Newsline

UL Location Increasing Testing Capacity

March 26, 2007
/ Print / Reprints /
ShareMore
/ Text Size+

PLANO, Texas - Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is adding new testing capabilities to its HVACR testing facility in Plano, Texas. The facility, which now consists of two testing chambers, will soon include a third chamber, increasing UL’s capacity to test air-cooled units from 25 tons to 30 tons. The facility will also be adding water-source testing of heat pumps and fan coils for HVAC equipment. The new testing capability and additional chamber are scheduled to be ready by April 1, 2007.

In December 2006, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced a final rule establishing new test procedures to determine the energy efficiency of certain residential appliances and commercial equipment. As required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005, the new rule mandates test procedures on items such as unit heaters, commercial package air conditioning and heating equipment, and commercial refrigerators. The 16,000-square-foot testing facility’s primary function is energy-efficiency testing of HVACR equipment.

“UL is expanding its energy-efficiency testing to help its HVAC customers comply with stricter energy-efficiency mandates,” said Todd Lumpkin, industry manager for HVAC, appliances, and lighting in North America. “As a dedicated compliance partner, UL also continues to provide customers with guidance on new standards or mandates that will have an effect on HVACR products in the future.”

For more information, visit www.ul.com.

Publication date: 03/26/2007

Did you enjoy this article? Click here to subscribe to The NEWS Magazine

You must login or register in order to post a comment.

Multimedia

Videos

Image Galleries

2014 MCAA Annual Convention

Scenes from the 2014 MCAA Annual Convention in Scottsdale, Ariz.

Podcasts

NEWSmakers: Julian Scadden

Training is an ongoing process. Julian will discuss how you can generate maximum return on time and energy invested training by following a three part process. Listen to this podcast to get expert tips on training, tracking and follow up. 

More Podcasts

ACHRNEWS

NEWS 04-21-14 cover

2014 April 21

Check out the weekly edition of The NEWS today!

Table Of Contents Subscribe

SERVICE CALLS POLL

Which statement on service calls best applies to your business?
View Results Poll Archive

HVACR INDUSTRY STORE

plumbing-hvac.gif
2014 National Plumbing & HVAC Estimator

Every plumbing and HVAC estimator can use the cost estimates in this practical manual!

More Products

Clear Seas Research

 

Clear Seas ResearchWith access to over one million professionals and more than 60 industry-specific publications, Clear Seas Research offers relevant insights from those who know your industry best. Let us customize a market research solution that exceeds your marketing goals.

DON'T MISS A THING

Magazine image
 
Register today for complete access to ACHRNews.com. Get full access to the latest features, Extra Edition, and more.

STAY CONNECTED

facebook icontwitter iconyoutube iconLinkedIn i con