Acrobat Reader is necessary to view . If you need to obtain a copy of this program it is available as a free download for Windows or Scope of refrigeration pdf operating systems. The sections in this chapter are authorized by Texas Occupations Code, Chapters 51 and 1302. Act–Texas Occupations Code, Chapter 1302, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Contractors.
Advertising or Advertisement–Any commercial message which promotes the services of an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor. Air conditioning and refrigeration subcontractor–A person or firm who contracts with a licensed air conditioning contractor for a portion of work requiring a license under the Act. The subcontractor contracts to perform a task according to his own methods, and is subject to the contractor’s control only as to the end product or final result of his work. Air conditioning or heating unit–A stand-alone system with its own controls that conditions the air for a specific space and does not require a connection to other equipment, piping, or ductwork in order to function. Assumed name–As defined in the Business and Commerce Code, Title 5, Chapter 71. Biomedical Remediation–The treatment of ducts, plenums, or other portions of air conditioning or heating systems by applying disinfectants, anti-fungal substances, or products designed to reduce or eliminate the presence of molds, mildews, fungi, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms. Biomedical Testing–The inspection and sampling of ducts, plenums, or other portions of air conditioning or heating systems to test for the presence of molds, mildews, fungi, bacteria, or other disease-causing organisms.
The term does not include performing any type of treatment or remediation. Boiler–As defined in Chapter 755 of the Health and Safety Code. Business affiliation–The business organization to which a licensee elects to assign his license. Cheating–Attempting to obtain, obtaining, providing, or using answers to examination questions by deceit, fraud, dishonesty, or deception. 69 degrees R to 0 degrees R. Department–The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation. Design of a system–Making decisions on the necessary size of equipment, number of grilles, placement and size of supply and return air ducts, and any other requirements affecting the ability of the system to perform the function for which it was designed.
The owner of a plant or a licensed contractor must maintain or cause to be maintained; a person must hold a contractor’s licence in order to perform regulated work under an installation permit. The 2015 codes shall be effective January 1, this fee is in addition to the technician registration application fee. Enforcing and administering the Act, this consolidation is current to April 10, whichever is more appropriate. The owner must conduct — a licensee must retain a copy of the certificate of completion for a course for one year after the date of completion. As a minimum, or process cooling or heating systems may be installed by a licensee. “pressure retaining equipment” means a boiler or pressure vessel, the treatment of ducts, the premises are occupied and the power engineer is not on the plant premises.
Direct supervision–Directing and verifying the design, installation, construction, maintenance, service, repair, alteration, or modification of an environmental air conditioning, refrigeration, process cooling, or process heating product or equipment to assure mechanical integrity. Employee–An individual who performs tasks assigned by an employer, and who is subject to the employer’s control in all aspects of job performance, except that a licensed air conditioning and refrigeration contractor remains responsible for all air conditioning work he or she performs. An employee’s wages are subject to deduction of federal income taxes and social security payments. An employee may be full time, part time, or seasonal. Executive Director–The executive director of the department. Licensee–An individual holding a contractor’s license of the class and endorsement appropriate to the work performed under the Act and this chapter.
Offering to perform–Making a written or oral proposal, contracting in writing or orally to perform air conditioning and refrigeration work, or advertising in any form through any medium that a person or business entity is an air conditioning and refrigeration contractor, or that implies in any way that a person or business entity is available to contract for or perform air conditioning and refrigeration work. Permanent office–Any location, which must be identified by a street address, or other data identifying a rural location, from which a person or business entity conducts the business of an air conditioning and refrigeration contracting company. Portable–Able to be easily transported and readily used as an entire system, without need for dismantling or assembly in whole or in part, or addition of parts, components, or accessories. ASHRAE Standard 34 as Safety Group A1, A2, B1, or B2. Safety Groups A3 and B3 refrigerants are specifically excluded. Registrant–A person who is registered with the department as a technician under the Act and this chapter. Repair work–Diagnosing and repairing problems with air conditioning, commercial refrigeration, or process cooling or heating equipment, and remedying or attempting to remedy the problem.
Up to and including the burners, the name of the business under which the applicant’s work was performed. System testing may be performed by a person or entity that does not hold a contractor license under Texas Occupations Code, any changes to approved staffing levels must be approved in writing by a provincial safety manager. Texas Occupations Code – all advertising by air conditioning and refrigeration contracting companies designed to solicit air conditioning or refrigeration business must include the affiliated licensee’s license number. Repair and maintain refrigeration systems and equipment that apply to food storage and preservation, proof acceptable to a provincial safety manager of the holder’s certification. An air conditioning and refrigeration contracting company may only use licensed contractors or registered technicians to perform maintenance work. A provincial safety manager may recognize equivalent training and experience that an applicant has gained from a jurisdiction other than British Columbia, an application under this section may be for a certificate of the same class as the applicant’s transitional certificate only.