Standard Active Last Updated: Mar 26, 2020
ASTM F1604-15(2020)e1

Standard Specification for Freezers, Ice Cream, Soft Serve, Shake


This specification covers the design, performance, and certification requirements pertinent to the construction of commercial ice cream, soft serve, and shake freezers that freeze and dispense frozen products (dairy, yogurt, custard, etc.) on a continuous basis. The ice cream freezers are classified into types according to frozen product produced, groups according to number of cylinders, styles according to mountability, classes according to condenser type, and grades freezing mechanism, as follows: Type Isoft-serve freezer; Type IIshake freezer; and Type IIIcombination soft-serve and shake freezer; Group 1one freezing cylinder; Group 2two freezing cylinders; Group 3three freezing cylinders; and Group 4four freezing cylinders; Style 1floor mounted; and Style 2countertop; Class 1air-cooled condenser; Class 2liquid-cooled condenser; and Class 3remote air-cooled condenser; Grade 1conventional nonheat-treatment freezer; and Grade 2heat-treatment freezer. The freezers shall conform to electrical, steel fabrication, lubrication, interchangeability, refrigerant, insulation, and other performance and operational requirements, and should function satisfactorily as specified.


1.1 This specification covers commercial ice cream, soft serve, and shake freezers, which freeze and dispense frozen product (dairy, yogurt, custard, etc.) on a continuous basis. Included in this specification are conventional and heat-treatment freezers.

1.2 Equipment covered under this specification may contain a substance (or be manufactured with a substance) that harms public health and environment by destroying ozone in the upper atmosphere. This specification does not purport to address environmental regulations. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to comply with environmental regulations (see 7.5).

1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

1.5 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.

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Book of Standards Volume: 15.12
Developed by Subcommittee: F26.03
Pages: 6
DOI: 10.1520/F1604-15R20E01
ICS Code: 97.040.30