Carrier Transicold has started a program to help raise refrigerant-handling standards of service and quality for the container shipping industry.

Carrier Transicold starts refrigerant standards programThe Syracuse, N.Y.-based Carrier Transicold’s trademarked CareMAX program institutes protocols to help the company’s more than 400 container service centers better manage refrigerants and refrigerant supplies, according to a news release.

CareMAX is short for Carrier Refrigerant Management Excellence and its protocols cover all stages of refrigerant handling, including procurement and testing, storage and decanting as well as maintenance of refrigerant-handling tools and training of service technicians who handle refrigerants, according to the release.

Carrier Transicold developed the CareMAX program to help the container shipping industry’s cold chain service and support sector deal with issues related to refrigerant contamination and counterfeiting, according to the release.

Before participating service centers can use and display the program logo, the centers are required to pass audits conducted by Carrier Transicold’s global service organization, according to the release.

On April 1, Carrier Transicold, a division of Carrier Corp., introduced the program at Intermodal South America in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and at Intermodal Asia in Shanghai, China, industry container shipping events.