Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandise and Storage Cabinets
Certification Program

Find AHRI Certified® Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandisers and Storage Cabinets

Resources
Resources Related Standards: 1200 and 1201
Product-Specific Operations Manual
General Operations Manual

 

Program Scope
This program applies to Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandisers and Storage Cabinets as defined below, for which Published Ratings per AHRI Standard 1200 are available, and which can be tested in the independent third-party laboratory contracted by AHRI (Laboratory) or in the program participant’s AHRI approved facility.

Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser
A cabinet cooled by a refrigerating system for displaying chilled and/or frozen food to be maintained within prescribed temperature limits.

  • Closed Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser.
  • A refrigerated display merchandiser where food is accessible for removal by opening or moving doors or panels.
  • Open Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser.
  • A refrigerated display merchandiser where food is accessible for removal without opening or moving doors or panels.
  • Remote Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser.
  • A refrigerated display merchandiser that has a remote condensing unit.
  • Self-Contained Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser.
  • A refrigerated display merchandiser that has a completely factory assembled and factory tested refrigerating system in which all of the refrigerant-containing parts are permanently connected at the factory.
  • Self-Service Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser.
  • A refrigerated display merchandiser, either open or closed, where food is readily accessible and intended to be removed by the consumer.
  • Service Commercial Refrigerated Display Merchandiser.
  • A closed refrigerated display merchandiser where food is served from behind the unit.

Commercial Refrigerated Storage Cabinet
A closed cabinet cooled by a refrigerating system for storing chilled and/or frozen food to be maintained within prescribed temperature limits.
  • Remote Commercial Refrigerated Storage Cabinet.
    A refrigerated storage cabinet that has a remote condensing unit.
  • Self-Contained Commercial Refrigerated Storage Cabinet.
    A refrigerated storage cabinet that has a completely factory assembled and factory tested refrigerating system in which all of the refrigerant-containing parts are permanently connected at the factory.

Certified Ratings
  • Calculated Daily Energy Consumption (CDEC), kW•h [kW•h] per day (Remote)
  • Total Daily Energy Consumption (TDEC), kW•h [kW•h] per day (Self-Contained)
  • Refrigerated Volume ft3 [m3]
  • Total Display Area ft2 [m2]
  • CDEC/Refrigerated Volume  or TDEC/Refrigerated Volume
  • CDEC/Total Display Area or TDEC/Total Display Area

The rules and procedures for obtaining and maintaining certification are detailed in the Resources section above. The specific Standard listed above details the technical requirements for rating and publishing your product performance, the AHRI General Operations Manual (OM) details the program operational rules that are generic to all of AHRI’s certification programs and lastly, the Product-specific Operations Manual provides the operational rules that are specific to this program along with the required documents and fees. Please ensure that you are familiar with the latest rules and procedures for this program.