Register September 2013 No. 693
Chapter SPS 345
MECHANICAL REFRIGERATION
Subchapter I — Purpose, Scope and Application
SPS 345.10   Purpose and scope.
SPS 345.11   Application.
SPS 345.12   Local regulations.
Subchapter II — Definitions
SPS 345.20   Definitions.
Subchapter III — Administration and Enforcement
SPS 345.30   Installation registration.
SPS 345.31   Enforcement and inspections.
SPS 345.32   Permit to operate.
SPS 345.33   Reporting of accidents.
SPS 345.34   Petition for variance.
SPS 345.35   Compliance responsibilities.
SPS 345.36   Appeals.
SPS 345.37   Penalties.
SPS 345.38   Fees.
Subchapter IV — Standards
SPS 345.40   Design, construction and operation.
Subchapter V — Changes, Additions or Omissions to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15
SPS 345.500   General.
SPS 345.501   Scope.
SPS 345.503   Definitions.
SPS 345.508   Eye wash and shower.
SPS 345.509   Design and construction.
SPS 345.511   General requirements.
SPS 345.550   ANSI/ASME B31.5.
Subchapter VI — Changes, Additions or Omissions to ANSI/IIAR 2
SPS 345.600   General.
SPS 345.601   Scope.
SPS 345.611   Overpressure protection.
SPS 345.613   Machinery room.
Subchapter VII — Ozone-Depleting Refrigerants
SPS 345.70   Ozone-depleting refrigerants.
Ch. SPS 345 Note Note: Chapter Ind 45 as it existed on September 30, 1983 was repealed and a new chapter ILHR 45 was created effective October 1, 1983; chapter ILHR 45 as it existed on August 31, 1994 was repealed and a new chapter ILHR 45 was created effective September 1, 1994. Chapter ILHR 45 was renumbered to be chapter Comm 45 under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 1., Stats., and corrections made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 6. and 7., Stats., Register, October, 1996, No. 490. Chapter Comm 45 as it existed on October 31, 2003 was repealed and a new chapter Comm 45 was created Register October 2003 No. 574, effective November 1, 2003. Chapter Comm 45 was renumbered chapter SPS 345 under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 1., Stats., Register December 2011 No. 672.
subch. I of ch. SPS 345 Subchapter I — Purpose, Scope and Application
SPS 345.10 SPS 345.10 Purpose and scope. Pursuant to s. 101.17, Stats., the purpose of this chapter is to establish all of the following:
SPS 345.10(1) (1) Minimum safety standards for the design, construction, installation, operation, testing, maintenance, repairs and inspection of mechanical refrigeration systems in public buildings and places of employment.
SPS 345.10(2) (2) Minimum standards for preventing the release of ozone-depleting refrigerants to the atmosphere.
SPS 345.10 Note Note: Pursuant to federal regulations, individuals who install or service HVAC equipment involving ozone-depleting refrigerants are required to hold a Type I, II, III, or Universal technician certification issued in accordance with section 608 of the federal Clean Air Act and title 40 CFR part 82, subpart F.
SPS 345.10 Note Note: The Department and other state agencies may have additional rules that affect the design, construction, installation, operation, testing, maintenance, repair and inspection of mechanical refrigeration systems in public buildings and places of employment, including chapters SPS 314, Fire Prevention; SPS 316, Electrical; SPS 341, Boilers and Pressure Vessels; SPS 361 to 366, Wisconsin Commercial Building Code; and SPS 381 to 387, Plumbing.
SPS 345.10 Note Note: Under chapters SPS 314 and 361, neither NFPA® 1 nor the International Fire Code® are applied by the Department to mechanical refrigeration systems.
SPS 345.10 History History: CR 03-012: cr. Register October 2003 No. 574, eff. 11-1-03; CR 10-011: renum. from Comm 45.01 and am. Register August 2010 No. 656, eff. 9-1-10; correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register September 2013 No. 693.
SPS 345.11 SPS 345.11 Application.
SPS 345.11(1)(1) General. This chapter applies to all of the following except as provided in sub. (2):
SPS 345.11(1)(a) (a) All mechanical refrigeration systems that are installed or constructed on or after September 1, 2010.
SPS 345.11(1)(b) (b) A change to a refrigerant of a different number designation.
SPS 345.11(1)(c) (c) Replacement parts or components for any mechanical refrigeration system that exists on or after September 1, 2010.
SPS 345.11(1)(d) (d) Alterations to any mechanical refrigeration system that exists on or after September 1, 2010.
SPS 345.11 Note Note: A proposed alteration for an existing system may necessitate modifying other components of the system in order to make the proposed alteration comply with this chapter – and some alterations may necessitate modifying other features of a building, such as an automatic fire sprinkler system, that must comply with requirements in chapters SPS 361 to 366, the Wisconsin Commercial Building Code.
SPS 345.11 Note Note: As referenced in section SPS 345.40 (2) (c), see subchapter VI of chapter SPS 341 for additional requirements relating to alterations and repairs for pressure vessels and their fittings, settings or appurtenances.
SPS 345.11 Note Note: Designers, contractors and owners are encouraged to contact the Department to discuss their intentions for alterations and to determine, on a case-by-case basis, any upgrades that are needed. See the Note under section SPS 345.31 (2) (b) 2. for the corresponding telephone number or address.
SPS 345.11(1)(e) (e) Repaired portions or components of any mechanical refrigeration system that exists on or after September 1, 2010.
SPS 345.11 Note Note: Under this paragraph, any portions of a system that are being repaired must comply with the rules of this chapter which exist on the date of the repair. See paragraph (f) and section SPS 345.11 (3) for the applicability of this chapter to any other portions of the system.
SPS 345.11(1)(f) (f) Operation, testing, maintenance and inspection of all mechanical refrigeration systems that exist on or after September 1, 2010.
SPS 345.11(1)(g) (g) Any removal, transfer, storage, release, recovery, charging or other use of any ozone-depleting refrigerant that exists in Wisconsin on or after September 1, 2010.
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