April 28, 2016
Next week, AHRI
will host its Spring
Meeting at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, Va., May 2-4. The program of events
is now available here. Keynote Speaker Daniel
Meckstroth, Ph.D. (pictured), from the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity
and Innovations (MAPI), will present a new analysis from MAPI on the U.S.
manufacturing sector. In addition, at the General Session later that day, AHRI
staff will present on the coming changes in the refrigerant landscape.
added benefit, AHRI has developed an event mobile app for the meeting. It is
available on any portable device and is accessible directly from the AHRI app,
which is available to download by clicking here.
Users have access to meeting schedules, maps, information about speakers, and
other resources. Registered AHRI members received logins on April 19 and 28. Logins
allow access to executive session agendas; open session agendas are accessible
under the corresponding product section meetings in the Schedule tab. Users are
encouraged to utilize this tutorial, which highlights all of the app's
features. Contact: Nicole Snyder.
The 2017 AHR Expo, scheduled for January 30 –
February 1 in Las Vegas, promises to be the biggest and best AHR Expo in
history. Don’t miss your opportunity to be part of the show that has become the
international gathering place for our industry. With some 60,000 people
expected to peruse as many 500,000 square feet of exhibit space, this will be
an ideal place for your company to showcase its latest technology and
innovation to a global audience. Contact: Francis
5, Intertek will host a free webinar at 10 a.m. EDT covering the requirements
of the new G Mark scheme for the Middle East. The webinar will review the
overall requirement of the G Mark scheme, list products included in the scope,
outline the process for certification, and explain how to build a technical file
(a critical requirement of component certification). Click here to register for
pleased to welcome new members Direct
Coil, Inc. (Air Conditioning & Heat Transfer and Commercial Refrigeration),
and AHT Cooling Systems USA (Commercial Refrigeration). Contact: Freshta Rosario.
added 3 points to its category-leading total of 33 points with visits to the
Center for Employment Training in Redlands, Ariz.; Cochise College in Sierra
Vista, Ariz.; and Southwest Illinois College in Belleville, Ill. Another school
contender, Carel USA, brought its total to three points when it attended the
Southeastern Refrigerating Engineers & Technicians Association (RETA)
Chapter Expo at Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology in Lancaster, Pa., where
representatives spoke to industry professionals and students about technical
topics. Greenheck Fan Corporation joined the school side of the competition
this week when it hosted 22 students from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
at its facility in Schofield, Wis. Greenheck helped students gain a better
understanding of the industry and its career opportunities. On the legislative
side, Daikin has nine points after a meeting with the office of Sen. John
Cornyn (R-Texas). Ingersoll Rand still leads the multi-state legislative visit
category with 36 points.
Pictured, clockwise: (1) Al Bianco
of Danfoss, left, with HVAC Instructor Mark Vernon at Cochise College, (2) Bryan
Armstrong of Carel USA, right, with HVACR Instructor Matt Gote, (3) Students
during a visit to Greenheck’s facility.
Chairman’s Challenge is designed to support the current chairman’s goals for
the association. Contestants are competing for Legislative Visit and School
Visit awards in two categories: multi-state and single-state. The company in
each category with the most points accumulated between November 15, 2015, and
October 31, 2016, will receive awards at the 2016 AHRI Annual Meeting. Visit
the Chairman’s Challenge webpage to submit an entry, review the new
rules for 2016, read helpful FAQs, and access members-only Legislative Visit
and School Visit Toolkits. Contact: Monica
On April 25-26, the
Ductless Equipment Engineering Committee’s Technical Committee (EC TC) met at
the Intertek Testing Services facility in Plano, Texas, to continue updating AHRI
Standard 1230-2010, Performance Rating of Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF)
Multi-Split Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment. In addition to AHRI
members, representatives from Intertek and the Department of Energy also
participated in the revision process. Revisions include harmonizing the
standards with updates made to AHRI Standards 210/240 and 340/360, as well as
reviewing its test procedure and definitions. The next meeting of the Ductless
EC TC is scheduled for May 11, and the section expects to finish updating the
standard by the end of 2016. Contact: Richie Mohan.
invites comments on ASHRAE Standard
16-1983(RA 2014) R, Method of Testing for
Rating Room Air Conditioners, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged
Terminal Heat Pumps for Cooling and Heating Capacity. This standard prescribes
test methods for determining the cooling and heating capacity of room air
conditioners and packaged terminal equipment.
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.
Contact: Michael Woodford.
pleased to welcome the following new certification participants:
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