You may be required to comply with this code if you intend apply for a refrigerant air-conditioning (RAC) industry permit.
A RAC industry permit means any of the following:
- refrigerant handling licence
- refrigerant trading authorisation
- RAC equipment manufacturing authorisation
- halon special permit
- restricted refrigerant trading authorisation.
To be eligible for a permit you must demonstrate your knowledge of any standard relevant to work to be carried out under your permit. You must carry out any work under a permit in accordance with the relevant standard.
This code details the use and management of fluorocarbon refrigerants. It specifies requirements which are mandatory for compliance with the code, and also includes best practice recommendations. It contains two Parts:
Part 1 Self-contained low charge systems. This Part applies only to appliances which contain a fluorocarbon refrigerant charge of two kilograms or less, and do not require any work to be done on the refrigeration system at the time of installation.
Part 2 Systems other than self-contained low charge systems. This Part applies to all refrigeration and air conditioning systems which use fluorocarbon refrigerants, including heat pumps and transport refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Please consult the Contact Officer for more information and to ascertain the level of compliance (if any) that may be required.