Seeking harmony on compressor standards
USA/EUROPE: Two of the leading US and European associations are seeking to harmonise compressor performance ratings and testing standards.
Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding last year, the US Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) and the European refrigeration component manufacturers group ASERCOM have been meeting regularly on a number of topics over the last 12 months.
In particular they have been looking to develop a common understanding of compressor performance uncertainties and the rating of refrigerants with glide. A working group is said to be drafting a technical white paper on compressor performance measurement uncertainty, inter-lab reproducibility, manufacturing and product variation, and model generation and curve fitting. It is said that the white paper also will explore test versus actual operating conditions.
ASERCOM and AHRI to co-operate – February 15, 2015
FRANCE: ASERCOM has signed a memorandum of understanding with the US body AHRI to co-operate in regulatory, standards, and certification activities. Read more…