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ASHRAE membership is open to any person associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning or refrigeration. ASHRAE is unique because its membership is drawn from a wide range of disciplines relating to the HVAC&R field. Approximately 51,000 individuals from more than 100 nations belong to the Society.

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ASHRAE Research – Current Refrigeration Related Research

ASHRAE Research Program – See Research for more information and details on specific projects.

Active Projects related to refrigeration:

  • 1316-RP - Experimental Evaluation of the Heat Transfer Impacts of Tube Pitch in a Highly Enhanced Surface Tube Bundle (TC 8.5)
  • 1320-RP - The Impact of Household Refrigerator Storage Conditions on Shelf-Life of Fruits and Vegetables (TC 8.9)
  • 1327-RP - Flow Regime and Pressure Drop Determination for Two-phase Ammonia Upward Flow in Various Riser Sizes (TC 10.3)
  • 1345-RP - Waterside Fouling Performance of Brazed-Plate Type Condensers in Cooling Tower Applications  (TC 8.5)
  • 1356-RP - Methodology to Measure Thermal Performance of Pipe Insulation at Below-Ambient Temperatures (TC 1.8)
  • 1409-RP - Stability of Candidate Lubricants for CO2 Refrigeration (TC 3.2)
  • 1444-RP – Experimental Evaluation of Two Phase Pressure Drops and Flow Patterns in U-Bends for R-134a, R-410A and Ammonia (TC 1.3)
  • 1467-RP - Balancing Latent Heat Load between Display Cases and Store Comfort Cooling (TC 10.7)
  • 1472-RP - Experimental Validation of Modeling Tools for Mixed Gas Refrigeration Cycles (TC 10.4)
  • 1476-RP - Woven Compressor Enabling Economic and Scalable R718 Chillers – Phase 1: Proof of Concept (TC 8.2)
  • 1507-RP - Binary Refrigerant Flame Boundary Concentrations   (TC 3.1)
  • 1580-RP – Study of the Input Parameters for Risk Assessment of 2L Flammable Refrigerants in Residential Air Conditioning and Small Commercial Refrigeration Applications (TC 3.1)
  • 1583-RP - Assessment of Burning Velocity Test Methods   (TC 3.1)
  • 1589-RP - Effects of Fin Design on Frost and Defrost Thermal Performances of Micro-channel Heat Exchangers (TC 8.4)

Recently completed projects related to refrigeration:

  • 1270-RP – Performance Characterization of Selected Refrigerants in Flat Plate Micro-scale Condensers (TC 1.3)
  • 1280-RP, Measurement and Evaluation of Single Phase Heat Transfer and Pressure Drop inside Enhanced Tubes for Transition Flow (TC 1.3)
  • 1352-RP – Evaporation in Flooded Corrugated Plate Heat Exchangers with Ammonia and Ammonia/Miscible Oil  (TC 1.3)
  • 1394-RP –Study of Carbon Dioxide Condensation in Chevron Angle Plate Geometry Exchanger (8.5)
  • 1402-RP – Comparison of Vertical Display Cases (TC 10.7)
  • 1484-RP - Energy and Performance of Secondary Coolant Low-Temperature Refrigeration Systems

There are 14 refrigeration-related research projects in latest Research Implementation Plan:

  • 1410-TRP – Effect of System Chemicals towards the Breakdown of Lubricants and Refrigerants (TC 3.2)
  • 1462-TRP – Active Mechanisms for Enhancing Heat and Mass Transfer in Sorption Fluids TC 8.3)
  • 1495-TRP – Effect of Lubrication on the Distribution of Water Between the Vapor and Liquid Phases of Refrigerants (TC 3.3)
  • 1535-TRP - A Heat Transfer and Friction Factor Correlation for Low Air-Side Reynolds Number Applications of Compact Heat Exchangers (TC 8.4)
  • 1556-TRP – Characterization of Liquid Refrigerant Flow Emerging from a Flooded Evaporator Tube Bundle (TC  1.3)
  • 1564-TRP -  Measurement of Oil Retention in the Micro-channel Heat Exchanger (TC 8.4)
  • 1584-TRP – Assessment of Alternative Approaches to Predicting the Burning Velocity of a Refrigerant (TC 3.1)
  • 1602-TRP – Thermal-Fluid Behavior of Mixed Refrigerants for Cryogenic Applications (TC 10.4)
  • 1434-WS – Refrigerated Facilities Doorway Infiltration Air Energy Reduction (TC 10.7)
  • 1513-WS -  Liquid/Vapor Separating Velocities for Industrial Refrigeration Systems (TC 10.3)
  • 1514-WS – Development of a Design Guide for System Integration of Thermal Energy (TC 10.10)
  • 1577-RTAR – Tube-to-Tube Conduction Effects in Finned Tube Heat Exchangers (TC 8.4)
  • 1628-RTAR – Physical Properties Measurements of HFO-1234yf / Lubricant Mixtures  (TC 3.4)
  • 1634-RTAR – Guide for Sustainable Refrigerated Facilities and Refrigeration Systems (REF)