DOWNLOADS

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Putting into Use Replacement Refrigerants (PURR) - 15 Sep 2015

This report has been produced by an Action Group made up of members of the British Refrigeration Association (BRA). The purpose of the report is to help people address the task of meeting some of the key implications and requirements of the EU F-Gas regulation which came into force on 1st January 2015.  Further details and download on Publications page.

Jointing of Copper Pipework for Refrigeration Systems - Specification & Procedures for Manual Torch Brazing and Brazer Assessment - Issue 5 – Nov 2014

Recognising the importance of brazed joints in maintaining the effective and efficient operation of refrigeration and air conditioning systems the BRA Commercial Contractors Section has developed this simple brazing procedure specification for jointing copper pipework for refrigeration systems. The specification also incorporates a practical means of assessing an individual’s competence to braze joints for refrigeration & air conditioning pipe work in accordance with national standards used by the industry and relevant legislation.

This document has been written in accordance with EN14276-1:2006+A1:2011 Annex B - Specification and approval of brazing procedures, brazers and brazing operators, as a suitable procedure to assess and approve individuals carrying out the jointing of copper pipework in accordance with Sound Engineering Practice (SEP) and the category 1 modules of the Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) / Pressure Equipment Regulations 1999 (SI 1999/2001).

Subsequent to the publication of the BRA Brazer Specification Issue 4 – May 2012, an area not covered by BS EN 14276-1:2006+A1:2011 has been identified which could change the test requirements for joint flow positions. Consequently the BRA recommendation has been added to reflect BS EN ISO 13585 and other cross referenced published brazing standards. The amendments primarily incorporate vertical up-flow test joints into the procedure.
The BRA recommended amendments can be found in the BRA Annexes 1a through 5a and the detailed changes are prefixed and suffixed A1> text Download

Guidance on Conformity with Safety and Product Standards - GN24 - 11 April 2012

Issued by the IOR in April 2012, this guidance note covers EN378 Refrigeration Safety Standard; EN60335 Electrical Appliances Safety Standard; Demonstrating compliance with the standards; Compliance with the ATEX Directive and References and sources of further information. Download

IOR Guidance note on BS EN378:2016 – Summary of Changes

This Guidance Note explains the role of the BS EN378 “Refrigerating systems and heat pumps - Safety and environmental requirements” safety standard and highlights the most significant changes introduced since the last version was published in 2008. 

BS EN378 was revised in 2016 to bring it into alignment with ISO5149 the international safety standard.  This included introduction of an additional flammability class, 2L, to the method of charge calculation based on refrigerant classification and the addition of two new alternative methods of charge calculation.  Most of this is detailed in Part 1 of the Standard.  In Part 2 flowcharts used for determination of protective device requirements have changed.  Part 3 includes changes to the requirements for machinery rooms.  Changes to Part 4 are less significant.  Several informative annexes have been introduced to cover stress corrosion cracking, leak simulation, commissioning and ignition sources (Part 2) and special provisions for handling ammonia vapour during maintenance or decommissioning (Part 4, within the existing Annex C). Download

Service of Hydrocarbon Refrigerant Equipment in a Retail Environment - 28 Feb 2012

In order to support the increasing use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in retail refrigeration and air conditioning equipment the British Refrigeration Association issued this Guidance. It summarises best practice for the service and maintenance of retail systems which use hydrocarbon refrigerants to ensure engineers work safely. Download

Code of Practice - Design and manufacture of Refrigerated Cabinets running on Hydrocarbon Refrigerants - 27 Jan 2012

In order to support the increasing use of hydrocarbon refrigerants in integral commercial refrigerated cabinets the British Refrigeration Association Cabinet and Cold Store Section has commissioned this Code of Practice. It clarifies the regulations, standards and practices which apply to the leak simulation testing and subsequent design of systems which use hydrocarbon refrigerants. This will provide the basis for a consistent approach to be adopted by all manufacturers, end users and specifiers when using these refrigerants. Download

BRA Guide for Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAMS) Issue 1 December 2011

The Method Statements give a brief description of the task that is to be assessed. The Risk Assessments describe the type of hazards that can occur, how to control them (and thereby reduce the associated risks) and what to do in the event of an accident or imminent danger occurring. Available ONLY to FETA members as a free download.

SkillFridge Leaflet - December 2010

SkillFRIDGE has been designed to promote standards and skills across the refrigeration and air conditioning industry, developing competence into excellence. Competitors will undertake a series of practical tests based on real-life work which will demonstrate their abilities and highlight their outstanding skills in their industry. Download

HCFC leaflet from DEFRA... September 2010

This leaflet provides a brief overview of the rules regarding the use of HCFC refrigerants such as R22 in the UK. It provides an update for refrigeration engineers, based on the new EU Ozone Regulation (EC 1005-2009) that came into force on 1st January 2010. Available to download from here, or via the DEFRA website at http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/air/fgas/documents/fgassupport-hcfc.pdf

F Gas re-training and you... Published October 2010

This leaflet produced by SummitSkills answers some basic questions about the re-training and assessment required by the F Gas Regulations, and is aimed at both operatives and employers.

Some of the questions answered include:

What are the benefits to employers?

What can be expected from the re-training and assessment process?

Which level of F Gas qualification is the right one?

Which qualification should I take?

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IoR Safety Codes - 50% discount for BRA members if you order BY POST - NEW 2 Aug 10

At the BRA Strategy Forum on the 1st July 2010 a need was identified for guidance in a number of areas regarding refrigerant types. Following discussions with the Institute of Refrigeration they have kindly made available for BRA members their safety codes of practice for A1, A2, A3 refrigerants, CO2 and Ammonia plus other available guidance. These are now available to BRA members at the IOR member price of £20 each in pdf form (or £70 for a complete set on CD). Please see the flier (download) which lists the available guidance with prices.

To obtain them at the £20 price you will need to utilise the order form on the back of the flier (download) and post it to the IoR. They will then email you a pdf of the relevant CoP.

If you wish to purchase them online the cost will be £40 each as the discounted price on-line can only be accessed if you are an IOR member.

BRA-IOR Guide to Good comm ref practice - Part 2 - System Design and Component Selection
(free download to members; chargeable to non-members)

BRA-IOR Guide to Good comm ref practice - Part 3 - Safety & Environmental Considerations & Standards
(free download to members; chargeable to non-members)

BRA-IOR Guide to Good commercial refrigeration practice - Part 4 - System Installation
(in password protected members only area)

BRA-IOR Guide to Good commercial refrigeration practice - Part 5 - Commissioning
(in passwork protected members only area)

BRA-IOR Guide to Good comm ref practice - Part 6 - System Maintenance and Service
(free download to members; chargeable to non-members)

BRA-IOR Guide to Good comm ref practice - Part 7 System and Component Decommissioning and Waste Disposal
(free download to members; chargeable to non-members)

BRA-IOR Guide to Good comm ref practice - Part 8 Refrigerants and retrofitting
(free download to members; chargeable to non-members)

NEW - BRA-IOR Guide to Good Commercial Refrigeration Practice - Part 10- Leak Prevention
(free download to members; chargeable to non-members)