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Comments sought on new EER levels for Saudi Arabia’s window air conditioning and mini-split systems

| | Jul 18, 2012 | 10:56 pm
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Comments sought on new EER levels for Saudi Arabia’s window air conditioning and mini-split systems

AMAD, a Saudi Arabia-based organisation comprising specialists in engineering, industry, and IT, for Technical Consultation and Laboratories and the Proctor Engineering Group, has published a report that recommends new EER minimum efficiency ratings for window and mini split air conditioning systems.

The proposed ratings, at T1 and T3 conditions, could go into effect as early as 2014, if accepted by the Saudi Standards and Meteorology Organisation (SASO) and the Ministry of Energy and Commerce, the report said

The report, sponsored by the Ministry of Electricity and Water, will be discussed at a July 28 workshop in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, at 21:30, at the Ministry of Water and Electricity, in the Meeting Room of HE Minister of Water and Electricity, King Fahd Road, the AHRI alert said, and added that stakeholders were invited to submit comments on the proposed ratings via e-mail in advance in time for the workshop.

The AHRI news alert also pointed out that the Saudi Ministry of Minerals and Petroleum is also developing minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) for equipment that include window and mini split air conditioning systems. AHRI said that it does not know how/if the projects were related, but would alert its members if any new information became available.

The proposed changes in standards are below:

AHRI has advised anyone needing more information to contact Jim Walters at: jwalters@ahrinet.org.


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