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Tests centers

Logo Centre de test reconnu par l'état et audité par le Cemafroid autorite competente ATP

Equipment of transport of perishable foodstuffs under controlled temperature are subject to the certificate of technical conformity issued by delegation of the Ministry of agriculture by the Cemafroid. This certificate, issued originally during the commissioning of the equipment, shall be renewed after a period of 6 years, then after a second period of 3 years.

Refrigerated vehicle must pass a test of descent or temperature maintenance which aims to ensure that the equipment is able to produce cold and / or maintain temperatures necessary for food storage during transport. This test should be performed in a test center recognized by the French Minstry of Agriculture based on a technical reference document (see below).

Beyond 12 years, the vehicle must pass the test in an ATP official test station for a renewal of six years and it can be performed by batch. The certificate can be renewed every 6 years. (www.cemafroid.fr)

Recognition of tests centers

Fleche Tests centers Repository for the recognition and technical evaluation of test centers (in French)

ATP programme Application for initial recognition of the Test Center (Annex 1) (in French)
Constructeur d'équipements de transport sous température dirigée Change of status statement form (in French)
FlecheTest Centres Guide (Document being updated following regulatory changes. The technical part remains valid.)

Fleche Technical guide Periodic verification of temperature recorders in accordance with the provisions of Regulation EC 37/2005

Frame of the downloadable test reports (in French)

Fleche Annex 6 Mandatory procedure relating to the preparation and programming of a test of a machine except batches of small containers of less than 2 m3
Fleche Annex 7 Mandatory procedure relating to the preparation and programming of the control of a batch of small containers of less than 2 m3
Fleche Annex 8 Mandatory procedure relating to the visual isothermal inspection of a machine other than a container of less than 2 m3
Fleche Annex 9 Mandatory procedure relating to the visual isothermal inspection of a small container of less than 2 m3
Fleche Annex 10 Mandatory procedure relating to the temperature maintenance test protocol for refrigerating equipment other than containers of less than 2 m3
Fleche Annex 11 Mandatory procedure relating to the efficiency test of autonomous single-temperature refrigeration equipment
Fleche Annex 12 Mandatory procedure relating to the efficiency test of autonomous multi-temperature refrigeration equipment
Fleche Annex 13 Mandatory procedure relating to the temperature maintenance test of non-autonomous single-temperature refrigeration equipment
Fleche Annex 14 Mandatory procedure relating to the temperature maintenance test of non-autonomous multi-temperature refrigeration equipment
Fleche Annex 15 Mandatory procedure relating to the temperature maintenance test of small refrigerated containers of less than 2 m3
Fleche Annex 16 Alternative protocol for the technical renewal of small containers in service
Fleche Annex 17 Mandatory procedure relating to the efficiency test of autonomous single temperature liquefied gas machines
Fleche Annex 18 Mandatory procedure relating to the efficiency test of autonomous multi-temperature liquefied gas machines

List of testing centres:

Liste des centres de tests ATP reconnus
You can find the tests centers in the maps below or see the full list with this link


     
 

Rapid Access

 
     
 

.DATAFRIG

 
 

.Leaflets and information notes

 
 

.ATP information brochure

 
 

.Link to the list of temperature recorders validated by the Ministry of Agriculture

 
     
 

News

 
     
 

December 2020
Note on the Transport and storage of CO2 refrigerated packaging in refrigerated trucks and cold rooms
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December 2020
Information note on the installation of charging sockets for pallet trucks in isothermal cells (in French)
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February 2020
Information note on the rules to be observed for the assembly of built-in refrigerated units and / or fitted with deflectors (in French)
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February 2020
Information note on the possibility of using on French territory, in vehicles copies of the original ATP certificates (in French)
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February 2019
Information note on the requests for ATP technical compliance certificates and marking of equipment (in French)
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February 2019
Information note on the marking of height loading limits (in French)
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September 2018
Information note on the calculation of wall positioning in a multitemperature equipment (in French)
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September 2018
Information note on the specific provisions for removable walls (in French)
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September 2018
Information Note on Constructive arrangements of multi-temperature equipment IR-FRC-FRC (in French) New Version
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May 2018
An engineer from Cemafroid Chairman of the CERTE subcommittee
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March 2018
Information Note on equivalence of thermal insulation (in French)
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March 2018
Information Note on Constructive arrangements of multi-temperature equipment IR-FRC-FRC (in French)
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February 2018
Brochure on how to change the refrigerant in a transport group in service (drop-in)
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November 2017
Information Note on the possibility of applying for a definitive ATP certificate before the registration of a new vehicle
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October 2017
Information Note on additional tests for multi-temperature equipment not equipped with heating system
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June 2017
A new protocol for temperature control of refrigerated food stuff during delivery / receptions
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February 2017
Information Note on ADR regulations applicable to temperature-controlled transport using cryogenic liquids and solids (in French)
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October 2016
Information Note on Procedures to be Applied for Transfers with Foreign Countries (in English)
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October 2016
Information Note on Procedures to be Applied to Prototypes under Test (in English)
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June 2016
Main law violations of the temperature-controlled carriage of perishable foodstuffs
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April 2016
DGAl (French Food administration) updates the rules for tests centers and manufacturers
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January 2016
Food - The utility of the cold chain to reduce food losses
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November 2015
Food - Reinforced controls for Christmas and New year holidays
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November 2015
Evolutions of the rules for carriage of perishable foodstuff : Returns on the update of the rules of the ATP
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September 2015
New version of ATP agreement
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September 2015
the french ministry of Agriculture established a working group on "Packaging for the transport of perishable foodstuffs" driven by Cemafroid
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May 2015
Meeting of official test stations (ATP tests) - Back on the 2015 CERTE meeting which brings together all representatives of official ATP test stations
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March 2015
Publication of the new french standard NF EN 16440-1 on test methods on refrigeration equipment for isothermal transport
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February 2015
Publication of french decree of 2 february 2015 repealing the decree of 20 July 1998 and redefining the concept of "local distribution"
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