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1.1 Purpose

The purpose of this Standard is to minimize the risk of personal injury by providing minimum requirements for the design, construction, installation, inspection, and maintenance of the mechanical refrigeration systems and volatile direct refrigeration systems specified in Clauses 1.2.1 and 1.2.2.
Note: This Standard does not directly address protection of property and preservation of the environment.

1.2 Application

1.2.1 Except as specified in Clause 1.2.3, this Standard applies to the design, construction, installation, inspection, and maintenance of every refrigeration system as provided for by the "Act" (as defined in Clause 3) and identified in this Standard.

1.2.2 This Standard applies to
a) all refrigeration systems installed subsequent to its adoption. This includes refrigeration systems installed in a new or existing premises. It also applies to all premises, including the machinery room if required, in which a refrigeration system is to be installed;
b) refrigeration systems that undergo a substitution of refrigerant in a premises defined in Item a); and
c) those parts of a refrigeration system that are replaced in, or added to, systems installed prior to its adoption.
Note: When adding or replacing parts [see Item c)], consideration should be given to the premises requirements of Item a).

1.2.3 This Standard does not apply to the following:
a) the use of water or air as a refrigerant;
b) bulk-storage gas tanks not permanently connected to a refrigeration system;
c) refrigeration systems installed on railroad cars, motor vehicles, motor-drawn vehicles, aircraft, or ships; and
d) refrigeration systems used for air conditioning in private residences.

Document History

  1. CSA B52:18


    Mechanical Refrigeration Code

    • Most Recent
  2. CSA B52-13

    Mechanical Refrigeration Code

    • Historical Version
  3. CSA B52-05 (R2009)

    Mechanical Refrigeration Code

    • Historical Version
  4. CSA B52-05 PACKAGE

    B52 PACKAGE - Consists of B52-05 (R2009), Mechanical Refrigeration Code and B52HB-05, A Practical Handbook for Implementing B52-05

    • Historical Version
  5. CSA B52-99

    Mechanical Refrigeration Code

    • Historical Version