AHRI petitioned for review of the new energy efficiency standards in August 2014
July 30, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) today announced that a settlement has been reached in litigation that it brought against the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) challenging DOE’s final rule, issued June 3, 2014, setting energy efficiency standards for commercial walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF).
Final rules recognize AHRI’s recommendations for certain unitary products, heat pumps, water heaters, and PTACs
July 7, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) applauded two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) final rules that adopt ASHRAE 90.1 efficiency levels for three-phase unitary products less than 65,000 Btuh, water-source heat pumps, commercial oil-fired storage water heaters, and packaged terminal air conditioners (PTACs).
The HFC management workshop and Open-Ended Working Group meetings are an opportunity to present technical information relevant to HFCs, such as high-ambient temperature performance, safety requirements, and energy efficiency, and to provide a forum to discuss potential obstacles to an HFC phasedown.
Color Scheme Examined as More Refrigerants Enter Market
May 25, 2015
The Chemicals and Refrigerant Reclaimers Product Section of AHRI is conducting a survey to determine the needs of the market regarding refrigerant labeling and the current color scheme for refrigerant containers as more refrigerants are approved for use.
In the evolving world of refrigerants, the HVACR industry is preparing for the inclusion of mildly flammable or flammable refrigerants in an increasing number of applications. But the expanded use of these refrigerants won’t happen overnight, as there is a multistep approval process they must undergo to be approved for new applications.
Will Help the Industry Understand the Comparative Risk of Using 2L Refrigerants
April 13, 2015
The Research and Technology (R&T) Committee of the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has established a Flammable Refrigerants Subcommittee that will seek to develop a set of application requirements for the use of ASHRAE-designated 2L, or mildly flammable, refrigerants.