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Responsible Refrigeration Article 38

On February 25, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

The Practitioners who are competent and validly registered to comply with the Pressure Equipment Regulations and South African National Standards on refrigeration must feel aggrieved that there are so many installers and mechanics who flout and ignore the regulations. I was recently told that the assessed number of installers doing…

Responsible Refrigeration Article 34

On February 25, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

The legal requirement to provide a Certificate of Conformity after completing a refrigeration and /or air conditioning installation is being ignored by many contractors and their installers. This is because many practitioners are not registered as Authorised Refrigeration Gas Practitioners and the contractors who employ them opt to ignore the…

Responsible Refrigeration number 67

On February 11, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

This month I am not talking about Refrigeration and the competencies required for working in that field and the safe handling of refrigerant gases. What we need to consider as part of the installation of air conditioning is fresh air and ventilation in this crisis of COVID-19. There are two…

Responsible Refrigeration number 66

On February 11, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

This year SARACCA embarked on a process to recognise Skills Development Providers who meet a minimum set of requirements. This was done to bring uniformity to the training of the safe handling of refrigerants toward the registration of Authorised Refrigeration Gas Practitioners with SAQCC Gas. This duty is given to…

Responsible Refrigeration number 65

On February 11, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

There is a lot of talk about the recovery of refrigerant from air conditioning units or refrigeration plants. But what does it means? Refrigerants are an important part of the cooling in air conditioning and refrigeration as part of the heat transfer process. The important need to recover the refrigerant…

Responsible Refrigeration number 64

On February 11, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

I have previously written about the training providers setting themselves up for training in the Hydro Carbon (HC) refrigerants. This is mainly for R290, which is propane gas, but also for R600a which is an Isobutane. Both gases are very similar and require special care when working with these flammable…

Responsible Refrigeration number 63

On February 11, 2021, Posted by , In Director's Column, With No Comments

An extract from the Pressure Equipment Regulations, regulation 17 says; “An authorised person or an approved inspection authority shall issue a certificate of conformity after completion of a gas installation, modification, alteration or change of user or ownership in” Ever since the regulations came into force in October 2009, yes…

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