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BS EN 378-1 Safety and Environmental Standard

En378 1

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BS EN 378-1 Safety and Environmental Standard

BS EN 378-1:2016+A1:2020

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BS EN 3781 Basic requirements, definitions, classification, and selection criteria for refrigerating systems and heat pumps, relates to safety and environmental requirements in the design, manufacture, construction, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and disposal of refrigerating systems and appliances regarding local and global environments, which enables refrigerator, ac, heat pumps manufacturing companies to produce eco-friendly refrigerators complying to the standard protocols. 

It is intended to minimize possible hazards to persons, property, and the environment from refrigerating systems and refrigerants by specifying the classification and selection criteria for refrigerating systems, so that it helps reduce the adverse effects of refrigerants and their combinations with oils, water, or other substances on the system chemically and physically. 

It  helps identify installation location and determine maximum charge suitable for the room volume. 

Available to purchase as a PDF for IOR members at £251.20 (this represents a 25% discount on the full price of £314 shown on the BSI Website.)    

EN 378 Parts 2 Design, 3 Installation and 4 Operation are also available to purchase separately (to be added to the website shortly)


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