One of the reasons we love working with Carrier equipment is that the manufacturing company as a whole is continually working to advance technology in their field and to make the world a greener place for everyone. To that end, a division of the company called Carrier Transicold has recently launched a comprehensive refrigerant management recognition program called CareMax, which is intended to raise the standards of service and quality in refrigerant-handling operations for the container shipping industry.
CareMAX, which stands for Carrier Refrigeration Management Excellence, established industry-leading protocols designed to help Carrier Transicold’s more than 400 container service centers worldwide better manage refrigerants and refrigerant supplies. The program covers all stages of refrigerant handling, from procurement and testing to storage and decanting. This also includes maintenance of tools for handling refrigerant as well as training the technicians who handle them.
Michael Dormer, general manager, Global Container Services, Carrier Transicold, had this to say, “By using Carrier-authorized service centers, especially those recognized by the CareMAX program, equipment owners and operators can be confident their assets will be serviced by experts committed to maintaining the highest levels of refrigerant quality.”
The CareMAX program was developed as a way to help the container shipping industry’s cold-chain service and support sector, which has been affected in the past by things like refrigeration contamination and counterfeiting. As a result, one of the program’s key goals is to limit opportunities for counterfeit or contaminated refrigerant to enter the service channel.
“These issues bolstered the need for a higher level of accountability for refrigerant handling,” said Dormer. “The CareMAX initiative provides a framework to help Carrier-authorized service providers implement consistent procedures that assure refrigerant used with customer assets being serviced is in keeping with purity specifications set by the Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute’s AHRI-700 standard. We believe that Carrier’s leadership in developing this program can serve as a model for others in the refrigeration service sector.”
Carrier Transicold’s global service organization will conduct an audit which participating service sectors will need to pass before the service center will be authorized to use and display the CareMAX logo.
“Customers who see the CareMAX logo will know that the service center adheres to high standards of refrigerant handling and management,” Dormer said.
“In varying degrees, Carrier service centers already have refrigerant handling programs in place and may already meet many of the CareMAX qualifications,” Dormer said. “Our objective is to work with all of them to raise awareness of the issues surrounding responsible refrigerant handling and to formalize their refrigerant management programs.”
At Michael Bonsby Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re happy to be working with manufacturers who are so dedicated to moving the industry forward. We install, service, and repair the full line of Carrier air conditioners, heat pumps, furnaces, indoor air quality products, and more. Learn more about our air conditioner services.
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