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AHRI Launches Two New Certification Programs


ARLINGTON, Va. — The Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has launched two new certification programs: Central Station Air-handling Unit Casings (AHUC) and Liquid-to-Liquid Brazed & Fusion Bonded Plate Heat Exchangers (LLBF).

The two new programs join AHRI's 41 other programs, all of which verify the performance ratings for more than 40 product categories via random selection and annual testing at third-party laboratories.

AHRI Standards 1350 (I-P) and 1351 (SI), Mechanical Performance Rating of Central Station Air-handling Unit Casings, were published this week, and will serve as the rating standards for the new AHUC certification program. When paired with AHRI's existing Central Station Air-handling Unit Supply Fan, Forced Circulation Air-cooling & Air-heating Coils, and Air-to-Air Energy Recovery Ventilators certification programs, the new program can help ensure the overall performance of an air-handling unit.

Products tested in the LLBF certification program are rated to AHRI Standard 400, Liquid-to-Liquid Heat Exchangers, and applies to production models of brazed and fusion bonded plate-type heat exchangers with heat duty up to 16 million Btu/h and flow rates up to 1,200 GPM, utilizing water and/or sea water as fluids and utilized in heating, cooling, and district energy HVAC applications.

As with its gasketed plate-type liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger program, AHRI will offer specification sheet verification for this program, providing an additional layer of performance reliability.

The AHRI Product Performance Certification Programs are voluntary programs, administered and governed by AHRI, which ensures that various types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, and water heating equipment perform according to manufacturers' published claims.

For additional information, visit www.ahrinet.org.