American Services HVAC services in St. Louis knows that refrigeration in warehouse setting pose a number of challenges. Aside from the technical aspects of HVAC Refrigeration system design for warehouses, there are many standards which regulate the scope and applications of warehouse refrigeration systems. Understanding these standards are pivotal in maintaining productivity.
The intent of warehouse HVAC Refrigeration standards is to regulate storage space rather than quick chilling space or process equipment. It is important to recognize that there is often a variety for space types and equipment connected to a particular suction group in a refrigerated warehouse. This makes it difficult to identify compressor plant equipment that serve the storage space only. For the purpose of the standards, the compressor plant requirements apply when 80 percent or more of the design load connected to the suction group is to serve storage space, where a suction group is referred to one or more compressors that are connected to one or more refrigeration loads, that operate at a common suction pressure.
These standards apply to both coolers and freezers. Coolers are defined as refrigerated spaces cooled between 32 and 55 degrees where Freezers are defined as a refrigerated space cooled below 32 degrees. The Building Energy Efficiency Standards do not apply to walk-in refrigerators or freezers they are covered by the Appliance Efficiency Regulations. A walk-in refrigerator or freezer is defined as a refrigerated space of less than 3,000 square feet. The Standards are solely intended for storage space.
With a basic knowledge of your facility and the requirements for each set of standards, you are more capable of ensuring your operation meets the requirements set forth.
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