HVACR Industry Guidelines

AHRI Guideline A: Energy Management Systems and Lo

Program Scope
This provides general precautionary guidelines for customers, building owners, and others that install energy management systems (EMS) as add-on after market applications to refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment. Free Download: AHRI Guideline A-2008
© 2008, by Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline B: Roof Mounted Outdoor Air-Conditi

Program Scope
This document establishes guidelines for the installation of roof mounted outdoor air-conditioner equipment and sets forth good construction practices covering curb and roof penetrations and sealings. This guideline is a joint publication with the Sheet Metal and Air-Conditioning Contractors' National Association, Inc. (SMACNA). Free Download: AHRI Guideline B-1997
© 1997, by Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute
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AHRI Guideline E: Fouling Factors: A Survey of Their Application in Today's Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Industry (1997)

Program Scope
This guideline addresses the influence of fouling of heat transfer surfaces as it affects water-chilling evaporators and water-cooled condensers. It describes fouling factor allowances applied to centrifugal and rotary screw water chilling packages, positive displacement compressor water chilling packages, as well as absorption water chilling and water heating packages in ARI Standards 550/590 and 560. Free Download: AHRI Guideline E-1997
©1997, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline F: Selection, Installation and Servicing of Residential Humidifiers (2008)

Program Scope
This guideline provides sizing, selection, installation, and servicing recommendations for central system (furnace-mounted) humidifiers and for self-contained humidifiers, installed in residential and small commercial applications. Free Download: AHRI Guideline F-2008
©2008, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline G (I-P)-2011, Mechanical Balance of Fans and Blowers

Program Scope
This guideline applies specifically to system vibration and mechanical balancing as related to fans and blowers. The principles presented, however, can be generally applied to many rotating components. Free Download: AHRI Guideline G (I-P)-2011
©2011, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline G (SI)-2011, Mechanical Balance of Fans and Blowers

Program Scope
This guideline applies specifically to system vibration and mechanical balancing as related to fans and blowers. The principles presented, however, can be generally applied to many rotating components. Free Download: AHRI Guideline G (SI)-2011
©2011, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline K: Containers for Recovered Non-Flammable Fluorocarbon Refrigerants (2009)

Product Scope This guideline applies to cylinders with a maximum service pressure of 400 psig and ton containers with a service pressure of 500 psig for the receipt, storage and transportation of recovered non-flammable fluorocarbon refrigerants. Free Download: AHRI Guideline K-2009
©2009, by Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline N-2014: Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors

Program Scope

This guideline publishes industry accepted, refrigerant specific color assignments for refrigerant containers and provides procedures for chemical producers to request color assignments for new refrigerants that are produced in significant quantities.

Free Download: AHRI Guideline N-2014: Assignment of Refrigerant Container Colors

©2014, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline Q-2010: Content Recovery and Proper Recycling of Refrigerant Cylinders

Program Scope
This guideline is applicable to all Department of Transportation (DOT) Non-Refillable and Refillable Fluorocarbon Refrigerant Cylinders, as defined in Section 3, having water capacity greater than 8 pounds, used to transport refrigerants sold in the United States. Free Download: AHRI Guideline Q-2010
©2010, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline T (I-P)-2013, Specifying the Thermal Performance of Cool Storage Equipment


Program Scope

The purpose of this guideline is to establish for cool storage equipment, the minimum information required for: (1) user specified application requirements, and (2) supplier specified thermal performance data.

Free Download: AHRI Guideline T (I-P)-2013

© 2002, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute
 

 

 

AHRI Guideline T (SI)-2013, Specifying the Thermal Performance of Cool Storage Equipment

Program Scope
The purpose of this guideline is to establish for cool storage equipment, the minimum information required for: (1) user specified application requirements, and (2) supplier specified thermal performance data. Free Download: AHRI Guideline T (SI)-2013
©2002, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline V (I-P)-2011: Calculating the Efficiency of Energy Recovery Ventilation and Its Effect on Efficiency and Sizing of Building HVAC Systems

Program Scope
The purpose of this guideline is to establish a method of calculating the energy efficiency of applied Energy Recovery Ventilation components and of heating, ventilating, and/or air-conditioning systems utilizing such components at selected operating conditions. It also provides guidance on proper sizing of cooling and heating equipment when such energy recovery components are applied. Free Download: AHRI Guideline V (I-P)-2011
© 2011, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline V (SI)-2011: Calculating the Efficiency of Energy Recovery Ventilation and Its Effect on Efficiency and Sizing of Building HVAC Systems

Program Scope The purpose of this guideline is to establish a method of calculating the energy efficiency of applied Energy Recovery Ventilation components and of heating, ventilating, and/or air-conditioning systems utilizing such components at selected operating conditions. It also provides guidance on proper sizing of cooling and heating equipment when such energy recovery components are applied. Free Download: AHRI Guideline V (SI)-2011
© 2011, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline W (I-P)-2014: Selecting, Sizing, & Specifying Packaged Air-To-Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment

Program Scope
This guideline provides information to support the application of Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment (AAERVE). This guideline supports AAERVE that is manufactured using Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers (energy recovery components) rated in accordance with AHRI Standard 1060 (I-P). These energy recovery components include Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers, Plate Heat Exchangers, and Rotary Heat Exchangers.

Free Download: AHRI Guideline W (I-P)-2014

©2014, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline W (SI)-2014: Selecting, Sizing, & Specifying Packaged Air-To-Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment

Program Scope
This guideline provides information to support the application of Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment (AAERVE). This guideline supports AAERVE that is manufactured using Air-to-Air Heat Exchangers (energy recovery components) rated in accordance with AHRI Standard 1061 (SI). These energy recovery components include Heat Pipe Heat Exchangers, Plate Heat Exchangers, and Rotary Heat Exchangers.

Free Download: AHRI Guideline W (SI)-2014

©2014, by Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute

 

AHRI Guideline X-2009: Induced Draft Furnace Heat Exchanger Inspection

Program Scope
This guideline applies to the inspection of induced draft furnace heat exchangers. Free Download: AHRI Guideline X-2009
©2009, by Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute