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This is the IOR Section is for maintenance, service, commissioning and installation engineers and technicians. Members of the Section can download for free hundreds of searchable free bulletins below covering legislation, good practice, safety guides, basics revision crib sheets, and industry news. Costs apply for non members for each download.

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Immediate access to the free downloads below. If you dont qualify as a Technician Member you can sign up to our mailing list for £42 (UK rate) to publications without the Membership Grade status. Benefits are:

  • An Annual CPD Certificate of participation showing your commmitment to keeping up to date
  • Quarterly Good Practice Guides and Bulletins posted to you
  • As many free downloads as you like from the Service Engineers' Secton Library guides below (£6 each for non members)
  • A free schraeder valve tightening tool (normal price £12.50) 
  • A folder to keep your all your technical information
  • Service Engineer Magazine (published by EMAP) delivered to you so you dont miss out on news
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If you have more than three years experience and hold an F Gas qualification you could be eligible for IOR Technician Membership which combines the benefits of Service Engineer Section Subscription mailings with IOR recognition through TMInstR initials and Engineering Council EngTech options. See our Technician Membership pages for more information.

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Service Engineers' Section Members' Library 

 
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Title Type Publisher Non-member Price Member Price  
AC Motors (TB25)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
AC summer operating efficiency tipsService EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
ADR transport of gases 2007 (DS19)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Air conditioning controls and settings to save energy (ACHPI31)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Air Conditioning Guide (TB15)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Air Conditioning Load Calculations (DS11)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Air Conditioning System Servicing (TB18)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Air Cooled Condenser performance and efficiency (GPG19)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Air Cooled Condensers (GPG5)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Alternative Refrigerant Properties (GPG52)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Alternative Refrigerants (2) Safety Considerations (GPG53)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Ammonia Basics for service Engineers (TB35)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Ammonia Compressor Servicing (GPG17)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Ammonia Guidelines for service engineer (DS16)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Ammonia Servicing for Service Engineers (TB30)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Ammonia Systems safety - oil draining (GPG17)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Ammonia use guidance and legislation (TB52)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Anti-corrosion treatments for heat exchangers (GPG49)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Apps and free online tools for technicians (F17)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
AREA F Gas GuideService EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Asbestos risk management (F8)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Avoiding Cold Weather Low Ambient Operating Problems (GPG51)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
BCGA Guidance Note GN2 - Guidance for the storage of gas cylinders in the workplace Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Blistering Cooling Coils (GPG2)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Brazing competence and assessments 2012 (F10)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Brazing competence and qualifications (industry update)ACHPIIOR0.00FREE
Brazing guidance (GPG32)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Brazing Safety (SM7)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Carbon Dioxide Refrigeration - handling guidance (TB33)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Carriage of Cylinders - FAQs (GPG 27)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Charging procedures (GPG10)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Cold Room Sizing Calculations (DS12)Service EngineersIOR 6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Common accidents (ACHPI35)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Common accidents (GPG44)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Companies and Registration Schemes (SM13)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Comparator guidance (SM6)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Comparison of alternative options for R404A for new systems (GPG63)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Compressor comparison guide (DS13)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Compressor-related troubleshooting (TB51)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Condensate disposal/pumps (TB11)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Condensing Units Basics (TB36)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Conformity with Safety and Product Standards (GN24)Guidance NotesIOR0.00FREE 
*Copper pipework support and routing (GPG62)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Cylinder colours and changes (SES)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Data centre cooling (ACHPI33)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Defrosting of coils (TB3)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Disposal of equipment at end of life (GPG42)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Driers (HT1)Service EngineersIOR 6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*DSEAR Self Assessment formsService EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*EA Guidance on HCFC Phase Out (Dec 2014)Service Engineers0.00FREE
EC Fan Motors (TB41)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Ecodesign and energy labelling legislation - overview (ACHPI44)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Effective evacuationService EngineersIOR6.00£6.00Add to Basket
Electrical safety and risk assessment (F18)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Electrocution Avoidance (GPG16)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Energy Efficiency (TB5)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Energy Efficiency for service engineers (TB5)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Enforcement of F Gas Regulations Update 2015Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*EPBD Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations (TB31)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Erection and dismantling of structures (GPG15)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Evacuation of Systems (TB1)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Evaporator efficiency (TB40)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
F Gas - Labelling of new systems (GPG26)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
F Gas Regulations Record Keeping (GPG25)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
F12 - Using a Comparator to Measure SuperheatService EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*FGas Regulation and GWP Values (May2014)ACRIBACRIB0.00FREE
Filling recovery cylinders (GPG45)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Fire Safety Basics (SM10)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Flared connection removal (GPG34)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Food safety and storage temperatures (TB13)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Frost Heave and heater mat controlService Engineers5.00FREEAdd to Basket
Glide - Zeotropic Refrigerant Blends (TB37)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Glossary of refrigeration, air conditioning and heat pump standard definitions (F20)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
GPG46 - Setting Low Pressure SwitchesService EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Guidance on the future use of R404A and the new F Gas RegulationsService EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Guide to Qualifications 2011 (GPG 36)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Guide to recognised qualifications (SM14)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*GWP Co2 equivalents and F Gas 2014 (F16)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*HCFC refrigerant use post January 2010Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Health and Safety Responsibilities - you and your employer (GPG48)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Heat Pump Cycle Basics (ACHPI2)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Heat pump operation - improving operation of heat pumps for heating ACHPI28ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Heat pumps and the F Gas Regulations (ACHPI7)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Heat Recovery (ACHPI3)ACHPIACHPI6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Heater tapes (GPG7)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
How the gas laws can help you carry out strength and tightness tests (F15)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Hydrocarbon Refrigeration basics (TB34)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Hydrocarbons in Commercial Applications (TB6)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Indirect leak checking (GPG30)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Indirect leak-checking GPG 56Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Insulation of pipelines and ductwork (TB9)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Is live testing permitted? (T18) Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Key Facts - Carbon Dioxide (F13)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Leak checking and Record Keeping for F Gases (TB28)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Leak Detection Techniques (SM8)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Legionella and recooling towers (DS10)Service EngineersSES6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Legionella prevention (ACHPI30)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Legionella Risk Assessment changes (ACHPI45)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Legislation and Standards in RAC (DS15)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Lubricant replacement (GPG3)Service EngineersIOR 6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Lubricants and Refrigerants (DS14)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Lubricants, compatibilty and moisture (TB10)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Minimisation of Refrigerant Emissions Code Codes of PracticeIOR24.00£12.00Add to Basket
Motor Coupling alignment (TB8)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
New requirement for supporting cables in escape routes (T17)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Newsletter (ACHPI) April 2014Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Newsletter (ACHPI) December 2013Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Oil Management in Commercial systems (GPG38)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Oil pressure problems on pump lubricated compressorsService Engineers0.00FREE
P-h Chart for fault diagnosis part 2 (F4) Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
P-h Charts for fault diagnosis (F3)Service EngineersSES6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Part P of Building Regulations - Electricity (SM5)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Pipe wall sizing (DS4)Service Engineers0.00FREE
Pipesizing for R404A (GPG33)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Enthalpy - self test (F8)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Enthalpy and suction lines self test (F9)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Enthalpy Diagram Fundamentals (F2)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Equipment Directive (DS8)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Systems Safety Regulations 2000 (PSSR) (TB50)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Testing Safety guide (GPG14)Service EngineersIOR 6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressure Testing strength and leak tightness in New Systems (GPG33)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Pressurising installed systems with nitrogen to find leaks (GPG24)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Psychrometry introduction (F6)Service EngineersSES6.00FREEAdd to Basket
R22 Air Conditioning Systems Options after 1st January 2015 (ACHPI47)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*R32 for AC and Heat Pumps (GPG57)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
R32 for air conditioning and heat pumpsService EngineersIOR6.00£6.00Add to Basket
R407C guidance (GPG9)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
R410A Handling Properties (TB17)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Reclaiming procedures (GPG11)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Reclaiming refrigerant (GPG55)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Refrigerant and Legal Obligations of the Operator. (GPG 23)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Refrigerant receiver installation (GPG4)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Refrigerant Report 18Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Refrigerants with Glide - Using apps, slide rules and comparators (F21)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Refrigeration Piping series 2 (GPG35)Service EngineersSES6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heat Pumps, 5th editionTextbooksElsevier 
*Replacement refrigerants leafletService EngineersBRA0.00FREE
Replacement Refrigeration Guide (DS17)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Replacing Evaporators (GPG1)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Replacing R22 in air conditioning systems (ACHPI5)ACHPIACHPI6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Retrofit fluids and refrigerant charge sizing (DS2)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Revised F Gas Regulation 2014 - Understanding GWP values (FT16)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*RHI latest update (ACHPI46)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Risks associated with working in plant rooms ACHPI27ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Safe Use of Manifolds (GPG29)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Safe working practices in low temperatures (GPG6)Service Engineers6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Safety alert - dangers of odourless refrigerantService EngineersIOR6.00£6.00Add to Basket
Self Test - Electrical Knowledge for RAC and HP Systems (F13)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service MattersService EngineersIOR0.00FREE 
Service Matters (SM28)Service Engineers0.00FREE 
*Service Matters - 24 Valve failure safety alertService EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters 21 - Review of F Gas, REAL Zero news and PRVsService EngineersSES0.00FREE
*Service Matters 22 - F Gas training take upService EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters 23 - Awards and F Gas newsService EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters Newsletter (12)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters Newsletter (13)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters Newsletter (15)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters Newsletter (25)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
*Service Matters Newsletter (3) SubCooling Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Service Matters Newsletter (30)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE 
*Service Matters Newsletter (32)Service Engineers0.00FREE
Service Matters Newsletter (32)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service Matters Newsletter (33)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service Matters Newsletter (34)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service Matters Newsletter (43)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service Matters Newsletter (SM20) Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Service matters newsletter (SM27)Service Engineers0.00FREE
Service Matters Newsletter (SM31)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE 
Service Matters Newsletter (SM31)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service Matters Newsletter (SM42)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Service Matters Newsletter 30 (revised)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Service Matters Newsletter 32 (June 2014) Service Engineers0.00FREE
Service Matters Newsletter 41Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Servicing hydrocarbon equipment in retail environments (GPG41)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Setting High Pressure Switches (GPG47)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Shraeder Valve tightening Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Site Safety - Risk Assessments and COSHH (F7)Service Engineers IOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Site Safety - Working at HeightService EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Sizing under MIS3005ACHPI0.00FREE
Sound measurement with air conditioning systems (ACHPI36)ACHPIIOR12.00FREEAdd to Basket
Static Leak Detection Systems (TB12)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Subcooling Fundamentals revisited (F6)Service EngineersSES6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Superheat (F4)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
System burnout (TB7)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
System Record Keeping (GPG20)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
System servicing tips (ACHPI 22)ACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Temperature Glide for service engineers (GPG61)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Temperature pull down of cold stores and cold rooms (GPG13)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
The Pressure Equipment Directive for Service Engineers (GPG37)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Thermal comfortACHPIIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Thermographic scanning (TB19)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Thermostatic Expansion Valves (TB2)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Transport Regulations ADR worked example (DS)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE 
*Transporting Gas Cylinders (HT2)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE
Trouble Shooting Small Cold Rooms (GPG58)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Using a Schrader Torque Tool (GPG50)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Vapour Compression Cycle Fundamentals (F1)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Vehicle Air Conditioning (DS7)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
VRF Systems (GPG8)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Why do Compressors Fail? (TB47)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Working at height (F11)Service EngineersACHPI12.00FREEAdd to Basket
Working at height on commercial cabinets (GPG22)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
Working in Low Temperature Environments (GPG52)Service EngineersIOR6.00FREEAdd to Basket
*Working on cold store ceilings safety advice (DS21)Service EngineersIOR0.00FREE

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