ASHRAE is pleased to solicit proposals for six new research projects and one re-bid project. The research project titles are listed below.
In all cases, electronic proposal must be in the hands of the ASHRAE MORTS by 8 A.M. EST, Thursday, December 15, 2016.
NO EXTENSIONS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
The projects are scheduled to begin April 1, 2017 or later.
**Prior to preparing a proposal, please review the sample ASHRAE Research Agreement and General Conditions found on the Research page of the ASHRAE website. If your contracting officer cannot accept this Agreement, please contact us prior to bidding.
Copies of requests-for-proposal (RFPs) are linked to the title list and may be downloaded or printed from this site.
Please give this announcement wide and prompt distribution to all interested researchers within your organization.
1573-TRP, Determination of Suitable Replacement for SF6 When Used As a Tracer Gas In Accordance With ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 110; Responsible Committee: TC 9.10, (Laboratory Systems) ); Co-sponsoring Committee: TC 5.8, (Industrial Ventilation)
1614-TRP rebid, Developing a Test Method to Determine the Effectiveness of UVC Systems on Commercial Cooking Effluent; Responsible Committee: TC 5.10, (Kitchen Ventilation)
1661-TRP, Development of Near-Optimal Control Sequence for Chiller Plants with Water Side Economizer using Dynamic Models; Responsible Committee: TC 4.7, (Energy Calculation); Co-sponsoring Committee(s): TC 7.5, (Smart Building Systems) and TC 1.4, (Control Theory and Application)
1719-TRP, Design Guide for Cool Thermal Storage – Update/Revision; Responsible Committee: TC 6.9, (Thermal Storage)
1721-TRP, Oil Return and Retention in Unitary Split System Gas Lines with HFC and HFO Refrigerants; Responsible Committee: TC 8.11, (Unitary and Room Air Conditioners and Heat Humps); Co-sponsoring Committee: TC 10.3 (Refrigerant Piping, Controls and Accessories) and TC 3.4, (Lubrication)
1734-TRP, Reproducing a Representative Urban Atmospheric Aerosol Distribution at High Concentration in the Laboratory for Air Filter Ageing to be used in ASHRAE GPC 35P for Determining the Energy Consumption Caused by Air Filters; Responsible Committee: TC 2.4, (Particulate Air Contaminants and Particulate Contaminant Removal Equipment); Co-Sponsoring Committee: SSPC 52, (Method of Testing General Ventilation Air Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size)
1785-TRP, Experimental Validation of Refrigerant Charge Models in Coils for Residential Split Systems; Responsible Committee: TC 8.11, (Unitary and Room Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps); Co-sponsoring Committee(s): TC 8.4, (Air-to-Refrigerate Het Transfer Equipment) and TC 6.3, (Central Forced Air Heating and Cooling Systems)
SPECIAL! Solicitation for Expedited Flammable Refrigerant Research
1806-TRP, Flammable Refrigerants Post-Ignition Simulation and Risk Assessment Update – Status: Bidding now. All 1806-TRP Bids due 11/14/16
1807-TRP, Guidelines for Flammable Refrigerant Handling, Transporting, Storing and Equipment Servicing, Installation and Dismantling
Est. Cost: $800k, Duration: 12 months
: Bidding now.
All 1807-TRP Bids due 12/15/16
: $80k, Duration
: 6 months
These Research Project Final Reports document the results of the research project, and are approved by the sponsoring Technical Committee. ASHRAE members have free access through the Members-Only Research Projects Final Reports site. Non-members can purchase and download individual Research Reports for $30 each through ASHRAE's Online Bookstore.
Please contact the Manager of Research and Technical Services, Mike Vaughn, at firstname.lastname@example.org if you cannot find the report you are looking for below. Additional reports are available in hardcopy form only for $30 plus shipping and handling.
The official record of research presented at ASHRAE's Annual and Winter Conferences is ASHRAE Transactions
Comprehensive reporting on original research of lasting value is published in Science and Technology for the Built Environment
, a bimonthly journal.