ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air Conditioning Contractors of America Educational Institute (ACCA-EI) Standards Task Team announced that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has recognized the new ANSI/ACCA 14 QMref - 2015 (Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems) standard.

The ACCA QMref standard is released by ACCA as the first, and only, industry-developed nationally-recognized standard that establishes a minimum maintenance program for the assessment and maintenance of commercial refrigeration equipment found in supermarkets, convenience stores, food service, and warehouses operating with saturated suction temperatures between -40° and 40°F.

The standard includes checklist tasks for inspecting, testing, and measuring the mechanical, electrical, and controls systems of 14 types of commercial refrigeration systems. The checklists also provide recommended corrective actions to remedy identified faults, and have an associated frequency for each inspection task.

“ACCA is proud to offer the commercial refrigeration community a standard that is complementary to our other ANSI standards. It provides clear guidelines for how to properly maintain refrigeration equipment that affects everyone’s life,” said Paul T. Stalknecht, ACCA president and CEO. “It’s a great tool because users can trust a national standard that has been through an extensive public review process.”

ANSI/ACCA 14 QMref - 2015 (Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems) standard can be downloaded for free at

Publication date: 11/2/2015

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