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.

Quick links


published ISO standards *

related to the TC and its SCs


ISO standards under development *

related to the TC and its SCs


Participating members


Observing members

* number includes updates

Reference Title Type
ISO/TC 86/SC 1 Safety and environmental requirements for refrigerating systems Sub committee
ISO/TC 86/SC 4 Testing and rating of refrigerant compressors Sub committee
ISO/TC 86/SC 6 Testing and rating of air-conditioners and heat pumps Sub committee
ISO/TC 86/SC 7 Testing and rating of commercial refrigerated display cabinets Sub committee
ISO/TC 86/SC 8 Refrigerants and refrigeration lubricants Sub committee

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 47 Chemistry ISO
ISO/TC 142 Cleaning equipment for air and other gases ISO
ISO/TC 207/SC 7 Greenhouse gas management and related activities 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
8 December 2021 Virtual ISO/TC 86/SC 8  
17 February 2022 Virtual ISO/TC 86/SC 6  
22 March 2022 Virtual ISO/TC 86/SC 1  

* 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, GA 30092-2973
United States

Tel: +1 404 636 84 00
Fax: +1 404 321 54 78