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.
Challenge Aims to Inform Legislators of AHRI Members' Contributions
March 16, 2015
The challenge is intended to inform legislators about the contributions AHRI member companies make to the American economy and to increase applicants to the Rees scholarship program, which was created to assist with the recruitment and retention of qualified HVACR and water heating technicians.
Year-to-Date Total Combined Shipments Rise 11.1 Percent
February 19, 2015
United States shipments of central air conditioners and air-source heat pumps totaled 461,835 units in December 2014, up 50.9 percent from 306,141 units shipped in December 2013, according to the latest statistics from the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI).
Company Completed 99.5 Percent of Testing on First Samples
February 17, 2015
Intertek is reporting high completion rates for the 2014 tests assigned to it for the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) Certification Programs. Over the course of the year, Intertek completed 2,757 total tests on HVAC products and completed 99.5 percent of testing on first samples.
AHRI Standards 1240 (I-P) and 1241 (SI), Performance Rating of Active Chilled Beams, Have Been Published
February 6, 2015
The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has announced a new certification program for active chilled beams. AHRI said the Active Chilled Beams (ACB) program is its 44th performance certification program for the HVACR and water heating industry.