October 18, 2018
The Leadership Forum is just a few weeks
away. You won't want to miss this inaugural event, which will not only
offer critical, strategic industry and association information in an
interactive setting, it will also bring you closer to top-line speakers
and your colleagues through creative industry interaction events.
addition to Boxed CEO Chieh Huang and former Toronto Mayor David Miller at
our Strategic Sessions, former Marine Platoon
Commander and Nuru International Founder Jake Harriman will inspire and
encourage us with his compelling story of how he has confronted some of the
world's most daunting problems.
Breakouts, which will take place Tuesday morning, will
include discussions of sector-specific issues and the future of AHRI, as well
as an association-wide update. Join us November 11-13, 2018, at the JW
Marriott Starr Pass Resort in Tucson, Ariz. Please note the hotel cutoff date is Thursday,
October 18. After this date, reservations may be made only on a space- and
rate-available basis. Contact: Katie Nord.
The Chilled Beams product
section, in collaboration with High
Performance Buildings, will host a webcast on November 8 to review active
chilled beam basic operation principles, as well as air side regulation methods
for CAV and VAV chilled beams. The presenters, who include Nick Searle, Chief
Engineer & Sales professional at TITUS HVAC; Tom Rice, Director of Sales,
Air Quality Systems, FläktGroup SEMCO; and Erdem Kokgil, Application Engineer
Manager for Swegon North America, will discuss water side components and
humidity control options, including dew point and condensation sensing,
temperature regulation, and dehumidification. Register here.
Contact: Monica Cardenas.
Unitary Small Equipment (USE) and Unitary Large Equipment (ULE) product
sections met on October 10 at AHRI headquarters to discuss various topics
related to regulatory affairs, international affairs, external standards
organizations, statistics, and certification. Both the USE and ULE sections performed
significant work on standards leading up to this meeting and members reviewed
the progress of three standards that are nearing completion: 210/240, 340/360,
and 1380P. Members also reviewed high priority items and created a strategic
plan for the unitary sections. Contact: Ted Wayne.
On October 5, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the 2019 recognition criteria for Most Efficient categories in its ENERGY STAR program. The criteria are effective January 1, 2019, and final recognition criteria documents for the fourteen eligible product categories, HVAC narrative guide, a memorandum summarizing the requirements, and a stakeholder comment summary with EPA’s response are available on the EPA website.
In response to comments from AHRI and other stakeholders, EPA withdrew its proposal to require variable capacity (i.e., at least three stages) for ducted and ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in 2019. This leaves the 2019 Most Efficient criteria for all HVAC product categories unchanged from 2018.
staff visited SPX Flow/APV Heat Exchangers’ facility in Goldsboro, North
Carolina for training on liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers, as well as a tour
and in-depth explanation on heat exchanger design.
training was coupled with AHRI annual testing, and staff discussed the Certification
Programs and Policy (CP&P) Committee’s recent vote to include 10-50 percent concentration by volume of ethylene and propylene glycols in the LLHE program
scope. To maintain consistency across tests, when using glycol as the fluid
type, tests will only be conducted at an AHRI-approved third party laboratory.
Please contact Rupal Choksi if you are interested in hosting
AHRI staff for a training session.
Photo, left to right: Sam Kumar (SPX Flow), Rony Cherian (AHRI), Douglas Mischley (SPX Flow)
Contact: Rony Cherian.
International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committee (TC)
161, Controls and protective devices for gas and/or oil, held its fall
meetings the week of October 8 in Berlin, with U.S. delegations present.
Experts from several other member countries also were in attendance. AHRI
serves as the U.S TAG Secretary to ISO/TC 161.
meetings, it was reported the following standards were published in 2018:
also reported that the following standards have been approved and will be
other standards were reviewed and approved to move to the next stage for either
the Committee Draft stage or Draft International Standard stage. In addition, a
new Working group, WG 6, was established to focus on oil controls. The next
ISO/TC 161 meetings are scheduled for May 13-17, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. Contact:Maryline Lamborn.
has published new editions of the following standards, which are available for
free download on the AHRI website:
Standards 550/590 (I-P) and 551/590 (SI)-2018, Performance Rating of
Water-chilling and Heat Pump Water-heating Packages Using the Vapor Compression
Cycle: These new editions modify the 2015 Editions with Addendum 1 to add:
a) requirements to determine NPLV for ACCL in Table 3; b) requirements for
testing units using averaged test data in Sections 5.6.1, C3.2, C6.2.1, C7.1
and new Appendix I; c) testing requirements for units with cycling fans in
Table 12 and Section 5.7; d) requirements for publishing IPLV full-load
capacity and atmospheric pressure in Table 14; e) rounding requirements for
energy and voltage balance to Section C3.6; and f) voltage balance tolerance to
Section C188.8.131.52.5. Contact Justin Prosser for more information.
Standards 1060 (I-P) and 1061 (SI)-2018, Performance
Rating of Air-to-Air Exchangers for Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment:
The 2018 editions supersede the ANSI/AHRI Standards 1060 (I-P) and 1061
(SI)-2014 and update the standards for preparation of an ERV Software
Certification Program. Updates include changes to the Definitions Section,
transition from “Standard Rating Conditions” to “Range of Standard Rating
Conditions,” change in rating allowances, additional requirements for a
software certification program, and reworked calculations in Appendix C.
Contact Marcus Thaw
for more information.
ASHRAE has announced a call for
members to the SPC 40-2014R, Methods
of Testing for Rating Heat Operated Unitary Air Conditioning and Heat-Pump
Equipment and SPC 110-2016R, Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory
Fume Hoods, as well as a
call for comments to the following standards:
30-day Public Review/deadline: November 11, 2018
45-day Public Review/deadline: November 26, 2018
view details, refer to the recent issue of ASHRAE’s Standards Action.
Access the Public Review Drafts by visiting ASHRAE’s Standards, Research, &
Technology/Public Review Drafts web page, and following the instructions to
access the online comment database. To obtain a paper copy, contact ASHRAE. All necessary membership forms are
available here. Contact: Cesar
is pleased to welcome the following companies to its certification program:
International Committee met October 9 to review its current and future
international engagements. Bill McQuade,
Executive Director of Global Energy and Sustainability Policy at Johnson Controls,
served as Chair Pro Tem.
welcomed Ryan Ong, Director of International Business Policy from the National
Association of Manufacturers (NAM), who briefed members on and NAM’s approach
to effectively representing industry on current trade and tariff issues such as
the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports, the Section 232 tariffs on
steel/aluminum, the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), among other topics.
Nazakhtar Nikakhtar, Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis at the U.S.
Department of Commerce, discussed the Trump Administration’s strategic
direction with respect to trade/tariffs and their policy context. She also
offered to put AHRI in contact with key staff from U.S. Customs and Border
Protection (CBP) to help members address any issues with the tariff exclusion
process. AHRI will follow up with staff from Commerce and the CBP to find ways
for members to provide input on monitoring trade developments, expand supply
chain opportunities, and explore new ways to submit tariff exclusion requests.
Photo: Nazakhtar Nikakhtar (Department of Commerce).
Contact: Jim Walters.
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