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AHRI Update: Launches new Twitter account

Launches AHRI Cert, a new Twitter account for AHRI certification …. and more

| | May 30, 2011 | 2:18 pm
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AHRI on Twitter

Launches AHRI Cert, a new Twitter account for AHRI certification

AHRI has announced that it is now sending tweets related to AHRI’s certification programme on Twitter. You can follow it on AHRI_Cert by signing up directly and get updates about ahridirectory.org, AHRI certification programmes and current domestic and global certification marketing efforts, says AHRI.

You can also follow AHRI on the main Twitter address, AHRI2009, to receive breaking news and updates from AHRInet.org, trade press, media outlets and information on industry initiatives. AHRI2009 is currently followed by almost 600 members, contractors, media and others, revealed AHRI.


AHRI CSS reviews standards

Approves four

AHRI revealed that its Cooling Standards Subcommittee met recently to review revisions to the following AHRI Standards and addenda:

  • AHRI Standard 1160-2008, performance rating of heat pump pool heaters
  • AHRI Standard 530-2005, rating of sound and vibration for refrigerant compressors
  • Addendum 1 to ANSI/AHRI Standard 1230-2010, performance rating of variable refrigerant flow (vrf) multi-split air conditioning and heat pump equipment
  • AHRI Standard 370-2001, sound performance rating of large air-cooled outdoor refrigerating and air conditioning equipment
  • Addendum 1 to AHRI Standard 810-2009, performance rating of automatic commercial ice makers
  • Addendum 1 to AHRI Standard 885-2008, procedure for estimating occupied space sound levels in the application of air terminals and air outlets
  • AHRI Standard 910 – 2006, performance rating of indoor pool dehumidifiers

AHRI said that the following standards were approved by CSS and will appear on the AHRI website as 2011 versions:

  • AHRI Standard 1160-2011, performance rating of heat pump pool heaters
  • AHRI standard 370-2011, sound performance rating of large air-cooled outdoor refrigerating and air conditioning equipment
  • Addendum 1 to AHRI standard 810-2009, performance rating of automatic commercial ice makers
  • Addendum 1 to AHRI standard 885-2008, procedure for estimating occupied space sound levels in the application of air terminals and air outlets

IEC Subcommittee 61D meets at AHRI HQ

Reviews technical comments regarding the updating of IEC Standard 60335-2-40

According to an announcement, the International Electrotechnical Commission’s Technical Committee 61/Subcommittee 61D gathered at AHRI headquarters from March 29 to 30. The attendees included members from Germany, Italy, Belgium, Japan, China, Denmark, South Korea, UK and the US. The Subcommittee reportedly reviewed technical comments regarding the updating of IEC Standard 60335-2-40, particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air conditioners and dehumidifiers, into version 4.2.


Public review of ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 189.2P announced

Might be used in conjunction with ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170

ASHRAE has announced an advisory public review of proposed ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 189.2P, Standard for the design, construction and operation of sustainable high-performance health care facilities.

Proposed Standard 189.2P intends to prescribe the procedures, methods, and documentation requirements for the design, construction, and operation of high performance sustainable health care facilities, the announcement said. It is anticipated that the proposed standard will be used in conjunction with ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170, which prescribes the ventilation requirements for health care facilities.

More information is available at www.ashrae.org.


AHRI Expands its Presence in China

Participates at China Refrigeration and Heating Exhibition

AHRI President and CEO Stephen Yurek led a delegation to China on April 7 to advance the association’s goals in the global policy arena. The trip coincided with the 2011 China Heating and Refrigeration Expo, which took place in Shanghai from April 7 to 9.

The 22nd Annual International Exhibition for the HVACR and the frozen food processing, packaging and storage sectors, attracted over 1,000 exhibitors from numerous countries, said the announcement, and added that it was certified by the US Foreign Commercial Service of the Department of Commerce as meeting the high standards of international trade shows. AHRI had an adjoining booth with the China Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Industry Association (CRAA) that highlighted CRAA as the official agent of AHRI Certification in China, the announcement revealed.

At the show, AHRI and CRAA reportedly hosted a seminar on AHRI’s Certification Programme, with a particular focus on the water source heat pump and ground source heat pump certification programmes, as well as the Energy Star Programme for which AHRI is now an approved certification body.


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