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  • AS/NZS 1677.2:1998

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    Refrigerating systems - Safety requirements for fixed applications

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    Superseded date:  05-12-2017

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    Published date:  01-01-1998

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Specifies requirements for the safety aspects, in terms of the design, construction, installation and inspection of refrigerating appliances, systems and ancillary equipment intended for use or installation in institutional, public assembly, residential, commercial and industrial occupancies. It applies to new refrigerating systems, to extensions and modifications of existing systems and to used systems on being reinstalled and operated at another site. It also applies in the case of the conversion of a system for use with another refrigerant.

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    This Standard specifies requirements for the safety aspects, in terms of the design, construction, installation and inspection, of refrigerating appliances, systems and ancillary equipment intended for use or installation in institutional, public assembly, residential, commercial and industrial occupancies. It includes heat pumps and reverse cycle airconditioning systems. It applies to new refrigerating systems, to extensions and modifications of existing systems and to used systems on being reinstalled and operated at another site. It also applies in the case of the conversion of a system for use with another refrigerant.It does not apply to specific requirements detailed in the following:(a) Household refrigerators covered by AS/NZS 4474.1.(b) Refrigerated room airconditioners covered by AS 1861.(c) Electrical approval and test specifications such as AS/NZS 3179, AS 3303, AS 3305 or NZS 6324.NOTES:1 This Standard is limited to fundamental safety requirements and does not purport to provide detailed design guidance.2 The requirements of this Standard are based on the assumption that refrigerating systems are designed, constructed, installed, inspected and maintained by competent personnel.3 The introduction of new refrigerants and techniques make it critical to ensure that the equipment to be installed or converted is suitable for use with the refrigerant to be used. Failure to observe appropriate precautions could lead to system failure resulting in injury or death.

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    Amendment 1 AS/NZS 1677.2:1998 see DR 99022 CP First published in Australia as part of AS CB3-1933.AS CB3-1933 redated 1939.Second edition 1967.Revised and redesignated AS 1677-1974.Second edition 1981.Third edition 1986.First published in New Zealand as NZSS 1653:1962.Revised and redesignated NZS 5235:1978.NZS 5235.2 first published 1988.NZS 5235:1978 revised and redesignated NZS 5235.1:1991.AS 1677, NZS 5235.1:1991 and NZS 5235.2:1988 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 1677.2:1998. First published in Australia as part of AS CB3-1933. AS CB3-1933 redated 1939. Second edition 1967. Revised and redesignated AS 1677-1974. Second edition 1981. Third edition 1986. First published in New Zealand as NZSS 1653:1962. Revised and redesignated NZS 5235:1978. NZS 5235.2 first published 1988. NZS 5235:1978 revised and redesignated NZS 5235.1:1991. AS 1677, NZS 5235.1:1991 and NZS 5235.2:1988 jointly revised, amalgamated and redesignated in part as AS/NZS 1677.2:1998.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1668.2-1991 The use of mechanical ventilation and air-conditioning in buildings - Mechanical ventilation for acceptable indoor-air quality
    AS 4041-1998 Pressure piping
    AS 3303-1995 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for refrigerators and food freezers
    AS 3873-1995 Pressure equipment - Operation and maintenance
    AS/NZS 1571:1995 Copper - Seamless tubes for airconditioning and refrigeration
    AS 1861.1-1988 Air-conditioning units - Methods of assessing and rating performance - Refrigerated room air-conditioners
    AS 2106-1980 Methods for the determination of the flashpoint of flammable liquids (closed cup)
    AS 2971-1987 Serially produced pressure vessels
    AS 1271-1997 Safety valves, other valves, liquid level gauges, and other fittings for boilers and unfired pressure vessels
    AS 1167.1-1993 Welding and brazing - Filler metals - Filler metal for brazing and braze welding
    AS 1674.1-1997 Safety in welding and allied processes Fire precautions (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 1596:1997 Storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 1861.2-1991 Air-conditioning units - Methods of assessing and rating performance - Refrigerated package air-conditioners
    AS/NZS 1200:1994 Pressure equipment
    AS 1210-1989 Unfired Pressure Vessels (known as the SAA Unfired Pressure Vessels Code)
    AS 1319-1994 Safety signs for the occupational environment (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2381.1-1991 Electrical equipment for explosive atmospheres - Selection, installation and maintenance - General requirements
    AS 1530.4-1990 Methods for fire tests on building materials, components and structures Fire-resistance tests of elements of building construction
    AS 2022-1983 Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling (known as the SAA Anhydrous Ammonia Code)
    AS 2473-1990 Valves for compressed gas cylinders (threaded outlet)
    AS/NZS 4331.3:1995 Metallic flanges Copper alloy and composite flanges (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS 3305-1988 Approval and test specification - Particular requirements for motor compressors
    AS/NZS 4474.1:1997 Performance of household electrical appliances - Refrigerating appliances - Energy consumption and performance
    AS 1345-1995 Identification of the contents of pipes, conduits and ducts (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS 2430.1-1987 Classification of hazardous areas - Explosive gas atmospheres
    AS/NZS 1716:1994 Respiratory protective devices
    AS/NZS 1715:1994 Selection, use and maintenance of respiratory protective devices
    AS/NZS 1677.1:1998 Refrigerating systems - Refrigerant classification
    AS 1939-1990 Degrees of protection provided by enclosures for electrical equipment (IP Code)
    AS 4332-1995 The storage and handling of gases in cylinders
    AS/NZS 3179:1993 Approval and test specification - Refrigerated room air-conditioners
    AS 2129-1994 Flanges for pipes, valves and fittings
    AS/NZS 3788:1996 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS 2812-1985 Welding, brazing and cutting of metals - Glossary of terms
    AS 1358-1989 Bursting discs and bursting disc devices - Guide to application, selection, and installation
    AS/NZS 4331.1:1995 Metallic flanges Steel flanges (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 4331.2:1995 Metallic flanges Cast iron flanges (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS 1170.4-1993 Minimum design loads on structures (known as the SAA Loading Code) - Earthquake loads
    AS 4024.1-1996 Safeguarding of machinery General principles

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 1731.2-2003 Refrigerated display cabinets General mechanical and physical requirements
    AS/NZS 1596:2002 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS/NZS 2430.3.9:2004 Classification of hazardous areas Examples of area classification - Miscellaneous
    AS 1731.2-2000 Refrigerated display cabinets General mechanical and physical requirements
    AS/NZS 60079.10.1:2009 Explosive atmospheres Classification of areas - Explosive gas atmospheres (IEC 60079-10-1, Ed.1.0(2008) MOD)
    AS/NZS 5377:2013 Collection, storage, transport and treatment of end-of-life electrical and electronic equipment
    AS 4041-2006 Pressure piping
    AS/NZS 2022:2003 Anhydrous ammonia - Storage and handling
    AS/NZS 2712:2007 Solar and heat pump water heaters - Design and construction (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 3788:2006 Pressure equipment - In-service inspection
    AS/NZS 1596:2008 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS/NZS 1677.1:1998 Refrigerating systems - Refrigerant classification
    AS/NZS 2712:2002 Solar and heat pump water heaters - Design and construction
    AS 3864.1-2012 Medical refrigeration equipment - For the storage of blood and blood products Manufacturing requirements
    AS 2971-2002 Serially produced pressure vessels
    AS/NZS 1596:2014 The storage and handling of LP Gas
    AS 2971-2007 Serially produced pressure vessels
    AS 1668.2-2012 The use of ventilation and airconditioning in buildings Mechanical ventilation in buildings
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