsible Refrigeration No 80

The introduction of an online Certificate of Conformance (CoC) for both Android and iOS platforms has resulted in the paper CoC in book form being stopped. The CoC books are no longer available. A CoC can only be issued via the online format. The online app can be downloaded from…

Responsible Refrigeration No 79

Training on the new SARACCA training manual introduced at the beginning of 2022 provides an understanding of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, SABS standards and good engineering practice in refrigeration. while the use of the F-gases continues through the phase-out of HCFC and HFC’s refrigerants the appearance of flammable refrigerants has…

Responsible Refrigeration No 78

The requirements of the SAQCC Gas registration revolve around the safe handling of refrigerant gases by practitioners. The training being followed with the new SARACCA training manual provides an understanding of the Pressure Equipment Regulations, SABS standards and good engineering practice in refrigeration. There is also continuing training and education…

Responsible Refrigeration No 77

Why is it necessary to be registered as an authorised refrigeration practitioner? Now as part of that necessity it is the legal requirement to issue a Certificate of Conformity. From the Pressure Equipment Regulations is regulation 17 clause, (3) “An authorised person or an approved inspection authority shall issue a…

Responsible Refrigeration No 76

Why is it necessary to be registered as an authorised refrigeration practitioner? The answer is because competence in the handling of refrigerant gases is necessary to ensure that the threat to the Ozone layer is minimised and Global warming is avoided. Regulations have been gazetted and entrenched in the Law…

Responsible Refrigeration No 75

On July 22, 2022, Posted by , In Director's Column, By , , With No Comments

Many refrigeration and air conditioning practitioners applying for registration with SAQCC Gas do not complete the application form correctly or in full. This places a burden on the SARACCA office which has the responsibility for assessing and verifying an application and recommending a category of registration to SAQCC Gas. First…

Responsible Refrigeration No 73

With the now ever increasing use of flammable refrigerants Practitioners must be very aware of the safety requirements when working on refrigeration units using these gases. This was mentioned in a previous article, I wonder who took the time to read this and absorb and understand the dangers. We’ve been…

Responsible Refrigeration No 72

On May 9, 2022, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

Previously we talked about the flammable refrigerants like R-290 and R-600a which are classified as group A3. R-32 is classified as group A2L with only lower flammability. The “A” designates a refrigerant with a lower toxicity at an occupational exposure limit (OEL) of 400 ppm or greater. The “B” designation…

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