AHRI 560: Performance Rating of Water-cooled Lithium Bromide Absorption Water-chilling and Water-heating Packages

Standard Scope

This standard establishes definitions, test requirements, rating requirements, minimum data requirements for published ratings, marking and nameplate data, and conformance conditions for water-cooled lithium bromide absorption water-chilling and water-heating packages.

AHRI Standard 560 applies to lithium bromide water-cooled single-effect steam and hot water operated water-chilling units, water-cooled double-effect steam and hot water operated water-chilling units, and double-effect direct-fired (natural gas, oil, LP gas) water-chilling/heating units. Water is the refrigerant and LiBr (lithium bromide) the absorbent. See definitions in Section 3.


This standard does not apply to heat pump applications, exhaust gas fired applications, and non-standard units.

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