AHRI's membership is divided into four broad groups called Industry Sectors, each overseen by a Leadership Council. The Sector scope, membership, and related standards and certification programs are listed below.
Refrigeration Sector Scope
Equipment designed and used in refrigeration applications. Equipment includes, but is not limited to, both open and closed type storage and display refrigerators, freezers, refrigerators/freezers, walk-in refrigerators, walk-in freezers, commercial unit coolers, condensing units, air-cooled/evaporative condensers, remote condensers, blast coolers/freezers, and packaged refrigeration units. All types of mechanical refrigeration systems designed for installation in Railway freight cars, trucks and trailers and U.S. Domestic (demountable truck body) containers over 64 square feet floor area. Automatic ice makers, ice storage bins, ice dispensers of all sizes, and all combination ice machines, including combination ice machines and beverage dispensers, sold for use in commercial applications.
The sector also includes companies that manufacture chemical compounds that have significant applications in conjunction with the manufacture, operation, or service of air conditioning and refrigeration equipment, and containers and equipment used to transport, store, or process these chemicals or who reclaim recovered refrigerants to the AHRI purity specifications. Compressors and compressor units designed for HVACR equipment and building systems, Controllers and auxiliary control devices, which are primarily designed to aid in unattended operation, energy efficiency, electric utility demand reduction, cloud connectivity, fault detection and diagnosis, cybersecurity or safety in the operation of components of comfort conditioning equipment, commercial and industrial refrigeration equipment and Air and combustion gas moving devices, consisting of impellers, motors, and associated components, produced for other manufacturers in the air-conditioning, heating, and refrigeration industry.
Specifically excluded are parts, components, or products included within the scope of other AHRI product sectors, and equipment designed specifically for:
- Medical, scientific, or research purposes
- Telecommunications and switchgear
- Direct expansion application using refrigerants classified as B2 and B3 in ASHRAE Standard 34
The Refrigeration Sector includes both products and components.