Feb. 3, 2012: AHRI Publishes Industry Standard for Variable Frequency Drives
“What began in 2006 as a small group of members working toward a new Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute [AHRI’s predecessor organization] product section has led to a standard that will level the playing field and lead to yet another world-class AHRI certification program,” said Stephen Yurek, AHRI’s president and CEO. Yurek added that the certification program is expected to launch this summer.
Once considered a high-tech option for only the most elaborate HVACR systems, VFDs have been in the mainstream for several years, providing better efficiency with improved reliability. VFDs produce fast-rising, high frequency pulses of electrical energy to control and power motors.
The VFD section includes the following member companies: ABB; Danfoss; Emerson Climate Technologies; Honeywell; Johnson Controls; McQuay International; Schneider-Electric; and Trane.
Publication date: 01/30/2012