ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) has formed a new product section to represent unitary ductless equipment.

"This is an exciting opportunity to bring together manufacturers of ductless equipment to ensure that approved standards are maintained and that a dialogue among industry leaders is established" stated Henry Hwong, ARI's director of Product Sections.

"ARI's reputation in establishing industry standards and upholding the industry's integrity is well known. The commitment from companies joining the newly established ARI product section further demonstrates those commitments," said Thomas White of Carrier Corp. White serves as chairman of the new section.

Other corporate members of the product section include: Daikin Industries Ltd., Enviromaster International, Eubank Manufacturing Enterprises Inc., Friedrich Air Conditioning Co., Fujitsu General America, Goodman Manufacturing Corp., LG Electronics U.S.A. Inc., Lennox International Inc., Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA Inc., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., Sanyo Fisher (USA) Corp., and Trane.

Equipment covered by the new product section is ductless-split air conditioner and heat pump systems with cooling and heating capacities for outdoor units from 5,000 Btuh to 300,000 Btuh and indoor units from 5,000 Btuh to 60,000 Btuh.

For more information on this new section, contact Hwong at 703-600-0323 or

Publication date: 12/13/2004