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IOR to host tech talk webinar on CO2

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This webinar will be on carbon dioxide hazard assessment and safety system requirements and take place on 7 April 2022. It will be presented by paper author, Dermot Cotter – managing director of Star Technical Solutions.

Credit: Institute of Refrigeration
Credit: Institute of Refrigeration

The safety of carbon dioxide (CO2) refrigeration systems is a priority for owners, users and installers. While legislation requires that refrigeration systems are to be designed to operate safely in all circumstances, the hazards associated with CO2 often only become apparent during an incident. EN378 is the design standard for refrigeration safety systems and includes particular requirements for CO2, which are buried within its text. EN378 details the circumstances for when gas detection, ventilation and automatic shut-off valves are to be installed, as well as their specific design requirements. However, these safety systems are currently not being installed by many in the industry.

 When carrying out a CO2 hazard assessment, the outcome of the assessment is only as good as the knowledge of the assessor and their ability to identify the risks. A standard hazard assessment approach has been developed for assessing CO2 refrigeration systems to ensure that all aspects of legislation and good practice are reviewed and recorded. Where non-compliances are identified, an action list is provided to guide the owner and users to implement changes to their refrigeration system, safety systems and working practices.

 For more information, to download the paper and to register to partake, click here.