January 26th, 2018
To: IIAR Members
Re: First (1st) Public Review of Standard BSR/IIAR 9-201x, Standard for Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) for Existing Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.

A first (1st) public review of draft standard BSR/IIAR 9-201x, Standard for Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) for Existing Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems is now open. The International Institute of Ammonia Refrigeration (IIAR) invites you to make comments on the draft standard. Substantive changes resulting from this public review will also be provided for comment in a future public review if necessary.

BSR/IIAR 9-201x, specifies the minimum recognized and generally accepted good engineering practices (RAGAGEP) applicable to existing closed-circuit ammonia refrigeration systems. It presupposes that the persons who use the document have a working knowledge of the functionality of ammonia refrigeration system(s) and basic ammonia refrigeration practices and principles. This standard is intended to provide a method for existing ammonia closed-circuit refrigeration systems to evaluate and document new and revised codes, standards, and practices to determine what provisions within these codes, standards, and practices to adopt. This standard shall apply only to stationary closed-circuit refrigeration systems utilizing ammonia as the refrigerant. It supplements existing general refrigeration standards issued by IIAR and other organizations such as ASHRAE, ASME, and ANSI. It is not intended to supplant existing safety codes (e.g., model mechanical or fire codes).

IIAR has designated the draft standard as BSR/IIAR 9-201x. Upon approval by the ANSI Board of Standards Review, the standard will receive a different name that reflects this approval date.

We invite you to participate in the first (1st) public review of BSR/IIAR 9-201x. IIAR will use the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) procedures to develop evidence of consensus among affected parties. ANSI’s role in the revision process is to establish and enforce standards of openness, balance, due process and harmonization with other American and International Standards. IIAR is the ANSI-accredited standards developer for BSR/IIAR 9-201x, and is responsible for the technical content of the standard.

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The 45-day public review period will be from January 26th, 2018 through March 12th, 2018. Comments are due no later than 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 12th, 2018.

Thank you for your interest in the public review of BSR/IIAR 9-201x, Standard for Recognized and Generally Accepted Good Engineering Practices (RAGAGEP) for Existing Closed-Circuit Ammonia Refrigeration Systems.