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ASHRAE Public Review Process Aims to Make Stronger Standards

Nearly 40 addenda and 16 American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards and guidelines are open for public review, which allows interested parties to comment on the technical guidance contained in the documents.

By CleanLink Editorial Staff    Facilities Management   Article Use Policy

Nearly 40 addenda and 16 American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) standards and guidelines are open for public review, which allows interested parties to comment on the technical guidance contained in the documents.

“Through the public review process, it is possible for anyone to provide input,” says Hugh McMillan, chair of ASHRAE Technology Council, which oversees standard development. “By opening the process to all interested parties during the public review period, it is hoped that through consensus, a final standard is published that has been rigorously examined, questioned and defended.  ASHRAE standards are strengthened by virtue of having been through this process.”

Proposed ASHRAE standards guidelines and addenda to standards are available only during public review periods.

Addenda to the following standards are open for comment:

- ASHRAE Guideline 13-2000, Specifying Direct Digital Control Systems
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2007, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2007, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2007, Method of Test (MOT) General Ventilation Air-Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality
- ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007, Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2007, Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2004, BACnet – A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2003, MOT for Conformance to BACnet

Standards and guidelines that are open for review are:

- ASHRAE Guideline 8-1994, Energy Cost Allocation for Multi-Occupancy Residential Buildings
- ASHRAE Standard 17-1998R, MOT Capacity of Thermostatic Refrigerant Expansion Valves
- ASHRAE Standard 22-2003R, MOT for Rating Water-Cooled Refrigerant Condensers
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 63.1-1995, MOT Liquid Line Refrigerant Driers
- ASHRAE 78-1985R, MOT Flow Capacity of Suction Line Filters and Filter-Driers
- ASHRAE Standard 87.1-1992, MOT Fan Vibration, Blade Vibration and Critical Speeds
- ANSI/ASHRAE 87.2-2002, In-Situ MOT Propeller Fans for Reliability
- ASHRAE Standard 97-1999R, Sealed Glass Tube MOT the Chemical Stability of Materials for Use Within Refrigerant Systems
- ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 117-2002, MOT Closed Refrigerators
- ASHRAE Standard 118.1-2003R, MOT for Rating Commercial Gas, Electric and Oil Service Water Heating Equipment
- ASHRAE Standard 127-2001R, MOT for Rating Computer and Data Processing Room Unitary Air Conditioners
- ASHRAE Standard 129-1997R, Measuring Air-Change Effectiveness
- ASHRAE Standard 130-1996R, MOT Air Terminal Units
- ASHRAE Standard 143-2000R, MOT for Rating Indirect Evaporative Coolers
- ASHRAE Standard 164P, MOT for Central System Humidifiers for Residential Applications
- ASHRAE/ACCA 180P, Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial Building HVAC Systems


posted on 3/29/2007



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