Dedication

Chapter 1 Administration

Chapter 2 Definitions

Chapter 3 General Regulations

Chapter 4 Ventilation

Chapter 5 Exhaust Systems

Chapter 6 Duct Systems

Chapter 7 Combustion, Ventilation, and Dilution Air

Chapter 8 Chimneys and Vents

Chapter 9 Specific Appliances, Fireplaces, Solid Fuel-Burning Equipment, and Noise Control Requirements

Chapter 10 Boilers, Water Heaters and Pressure Vessels

Chapter 11 Refrigeration

Chapter 12 Hydronic Piping

Chapter 13 Fuel-Oil Piping and Storage

Chapter 14 Solar Systems

Chapter 15 Referenced Standards

Appendix A Combustion Air Openings and Chimney Connector Pass-Throughs

Appendix B Reserved

This chapter shall govern the design, installation, construction, alteration and repair of refrigeration systems that vaporize and liquefy a fluid during the refrigerating cycle. Refrigerant piping design and installation, including pressure vessels and pressure relief devices, shall conform to this code. Permanently installed refrigerant storage systems and other components shall be considered as part of the refrigeration system to which they are attached. This chapter shall also govern the change of refrigerants in existing refrigerating systems having a different safety group classification.
Listed and labeled self-contained, factory-built equipment and appliances shall be tested in accordance with UL 207, 412, 471 or 1995. Such equipment and appliances are deemed to meet the design, manufacture and factory test requirements of this code if installed in accordance with their listing and the manufacturer's installation instructions.
Any portion of a refrigeration system that is subject to physical damage shall be protected in an approved manner.
Water supply and discharge connections associated with refrigeration systems shall be made in accordance with this code and the New York City Plumbing Code.
Refrigeration system devices, equipment and appliances utilizing fuel oil or fuel gas for combustion shall be installed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the New York City Fuel Gas Code and this code.
Refrigeration systems shall comply with the requirements of this code and, except as modified by this code, ASHRAE 15. Ammonia-refrigerating systems shall comply with this code and, except as modified by this code, ASHRAE 15 and IIAR 2.
Mechanical refrigeration systems shall be maintained in proper operating condition, free from accumulations of oil, dirt, waste, excessive corrosion, other debris and leaks.
The type of refrigerant in refrigeration systems having a refrigerant circuit containing more than 220 pounds (99.8 kg) of Group A1 or 30 pounds (13.6 kg) of any other group refrigerant shall not be changed without prior notification to the commissioner and compliance with the applicable code provisions for the new refrigerant type. The refrigerant being considered shall be evaluated for suitability by an engineer. Whenever change in the type of refrigerant is to be done, consideration shall be given to the following:

1. The effects of the substitute refrigerant on materials in the system; The possibility of overloading the liquid receiver, which shall not be more than 80 percent full of liquid;

2. The possibility of exceeding motor rating, design working pressure, or other requirements that would violate any of the provisions of this code;

3. The proper size of refrigerant controls;

4. The effect of the operation and setting of safety devices;

5. The possible hazards created by mixture of the original and the substituted refrigerant; and

6. The effect of the classification of the refrigerant as provided.
Notification of refrigerant discharge shall be provided in accordance with the New York City Fire Code.
Refrigeration systems utilizing fuel oil or fuel gas for combustion shall be installed in accordance with the applicable provisions of the New York City Fuel Gas Code and this code.
Signs, nameplates, and operation and emergency shut-down instructions for refrigeration systems shall comply with the following:

1. Sections 9.15, 11.2.1, 11.2.2, 11.2.4, and 11.7 of ASHRAE 15.

2. Each refrigeration unit or system shall be provided with a nameplate indicating the horsepower of the prime mover or compressor and the equivalent of such horsepower in kilowatts.

3. Section 1105.11 of this code.
Refrigerant circuit access ports located outdoors shall be fitted with locking-type tamper-resistant caps requiring a special tool or key to open.
The system classification, allowable refrigerants, maximum quantity, enclosure requirements, location limitations, and field pressure test requirements shall be determined as follows:

1. Determine the refrigeration systems classification, in accordance with Section 1103.3.

2. Determine the refrigerant classification in accordance with Section 1103.1.

3. Determine the maximum allowable quantity of refrigerant in accordance with Section 1104, based on type of refrigerant, system classification and occupancy.

4. Determine the system enclosure requirements in accordance with Section 1104.

5. Refrigeration equipment and appliance location and installation shall be subject to the limitations of Chapter 3.

6. Nonfactory-tested, field-erected equipment and appliances shall be pressure tested in accordance with Section 1108.
The refrigerant shall be that which the equipment or appliance was designed to utilize or converted to utilize. Refrigerants not identified in Table 1103.1 shall be approved by the department before use. Refrigerants not identified in Table 1103.1, other than those having a Safety Group Classification of A-1, shall also be approved by the Fire Department before use.
Refrigerants, including refrigerant blends, with different designations in ASHRAE 34 shall not be mixed in a system.

Exception: Addition of a second refrigerant is allowed where permitted by the equipment or appliance manufacturer to improve oil return at low temperatures. The refrigerant and amount added shall be in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
Refrigerants used in refrigeration systems shall be new, recovered or reclaimed refrigerants in accordance with Section 1102.2.2.1, 1102.2.2.2 or 1102.2.2.3. Where required by the equipment or appliance owner, the installer shall furnish a signed declaration that the refrigerant used meets the requirements of Section 1102.2.2.1, 1102.2.2.2 or 1102.2.2.3.

Exception: The refrigerant used shall meet the purity specifications set by the manufacturer of the equipment or appliance in which such refrigerant is used where such specifications are different from that specified in Sections 1102.2.2.1, 1102.2.2.2 and 1102.2.2.3.
Refrigerants shall be of a purity level specified by the equipment or appliance manufacturer.
Refrigerants that are recovered from refrigeration and air-conditioning systems shall not be reused in other than the system from which they were recovered and in other systems of the same owner. Recovered refrigerants shall be filtered and dried before reuse. Recovered refrigerants that show clear signs of contamination shall not be reused unless reclaimed in accordance with Section 1102.2.2.3.
Used refrigerants shall not be reused in a different owner's equipment or appliances unless tested and found to meet the purity requirements of ARI 700. Contaminated refrigerants shall not be used unless reclaimed and found to meet the purity requirements of ARI 700.
Refrigerants shall be classified in accordance with ASHRAE 34 as listed in Table 1103.1.

TABLE 1103.1 REFRIGERANT DATA AND SAFETY CLASSIFICATIONSa

REFRIGERANT
NUMBER
CHEMICAL NAME CHEMICAL FORMULA OELd.
ppm v/v
SAFETYC
GROUP
RCL
(ppm v/v) (g/m3) lb/Mcf
Methane Series
11b trichlorofluoromethane CCl3F C1,000 A1 1,100 6.2 0.39
12b dichlorodifluoromethane CCl2F2 1,000 A1 18,000 90 5.6
13b chlorotrifluoromethane CClF3 1,000 A1
13B1b bromotrifluoromethane CBrF3 1,000 A1
14 tetrafluoromethane
(carbon tetrafluoride)
CF4 1,000 A1 110,000 400 25
21 dichlorofluoromethane CHCl2F B1
22 chlorodifluoromethane CHClF2 1,000 A1 59,000 210 13
23 trifluoromethane CHF3 1,000 A1 41,000 120 7.3
30 dichloromethane (methylene chloride) CH2Cl2 B2
32 difluoromethane (methylene fluoride) CH2F2 1,000 A2L 36,000 77 4.8
40 chloromethane (methyl chloride) CH3Cl B2
50 methane CH4 1,000 A3
Ethane Series
113b 1,1,2-trichloro-1,2,2-trifluoroethane CCl2FCClF2 1,000 A1 2,600 20 1.2
114b 1,2-dichloro-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethane CClF2CClF2 1,000 A1 20,000 140 8.7


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TABLE 1103.1‒continued REFRIGERANT DATA AND SAFETY CLASSIFICATIONSa

REFRIGERANT
NUMBER
CHEMICAL NAME CHEMICAL FORMULA OELd.
ppm v/v
SAFETYC
GROUP
RCL
(ppm v/v) (g/m3) lb/Mcf
115b chloropentafluoroethane CClF2CF3 1,000 A1 120,000 760 47
116 hexafluoroethane CF3CF3 1,000 A1 97,000 550 34
123 2,2-dichloro-1,1,1,-trifluoroethane CHCl2CF3 50 B1 9,100 57 3.5
124 2-chloro-1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane CHClFCF3 1,000 A1 10,000 56 3.5
125 pentafluoroethane CHF2CF3 1,000 A1 75,000 370 23
134a 1,1,1,2-tetrafluoroethane CH2FCF3 1,000 A1 50,000 210 13
142b 1-chloro-1, 1-difluoroethane CH3CClF2 1,000 A2 20,000 83 5.1
143a 1,1,1-trifluoroethane CH3CF3 1,000 A2L 21,000 70 4.5
152a 1,1-difluoroethane CH3CHF2 1,000 A2 12,000 32 2.0
170 ethane CH3CH3 1,000 A3 7,000 8.7 0.54
Ethers
E170 methoxymethane (dimethyl ether) CH3OCH3 1,000 A3 8,500 16 1.0
Propane
218 octafluoropropane CF3,CF2CF3 1,000 A1 90,000 690 43
227ea 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane CF3CHFCF3 1,000 A1 84,000 580 36
236fa 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoropropane CF3CH2CF3 1,000 A1 55,000 340 21
245fa 1,1,1,3,3-pentafluoropropane CHF2CH2CF3 300 B1 34,000 190 12
290 propane CH3CH2CH3 1,000 A3 5,300 9.5 0.56
Cyclic Organic Compounds
C318 octafluorocyclobutane -(CF2)4- 1,000 A1 80,000 660 41
Miscellaneous Organic Compounds Hydrocarbons
600 butane CH3CH2CH2CH3 1,000 A3 0.51
600a 2-methylpropane (isobutane) CH(CH3)2CH3 1,000 A3 4,000 9.6 0.59
601 pentane CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3 600 A3 1,000 2.9 0.18
601a 2-methylbutane (isopentane) (CH3)2CHCH2CH3 600 A3 1,000 2.9 0.18
611 methyl formate HCOOCH3 100 B2
Inorganic Compounds
702 hydrogen H2 A3
704 helium He A1
717 ammonia NH3 25 B2L 320 0.22 0.014
718 water H2O A1
720 neon Ne A1
728 nitrogen N2 A1
740 argon Ar A1
744 carbon dioxide CO2 5,000 A1 40,000 72 4.5
764 sulfur dioxide SO2 B1
Unsaturated Organic Compounds
1150 ethene (ethylene) CH2 = CH2 200 A3
1234yf 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene CF3CF = CH2 500 A2L 16,000 75 4.7
1234ze(E) trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoro-1-propene CF3CH = CHF 800 A2L 16,000 75 4.7
1270 propene (propylene) CH3CH = CH2 500 A3 1,000 1.7 0.1


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TABLE 1103.1‒continued REFRIGERANT DATA AND SAFETY CLASSIFICATIONSa

REFRIGERANT
NUMBER
CHEMICAL NAME COMPOSITION
TOLERANCES
OELd.
ppm v/v
SAFETYC
GROUP
RCL
(ppm v/v) (g/m3) lb/Mcf
Zeotropes (Refrigerant Blends)
400
(50%/50%)b
R-12/114 (50.0/50.0) 1,000 A1 28,000 160 10
400
(60%/40%)b
R-12/114 (60.0/40.0) 1,000 A1 30,000 170 11
401A R-22/152a/124 (53.0/13.0/34.0) (±2.0/+0.5, -1.5/±1.0) 1,000 A1 27,000 110 6.6
401B R-22/152a/124 (61.0/11.0/28.0) (±2.0/+0.5, -1.5/±1.0) 1,000 A1 30,000 120 7.2
401C R-22/152a/124 (33.0/15.0/52.0) (±2.0/+0.5, -1.5/±1.0) 1,000 A1 20,000 84 5.2
402A R-125/290/22 (60.0/2.0/38.0) (±2.0/+0.1, -1.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 33,000 140 8.5
402B R-125/290/22 (38.0/2.0/60.0) (±2.0/+0.1, -1.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 63,000 240 15
403A R-290/22/218 (5.0/75.0/20.0) (+.2, -2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A2 33,000 120 7.6
403B R-290/22/218 (5.0/56.0/39.0) (+.2, -2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 70,000 290 18
404A R-125/143a/134a (44.0/52.0/4.0) (±2.0/±1.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 130,000 500 31
406A R-22/600a/142b (55.0/4.0/41.0) (±2.0/±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A2 21,000 25 4.7
407A R-32/125/134a (20.0/40.0/40.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 83,000 300 19
407B R-32/125/134a (10.0/70.0/20.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 79,000 330 21
407C R-32/125/134a (23.0/25.0/52.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 81,000 290 18
407D R-32/125/134a (15.0/15.0/70.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 68,000 250 16
407E R-32/125/134a (25.0/15.0/60.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 80,000 280 17
407F R-32/125/134a (30.0/30.0/40.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 95,000 320 20
408A R-125/143a/22 (7.0/46.0/47.0) (±2.0/±1.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 95,000 110 21
409A R-22/124/142b (60.0/25.0/15.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±1.0) 1,000 A1 29,000 120 7.1
409B R-22/124/142b (65.0/25.0/10.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±1.0) 1,000 A1 30,000 390 7.3
410A R-32/125 (50.0/50.0) (+0.5, -1.5/+1.5, -0.5) 1,000 A1 140,000 420 26
410B R-32/125 (45.0/55.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A1 140,000 430 27
411A R-1270/22/152a (1.5/87.5/11.0) (+0.0, -1.0/+2.0,
-0.0/+0.0, -1.0)
990 A2 14,000 46 2.9
411B R-1270/22/152a (3.0/94.0/3.0) (+0.0, -1.0/+2.0,
-0.0/+0.0, -1.0)
980 A2 13,000 45 2.8
412A R-22/218/142b (70.0/5.0/25.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±1.0) 1,000 A2 22,000 82 5.1
413A R-218/134a/600a (9.0/88.0/3.0) ±1.0/±2.0/+0.0,-1.0) 1,000 A2 22,000 95 5.8
414A R-22/124/600a/142b (51.0/28.5/4.0/16.5) (±2.0/±2.0/±0.5 /
+0.5, -1.0)
1,000 A1 26,000 100 6.4
414B R-22/124/600a/142b (50.0/39.0/1.5/9.5) (±2.0/±2.0/±0.5 /
+0.5, -1.0)
1,000 A1 23,000 95 6.0
415A R-22/152a (82.0/18.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A2 57,000 190 12
415B R-22/152a (25.0/75.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A2 52,000 120 9.3
416A R-134a/124/600 (59.0/39.5/1.5) (+0.5, -1.0/+1.0,
-0.5/+1.0, -0.2)
1,000 A1 14,000 62 3.9
417A R-125/134a/600 (46.6/50.0/3.4) (±1.1/±1.0/+0.1,-0.4) 1,000 A1 13,000 56 3.5


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TABLE 1103.1‒continued REFRIGERANT DATA AND SAFETY CLASSIFICATIONSa

REFRIGERANT
NUMBER
CHEMICAL NAME COMPOSITION
TOLERANCES
OELd.
ppm v/v
SAFETYC
GROUP
RCL
(ppm v/v) (g/m3) lb/Mcf
417B R-125/134a/600 (79.0/18.3/2.7) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.5) 1,000 A1 15,000 70 4. 3
418A R-290/22/152a (1.5/96.0/2.5 (±0.5/±1.0/±0.5) 1,000 A2 59,000 200 13
419A R-125/134a/E170 (77.0/19.0/4.0) (1.0/1.0/1.0) 1,000 A2 70,000 310 19
420A R-134a/142b (88.0/12.0) (+1.0,-0.0/+0.0,-1.0) 1,000 A1 45,000 190 12
421A R-125/134a (58.0/42.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A1 61,000 280 17
421B R-125/134a (85.0/15.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A1 69,000 330 21
422A R-125/134a/600a (55.0/42.0/3.0) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.4) 1,000 A1 63,000 290 18
422B R-125/134a/600a (82.0/15.0/3.0) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.5) 1,000 A1 56,000 250 16
422C R-125/134a/600a (82.0/15.0/3.0) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.5) 1,000 A1 62,000 290 18
422D R-125/134a/600a (65.1/31.5/3.4) (+0.9,-1.1/±1.0/
+0.1,-0.4)
1,000 A1 58,000 260 16
423A R-134a/227ea (52.5/47.5) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A1 59,000 310 19
424A R-125/134a/600a/600/601a (50.5/47.0/0.9/1.0/0.6) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.2/
+0.1, +0.2/+0.1,-0.2)
970 A1 23,000 100 6.2
425A R-32/134a/227ea (18.5/69.5/12.0) (±0.5/±0.5/±0.5) 1,000 A1 72,000 260 16
426A R-125/134a/600/601a (5.1/93.0/1.3/0.6) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.2/
+0.1, -0.2)
990 A1 20,000 83 5.2
427A R-32/125/143a/134a (15.0/25.0/10.0/50.0) (±2.0/±2.0/±2.0/±2.0) 1,000 A1 79,000 290 18
428A R-125/143a/290/600a (77.5/20.0/0.6/1.9) (±1.0/±1.0/+0.1,-0.2/
+0.1, -0.2)
1,000 A1 83,000 370 23
429A R-E170/152a/600a (60.0/10.0/30.0) (±1.0/±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 6,300 13 0.81
430A R-152a/600a (76.0/24.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 8,000 21 1.3
431A R-290/152a (71.0/29.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 5,500 11 0.69
432A R-1270/E170 (80.0/20.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 710 A3 1,200 2.1 0.13
433A R-1270/290 (30.0/70.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 880 A3 3,100 5.5 0.34
433B R-1270/290 (5.0/95.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 950 A3 4,500 8.1 0.51
433C R-1270/290 (25.0/75.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 790 A3 3,600 6.6 0.41
434A R-125/143a/134a/600a (63.2/18.0/16.0/2.8) (±1.0/±1.0 ±1.0/+0.1,-0.2) 1,000 A1 73,000 320 20
435A R-E170/152a (80.0/20.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 8,500 17 1.1
436A R-290/600a (56.0/44.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 4,000 8.1 0.5
436B R-290/600a (52.0/48.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 4,000 8.1 0.5
437A R-125/134a/600/601 (19.5/78.5/1.4/0.6) (+0.5,-1.8/+1.5,-0.7/
+0.1,-0.2/+0.1,-0.2)
990 A1 19,000 81 5.0
438A R-32/125/134a/600/601a (8.5/45.0/44.2/1.7/0.6) (+0.5,-1.5/±1.5/±1.5/
+0.1,-0.2/+0.1,-0.2)
990 A1 20,000 79 4.9
439A R-32/125/600a (50.0/47.0/3.0) (±1.0/±1.0/±0.5) 990 A2 26,000 76 4.7
440A R-290/134a/152a (0.6/1.6/97.8) (±1.0/±0.6/±0.5) 1,000 A2 12,000 31 1.9
441A R-179/290/600a/600 (3.1/54.8/6.0/36.1) (±0.3/±2.0/±0.6/±2.0) 1,000 A3 3,200 6.3 0.39


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TABLE 1103.1‒continued REFRIGERANT DATA AND SAFETY CLASSIFICATIONSa

REFRIGERANT
NUMBER
CHEMICAL NAME COMPOSITION
TOLERANCES
OELd.
ppm v/v
SAFETYC
GROUP
RCL
(ppm v/v) (g/m3) lb/Mcf
Azeotropes (Refrigerant Blends)
500b R-12/152a (73.8/26.2) 1,000 A1 30,000 120 7.6
501b R-22/12 (75.0/25.0) 1,000 A1 54,000 210 13
502b R-22/115 (48.8/51.2) 1,000 A1 73,000 330 21
504 R-32/115 (48.2/51.8) 1,000 140,000 450 28
507A R-125/143a (50.0/50.0) 1,000 A1 130,000 520 32
508A R-23/116 (39.0/61.0) 1,000 A1 55,000 220 14
508B R-23/116 (46.0/54.0) 1,000 A1 52,000 200 13
509A R-22/218 (44.0/56.0) 1,000 A1 75,000 390 24
510A R-E170/600a (88.0/12.0) (±0.5/±0.5) 1,000 A3 7,300 14 0.87
511A R-290/E170 (95.0, 5.0) (±1.0/±1.0) 1,000 A3 5,300 9.5 0.59

For SI: 1 pound = 0.454 kg, 1 cubic foot = 0.0283 m3.
a. Data based on ASHRAE 34 including Addenda a through o. For more complete data see ASHRAE 34 and Addenda. Use of Addenda issued after Addendum o is subject to approval as set forth in Section 1102.2.
b. Class I ozone depleting refrigerant. Not permitted for new installations.
c. Refrigerants in Safety Group "A2L" shall comply with all applicable requirements for "A2" refrigerants. Refrigerants in Safety Group "B2L" shall comply with all applicable requirements for "B2" refrigerants.
d. OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMIT (OEL). The time-weighted average (TWA) concentration for a normal eight-hour workday and a 40-hour workweek to which nearly all workers can be repeatedly exposed without adverse effect, based on the OSHA PEL, ACGIH TLV-TWA, AIHA WEEL, or consistent value.
Locations of refrigerating systems are described by occupancy classifications that consider the ability of people to respond to potential exposure to refrigerants. Where equipment or appliances, other than piping, are located outside a building and within 20 feet (6096 mm) of any building opening, such equipment or appliances shall be governed by the occupancy classification of the building. Occupancy classifications of buildings shall be in accordance with the building classifications in the New York City Building Code.

1. Institutional occupancy shall include Occupancy Groups I-1, I-2, I-3 and I-4.

2. Public assembly occupancy shall include Occupancy Groups A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, A-5 and E.

3. Residential occupancy shall include Occupancy Groups R-1, R-2 and R-3.

4. Commercial occupancy shall include Occupancy Groups M and B, except Occupancy Group M with retail stores having an occupant load of more than 100 persons on any floor other than street level.

5. Large mercantile occupancy shall include Occupancy Group M with retail stores having an occupant load of more than 100 persons on any floor other than street level.

6. Industrial occupancy shall include Occupancy Groups F-1, F-2, H-1, H-2, H-3, H-4, H-5, S-1 and S-2.

7. Mixed occupancy occurs when two or more occupancies are located within the same building. When each occupancy is isolated from the rest of the building by tight walls, floors and ceilings and by self-closing doors, the requirements for each occupancy shall apply to its portion of the building. When the various occupancies are not so isolated, the occupancy having the most stringent requirements shall be the governing occupancy.
Refrigeration systems shall be classified according to the degree of probability that refrigerant leaked from a failed connection, seal or component could enter an occupied area. The distinction is based on the basic design or location of the components.
Double-indirect open-spray systems, indirect closed systems and indirect-vented closed systems shall be classified as low-probability systems, provided that all refrigerant-containing piping and fittings are isolated when the quantities in Table 1103.1 are exceeded.
Direct systems and indirect open-spray systems shall be classified as high-probability systems.

Exception: An indirect open-spray system shall not be required to be classified as a high-probability system if the pressure of the secondary coolant is at all times (operating and standby) greater than the pressure of the refrigerant.
The refrigerant, occupancy and system classification cited in this section shall be determined in accordance with Sections 1103.1, 1103.2 and 1103.3, respectively. For refrigerant blends assigned dual classifications, as formulated and for the worst case of fractionation, the classifications for the worst case of fractionation shall be used. For blends assigned only a single safety group classification in Table 1103.1 or ASHRAE 34, that classification shall be used. Use of a Group A3 or Group B3 refrigerant is prohibited. In an industrial occupancy, a Group A3 or Group B3 refrigerant may be used in high- or low-probability systems only when approved by the commissioner and the Commissioner of the Fire Department. Such use will be approved only if the applicant can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the commissioner and the Commissioner of the Fire Department that the use of the refrigerant is a necessity and does not represent a substantial risk to life, limb, health or property.
Except as provided in Sections 1104.2.1 and 1104.2.2, all components containing the refrigerant shall be located either outdoors or in a machinery room where the quantity of refrigerant in an independent circuit of a system exceeds the amounts shown in Table 1103.1. For refrigerant names not listed in Table 1103.1, the same requirement shall apply when the amount for any named component exceeds that indicated in Table 1103.1 for that component. This requirement shall also apply when the combined amount of the named components exceeds a limit of 69,100 parts per million (ppm) by volume. Machinery rooms required by this section shall be constructed and maintained in accordance with Section 1105 for Group A1 and B1 refrigerants and in accordance with Sections 1105 and 1106 for Group A2, B2, A3 and B3 refrigerants. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.

Exceptions:

1. Machinery rooms are not required for listed equipment and appliances containing not more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of refrigerant, regardless of the refrigerant's safety classification, where installed in accordance with the equipment's or appliance's listing and the equipment or appliance manufacturer's installation instructions.

2. Piping in conformance with Section 1107 of this chapter and Section 8.10 of ASHRAE 15 is allowed in other locations to connect components installed in a machinery room with those installed outdoors.
The amounts shown in Table 1103.1 shall be reduced by 50 percent for all areas of institutional occupancies except kitchens, laboratories and mortuaries. The total of all Group A2, B2, A3 and B3 refrigerants shall not exceed 550 pounds (250 kg) in occupied areas or machinery rooms. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.
This section applies only to industrial occupancies and refrigerated rooms for manufacturing, food and beverage preparation, meat cutting, other processes and storage. Machinery rooms are not required where all of the following conditions are met:

1. The space containing the machinery is separated from other occupancies by tight construction with tight-fitting doors.

2. Access is restricted to authorized personnel.

3. The floor area per occupant is not less than 100 square feet (9.3 m2). Where provided with egress directly to the outdoors or into building exits meeting the requirements of the New York City Building Code, the minimum floor area shall not apply.

4. Refrigerant detectors are installed as required for machinery rooms in accordance with Section 1105.3.

5. Surfaces having temperatures exceeding 800°F (427°C) and open flames are not present where any Group A2, B2, A3 or B3 refrigerant is used (see Section 1104.3.3). Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.

6. All electrical equipment and appliances conform to Class 1, Division 2, hazardous location classification requirements of the New York City Electrical Code where the quantity of any Group A2, B2, A3 or B3 refrigerant, other than ammonia, in a single independent circuit would exceed 25 percent of the lower flammability limit (LFL) upon release to the space based on the volume determined by Section 1104.4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.

7. All refrigerant-containing parts in systems exceeding 100 hp (74.6 kW) drive power, except evaporators used for refrigeration or dehumidification; condensers used for heating; control and pressure relief valves for either; and connecting piping, shall be located either outdoors or in a machinery room.
Refrigerant applications, maximum quantities and use shall be restricted in accordance with Sections 1104.3.1 through 1104.3.3.
Group A2, A3, B1, B2 and B3 refrigerants shall not be used in high-probability air conditioning systems for human comfort.

Exceptions:

1. Sealed absorption and unit air conditioning systems having refrigerant quantities not exceeding those set forth in Table 1104.3.1.

2. Industrial occupancies.

Nothing in this section shall be construed to allow the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.

TABLE 1104.3.1 SPECIAL QUANITY LIMITS FOR SEALED AMMONIA/WATER ABSORPTION AND SELF-CONTAINED SYSTEMS

TYPE OF REFRIGERATION SYSTEM MAXIMUM FOR VARIOUS OCCUPANCIES (pounds)
INSTITUTIONAL PUBLIC ASSEMBLY/
LARGE MERCANTILE
RESIDENTIAL COMMERCIAL
Sealed Ammonia/Water Absorption System
In exit access or lobbies 0 0 3.3 3.3
In adjacent outdoor locations 0 0 22 22
In other than exit access or lobbies 0 6.6 6.6 22
Unit Systems
In other than exit access or lobbies 0 0 6.6 22

For SI: 1 pound = 0.454 kg.
The total of all Group A2, B2, A3 and B3 refrigerants other than R-717, ammonia, shall not exceed 1,100 pounds (499 kg) except where approved. Nothng in this section shall be construed to allow the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.
Where any device having an open flame or surface temperature greater than 800°F (427°C) is used in a room containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of refrigerant in a single independent circuit, a hood and exhaust system shall be provided in accordance with Section 510. Such exhaust system shall exhaust combustion products to the outdoors.

Exception: A hood and exhaust system shall not be required:

1. Where the refrigerant is R-717, R-718 or R-744;

2. Where the combustion air is ducted from the outdoors in a manner that prevents leaked refrigerant from being combusted; or

3. Where a refrigerant detector is used to stop the combustion in the event of a refrigerant leak (see Sections 1105.3 and 1105.5).
Volume calculations shall be in accordance with Sections 1104.4.1 through 1104.4.3.
Where the refrigerant-containing parts of a system are located in one or more spaces that do not communicate through permanent openings or HVAC ducts, the volume of the smallest, enclosed occupied space shall be used to determine the permissible quantity of refrigerant in the system.
Where an evaporator or condenser is located in an air duct system, the volume of the smallest, enclosed occupied space served by the duct system shall be used to determine the maximum allowable quantity of refrigerant in the system.

Exception: If airflow to any enclosed space cannot be reduced below one-quarter of its maximum, the entire space served by the air duct system shall be used to determine the maximum allowable quantity of refrigerant in the system.
Where the space above a suspended ceiling is continuous and part of the supply or return air plenum system, this space shall be included in calculating the volume of the enclosed space.
Machinery rooms shall be designed and constructed in accordance with the New York City Building Code and this section.
Ducts and air handlers in the machinery room that operate at a lower pressure than the room shall be sealed to prevent any refrigerant leakage from entering the airstream.
Refrigerant detectors in machinery rooms shall be provided as required by ASHRAE 15.
Periodic tests of the mechanical ventilating system shall be performed in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and as required by the Commissioner of the Fire Department.
Open flames that use combustion air from the machinery room shall not be installed in a machinery room.

Exceptions:

1. Where the refrigerant is carbon dioxide or water.

2. Fuel-burning appliances shall not be prohibited in the same machinery room with refrigerant-containing equipment or appliances where combustion air is ducted from outside the machinery room and sealed in such a manner as to prevent any refrigerant leakage from entering the combustion chamber, or where a refrigerant vapor is employed to automatically shut off the combustion process in the event of refrigerant leakage.
Machinery rooms shall be mechanically ventilated to the outdoors. Mechanical ventilation shall be capable of exhausting the minimum quantity of air both at normal operating and emergency conditions. Multiple fans or multispeed fans shall be allowed in order to produce the emergency ventilation rate and to obtain a reduced airflow for normal ventilation. Location of the mechanical ventilation openings shall be based on the relative density of the refrigerant to air. When compressors or self-contained unit system are housed in a machinery space, other than in a machinery room or plenum, the space shall be ventilated in accordance with the requirements of Section 1105.6.3.

Exception: Where a refrigerating system is located outdoors more than 20 feet (6096 mm) from any building opening and is enclosed by a penthouse, lean-to or other open structure, natural or mechanical ventilation shall be provided. Location of the openings shall be based on the relative density of the refrigerant to air. The free-aperture cross section for the ventilation of the machinery room shall be not less than:




where:

F = The free opening area in square feet (m2).
G = The mass of refrigerant in pounds (kg) in the largest system, any part of which is located in the machinery room.
The discharge of the air shall be to the outdoors in accordance with Chapter 5. Exhaust from mechanical ventilation systems shall be discharged not less than 20 feet (6096 mm) from outdoor air intake or openings into buildings and 10 feet (3048 mm) from a fire escape or exterior stair.
Provisions shall be made for makeup air to replace that being exhausted. Openings for make-up air shall be located to avoid intake of exhaust air. Supply and exhaust ducts to the machinery room shall serve no other area, shall be constructed in accordance with Chapter 5 and shall be covered with corrosion-resistant screen of not less than 1/4-inch (6.4 mm) mesh.

Exception: The requirement for supply and exhaust ducts to the machinery room to serve no other area shall not apply to a change in the type of refrigerant in a lawfully installed existing refrigerating system being maintained and operated in accordance with these approved installation requirements:

1. Where the replacement refrigerant has a safety classification of Group A1; or

2. Where the replacement refrigerant is R123 and the engineer or architect demonstrates to the satisfaction of the commissioner that providing such air supply and exhaust ducts represents a hardship and that the proposed alternative provides an equivalent level of safety.
During occupied conditions, the mechanical ventilation system shall exhaust the larger of the following:

1. Not less than 0.5 cfm per square foot (0.0025m3/s m2) of machinery room area or 20 cfm (0.009m3/s) per person; or

2. A volume required to limit the room temperature rise to 18°F (10°C) taking into account the ambient heating effect of all machinery in the room but not above a maximum temperature of 122°F (50°C).
Upon actuation of the refrigerant detector required in Section 1105.3, the mechanical ventilation system shall exhaust air from the machinery room in the following quantity:


For SI:


where:

Q = The airflow in cubic feet per minute (m3/s).
G = The design mass of refrigerant in pounds (kg) in the largest system, any part of which is located in the machinery room.
In addition to the requirements of Section 9.7.8 of ASHRAE 15, pressure relief devices, fusible plugs and purge systems located within the machinery room shall terminate outside of the structure at a location not less than 15 feet (4572 mm) above the adjoining grade level and not less than 20 feet (6096 mm) from any window, ventilation opening or exit.
Discharge of systems containing Group A2 or B2 refrigerants shall be acceptable to the commissioner. Discharge of systems containing Group A3 or B3 refrigerants shall be subject to the approval of the commissioner and the Commissioner of the Fire Department. Nothing in this section shall be construed to approve the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.
Discharge of pressure relief devices, fusible plugs and purge systems for refrigerating systems containing flammable, toxic and highly toxic refrigerants and ammonia shall comply with Section 606 of the New York City Fire Code.
Pressure relief valves for ammonia systems shall discharge in accordance with ASHRAE 15.
Refrigeration systems containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of a refrigerant other than a Group A1 refrigerant shall be provided with an emergency pressure control system in accordance with Sections 1105.9.1 and 1105.9.2.
Each high- and intermediate-pressure zone in a refrigerating system shall be provided with a single automatic valve providing a crossover connection to a lower pressure zone. Such automatic crossover valves shall comply with Sections 1105.9.1.1 through 1105.9.1.3.
Automatic crossover valves shall be arranged to automatically relieve excess system pressure to a lower pressure zone if the pressure in a high- or intermediate-pressure zone rises to within 15 psi (108.4 kPa) of the set point for pressure-relief devices.
Automatic crossover valves shall be capable of manual operation for refrigeration systems containing more than 200 pounds (90.8 kg) of refrigerant.
Refrigerating system zones that are connected to a higher pressure zone by an automatic crossover valve shall be designed to safely contain the maximum pressure that can be achieved by interconnection of the two zones.
An automatic emergency stop feature shall be provided in accordance with Sections 1105.9.2.1 and 1105.9.2.2.
A refrigerating system equipped with an automatic crossover valve shall be designed, when such valve is activated, to cause all compressors on the affected system to immediately cease operating. Dedicated pressure-sensing devices located immediately adjacent to crossover valves may be used as a means for activating such crossover valve. To ensure that the automatic crossover valve system provides a redundant means of ceasing operation of the compressors in an overpressure condition, high-pressure cutout sensors associated with compressors shall not be used for purposes of activating such crossover valve.
The lowest pressure zone in a refrigerating system shall be provided with a dedicated means of determining a rise in system pressure to within 15 psi (103.4 kPa) of the zone pressure relief device setpoint. Activation of such overpressure sensing device shall cause all compressors on the effected system to immediately cease operation.
A clearly identified switch of the break-glass type shall provide off-only control of the compressors in the machinery room. A second clearly identified switch of the break-glass type shall provide on-only control of the machinery room ventilation fans. Such switches shall be located outside each entrance to the machinery room and as close to the entrance as practicable, except that when an outside location is impracticable, such switches may be located immediately inside the machinery room provided such location is accessible at all times.
Signs shall comply with the following:

1. Sections 8.11.8 and 11.2.4 of ASHRAE 15.

2. Refrigeration units or systems having a refrigerant circuit containing more than 220 pounds (100 kg) of Group A1 or 30 pounds (14 kg) of any other group refrigerant shall be provided with approved emergency signs, charts, and labels in accordance with NFPA 704.
The total amount of refrigerant stored in a machinery room shall be the lesser of: (i) not more than twenty percent of the normal charge in the system; or (ii) not more than 330 pounds (150 kg) in addition to the charge in the system and the refrigerant contained in a permanently attached receiver. Refrigerant shall be stored in containers meeting the requirements of the New York City Fire Code.

Exception: Recovery service containers used for storing refrigerant during periods of system maintenance or replacement may exceed 330 pounds (150 kg) provided such containers are securely fixed in position and have pressure relief valves piped to the outside in conformance with this code.
Where required by Section 1104.2, the machinery room shall meet the requirements of this section in addition to the requirements of Section 1105.
There shall not be an open flame-producing device or continuously operating hot surface over 800°F (427°C) permanently installed in the room.
Ventilation systems in ammonia machinery rooms shall be operated continuously at the emergency ventilation rate determined in accordance with Section 1105.6.4.

Exceptions:

1. Machinery rooms equipped with a vapor detector that will automatically start the ventilation system at the emergency rate determined in accordance with Section 1105.6.4, and that will actuate an alarm at a detection level not to exceed 1,000 ppm; or

2. Machinery rooms conforming to the Class 1, Division 2, hazardous location classification requirements of the New York City Electrical Code.
Where refrigerants of Groups A2, A3, B2 and B3 are used, the machinery room shall conform to the Class 1, Division 2, hazardous location classification requirements of the New York City Electrical Code.

Exception: Ammonia machinery rooms. Nothing in this section shall be construed to approve the use of Group A3 and B3 refrigerants if otherwise prohibited.
Remote control of the mechanical equipment and appliances located in the machinery room shall be provided at an accessible location immediately outside the machinery room and adjacent to its principal entrance.
A clearly identified switch of the break-glass type shall provide off-only control of al electrically energized equipment and appliances in the machinery room, other than refrigerant leak detectors and machinery room ventilation.
All refrigerant piping shall be installed, tested and placed in operation in accordance with this chapter.
All refrigerant piping and fittings installed at a height less than 7 feet 3 inches (2210 mm) above the floor shall be concealed or otherwise protected from mechanical damage except at the point of connection to terminal equipment.
Refrigerant piping that crosses an open space that affords passageway in any building shall be not less than 7 feet 3 inches (2210 mm) above the floor unless the piping is located against the ceiling of such space. Refrigerant piping shall not be placed in any elevator, dumbwaiter or other shaft containing a moving object or in any shaft that has openings to living quarters or to means of egress. Refrigerant piping shall not be installed in an enclosed public stairway, stair landing or an exit.
Refrigerant piping shall not be installed in public corridors.

Exception: Refrigerant piping in public corridors that complies with all of the following conditions:

1. The refrigeration system to which the piping is associated utilizes a Group A-1 refrigerant and contains not more than 10 pounds (4.54 kg) of refrigerant per system, and there is not more than one system's refrigerant piping per tenant per public corridor; and

2. A complete discharge of any one refrigerant system's charge into the volume of the public corridor would be insufficient to achieve 50 percent of the allowable refrigerant densities set forth in Table 1103.1; and

3. Refrigerant piping and fittings within a public corridor are installed with brazed joints or the refrigerant equipment manufacturer provided pre-charged tubing systems installed in accordance with the refrigerant equipment manufacturer's instructions. Refrigerant piping and fittings shall be concealed or otherwise protected from mechanical damage.
Refrigerant piping installed in concrete floors shall be encased in pipe ducts. The piping shall be isolated and supported to prevent damaging vibration, stress and corrosion.
Refrigerant piping shall not penetrate floors, ceilings or roofs.

Exceptions:

1. Penetrations connecting the basement and the first floor.

2. Penetrations connecting the top floor and a machinery penthouse or roof installation.

3. Penetrations connecting adjacent floors served by the refrigeration system.

4. Penetrations by piping in a direct system where the refrigerant quantity does not exceed Table 1103.1 for the smallest occupied space through which the piping passes.

5. In other than industrial occupancies and where the refrigerant quantity exceeds Table 1103.1 for the smallest space, penetrations for piping that connects separate pieces of equipment that are either:

5.1. Enclosed by an approved gas-tight, fire-resistive duct or shaft with openings to those floors served by the refrigeration system; or

5.2. Located on the exterior of the building where vented to the outdoors or to the space served by the system and not used as an air shaft, closed court or similar space.
Rigid or flexible metal enclosures or pipe ducts shall be provided for soft, annealed copper tubing used for refrigerant piping erected on the premises and containing other than Group A1 refrigerant. Enclosures shall not be required for connections between condensing units and the nearest riser box(es), provided such connections do not exceed 6 feet (1829 mm) in length.
All refrigerating piping and fittings, brine piping and fittings that, during normal operation, will reach a surface temperature below the dew point of the surrounding air, and are located in spaces or areas where condensation will cause a safety hazard to the building occupants, structure, electrical equipment or any other equipment or appliances, shall be protected in an approved manner to prevent such damage.
Piping materials shall be as set forth in Sections 1107.5.1 through 1107.5.7.
Carbon steel pipe with a wall thickness not less than Schedule 80 shall be used for Group A2, A3, B2 or B3 refrigerant liquid lines for sizes 1.5 inches (38 mm) and smaller. Carbon steel pipe with a wall thickness not less than Schedule 40 shall be used for Group A1 or B1 refrigerant liquid lines 6 inches (152 mm) and smaller, Group A2, A3, B2 or B3 refrigerant liquid lines sizes 2 inches (51 mm) through 6 inches (152 mm) and all refrigerant suction and discharge lines 6 inches (152 mm) and smaller. Type F steel pipe shall not be used for refrigerant lines having an operating temperature less than -20°F (-29°C).
Standard iron-pipe size, copper and red brass (not less than 80-percent copper) pipe shall conform to ASTM B 42 and ASTM B 43.
Copper tube used for refrigerant piping erected on the premises shall be seamless copper tube of Type ACR (hard or annealed) complying with ASTM B 280. Where approved, copper tube for refrigerant piping erected on the premises shall be seamless copper tube of Type K or L (drawn or annealed) in accordance with ASTM B 88. Annealed temper copper tube shall not be used in sizes larger than a 2-inch (51 mm) nominal size. Mechanical joints shall not be used on annealed temper copper tube in sizes larger than 7/8-inch (22.2 mm) OD size.
Copper tubing joints used in refrigerating systems containing Group A2, A3, B1, B2 or B3 refrigerants shall be brazed. Soldered joints shall not be used in such refrigerating systems. Brazed joints shall be made in accordance with ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code, Section IX Welding and Brazing Qualifications or in accordance with American Welding Society AWS B2.2 Standard for Brazing Procedure and Performance Qualification.
Soldered joints shall be made as follows: soldered joint surfaces shall be cleaned, a flux conforming to ASTM B 813 shall be applied, and the joint shall be soldered with a solder conforming to ASTM B 32.
Type 3 003-0 aluminum tubing with high-pressure fittings shall not be used with methyl chloride and other refrigerants known to deteriorate aluminum.
Pipe and other refrigerant-containing components' insulation shall meet the requirements of Section 1204.1 of this code.
Joints and all refrigerant-containing parts of a refrigerating system located in an air duct of an air-conditioning system carrying conditioned air to and from human-occupied space shall be constructed to withstand, without leakage, a pressure of 150 percent of the higher of the design pressure or pressure relief device setting.
Refrigerant pipe joints erected on the premises shall be exposed for visual inspection prior to being covered or enclosed.
All systems containing more than 6.6 pounds (3 kg) of a refrigerant in systems using positive-displacement compressors shall have stop valves installed as follows:

1. At the inlet of each compressor, compressor unit or condensing unit.

2. At the discharge outlet of each compressor, compressor unit or condensing unit and of each liquid receiver.

Exceptions:

1. Systems that have a refrigerant pumpout function capable of storing the entire refrigerant charge in a receiver or heat exchanger.

2. Systems that are equipped with provisions for pumpout of the refrigerant using either portable or permanently installed recovery equipment.

3. Self-contained systems.
All systems containing 100 pounds (45 kg) or more of a refrigerant, other than systems utilizing nonpositive displacement compressors, shall have stop valves, in addition to those required by Section 1107.7, on each inlet of each liquid receiver. Stop valves shall not be required on the inlet of a receiver in a condensing unit, nor on the inlet of a receiver which is an integral part of the condenser.
Stop valves used with soft annealed copper tubing or hard-drawn copper tubing 7/8-inch (22.2 mm) OD standard size or smaller shall be securely mounted, independent of tubing fastenings or supports.
Stop valves shall be identified where their intended purpose is not obvious. Numbers shall not be used to label the valves, unless a key to the numbers is located near the valves.
Every refrigerant-containing part of every system that is erected on the premises, except compressors, condensers, vessels, evaporators, safety devices, pressure gauges and control mechanisms that are listed and factory tested, shall be tested and proved tight after complete installation, and before operation. Tests shall include both the high- and low-pressure sides of each system at not less than the lower of the design pressures or the setting of the pressure relief device(s). The design pressures for testing shall be those listed on the condensing unit, compressor or compressor unit name-plate, as required by ASHRAE 15.

Exceptions:

1. Gas bulk storage tanks that are not permanently connected to a refrigeration system.

2. Systems using an A1 refrigerant erected on the premises with copper tubing not exceeding 5/8-inch (15.8 mm) OD, with wall thickness as required by ASHRAE 15, shall be tested in accordance with Section 1108.1, or by means of refrigerant charged into the system at the saturated vapor pressure of the refrigerant at 70°F (21°C) or higher.

3. Limited-charge systems equipped with a pressure relief device, erected on the premises, shall be tested at a pressure not less than one and one-half times the pressure setting of the relief device. If the equipment or appliance has been tested by the manufacturer at one and one-half times the design pressure, the test after erection on the premises shall be conducted at the design pressure.
Where a compressor is used as a booster to obtain an intermediate pressure and discharges into the suction side of another compressor, the booster compressor shall be considered a part of the low side, provided that itis protected by a pressure relief device.
In field-testing systems using centrifugal or other nonpositive displacement compressors, the entire system shall be considered as the low-side pressure for field test purposes.
Tests shall be performed with an inert dried gas including, but not limited to, nitrogen and carbon dioxide. Oxygen, air, flammable gases and mixtures containing such gases shall not be used.

Exceptions:

1. The use of air is allowed to test R-717, ammonia, systems provided that they are subsequently evacuated before charging with refrigerant.

2. Mixtures of dry nitrogen, inert gases, or a combination of them with nonflammable refrigerants in concentrations of a refrigerant weight fraction (mass fraction) not exceeding five are allowed for tests.
The means used to build up the test pressure shall have either a pressure-limiting device or a pressure-reducing device and a gauge on the outlet side.
A certificate of test shall be provided for all systems containing 55 pounds (25 kg) or more of refrigerant. The certificate shall give the name of the refrigerant and the field test pressure applied to the high side and the low side of the system. The certification of test shall be signed by the installer and shall be made part of the public record.
The following emergency devices and systems shall be periodically tested and the results logged in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and as required by the Commissioner of the Fire Department:

1. Treatment and flaring systems.

2. Valves and appurtenances necessary to the operation of emergency refrigeration control boxes.

3. Fans and associated equipment intended to operate emergency purge ventilation systems.

4. Detection and alarm systems.
Operating permits and qualification of operators for refrigeration systems shall comply with the requirements of the New York City Fire Code.
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