Draft Details

Review start date:Mar 26, 2024
Review end date:May 25, 2024
Contact email:mary.morgan(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 Inclusions

This Standard is intended for refrigerated facilities with the following characteristics:

a) Refrigerated storage and refrigerated processing facilities for food and beverage products.
b) Vapour-compression cycle and providing cooling by convection or conduction.
c)Refrigerated zone volume equal to or greater than 283 m3 (10,000 ft3).
d) Greater than 50% of the facility floor area being refrigerated.

Note: Refer to CSA C500.1 for assessing the BEF of the refrigeration system only. For example where the non-refrigerated floor area exceeds 50%.

1.2 Exclusions

This Standard is not intended for use for the following systems:

a) Stand-alone packaged walk-in cooler and freezer units.
b) Mobile refrigeration units.
c) Cryogenic freezing processes.
d) Grocery and retail facilities

1.3 Terminology

In this Standard, “shall” is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; “should” is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.

1.4 SI units

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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