Refrigeration testing study released for free

RD&T, a refrigeration testing and development specialist, has completed a research project assessing various test standards across key global markets and made its findings available to the industry for free.

The Bristol-based company hopes the document will be particularly useful to smaller refrigeration suppliers that struggle to distinguish between different regional testing criteria.

RD&T says that there are many standards available worldwide to test the performance of retail and commercial cabinets, including ISO 23953 in Europe, ASHRAE 72-2005 and ARI Standard 1200 in the USA and AS 1731 Standard in Australia and New Zealand.

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Its research involved reviewing these standards to create a document that provides information on the standards.

Judith Evans, director at RD&T, said that although the guide is primarily aimed at retail cabinets, it applies to professional cabinets in many cases.

“Our aim is to provide information to companies so that they know what test standards they may need to comply with and how they can go about testing their cabinets,” she said.

“It was also partly to compare the main global test standards to see where there was commonality and differences. Many of the smaller manufacturers are unaware of test standards and any performance requirements, and we thought it was useful to be able to offer a document that summarised what is required.”

Free copies of the test standards document are available by emailing Judith Evans at j.a.evans@rdandt.co.uk

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