Inspection prior to initial placing into service, periodical inspection of refrigeration systems
Refrigeration systems are pressurised systems that require continuous monitoring. Given this, employers are required to have them inspected by an Authorised Inspection Agency (AIA) such as TÜV SÜD or – where permissible – by an individual qualified to perform inspection (as per Annex 2 (4) 3, German Industrial Safety Ordinance (BetrSichV). Important: The presence of CE marking does not result in exemption from testing.
In addition, the BetrSichV has specified mandatory periodical inspections for refrigeration systems since 1 June 2015.
Our experts in refrigeration and air-conditioning technology conduct the required testing and inspection procedures and assist you in all issues related to the safety of your systems and installations. The following information is designed to help you determine whether your refrigeration system requires testing and inspection by an AIA, and covers most types of system.