Standardization in the fields of refrigeration and air-conditioning, including terminology, mechanical safety, methods of testing and rating equipment, measurement of sound levels, refrigerant and refrigeration lubricant chemistry, with consideration given to environmental protection. The scope includes factory-assembled air-conditioners (cooling), heat pumps, dehumidifiers, refrigerants, and refrigerant reclaiming and recycling equipment as well as other devices, components and equipment such as humidifiers, ventilation equipment and automatic controls used in air-conditioning and refrigeration systems that are not covered by other ISO technical committees.

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Published ISO standards *


ISO standards under development *

Participating members
Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 86/SC 1 Safety and environmental requirements for refrigerating systems Subcommittee
ISO/TC 86/SC 4 Testing and rating of refrigerant compressors Subcommittee
ISO/TC 86/SC 6 Testing and rating of air-conditioners and heat pumps Subcommittee
ISO/TC 86/SC 7 Testing and rating of commercial refrigerated display cabinets Subcommittee
ISO/TC 86/SC 8 Refrigerants and refrigeration lubricants Subcommittee
ISO/TC 86/AHG 1   ISO/PWI 24111 - Guidelines for the application of graphical symbols used on air conditioning equipmen Working group
Liaison Committees to ISO/TC 86

The committees below can access the documents of ISO/TC 86:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
IEC/SC 61C Safety of refrigeration appliances for household and commercial use IEC
IEC/TC 66 Safety of measuring, control and laboratory equipment IEC
ISO/TC 6 Paper, board and pulps ISO
ISO/TC 30 Measurement of fluid flow in closed conduits ISO
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas and climate change management and related activities ISO
ISO/TC 276 Biotechnology ISO
ISO/TC 301 Energy management and energy savings ISO


Liaison Committees from ISO/TC 86

ISO/TC 86 can access the documents of the committees below:

Reference Title ISO/IEC
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO


Organizations in liaison (Category A and B)
Acronym Title Category
APPLiA Home Appliance Europe A
ECOS (Environment) Environmental Coalition on Standards A
EUROVENT European Committee of Air Handling and Refrigeration Equipment Manufacturers A
IIF International Institute of Refrigeration A
CAC Codex Alimentarius Commission B
UNECE United Nations Economic Commission for Europe B
UNEP United Nations Environment Programme B

Date Month Location TC/SC Note
2-3 July 2024 Virtual () ISO/TC 86/SC 6  
10 September 2024 He Fei Shi (China) ISO/TC 86/SC 4  
15 October 2024 Virtual () ISO/TC 86/SC 7  

* Information definite but meeting not yet formally convened
** Provisional

ISO/TC 86 - Secretariat

ANSI [United States]

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc.
180 Technology Parkway
Peachtree Corners 30092-2973 GA
United States

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