Refrigerant Testing Laboratory (RTL)


Program Scope

This program applies to Refrigerant Testing Laboratories, for which test refrigerants fall within the scope of AHRI Standard 700. A Refrigerant Testing Laboratory is defined as any laboratory that can accurately perform the test method prescribed in AHRI Standard 700 on any refrigerant.

Certified Ratings

  • Water (ppm by weight)
  • High Boiling Residue (% by weight)
  • Non-Condensables (% by volume)
  • Volatile Impurities Including Other Refrigerants (% by weight)

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.