Nov. 14, 2013: AHRI Launches Certification Programs for VFDs and Datacom Cooling
AHRI Manages 40 Performance Certification Programs for HVACR and Water Heating Products
“AHRI manages 40 performance certification programs for HVACR and water heating products,” said Bill Tritsis, AHRI vice president of certification. “We are excited to introduce these new programs to meet increasing demand for independent performance verification for these products.”
VFDs produce fast-rising, high frequency pulses of electrical energy to control and power motors. The equipment in this program is rated and tested in accordance with ANSI/AHRI Standard 1210, Performance Rating of Variable Frequency Drives. 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.
Datacom cooling equipment is used to remove the substantial heat generated in computer rooms and data centers. Equipment in the program will be rated in accordance with AHRI Standard 1360, Performance Rating of Computer and Data Processing Room Air Conditioners. AHRI is currently soliciting quotes for laboratory testing and expects to launch the program in January 2014.
Manufacturers interested in joining the VFD program may contact Rupal Choksi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Those interested in joining the Datacom Cooling program may contact Richie Mohan at email@example.com. Performance data for certified products will be available in the AHRI Directory of Certified Product Performance (www.ahridirectory.org).
Publication date: 11/11/2013