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Titles, Purposes and Scopes

III. Titles, Purposes and Scopes, March 2014

Guidelines
Guideline 0-2013
SGPC 0
Guideline 0.2P
Guideline 1.1-2007
GPC 1.1-2007R
GPC 1.2P
GPC 1.3P
GPC 1.4P
Guideline 1.5-2012
Guideline 2-2010 (RA 2014)
Guideline 4-2008 (RA13)
Guideline 6-2008
GPC 6-2008R
Guideline 10-2011
SGPC 10
Guideline 11-2009
GPC 11-2009R
Guideline 12-2000
GPC 12-2000R
Guideline 13-2007
SGPC 13
Guideline 14-2002
GPC 14-2002R
Guideline 16-2014
Guideline 20-2010
SGPC 20
Guideline 21-2012
Guideline 22-2012
GPC 23P
Guideline 24-2008
Guideline 24-2008R
GPC 25P
Guideline 26-2012
GPC 27P
Guideline 28-2012
Guideline 29-2009
Guideline 32-2012
Guideline 33-2013
GPC 34P
GPC 35 P
GPC 36 P

Standards
Standard 15-2013
SSPC 15
Standard 16-1983 (RA 2009)
SPC 16-1983R
Standard 17-2008
SPC 17-2008R
Standard 18-2008 (RA13)
Standard 20-1997 (RA 2006)
SPC 20-1997R
Standard 22-2014
Standard 23.1-2010
SPC 23.1-2010R
SPC 23.2P
Standard 24-2013
Standard 25-2001 (RA 2006)
SPC 25-2001R
Standard 26-2010
SPC 26-2010R
Standard 28-1996 (RA 2010)
SPC 28-1996R
Standard 29-2009
SPC 29-2009R
Standard 30-1995
SPC 30-1995R
Standard 32.1-2010
SPC 32.1-2010R
Standard 32.2-2003 (RA2011)
Standard 33-2000
SPC 33-2000R
Standard 34-2013
SSPC 34
Standard 35-2014
Standard 37-2009
SPC 37-2009R
Standard 40-2014
SSPC 41
Standard 41.1-2013
SSPC 41
Standard 41.2-1987 (RA 92)
SSPC 41
Standard 41.3-1989
SSPC 41
Standard 41.4-1996 (RA 2006)
SSPC41
Standard 41.6-1994 (RA 2006)
SSPC 41
Standard 41.7-1984 (RA 2006)
SSPC 41
Standard 41.8-1989
SSPC 41
Standard 41.9-2011
Standard 41.10-2013
Standard 41.11P

 

Standards (cont.)
Standard 51-2007 (AMCA 210-07)
SPC 51-2007 (AMCA210-07)R
Standard 52.2-2012
SSPC 52.2
Standard 55-2013
SSPC 55
Standard 58-1986 (RA 09)
SPC 58-1986R
Standard 62.1-2013
SSPC 62.1
Standard 62.2-2013
SSPC 62.2
Standard 63.1-1995 (RA 2001)
SPC 63.1-1995R
Standard 63.2-1996(RA 2010)
SPC 63.2-1996R
Standard 64-2011
Standard 68-1997 (ANSI/AMCA 330-97)
SPC 68-1997R (ANSI/AMCA 330-97)
Standard 70-2006 (RA 2011)
Standard 72-2005
SPC 72-2005R
Standard 74-1988
Standard 78-1985 (RA 2007)
SPC 78-1985R
Standard 79-2002 (RA 2006)
SPC 79-2002R
Standard 84-2013
Standard 86-2013
Standard 87.3-2001(RA 2010)
Standard 90.1-2013
SSPC 90.1
Standard 90.2-2007
SSPC 90.2
SPC 90.4P
Standard 93-2010 (RA2014)
Standard 94.2-2010
SPC 94.2-2010R
ASHRAE 95-1981 (RA 87)
Standard 96-1980 (RA 89)
SPC 96-1980R
Standard 97-2007
SPC97-2007R
Standard 99-2006
SPC 99-2006R
Standard 100-2006
SPC 100-2006R
Standard 103-2007
SPC 103-2007R
Standard 105-2014
Standard 110-1995
SPC 110P
Standard 111-2008
SPC 111-2008R
Standard 113-2013
Standard 116-2010
SPC 116-2010R
Standard 118.1-2012
SPC 118.1-2012R
Standard 118.2-2006
SPC 118.2-2006R
Standard 120-2008
SPC 120-2008R
Standard 124-2007
SPC 124-2007R
Standard 125-1992 (RA 2011)
Standard 126-2008
SPC 126-2008R
Standard 127-2012
SPC 127-2012R
Standard 128-2011
Standard 129-1997 (RA 2002)
SPC 129-1997R
Standard 130-2008
SPC 130-2008R
Standard 133-2008
SPC 133-2008R
Standard 134-2005 (RA2014)
Standard 135-2012
SSPC 135
Standard 135.1-2013
SSPC 135
Standard 137-2013
Standard 138-2013
Standard 139-2007
SPC 139-2007R

Standards (cont.)
Standard 140-2011
SSPC 140
Standard 143-2007
SPC 143-2007R
Standard 145.1-2008
SSPC 145
Standard 145.2-2011
SSPC 145
Standard 146-2011
Standard 147-2013
SSPC 147
Standard 149-2013
Standard 150-2000 (RA 2004)
SPC150-2000R
Standard 151-2010
Standard 152-2014
SPC 153P
Standard 154-2011
SSPC 154
SPC 155P
Standard 158.1-2012
Standard 158.2-2011
Standard 160-2009
SSPC 160
Standard 161-2013
SSPC 161
SPC 164
Standard 164.1-2012
Standard 164.2-2012
SPC 164
Standard 169-2013
SSPC 169
Standard 170-2013
SSPC 170
Standard 171-2008
SPC 171-2008R
SPC 172P
Standard 173-2012
Standard 174-2009
SPC 174-2009R
SPC 175P
SPC 177P
Standard 180-2012
SPC 181P
Standard 182-2008 (RA 2013)
Standard 183-2007 (RA 2011)
SPC 184P
SPC 185.1P
SPC 185.2P
SPC 188P
Standard 189.1-2011
SSPC 189.1
SPC 189.2P
SPC 189.3P
Standard 190-2013
SPC 191P
Standard 193-2010 (RA 2014)
Standard 194-2012
Standard 195-2013
SPC 196P
SPC 197P
Standard 198-2013
SPC 199P
SPC 200P
SPC 201P
Standard 202-2013
SSPC 202
SPC 203P
SPC 204P
SPC 205P
Standard 206-2013
SPC 207P
SPC 208P
SPC 209P
SPC 210P
SPC 211P
SPC 212P
SPC 213P
SPC 214P
SPC 215P
SPC 216P
SPC 217P





Guideline 0-2013 –Published guideline. (Supersedes ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005)
The Commissioning Process

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 The purpose of this guideline is to describe the Commissioning Process capable of verifying that the facility and its systems meet the Owner’s Project Requirements.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The procedures, methods, and documentation requirements in this guideline describe each phase of the project delivery and the associated Commissioning Processes from pre-design through occupancy and operation without regard to specific elements, assemblies, or systems, and provides the following:

a) overview of the commissioning process activities,
b) description of each phase’s processes,
c) requirements for acceptance of each phase,
d) requirements for documentation of each phase, and
e) requirements for training of operation and maintenance personnel.

2.2 These Commissioning Process guideline procedures include the Total Building Commissioning Process (TBCxP) as defined by National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) in their Commissioning Process Guideline 0.


SGPC 0 to maintain and revise Guideline 0. Guideline 0 on continuous maintenance.


GPC 0.2P – Proposed Guideline authorized 6/24/2008. The Commissioning Process for Existing Systems and Assemblies (This proposed Guideline is being developed by GPC 1.2)

1. Purpose
The purpose of this guideline is to describe the commissioning process for existing systems and assemblies.

2. Scope

The procedures, methods and documentation requirements in the guideline describe activities of the commissioning process for existing systems and assemblies. This guideline applies the principles described in ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process, to existing systems and assemblies. This guideline details the advantages of and need for commissioning existing systems and assemblies.

ASHRAE Guideline 1.1-2007 – Published guideline (Supersedes ASHRAE Guideline 1-1996)
HVAC & R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to describe the technical requirements for the application of the commissioning process described in ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005 that will verify that the heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating (HVAC&R) systems achieve the Owner’s Project Requirements.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The procedures, methods, documentation requirements in this guideline Describe the application of the commissioning process for each project delivery phase from pre-design through owner occupancy and operation, for all types and sizes of HVAC&R Systems to support the commissioning process activities described in ASHRAE Guideline 0-2005, The Commissioning Process (published by NIBS as Guideline 0-2005, The Total Building Commissioning Process.) This includes requirements for

(a) HVAC&R systems to fully support the commissioning process activities
(b) verification during each phase of the commissioning process
(c) acceptance during each phase
(d) documentation during each phase
(e) systems manual, and
(f) training for operations and maintenance personnel and occupants

2.2 The procedures, methods, and documentation requirements apply to new construction and ongoing commissioning process activities or requirements of all or portions of buildings and facilities. They also can be applied to rehab, retro-commissioning or re-commissioning projects.

Guideline 1.1-2007R – Revision project authorized February 2, 2011 (Las Vegas) with same TPS. SGPC 0 to revise Guideline 1.1-2007.
HVAC & R Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process


GPC 1.2P Proposed Guideline authorized 1/26/06. (Formerly GPC 30P) Revised TPS approved June 2013 (Denver)
Technical Requirements for the Commissioning Process for Existing HVAC&R Systems and Assemblies

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide the requirements for the application of the commissioning process to existing heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating (HVAC&R) systems and assemblies.

2. SCOPE:
2.1
This guideline applies to the procedures, methods and documentation requirements for each phase of the Commissioning process applied to existing HVAC&R systems and assemblies, including:

  1. development of facility goals and current facility requirements
  2. discovery and evaluation of available documentation for existing HVAC&R systems
  3. evaluation of the condition of existing HVAC&R systems
  4. development of a prioritized commissioning plan, including schedule and budget estimates
  5. development of recommendations
  6. implementation of recommendations
  7. verification of completed recommendations
  8. development of Systems Manual
  9. training of facility personnel
  10. development of commissioning reports
  11. ongoing commissioning activities.

2.2 This guideline focuses on:

  1. Indoor Environmental Quality
  2. Energy Usage
  3. Operations and Maintenance

GPC 1.3P – Proposed Guideline authorized 1/26/06. (Formerly GPC 31P)
Building Operation and Maintenance Training for the HVAC&R Commissioning Process

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide methodologies and formats for developing training plans, conducting training programs, and documenting training results for the operation and maintenance of building HVAC&R systems during the commissioning process.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 The procedures, methods and documentation requirements in this guideline cover the development of training plans, assembly and preparation of training materials, and the conducting of training programs for the HVAC&R operation and maintenance personnel.

2.2 The guideline addresses:
a) the development of training requirements and plans;
b) verification of personnel training needs and results;
c) training formats and examples of the plans training records;
d) sources and development of training materials;
e) methods of conducting training;
f) evaluating training programs;
g) recording of training.


GPC 1.4P Proposed Guideline authorized (Louisville) 6/25/09. Revised TPS approved June 2013 (Denver)
Procedures for Preparing Facility Systems Manuals

PURPOSE:
This guideline provides procedures for producing a Systems Manual as a resource for training, operations, maintenance, and upgrading of facilities.

SCOPE:
This guideline applies to information from planning, commissioning process, design, construction, testing, and training activities, and operations planning for new, renovated and existing facilities, equipment and assemblies.


ASHRAE Guideline 1.5-2012 – Published Guideline (Supersedes ASHRAE Guideline 5-1994 (RA 2001))
The Commissioning Process for Smoke Control Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide methods for verifying and documenting that the performance of smoke management systems conforms with design intent.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This guideline covers all types of smoke management systems and the: (a) documentation of occupancy and use requirements and system design assumptions, (b) documentation of design intent, system description and operation, (c) functional performance testing and documentation necessary for evaluating system acceptance, and (d) integration testing with other building systems that affect the performance of the smoke management system such as fire detection and alarm, HVAC, controls, power supplies, and separations.

2.2 Methods of commissioning HVAC and other building systems are not covered in this guideline except as provided in 2.1(d). Methods for commissioning of HVAC systems are given in ASHRAE Guideline 1-1989.


ASHRAE Guideline 2-2010 (RA2014) - Published guideline. Reaffirmation of ASHRAE Guideline 2-2010.
Engineering Analysis of Experimental Data

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for planning, analyzing data and reporting the uncertainty of experiments.

2. SCOPE:
Appropriate terms are defined and statistically based procedures and formulae are recommended for evaluating experimental data related to heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R). Numerous examples are provided to illustrate analysis of experimental data.


ASHRAE Guideline 4-2008 (RA2013) - Published guideline. (Reaffirmation of ASHRAE Guideline 4-2008)
Preparation of Operating and Maintenance Documentation for Building Systems

1. PURPOSE: To guide those responsible for the design, construction and commissioning of building HVAC&R systems in the preparation of and delivery of operating and maintenance (O&M) documentation that:

(a) is easy to use,
(b) is simple to prepare and update,
(c) provides accurate and adequate information, and
(d) is delivered on time.

2. SCOPE: This guideline covers the format contents, delivery and maintenance of HVAC building systems O&M documentation that is normally provided by the building design and construction team members.


ASHRAE Guideline 6-2008 - Published guideline.
Refrigerant Information Recommended for Product Development and Standards

1. PURPOSE

(a) This guideline identifies the types of refrigerant data that may be required by product development and system design engineers, ASHRAE standards, and appropriate codes to successfully apply a refrigerant in refrigeration or air conditioning equipment.

(b) This guideline also provides refrigerant suppliers and researchers with examples of measurement methods, previous research, and desired accuracy levels for various refrigerant properties.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This guideline lists the types of refrigerant information recommended as the minimum necessary for commercial application or use in ASHRAE standards.

2.2 This guideline covers property data for fluids uses as refrigerants in HVAC&R and refrigeration applications. These include halocarbon refrigerants, hydrocarbon refrigerants, and inorganic compounds (such as ammonia and carbon dioxide).

2.3 The guideline also addresses:
(a) basic chemical data
(b) thermophysical property data
(c) materials compatibility data and
(d) safety, health, and environmental information.

2.4 Suggested accuracies and methods that may be used in obtaining the data are given, or references to applicable standards or other sources.


GPC 6-2008R Revision project committee authorized 1/25/12 (Chicago) with same TPS. Revised TPS approved April 2, 2013.
Refrigerant Information Recommended for Product Development and Standards

1. PURPOSE
(a) This guideline identifies the types of refrigerant data that may be required by product development and system design engineers, ASHRAE standards, and appropriate codes to successfully apply a refrigerant in refrigeration or air conditioning equipment.

(b) This guideline also provides refrigerant suppliers and researchers with examples of measurement methods, previous research, and desired accuracy levels for various refrigerant properties.

2. SCOPE
2.1 This guideline lists the types of refrigerant information recommended as the minimum necessary for refrigerant research and development, and commercial application or for use in ASHRAE standards.

2.2 This guideline covers property data for fluids uses as refrigerants in HVAC&R applications. These include saturated and unsaturated halocarbons, saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, ethers, and inorganic compounds (such as ammonia and carbon dioxide).

2.3 The guideline also addresses:
(a) basic chemical data
(b) thermophysical property data
(c) materials compatibility data and
(d) safety, health, and environmental information.

2.4 Suggested accuracies and methods that may be used in obtaining the data are given, or references to applicable standards or other sources.


ASHRAE Guideline 10-2011- Published guideline.
Interactions Affecting the Achievement of Acceptable Indoor Environments

1. PURPOSE: To provide guidance regarding factors and their interactions as they affect the indoor environmental conditions acceptable to human occupants with regard to comfort and health.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline provides guidance regarding factors and their interactions and includes thermal comfort, indoor air quality, sound and vibration, and non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (including visible light).

2.2 This guideline applies to the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of buildings.

2.3 This guideline applies to all indoor or enclosed spaces that people may occupy.

Exceptions:

  1. Areas of buildings intended primarily for manufacturing, commercial processing, and industrial processing
  2. Parking garages
  3. Storage spaces intended for only incidental human occupancy
  4. Other such enclosed spaces not designed predominantly for human occupancy

SGPC 10 to maintain and revise Guideline 10. Guideline 10 on continuous maintenance. SGPC 10 authorized 10/1/2010.
Interactions Affecting the Achievement of Acceptable Indoor Environments


ASHRAE Guideline 11-2009 - Published guideline
Field Testing of HVAC Controls Components

1. PURPOSE: This guideline provides a procedure for field testing and adjusting of control components used in building heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems.

2. SCOPE: This guideline covers the procedures, formats, and methods necessary for evaluation and documentation of the performance of devices and systems that control HVAC&R systems.


GPC 11-2009R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 6/27/2012 with same TPS.
Field Testing of HVAC Controls Components


ASHRAE Guideline 12-2000 – Published guideline.
Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide information and guidance in order to minimize Legionella contamination in building water systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline provides specific environmental and operational guidelines that will contribute to the safe operation of building water systems to minimize the risk of occurrence of Legionellosis.

2.2 This guideline is intended for use with nonresidential building systems (including but not limited to hotels, office buildings, hospitals and other health care facilities, assisted living facilities, schools and universities, commercial buildings, industrial buildings, etc.) and centralized systems in multifamily residential buildings (including but not limited to central heating/cooling systems, central domestic water systems, common area fountains, etc.) . While not specifically intended for noncentralized or single family residential building systems, some of the information may be useful for these systems.

2.3 This guideline is intended for the use of designers, installers, owners, operators, users, maintenance personnel, and equipment manufacturers.


Guideline 12-2000R – Revision project authorized 2/2/2011 (Las Vegas) with same TPS. SGPC 188 to revise and maintain Guideline 12. Revised Guideline to be placed on continuous maintenance upon publication of the revised edition.
Minimizing the Risk of Legionellosis Associated With Building Water Systems


ASHRAE Guideline 13-2007 – Published guideline. (Supersedes Guideline 13-2000)
Specifying Direct Digital Control Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations for developing specifications for direct digital control (DDC) systems in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control applications.

2. SCOPE: This guideline covers DDC for HVAC control, monitoring, and management functions. This guideline specifies hardware performance, installation, and training. It also addresses system architecture, input/output structure, communication, program configuration, system testing, and documentation. The guideline does not include fire, life safety, or facility management functions.


SGPC 13 to maintain and revise Guideline 13. Guideline on continuous maintenance. (Revised TPS approved September 27, 2011)
Specifying Building Automation Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide recommendations for developing specifications for building automation systems in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) control applications, as well as recommendations for specifying the integration of other building systems into a building automation system.

2. SCOPE: This guideline provides guidance for specifying the following aspects of a building automation system:

  • Direct digital control (DDC) for HVAC equipment control, monitoring, and management functions
  • DDC hardware performance and installation
  • System training
  • System architecture
  • Input/output structure
  • Communication
  • Program configuration
  • System testing
  • Documentation
  • Integration with other building systems such as lighting, fire and life safety, security, and factory-installed equipment controls
  • Integration with other enterprise level applications, such as facility management, preventive maintenance, or energy management systems.

The guideline does not include specifying control of fire or life safety systems or equipment, nor does it include specifying security systems or enterprise level applications.


ASHRAE Guideline 14-2002 – Published guideline.
Measurement of Energy and Demand Savings

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for reliably measuring the energy and demand savings due to building energy management projects.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline provides for using measured pre-retrofit and post-retrofit data to quantify the billing determinants (e.g. kWh, kW, MCF, etc.) used for calculation of energy and demand savings payments to energy service companies, utilities or others.

2.2 ASHRAE Guideline 14 includes the determination of energy and demand savings from individual facilities or meters.

2.3 Procedures include all forms of energy, including electricity, gas, oil, district heating/cooling, etc.

2.4 The procedures encompass residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

2.5 The procedures do not include

(a) sampling methodologies that may be used in large scale demand-side management programs,
(b) metering standards, or
(c) major industrial process loads.

GPC 14-2002R – Revision project committee authorized with the same TPS. (Revised TPS approved June 23, 2007)

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for reliably measuring the energy, demand and water savings achieved in conservation projects.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This document provides procedures for using measured pre retrofit and post retrofit billing data (e.g., kWh, kW, MCF, kGal) used for the calculation of energy, demand and water savings.

2.2 The procedures:
(a) include the determination of energy, demand and water savings from individual facilities or meters.
(b) apply to all forms of energy, including electricity, gas, oil, district heating/cooling, renewables; and to water and wastewater. and
(c) encompass all types of facilities: residential, commercial, institutional, and industrial.

2.3 Procedures do not include:
(a) sampling methodologies used in large-scale demand side management programs,
(b) metering standards, or
(c) major industrial process loads.


ASHRAE Guideline 16-2014 - Published guideline. (Supersedes ASHRAE Guideline 16-2010) 
Selecting Outdoor, Return, and Relief Dampers for Air-Side Economizer Systems

1. PURPOSE: This guideline provides the basis for selecting and sizing control dampers (outdoor, return, and relief) commonly found in constant volume (CAV) and variable air volume (VAV) air-handling units and systems with air-side economizers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline covers the application of mixed air control dampers in air-handling units and systems that incorporate air-side economizer systems for cooling.

2.2 This guideline addresses the selection of control dampers based on damper characteristics and damper pressure drop.

2.3 This guideline is not intended to cover dampers used elsewhere in heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.

2.4 This guideline does not cover air mixing.


ASHRAE Guideline 20-2010 - Published guideline.
Documenting HVAC&R Work Processes and Data Exchange Requirements

1. PURPOSE: To define a systematic procedure for documenting work processes (Use Cases) and data exchange requirements for specific HVAC&R activities.

2. SCOPE: This guideline

  1. Defines methods for documenting Use Cases and data exchange requirements related to HVAC&R activities involving equipment, systems, design services, and other services over the life cycle of capital facilities. Use Case documentation will employ domain expert terminology and a consistent format to facilitate review and adoption by industry participants
  2. Outlines procedures for web-based management of Use Cases to support development of formal data definitions and implementation in HVAC&R industry software.


SGPC 20 to maintain and revise Guideline 20. Guideline 20 on continuous maintenance. SGPC 20 authorized 6/26/2010.


ASHRAE Guideline 21-2012 (IEEE Standard 1635-2012) – Published guideline.
Guide for the Ventilation and Thermal Management of Batteries for Stationary Applications

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this document is to provide heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) and battery system designers and users with information and recommendations concerning the ventilation and thermal management of stationary battery installations.

2. SCOPE: his guide discusses the ventilation and thermal management of stationary battery systems as applied to the following:

- Vented (flooded) lead-acid batteries (VLA)
- Valve-regulated lead acid (VRLA)
- Nickel-cadmium batteries (NiCd)

For each category, both the technology and the design of the battery are described in order to facilitate user understanding of the environmental issues associated with each type of technology.

The scope of this document includes only stationary batteries under conditions of expected use. Multiple operating modes are identified.

The ventilation practices described in this guide represent the "best practice" based on the information available at the time this document was developed. The user should evaluate these practices against their operating experience, operating conditions, number and size of battery systems, manufacturer's recommendations, resources, and needs in developing an environment that maximizes safety and is conducive to optimum operation of the equipment. These recommendations were developed without consideration of economics, availability of equipment and personnel, or relative importance of the application. Design of a ventilation system for a specific battery installation requires consideration of all issues, not just the technical issues considered in this document.


ASHRAE Guideline 22-2012 - Published Guideline. (Supersedes Guideline 22-2008).
Instrumentation for Monitoring Central Chilled Water Plant Efficiency

1. PURPOSE: This guideline defines recommended methods for measuring chilled-water plant thermal load and energy use and for calculating chilled water plant efficiency.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline includes

(a) recommendations for methods and devices used to measure electrical usage, fluid flow and temperature, and
(b) procedures for acquiring the necessary data and calculating system efficiency.

2.2 These procedures are for site specific application. They do not discuss the comparison of collected data between different sites, nor do they recommend that data obtained be applied in this manner.

2.3 The procedures also do not discuss

(a) any plants except electrically driven chilled water plants, (b) the design and operation of central chilled water plants, except for recommending the instrumentation used to determine plant efficiency, or
(c) the selection, application, or operation of system components.

GPC 23P - Proposed guideline authorized 1/17/2002.
Guideline for the Design and Application of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning Equipment for Rail Passenger Vehicles

1. PURPOSE: To establish minimum recommended design guidelines necessary to achieve an acceptable level of performance and safety for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment used on rail passenger vehicles operating in the unique and demanding environment of rail transportation systems.

2. SCOPE: This Guideline covers rail passenger vehicles used in regularly scheduled public transportation service. The Guideline will address environmental conditions, equipment configurations, air filtration, temperature and humidity controls, determination and verification of heating and cooling capacity, ventilation standards, passenger comfort criteria, materials, packaging, noise, vibration and shock, refrigerant selection,, energy efficiency, corrosion protection, voltage and electrical requirements, power supply and electromagnetic interference.


ASHRAE Guideline 24-2008 - Published guideline.
Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality In Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 This guideline provides information on achieving good indoor air quality (IAQ) that may go beyond minimum requirements.

1.2 It also provides information relevant to ventilation and IAQ on envelope and system design, material selection, commissioning and installation, and operation and maintenance.

2. SCOPE This guideline primarily applies to ventilation and IAQ for human occupancy in residential buildings three stories or fewer in height above grade, including manufactured and modular houses.

Guideline 24-2008R – Revision project authorized by SSPC 62.2 in Las Vegas with same TPS. SSPC 62.2 to revise Guideline 24-2008R.
Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality In Low-Rise Residential Buildings


GPC 25P – Proposed guideline authorized January 2004, to write a guideline with the same TPS as ASHRAE Standard 74-1988. (ASHRAE Standard 74 will be withdrawn when Gdl 25 is published.)
Method of Measuring Solar-Optical Properties of Materials

1. PURPOSE: The purpose is to develop a standard method for measuring and reporting the following solar optical properties of materials:

(a) spectral transmittance,
(b) reflectance,
(c) absorptance between 320 nanometers and 3000 nanometers in wavelength, and,
(d) total radiant and luminous transmittance and reflectance.

2. SCOPE:

(a) Procedure A of this method covers the measurement of spectral absorptance, reflectance and transmittance of materials using spectrophotometers equipped with integrating spheres. Procedure C of this method covers the measurement of solar transmittance (terrestrial) of materials using a pyranometer, and enclosure, and the sun and sky as the source of radiation.

(b) Methods of computing solar-weighted radiant and luminous properties from the measured spectral values are specified in Procedures A and B, which are applicable to materials having both specular and diffuse optical properties. Except for transmitting sheet materials that are inhomogeneous, patterned, or corrugated, Procedures A and B of this method are preferred over Procedures C, D and E.

(c) Procedure B describes the calculation of luminous (photometric) transmittance and reflectance of materials from spectral radiant transmittance and/or reflectance data obtained from the performance of Procedure A of this method.

(d) Procedure C of this method allows measurement of solar transmittance of materials in sheet form at normal incidence and at angles other than normal incidence and is applicable to transparent, translucent, textured or patterned sheet materials.

(e) Procedure D of this method covers the measurement of solar photometric transmittance of materials in sheet form. Solar photometric transmittance is measured using a photometer (illuminance meter) in an enclosure with the sun and sky as the source of radiation, the enclosure and method of test being specified in Procedure C. The purpose of Procedure D is to specify a photometric sensor to be used with Procedure C for measuring the solar photometric transmittance of sheet materials containing inhomogeneities in their optical properties.

(f) Procedure E covers the measurement of the solar radiant and luminous reflectances at normal incidence, and at other angles, of sheet materials that are opaque and which may also be textured or patterned.


ASHRAE Guideline 26-2012 – Published Guideline. (Supersedes Guideline 26-2008).
Guideline for Field Testing of General Ventilation Filtration Devices and Systems for Removal Efficiency In-Situ by Particle Size and Resistance to Airflow.

1. PURPOSE:
To establish a guideline for evaluating the removal efficiency by particle size and the resistance to airflow of an air cleaning device as installed in a field HVAC system. The guideline includes separate procedure for evaluating particulate filtration system efficiency for systems that meet the defined criteria.

2. SCOPE:
This guideline describes a procedure of measuring the performance of general ventilation air cleaning devices in their end use installed configuration. The performance measurements include removal efficiency by particle size and the resistance to airflow. The procedures for test include the definition and reporting of the system airflow. The procedure describes a method of counting ambient air particles of 0.3µm to 5.0µm upstream and downstream of the in-place air cleaner(s) in a functioning air handling system. The procedure describes the reduction of particle counter data to calculate removal efficiency by particle size. Since filter installations vary dramatically in design and shape, a protocol for evaluating the suitability of a site for filter evaluation and for system evaluation is included. When the evaluated site conditions meet the minimum criteria established for system evaluation, the performance evaluation of the system can also be performed according to this procedure. The procedure for testing also describes performance specifications for the testing equipment and defines procedures for calculating and reporting these results. This procedure is not intended for measuring performance of portable or movable room air cleaners. This guideline is not intended for evaluation of HEPA and ULPA filter installation(s).


GPC 27P – Proposed guideline project authorized 2/10/2005. Revised TPS approved June 2009
Measurement Procedures for Gaseous Contaminants in Commercial Buildings

1. PURPOSE: This guideline provides recommended procedures for effective measurement of airborne gas and vapor concentrations inside commercial buildings. Its goal is to provide consistent procedures to follow so field measurements of contaminant concentrations are accurate and reproducible, avoiding typical problems that may cause unreliable or inconsistent results., while recommending sample acquisition techniques, sampling locations in equipment and spaces, sampling requirements, and criteria for data analysis.

2. SCOPE: This document provides guidance on the procedures to follow when measuring gas-phase concentrations of contaminants in commercial buildings. The subject measurements are those used to establish existing, baseline or changed conditions as a function of the building systems or interior environments. The methods in this guideline emphasize obtaining meaningful data within a reasonable time period at a reasonable cost. This guideline does not apply to industrial or residential buildings. It does not address:
(a) specific measurement equipment or devices, or
(b) calibration of instruments.


ASHRAE Guideline 28-2012– Published Guideline.
Air Quality Within Commercial Aircraft

1. PURPOSE: This Guideline serves as a companion to ASHRAE Standard 161 and provides supplemental information on air quality in air-carrier aircraft and on measurement and testing related to aircraft air quality.

2. SCOPE: 1) This guideline applies to commercial passenger air-carrier aircraft carrying 20 or more passengers and certified under Title 14 CFR Part 25.

2) This guideline considers chemical, physical, and biological contaminants as well as, but not limited to, factors such as moisture, temperature and pressure that may affect air quality.


ASHRAE Guideline 29-2009 – Published Guideline.
Guideline for Risk Management of Public Health and Safety in Buildings

1. PURPOSE: To provide guidance for the practical evaluation, design, and implementation of measures to reduce multiple risks in new and existing buildings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline contains qualitative and quantitative methods for management of the risk of extraordinary incidents in buildings. Specific subject areas of concern include air, food, and water. The extraordinary events addressed in this guideline include fire, seismic events, chemical and biological releases, blast, and other extraordinary hazards. The guideline will address extraordinary incidents from a multi-hazard perspective, and will cover both intentional and accidental occurrences. The guideline addresses aspects of building performance that affect occupant health and safety, including egress; chemical, biological, and radiological (CBR) protection; fire protection; smoke removal or purging; filtration; air quality; entrance paths for contaminants; and building envelopes.


Guideline 32-2012 - Published Guideline
Sustainable, High Performance Operations & Maintenance

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this guideline is to provide guidance on optimizing the operation and maintenance of the building to achieve the lowest economic and environmental life cycle cost, without sacrificing safety or functionality.

2. SCOPE:
This guideline applies to the ongoing operational practices for a building and its systems, particularly with respect to energy efficiency, occupant comfort, indoor air quality, health and safety.


Guideline 33-2013 - Published Guideline.
Guideline for Documenting Indoor Airflow and Contaminant Transport Modeling

1. PURPOSE:

This guideline establishes a method and format for documenting inputs, assumptions, methods and outputs utilized when conducting indoor airflow and contaminant transport modeling studies. 

2. SCOPE:

This guideline applies to the application of airflow and contaminant modeling for analyses of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, energy and events related to chemical, biological and radiological agents.

This guideline only applies to modeling efforts using multizone network models, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) or combinations of the two.

SPC 33-2000R, Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 10/2/2005 with same TPS.
Methods of Testing Forced Circulation Air Cooling and Air Heating Coils


GPC 34P - Proposed Guideline Proposed Guideline authorized (San Antonio) 6/27/2012
Energy Guideline for Historical Buildings and Structures

PURPOSE:

1.1 The purpose of this guideline is to recommend minimum provisions to design and operate energy efficient rehabilitated buildings and structures, including procedures:

  1. for energy efficient operation, maintenance, and
  2. to increase the efficiency of energy-using building systems and equipment.

1.2 This guideline will provide guidance to rehabilitate and restore historic buildings and structures to achieve energy efficiency without compromising the historical preservation of the building, including:

  1. advise about needs for envelope rehabilitation and restoration to control heat and light transfer and limit air infiltration,
  2. advise about the need for HVAC system energy efficiency while providing acceptable indoor environmental quality, and
  3. advise about the need for lighting systems that provide energy efficient solutions while maintaining the historic qualities of the building.

SCOPE:

2.1 This guideline applies to those structures, which qualify for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places as defined in 16 U.S.C 470 National Historic Preservation Act as amended or which are defined as historic buildings by applicable law in the jurisdiction where the building is located, portions of historic buildings, complexes, and additions to historic buildings, including all systems in the building.

2.2 This guideline applies to both restored and unrestored historic buildings and structures.


GPC 35P - Proposed Guideline Proposed Guideline authorized 6/26/2013 (Denver)
Method for Determining the Energy Consumption Caused By Air-Cleaning and Filtration Devices

PURPOSE:
The purpose of this guideline is to establish a consistent methodology to determine the energy consumption created by the introduction of air cleaning and filtration devices into an air stream.

SCOPE:
2.1 This guideline applies to air cleaning devices for removing particulate and gas phase contaminants in general ventilation systems.
2.2 This guideline does not apply to UV-C devices or electrically-powered general ventilation air-cleaning devices.


GPC 36P - Proposed Guideline Authorized January 22, 2014 (New York)
High Performance Sequences of Operation for HVAC Systems

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this guideline is to provide uniform sequences of operation for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems that are intended to maximize HVAC system energy efficiency and performance, provide control stability, and allow for real-time fault detection and diagnostics.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This guideline provides detailed sequences of operation for HVAC systems.
2.2 This guideline describes functional tests that when performed will confirm implementation of the sequences of operation.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2013 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2010)
Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems

1. PURPOSE: This standard specifies safe design, construction, installation, and operation of refrigeration systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard establishes safeguards for life, limb, health, and property and prescribes safety requirements.

2.2 This standard applies

(a) to the design, construction, test, installation, operation, and inspection of mechanical and absorption refrigeration systems including heat pump systems used in stationary applications,
(b) to modifications including replacement of parts or components if they are not identical in function and capacity, and
(c) to substitutions of refrigerant having a different number designation.

SSPC 15 to maintain and revise Standard 15. Standard on continuous maintenance.
Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 16-1983 (RA 2009) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 16-1983 [RA 1999])
Method of Testing For Rating Room Air Conditioners, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps for Cooling and Heating Capacity

1. SCOPE AND PURPOSE

1.1 Scope

1.1.1 This standard prescribes a method of testing for obtaining cooling capacity and airflow quantity for rating room air conditioners and packaged terminal air conditioners.

1.1.2 For purposes of this standard:

(a) A room air conditioner is defined as an encased assembly designed as a unit, primarily for mounting in a window or through the wall or as a console. It is designed primarily to provide free delivery of conditioned air to an enclosed space, room or zone. It includes a prime source of refrigeration and dehumidification and means for circulating and cleaning air and may also include means for heating and ventilating.

(b) A packaged terminal air conditioner is a factory selected combination of heating and cooling components, assemblies, or sections, intended serve an individual room or zone. 1.1.3 Room air conditioners employing water-cooled condensers are included in this standard.

1.1.4 This standard does not prescribe methods of testing for obtaining heating capacities (see ASHRAE Standard 58-1986).

1.2 Purpose The purpose of this standard is to

(a) establish a uniform method of testing for obtaining rating data,
(b) specify types of test equipment for performing such tests,
(c) specify data required and calculations to be used, and
(d) list and define the terms used in testing.

1.3 Method of Using This Standard

1.3.1 Determine whether this standard is applicable by review of Sections 1 and 2.

1.3.2 Select the type of room calorimeter from Section 4, the instrumentation from Section 5, and the airflow measuring equipment from Section 7. Instruments other than those described in these sections may be used provided the accuracy is within the limits defined herein. Such acceptable alternatives shall be limited to those described in the 1997 ASHRAE Handbook—Fundamentals, chapter on measurements and instruments.

1.3.3 Test and calculate ratings in accordance with appropriate methods in Sections 6 and 7.


SPC 16-1983 (RA 2009)R - Revision committee approved by StdC 1/30/2003 (Chicago) SPC 58 merged with SPC 16 on 1/22/2006. SPC 16 will develop a standard with a combined TPS. Revised TPS approved by Standards Committee on 9/26/2013.
Method of Testing For Rating Room Air Conditioners, Packaged Terminal Air Conditioners and Packaged Terminal Heat Pumps for Cooling and Heating Capacity

1. PURPOSE
The purpose of this standard is to prescribe test methods for determining the cooling and heating capacity of room air conditioners, packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps.

2. SCOPE
This standard:

  1. establishes uniform methods of testing to obtain rating data,
  2. specifies test equipment for performing such tests,
  3. specifies data required and calculations to be used, and
  4. lists and defines the terms used in testing.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 17-2008 - Published standard. (Supersedes Standard 17-1998(RA 2003))
Method of Testing Capacity of Thermostatic Refrigerant Expansion Valves

1. PURPOSE:

This standard prescribes a method of testing the capacity of thermostatic refrigerant expansion valves for use in vapor-compression refrigeration systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard is applicable to

(a) thermostatic expansion valves (also referred to in this standard as expansion valves) as defined in Section 3, 'Definitions,'
(b) expansion valves of the direct-acting type but not the pilot-operated type, and
(c) many currently used refrigerants deemed available and suitable according to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants.

2.2 This standard specifies procedures, apparatus, and instrumentation that will produce accurate capacity data.

2.3 This standard does not

(a) specify tests for production, specification compliance, or field testing of expansion valves, nor
(b) specify capacity rating conditions for testing expansion valves. These may be found in ARI Standard 750, Thermostatic Refrigerant Expansion Valves.


SPC 17-2008R Revision project authorized 1/25/12 (Chicago) with same TPS.
Method of Testing Capacity of Thermostatic Refrigerant Expansion Valves


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 18-2008 (RA13) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 18-2008)
Methods of Testing for Rating Drinking-Water Coolers with Self-Contained Mechanical Refrigeration

1. PURPOSE: The purposes of this standard are:

  1. to establish the types of equipment to which the provisions of this standard apply,
  2. to define terms describing the equipment covered and terms related to testing,
  3. to specify types of instrumentation and test apparatus required in testing,
  4. to specify methods of procedure to be used when testing for rating,
  5. to specify a uniform method for calculation of results,
  6. to specify data and results to be recorded.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to self-contained, mechanically-refrigerated, drinking-water coolers as described below:

  1. water coolers that are supplied with piped water under pressure
  2. water coolers that require a bottle or reservoir to store the supply of water to be cooled
  3. water coolers of the general type described in 2.1(a) or 2.1(b) that provide additional utility described by any one, or more than one, of the following:
    1. a refrigerated storage compartment with or without provision for making ice
    2. a means for the heating of potable water and/or
    3. a connection that may be used to supply cooled water to remote dispensing means.

2.2 This standard does not apply to:

  1. water coolers intended for use on central circulating-type systems, or
  2. water coolers employing remote-type condensing units.

2.3 This standard does not:

  1. provide methods for field or production testing, or
  2. establish criteria for evaluation of equipment with respect to safety, health hazards, durability, adverse operating conditions, or other factors involved in field applications.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 20-1997 (RA 2006) – Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 20-1997.)
Methods of Testing for Rating Remote Mechanical-Draft Air-Cooled Refrigerant Condensers

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of laboratory testing to measure the heat rejection capabilities of remote mechanical-draft, air-cooled refrigerant condensers for refrigerating and air conditioning. The objective is to ensure uniform performance information for establishing ratings.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This standard provides:

  1. uniform methods of testing for obtaining performance data,
  2. definition of terms,
  3. specification of data to be recorded and calculation formulas, and
  4. test limits and tolerances.

2.2 This standard does not cover

  1. methods of test for production or field use,
  2. liquid-cooled condensers, nor
  3. heat reclaim condensers using less than full refrigerant liquid condensing.

SPC 20-1997R Revision project committee authorized 6/20/2009 (Louisville, KY) (Revised TPS approved September 27, 2011)
Methods of Testing for Rating Remote Mechanical-Draft Air-Cooled Refrigerant Condensers

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods of laboratory testing to measure the heat rejection capabilities of remote mechanical draft, air-cooled refrigerant condensers for refrigerating, air conditioning and other condensing applications to establish performance ratings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides:

  1. methods of laboratory testing for obtaining performance data,
  2. definition of terms,
  3. specification of data to be recorded,
  4. calculation formulas, and
  5. test limits and tolerances

2.2 This standard does not cover

  1. methods of test for production or field use, nor,
  2. heat reclaim condensers that do not fully condense refrigerant vapor.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 22-2014 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 22-2007)
Methods of Testing for Rating Liquid Water-Cooled Refrigerant Condensers

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of testing the thermal performance and liquid-side pressure drop of liquid cooled refrigerant condensers.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to the methods of testing for thermodynamic performance rating of liquid-cooled refrigerant condensers that operate at subcritical pressures of the refrigerant.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 23.1-2010
Methods of Testing for Performance Rating Positive Displacement Refrigerant Compressors and Condensing Units That Operate at Subcritical Temperatures of the Refrigerant

1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this standard is to provide methods of testing for rating the thermodynamic performance of positive displacement refrigerant compressors and condensing units that operate at subcritical temperatures of the refrigerant.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard applies to the methods of testing for rating the thermodynamic performance of single-stage positive-displacement refrigerant compressors and condensing units that operate at subcritical temperatures of the refrigerant which either (a) do not have liquid injection or (b) incorporate liquid injection that is achieved by compressor motor power.

2.2 This standard applies to all of the refrigerants listed in ASHRAE Standard 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants, that fall within the scope defined in Section 2.1.

SPC 23.1-2010R – Revision project authorized June 26, 2013 (Denver) Revised TPS approved by StdC March 13, 2014.
Methods of Testing for Performance Rating Positive Displacement Refrigerant Compressors and Condensing Units That Operate at Subcritical Pressures of the Refrigerant

Purpose:  This standard provides methods of testing for rating the thermodynamic performance of positive displacement refrigerant compressors and condensing units that operate at subcritical pressures of the refrigerant.

Scope:  This standard applies to the methods of testing for rating the thermodynamic performance of positive-displacement refrigerant compressors and condensing units that operate at discharge pressures less than the critical pressure of the refrigerant which either (a) do not have intermediate cooling or refrigerant injection, or (b) incorporate intermediate cooling means or refrigerant injection that is achieved by compressor power and controlled by a steady flow rate method.


SPC 23.2P Proposed Standard Authorized 2/10/05.(Formerly 186P, renumbered January 2010, Orlando Fl. Revised TPS approved Montreal, June 2011)
Method of Test for Rating the Performance of Positive Displacement Compressors that Operate at Supercritical Pressures of the Refrigerants

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide methods of test for rating the thermodynamic performance of positive displacement compressors that operate at supercritical pressures of the refrigerants.

2. SCOPE:
This standard applies to the methods of testing for rating the thermodynamic performance of positive displacement refrigerant compressors and compressor units that are operated at discharge pressures greater than the critical pressure of the refrigerant which either (a) do not have intermediate cooling or refrigerant injection or (b) incorporate intermediate cooling means or refrigerant injection that is achieved by compressor power and controlled by a steady flow rate method.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 24-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 24-2009)
Methods of Testing for Rating Liquid Coolers

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of testing for rating liquid coolers.

2. SCOPE: To attain this objective, this standard:

(a) classifies liquid coolers as to type,
(b) lists and defines the terms suggested for rating liquid coolers, and
(c) establishes methods of test that shall be used as basis for obtaining ratings of liquid coolers.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 25-2001 (RA 2006) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 25-2001)
Methods of Testing Forced Convection and Natural Convection Air Coolers for Refrigeration

1. PURPOSE: This standard:

(a) establishes uniform methods of testing for obtaining performance data,
(b) lists and defines the terms used in testing,
(c) specifies data to be recorded and formulas to be used in calculations, and
(d) sets limits and tolerances in testing.

2. SCOPE: This standard prescribes methods of testing the cooling capacities and air flow rates of forced convection and natural convection air coolers for refrigeration. It does not include air coolers of the recirculated primary liquid refrigerant type. It does not include air-conditioning units for which testing methods are given in other standards.


SPC 25-2001R Revision project committee authorized 6/24/2008 (Salt Lake City) with same TPS.
Methods of Testing Forced Convection and Natural Convection Air Coolers for Refrigeration


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 26-2010 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 26-1996 [RA 2006])
Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Installations Aboard Ship

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides the minimum general requirements for the design, construction, installation, operation, inspection and maintenance of mechanical refrigeration and air conditioning equipment aboard ships to permit the safe, efficient and reliable operation of such systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers:

(a) refrigeration and air conditioning systems that are an integral part of the main mechanical plant of merchant, fishing and seafood processing ships, and
(b) refrigerated sea water and brine chilling systems that air condition and dehumidify passenger and cargo spaces, chill or freeze perishable cargo or maintain storage of chilled or frozen cargo.

2.2 This standard does not cover:

(a) details of system designs or applications,
(b) small, self contained units which are not an integral part of the ship's main mechanical plant such as electric water coolers, reach-in refrigerators and room air conditioners,
(c) cargo containers with self contained refrigeration systems, and
(d) liquefied gas ships.

2.3 Exceptions to the literal details of this standard may be used when approved by the authorities having jurisdiction when equivalent safety, efficiency and reliability are achieved.


SPC 26-2010R– Revision project authorized January 22, 2014 (New York) with the same TPS.
Mechanical Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Installations Aboard Ship


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 28-1996 (RA 2010) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 28-1996 [RA 2006]) - Published standard.
Method of Testing Flow Capacity of Refrigerant Capillary Tubes

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides uniform methods for laboratory testing the flow capacity of refrigerant capillary tubes.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard prescribes two test method a traditional method and an alternative method, for determining the flow capacity of capillary tubes such as are used for refrigerant metering in refrigeration systems. Both methods use dry nitrogen and provide comparable results, but the alternative method is more convenient if electronic devices are used.

2.2 The results obtained by the prescribed procedures are indicative of the refrigerant flow characteristics of the tube but are not intended to represent the actual refrigerant flow characteristics in a refrigerating cycle.

2.3 The scope of this standard does not include specifications of tolerances on tube diameters or nitrogen flow capacity, however, acceptable variation in test results is suggested.

SPC 28-1996R – Revision project authorized June 26, 2013 (Denver) with the same TPS.
Method of Testing Flow Capacity of Refrigerant Capillary Tubes


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 29-2009 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 29-1988)
Methods of Testing Automatic Ice Makers

1. PURPOSE: The purposes of this standard are:

This standard prescribes a method of testing automatic ice makers by: a) specifying procedures to be used when testing automatic ice makers,
b) establishing the types of equipment to which the provisions of the standard apply,
c) defining terms describing the equipment covered and terms related to testing,
d) specifying the type of instrumentation and test apparatus required in testing,
e) specifying a uniform method for calculation of results, and
f) specifying data and results to be recorded.

2. SCOPE:

1. This standard does not include automatic ice makers installed in household refrigerators, combination refrigerator-freezers, and household freezers.


SPC 29-2009R Revision project authorized 1/25/12 (Chicago) with same TPS.


ASHRAE Standard 30-1995 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 30-1978)
Methods of Testing Liquid Chilling Packages

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of testing for the thermal performance of refrigerant-cooled liquid-chilling packages, using the vapor compression cycle.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers the types of liquid-chilling packages described in Section 4, “Liquid-Chilling Package Types”. Types of compressors employed include reciprocating, centrifugal, scroll, and rotary (vane, helical, screw, etc.) compression equipment..

2.2 his standard does not include self-contained, mechanically refrigerated drinking-water coolers covered in ANSI/ASHRAE 18-1987 (RA 91) nor the bottled and canned beverage coolers covered in ANSII ASHRAE 32-1986 (RA 90).

2.3 This standard does not include specification of the test rating conditions under which the package must operate. For information pertaining to published ratings and conditions, refer to ARl Standard 550-92, Centrifugal and Rotary Screw Water-Chilling Packages, and ARl Standard 590-92, Reciprocating Water-Chilling Packages.


SPC 30-1995R - Revision project committee authorized 6/30/2010 (Albuquerque). Revised TPS approved June 2013 (Denver).
Method of Testing Liquid Chillers

1. PURPOSE:
1.1  The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods of testing to measure the thermal capacity, energy efficiency, and water pressure drop of packaged liquid chiller equipment using a refrigerant vapor compression cycle.
1.2  This standard does not specify methods of establishing published ratings or performance tolerances.

2. SCOPE:
2.1  This standard applies to liquid chilling or liquid heating packaged equipment using any type of compressor, and using the following methods of heat rejection during the cooling cycle:
(a) air cooled
(b) evaporatively cooled
(c) water cooled
2.2  This standard includes packaged equipment provided in more than one assembly if the separated or remote assemblies are designed to be used together and are connected together during the test.
2.3  This standard does not include the following types of equipment:
(a) self-contained, mechanically refrigerated drinking-water coolers within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 18
(b) unitary water-to-air heat pump equipment within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 37
(c) absorption water chilling packages included within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 182
2.4  This standard does not include testing of chillers in field installations.
2.5  This standard does not specify the test operating conditions. 
2.6  This standard does not specify methods of performance ratings certification.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 32.1-2010 - Published Standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 32.1-2004)
Methods of Testing for Rating Vending Machines for Sealed Beverages

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to specify methods of testing for rating the capacity and efficiency of self-contained, mechanically refrigerated vending machines for sealed beverages.

2. SCOPE:
This standard:
(a) defines standard sealed beverage storage capacity,
(b) applies to both zone-cooled (typically solid-front) machines and fully cooled (typically glass-front) machines,
(c) establishes uniform methods of testing for determining laboratory performance of vending machines for sealed beverages,
(d) lists and defines the terms used in the methods of testing, and
(e) establishes test conditions for rating.

SPC 32.1-2010R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 9/26/2013 with same TPS.
Methods of Testing for Rating Vending Machines for Sealed Beverages

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 32.2-2003 (RA11) – Published Standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 32.2-2003 (RA07))
Methods of Testing for Rating Pre-Mix and Post-Mix Beverage Dispensing Equipment

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to specify uniform methods of testing for rating the capacity and efficiency of pre-mix and post-mix beverage dispensing equipment.

2. SCOPE:

This standard

  1. establishes uniform methods of testing for determining laboratory performance of pre-mix and post-mix nonfrozen beverage dispensers that are self-contained, counter-mounted electrically powered, and mechanically refrigerated and that incorporate a water-bath or dry-block reservoir,
  2. defines the terms used in the methods of testing, and
  3. establishes test conditions for rating.

ASHRAE Standard 33-2000 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 33-1978)
Methods of Testing Forced Circulation Air Cooling and Air Heating Coils

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 The purposes of this standard are to:

(a) Describe and specify testing instruments and apparatus
(b) Describe and specify laboratory test methods and procedures
(c) Describe and specify test data to be recorded
(d) Describe and specify calculations to be made from test data
(e) Define terms used in testing
(f) Specify standard thermodynamic properties

1.2 It is not the purpose of this standard to specify the types of tests used for production or field testing.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard prescribes laboratory methods of testing forced-circulation air-cooling coils, for application under non-frosting conditions and forced-circulation air-heating coils to ensure uniform performance information for establishing ratings.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2010)
Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants

1. PURPOSE: This standard is intended to establish a simple means of referring to common refrigerants instead of using the chemical name, formula, or trade name. It establishes a uniform system for assigning reference numbers, safety classifications, and refrigerant concentration limits to refrigerants. The standard also identifies requirements to apply for designations and safety classifications for refrigerants and to determine refrigerant concentration limits

2. SCOPE: This standard provides an unambiguous system for numbering refrigerants and assigning composition-designating prefixes for refrigerants. Safety classifications based on toxicity and flammability data are included along with refrigerant concentration limits for the refrigerants.

This standard does not imply endorsement or concurrence that individual refrigerant blends are suitable for any particular application.


SSPC 34 to maintain and revise Standard 34. Standard on continuous maintenance.
Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 35-2014 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 35-2010)
Method of Testing Desiccants for Refrigerant Drying

1. PURPOSE

1.1 This standard establishes a method of testing desiccants for use in refrigerant drying.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard provides a method of testing desiccants only. For testing and rating driers, which use these desiccants, see ASHRAE Standard 63.1. (see Annex A, Informative Bibliography).

2.2 The principle of this standard is to keep a desiccant of known water content in contact with the desired refrigerant until equilibrium has been established under known temperature conditions, after which the water content of the refrigerant is determined.

2.3 This standard is applicable for all desiccants which do not react to the desired refrigerant.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 37-2009 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 37-2005)
Methods of Testing for Rating Electrically Driven Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide test methods for determining the cooling capacity of unitary air-conditioning equipment and the cooling or heating capacities, or both, of unitary heat pump equipment.

1.2 These test methods do not specify methods of establishing ratings that involve factors such as manufacturing tolerances and quality control procedures.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to electrically driven mechanical-compression unitary air conditioners and heat pumps consisting of one or more assemblies that include an indoor air coil(s), a compressor(s), and an outdoor coil(s). Where such equipment is provided in more than one assembly, the separated assemblies are designed to be used together.

2.2 This standard does not include methods of testing the following:

(a) cooling coils for separate use
(b) condensing units for separate use
(c) room air conditioners
(d) heat-operated unitary equipment
(e) liquid chilling packages
(f) multiple indoor air coils operating simultaneously in heating and cooling modes.


SPC 37-2009R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 6/27/2012 with same TPS.
Methods of Testing for Rating Electrically Driven Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 40-2014 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 40-2002)
Methods of Testing for Rating Heat Operated Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat-Pump Equipment

1. PURPOSE:
1.1   This standard provides test methods for determining the heating and cooling output capacities and energy inputs of unitary air-conditioning and heat pump equipment that is heat-operated (see Section 3, “Definitions”).
1.2   These test methods may be used as a basis for rating such equipment, but it is not the purpose of this standard to specify methods of establishing ratings.

2. SCOPE
2.1   This standard applies to heat-operated unitary air conditioners and heat pumps consisting of one or more assemblies, including engine-driven systems. Where such equipment is provided in more than one assembly, the separate assemblies are designed to be used together.
2.2 Equipment within the scope of this standard may be classified as follows:

  1. Component arrangements:
    1. factory-assembled equipment employing heat-operated or mechanical refrigeration cycle or cycles (e.g., a packaged unit)
    2. equipment employing a heat-operated or mechanical refrigeration cycle with indoor and outdoor sections in separate assemblies (e.g., a split system)
    3. equipment employing a heat-operated or mechanical refrigeration cycle as a liquid chiller with cooling coil in separate assembly (e.g., chiller)
    4. equipment employing refrigeration cycles and heating functions (e.g., chiller/heater)
  2. Method of providing air circulation through indoor section:
    1. with circulating fan incorporated with indoor assembly
    2. without circulating fan, for use with separate fan or air handler, or with heating equipment incorporating a fan
  3. c. Medium for heat transfer to or from the outdoors:
    1. air
    2. water (or brine)
    3. evaporatively cooled condenser (cooling only)

2.3   This standard does not include methods of testing the following types of equipment:

  1. heat-operated absorption and engine-driven liquid chillers not part of a unitary air
  2. electrically driven unitary air conditioners or heat pumps
  3. refrigerating systems employing the Peltier effect
  4. desiccant-based cooling systems

SSPC 41 to maintain and revise each of the 41 series individual standards. (Standards are on Periodic Maintenance).
Standard Methods of Measurement. SSPC formed 10/2/2005.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.1-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.1-1986 (RA 2006)
Standard Method for Temperature Measurement

PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods for measuring temperature.

SCOPE: The temperature measurement methods described herein are intended for use in testing heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning equipment and components.

ASHRAE Standard 41.2-1987 (RA 92) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ASHRAE Standard 41.2-1987)
Standard Methods for Laboratory Air-Flow Measurement

1. PURPOSE: This standard sets forth recommended practices for air-flow measurements and to provide adequate and consistent measurement procedures for use in the preparation other ASHRAE Standards.

2. SCOPE

2.1 The procedures described herein are intended for use in testing air-moving, air-handling, and air-distribution equipment and components. The particular method(s) used shall be by the operating tolerances, instrument accuracies and instrument precision required to achieve the objectives of the product test.

2.2 The recommendations herein include consideration of density effects on accurate measurement of flow rates.

2.3 The procedures in this standard are intended primarily for laboratory testing of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating components and equipment, and do not necessarily apply to field testing of installed equipment and systems.

2.4 The procedures in this standard are intended for application only to flow measurements of air at pressures to the equipment not exceeding 100 in. of water (25 kPa) gage.

2.5 Not included are procedures for testing fans, blowers, exhausters, compressors, and other air-moving devices whose principal function is to produce a stream of moving air and which fall within the scope of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 51 (ANSI/AMCA Standard 210).


Standard 41.2-1987(RA 92) is being revised by SSPC 41. Revision project approved January 30, 2001 (Atlanta). Revised TPS approved by StdC March 13, 2014.
Standard Methods for Air Velocity and Airflow Measurement

Purpose:  This standard prescribes methods for air velocity and airflow measurement including consideration of density effects.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

Scope:  This standard applies to air velocity and airflow measurement for testing heating, ventilating, air conditioning and refrigerating  systems and components at pressures within this range: -25 kPa to +25 kPa (-100 in. of water to +100 in. of water) referenced to atmospheric pressure.


ASHRAE Standard 41.3-1989 - Published standard.
Standard Method for Pressure Measurement

1. PURPOSE: This standard presents recommended practices and procedures for accurately measuring steady-state, non-pulsating pressures.

2. SCOPE: This standard describes methods for measurement of pressures appropriate for use in other ASHRAE standards, limited to the 1 psia (6.9 kPa) to 500 psia (3450 kPa) range. The descriptions include: type of pressure, range of suitable application, expected accuracy, and proper installation and operation techniques for attaining the desired accuracy. Pressure devices include: differential pressure (head) meters, elastic element (bellows, Bourdon tube, and diaphragm sensor) gauges; manometric gauges; and pressure-spring gauges. Reference to suitable ANSI/ASME and ANSI/ISA standards is used where appropriate.

Standard 41.3-1989 is being revised by SSPC 41. (Revised TPS approved (Chicago) January 23, 2009.)
Standard Methods for Pressure Measurement

1. PURPOSE:
1.1 The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods for measuring pressure.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 The pressure measurement methods described herein are intended for use in testing heating, refrigerating, and air-conditioning equipment and components.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.4-1996 (RA 2006) - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.4-1984) (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.4-1996)
Method for Measurement of Proportion of Lubricant in Liquid Refrigerant

1. PURPOSE: This standard sets forth standard procedures for experimentally determining the weight concentration of miscible lubricant-and- liquid-refrigerant mixtures, and in limited cases to immiscible mixtures.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides a method for measurement of proportion of lubricant in liquid refrigerant.

2.2 This standard:

(a) defines specialized terms,
(b) specifies the required data and minimum precision,
(c) specifies the methods of computation that should be used, and
(d) describes the equipment required.

2.3 This standard is intended to apply only where it is known, or possible to determine, that the sample is of a miscible lubricant-and-liquid-refrigerant mixture. This restriction is not intended to prevent the application of this standard to determine lubricant concentration in cases where lubricant immiscibility exists provided that the sample is confined entirely to either the lubricant-rich or refrigerant-rich layer.

2.4 This standard does not apply to measurement of lubricant concentrations when the total amount of lubricant collected is less than 0.001 g.

2.5 This standard provides for a primary (gravimetric) method, but does not prohibit the use of other methods using new technologies, provided these methods are calibrated against the primary method.


Standard 41.4 is being revised by SSPC 41. (Revised TPS approved (Salt Lake City) 6/25/2008.)
Standard Methods for Proportion of Lubricant in Liquid Refrigerant Measurement

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods for the measuring of the proportion of lubricant in liquid refrigerant.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to miscible lubricant, immiscible lubricants, and supercritical refrigerant flows provided that the sample contains a representative collection of the circulating refrigerant-lubricant mixture.

2.2 This standard applies only where it is known, or possible to determine, that the sample is of a miscible lubricant and liquid refrigerant mixture. This restriction is not intended to prevent the application of this standard to determine lubricant concentration in cases where lubricant immiscibility exists provided that the sample is not confined entirely to either the lubricant-rich or refrigerant-rich layer.

2.3 This standard uses the gravimetric method as the primary method, but other methods can be used if those alternative methods are calibrated against the primary method.

2.4 This standard does not apply to collected samples that contain less than 0.001 g of lubricant.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.6-1994 (RA 2006) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.6-1994 (RA 2001))
Standard Method for Measurement of Moist Air Properties

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 This standard sets forth recommended practices and procedures for the measurement and calculation of moist air properties in order to promote accurate measurement methods for specific use in the preparation of other ASHRAE standards.

1.2 This standard recommends procedures for measurement of moist air properties in connection with

(a) the establishment of the desired moist air environment for tests of heating, refrigerating, humidifying, dehumidifying, and other air-conditioning equipment and

(b) the determination of the quantity of moisture in airstreams moving through or within such equipment or spaces.

2. SCOPE: The scope of this standard is to describe various instruments and techniques for the measurement of moist air properties. Attention is given to methods appropriate for use in ASHRAE standard methods of test for rating or for determining compliance with ASHRAE environmental standards. These descriptions include the range of conditions over which their use is practicable, the associated attainable accuracy, and proper techniques of use to achieve desired accuracy. Specific attention is given to the wet-bulb and dry-bulb psychrometer and the dew-point hygrometer, while other methods are also discussed. A discussion also is presented concerning calibration, reference standards, and traceability to standards of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help ensure accurate measurements.

Standard 41.6-1994R is being revised by SSPC 41. Revised TPS approved June 23, 2007
Standard Methods for Humidity Measurement

1. PURPOSE:
This standard prescribes methods for measuring the humidity of moist air with instruments.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This standard applies to the measurement of humidity of moist air from sea level to 3048 m (10,000 ft), within the dry bulb temperature range of -50°C to 160°C (-58°F to 320°F), and within the dew point temperature range of -50°C to 99°C (-58°F to 210°F).

2.2 This standard applies to methods for the direct measurement of wet bulb temperature, dew point temperature, relative humidity, and humidity ratio.

2.3 This standard requires determining the uncertainty of direct humidity measurements due to various sources of errors.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.7-1984 (RA 2006) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.7-1984 (RA 2002))
Method of Test for Measurement of Flow of Gas

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide recommended practices for the measurement of the flow of dry gas for use in the preparation of ASHRAE standards.

2. SCOPE: This standard provides flow-measuring techniques for the following: (a) volatile refrigerant, gaseous phase; (b) air under conditions where the methods for flow measurement set forth in ASHRAE Standard 41.2, Standard Methods for Laboratory Airflow Measurement, are inconvenient or unsatisfactory.


Standard 41.7-1984 (RA 2006)R –is being revised by SSPC 41. Revision project authorized on January 25, 2009. Revised TPS approved by StdC March 13, 2014.
Standard Methods for Gas Flow Measurement

Purpose:  This standard prescribes methods for gas flow measurement.

Scope:  This standard applies to gas flow measurement for testing heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating systems and components with the following exceptions:

  1. This standard does not apply to airflow measurements at pressures within this range: -25 kPa to +25 kPa (-100 in. of water to +100 in. of water) referenced to ambient pressure. Those measurements are within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 41.2.
  2. This standard does not apply to fan performance rating airflow measurements. Those measurements are within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 51.
  3. This standard does not apply to gaseous-phase refrigerant mass flow measurements. Those measurements are within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 41.10.

ASHRAE 41.8-1989 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 41.8-1978)
Standard Methods of Measurement of Flow of Liquids in Pipes Using Orifice Flowmeters

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes recommended practices for the measurement of flow of liquids in pipes. It shall also establish the standard technique to be used for the calibration of other instruments more convenient to use. This standard is not intended to be used as a replacement for the calibration of flowmeters by facilities traceable to NBS or by ASME Standard 'Measurement of Fluid Flow in Pipes Using Orifice, Nozzle, and Venturi,' (ASME MFC-3M-1985), nor restrict the use of such facilities that do not incorporate the methods outlined below.

2. SCOPE: This standard shall apply to fluids that exist in the liquid physical state and whose thermodynamic properties are such that the fluid will remain in a complete liquid state prior to, during, and following its path through the flow-measuring instrument.


Standard 41.8-1989R – is being revised by SSPC 41. Revision project authorized on 10/2/2005. Revised TPS approved Albuquerque 6/26/2010.
Standard Methods of Liquid Flow Measurement

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods for measuring liquid flow.

2. SCOPE: The liquid flow measurement methods described herein are intended for use in the testing of heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating equipment and components with the following exception:

  1. Measurements of liquid-phase volatile-refrigerant mass flow. Those measurements are within the scope of ASHRAE Standard 41.10.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.9-2011 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 41.9-2000.)
Standard Methods for Volatile-Refrigerant Mass Flow Measurements Using Calorimeters

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides recommended practices for measuring the mass flow rate of volatile refrigerants using calorimeters.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to the measurement of the flow of a volatile refrigerant in the following cases:

(a) where the entire flow stream of the volatile refrigerant enters the calorimeter as a subcooled liquid and leaves as a superheated vapor (evaporator-type),
(b) where the entire flow stream of the volatile refrigerant enters the calorimeter as a superheated vapor and leaves as a subcooled liquid (condenser-type).

2.2 This standard applies to all of the refrigerants listed in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.10-2013 – Published standard (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 41.10-2008)
Standard Methods for Volatile Refrigerant Mass Flow Measurement Using Flowmeters

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods for refrigerant mass flow rate measurement using flowmeters .

2. SCOPE: This standard applies where the entire flow stream of the refrigerant both enters and exits the flowmeter either as a ‘vapor only’ or ‘liquid only’ state.


Standard 41.11P – (Standard 41.11P is being developed by SSPC 41. Project authorized 6/27/2007.) Revised TPS approved 1/21/12.
Standard Methods for Power Measurement

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods for power measurements.

2. SCOPE:  This standard applies to power measurements under laboratory and field conditions when testing heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating systems and components.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 51-2007 (AMCA 210-07) - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 51-1999) (AMCA is the lead organization)
Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating

1. PURPOSE and SCOPE: This Standard established uniform test methods for a laboratory test of a fan or other air moving device to determine its aerodynamic performance in terms of airflow rate, pressure development, power consumption, air density, speed of rotation, and efficiency for rating or guarantee purposes.

This standard applies to a fan or other air moving device when air is used as the test gas with the following exceptions:
(a) Air circulating fans (ceiling fans, desk fans);
(b) Positive pressure ventilators;
(c) Compressors with inter-stage cooling;
(d) Positive displacement machines;
(e) Test procedures to be used for design, production, or field testing.

SPC 51-2007 (AMCA210-07)R - Revision committee approved 1/21/2012 (Chicago) with same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2012 Published standard. Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 52.2-2007)
Method of Testing General Ventilation Air Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes a test procedure for evaluating the performance of air-cleaning devices as a function of particle size.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard describes a method of laboratory testing to measure the performance of general ventilation air cleaning devices.

2.2 The method of testing measures the performance of air cleaning devices in removing particles of specific diameters as the devices become loaded by standardized loading dust fed at intervals to simulate accumulation of particles during service life. The standard defines procedures for generating the aerosols required for conducting the test. The standard also provides a method for counting airborne particles of 0.3 to 10 µm in diameter upstream and downstream of the air cleaning device in order to calculate removal efficiency by particle size.

2.3 This standard also establishes performance specifications for the equipment required to conduct the tests, defines methods of calculating and reporting the results obtained from the test data, and establishes a minimum efficiency reporting system which can be applied to air cleaning devices covered by this standard.

SSPC 52.2 to maintain and revise Standard 52.2. Standard placed on continuous maintenance on January 21, 2006.
Method of Testing General Ventilation Air Cleaning Devices for Removal Efficiency by Particle Size


ANSI/ASHRAE 55-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 55-2010)
Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to specify the combinations of indoor thermal environmental factors and personal factors that will produce thermal environmental conditions acceptable to a majority of the occupants within the space.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The environmental factors addressed in this standard are temperature, thermal radiation, humidity, and air speed; the personal factors are those of activity and clothing.

2.2 It is intended that all of the criteria in this standard be applied together since comfort in the indoor environment is complex and responds to the interaction of all of the factors that are addressed.

2.3 This standard specifies thermal environmental conditions acceptable for healthy adults at atmospheric pressure equivalent to altitudes up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) in indoor spaces designed for human occupancy for periods not less than 15 minutes.

2.4 This standard does not address such non-thermal environmental factors as air quality, acoustics and illumination; or other physical, chemical or biological space contaminants that may affect comfort or health.

SSPC 55 to maintain and revise Standard 55. Standard on continuous maintenance. Standard 55 placed on continuous maintenance January 24, 2004 (Anaheim). SSPC 55 authorized 1/26/1994.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 58-1986 (RA 2009) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 58-1986 (RA 1999))
Method of Testing for Rating Room Air Conditioner and Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Heating Capacity

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe test methods for determining the heating capacities and air flow quantities for room air conditioners and packaged terminal air conditioners equipped with means for room heating.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard:

(a) establishes a uniform method of testing for obtaining rating data,
(b) specifies test equipment for performing such tests,
(c) specifies data required and calculations to be used, and
(d) lists and defines the terms used in testing,

2.2 For purposes of this standard, room air conditioners and packaged terminal air conditioners are defined in Section 3, 'Definitions.'

2.3 This standard does not prescribe methods of testing to obtain cooling capacities of room air conditioners or packaged terminal air conditioners.


SPC 58-1986 (RA 09) R - Revision committee approved by StdC 1/30/2003 (Chicago) with same TPS. (SPC 58 merged with SPC 16 1/2/2006. SPC 16 will develop a standard with a combined TPS.)
Method of Testing for Rating Room Air Conditioner and Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner Heating Capacity


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2010)
Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 The purpose of this standard is to specify minimum ventilation rates and other measures intended to provide indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects.

1.2 This standard is intended for regulatory application to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and those changes to existing buildings that are identified in the body of the standard.

1.3 This standard is intended to be used to guide the improvement of indoor air quality in existing buildings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to all spaces intended for human occupancy except those within single-family houses, multifamily structures of three stories or fewer above grade, vehicles and aircraft.

2.2 This standard defines requirements for ventilation and air-cleaning system design, installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance.

2.3 Additional requirements for laboratory, industrial, healthcare and other spaces may be dictated by workplace and other standards, as well as by the processes occurring within the space.

2.4 Although the standard may be applied to both new and existing buildings, the provisions of this standard are not intended to be applied retroactively when the standard is used as a mandatory regulation or code.

2.5 This standard does not prescribe specific ventilation rate requirements for spaces that contain smoking or that do not meet the requirements in the standard for separation from spaces that contain smoking.

2.6 Ventilation requirements of this standard are based on chemical, physical, and biological contaminants that can affect air quality.

2.7 Consideration or control of thermal comfort is not included.

2.8 This standard contains requirements, in addition to ventilation, related to certain sources, including outdoor air, construction processes, moisture and biological growth.

2.9 Acceptable indoor air quality may not be achieved in all buildings meeting the requirements of this standard for one or more of the following reasons:

(a) because of the diversity of sources and contaminants in indoor air;
(b) because of the many other factors that may affect occupant perception and acceptance of indoor air quality, such as air temperature, humidity, noise, lighting, and psychological stress;
(c) because of the range of susceptibility in the population; and
(d) because outdoor air brought into the building may be unacceptable or may not be adequately cleaned.

SSPC 62.1 to maintain and revise Standard 62.1. Standard 62.1 on continuous maintenance. SSPC 62.1 authorized 12/28/1990. (TPS Last revised 1/26/06)


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2013 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.2-2010.)
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1. PURPOSE
This standard defines the roles of and minimum requirements for mechanical and natural ventilation systems and the building envelope intended to provide acceptable indoor air quality (IAQ) in low-rise residential buildings.

2. SCOPE
This standard applies to spaces intended for human occupancy within single-family houses and multifamily structures of three stories or fewer above grade, including manufactured and modular houses. This standard does not apply to transient housing such as hotels, motels, nursing homes, dormitories, or jails.
2.1 This standard considers chemical, physical, and biological contaminants that can affect air quality. Thermal comfort requirements are not included in this.
2.2 While acceptable IAQ is the goal of this standard, it will not necessarily be achieved even if all requirements are met

  1. because of the diversity of sources and contaminants in indoor air and the range of susceptibility in the population;
  2. because of the many other factors that may affect occupant perception and acceptance of IAQ, such as air temperature, humidity, noise, lighting, and psychological stress;
  3. if the ambient air is unacceptable, and this air is brought into the building without first being cleaned (cleaning of ambient outdoor air is not required by this standard);
  4. if the system(s) are not operated and maintained as designed; or
  5. when high-polluting events occur.

SSPC 62.2 to maintain and revise Standard 62.2. Standard placed on continuous maintenance 6/28/1997.
Ventilation and Acceptable Indoor Air Quality in Low-Rise Residential Buildings


ASHRAE Standard 63.1-1995 (RA 2001) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 63.1-1995)
Method of Testing Liquid-Line Refrigerant Driers

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes test methods for determining flow capacity and water capacity performance characteristics of liquid line refrigerant driers.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This standard applies only to those driers that employ a desiccant.

2.2 A desiccant’s performance varies with respect to its activation. The water capacity test method prescribed in this standard can be used to test a drier either “as received” or after being reactivated in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

2.3 This standard applies only to liquid line driers for use in systems employing halocarbon refrigerants that have an atmospheric boiling point below 20°C (68°F).

2.4 This standard does not attempt to reflect the complete performance of a drier. Specifically, the following topics are not considered:

(a) the physical characteristics of the desiccants,
(b) the chemical characteristics of the desiccants,
(c) the mechanism of water adsorption,
(d) the filtration ability of a drier,
(e) the acid absorption of a drier,
(f) the performance of a drier in other than a liquid line,
(g) the speed of drying,
(h) the drier water capacity needed in relation to the size of a system, potential freeze-up problems, or potential chemical activity problems,or
(i) the effect of oil on a drier’s performance.

2.5 This standard defines methods of testing but does not specify the standard rating conditions for temperature, equilibrium point dryness, pressure drop, etc. ARI Standard 710 is suggested as a reference for these values.

SPC 63.1-1995(RA 01)R - Revision project committee authorized June 23, 2007 with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 63.2-1996 (RA 2010) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 63.2-1996 [RA 2006])
Method of Testing Liquid-Line Filter Drier Filtration Capability

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe a laboratory test method for evaluating the filtration capability of filters and filter driers used in liquid lines of refrigeration systems.

2. SCOPE: 2.1 This laboratory test method evaluates the capability of liquid-line filters and filter driers only for removing and retaining solid particles of a standard test contaminant.

2.2 The test method may be applied to all hermetic refrigerant liquid-line filters and filter driers up to and including Model 417S (line size 23 mm maximum).

2.3 The technique employed in this standard is the one-pass test method. In this test, a clean-up filter is installed downstream of the test sample and is designed to retain and prevent recirculation of most of the contaminant particles that are not collected by the test sample in the first pass.

2.4 Filter driers have the added capability of removing and retaining certain dissolved contaminants. This standard does not provide measurement of this capability.

SPC 63.2-1996 (RA 2010)RRevision committee approved by Standards Committee on 9/26/2013 with same TPS.
Method of Testing Liquid-Line Filter Drier Filtration Capability


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 64-2011 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 64-2005)
Methods of Laboratory Testing Remote Mechanical-Draft Evaporative Refrigerant Condensers

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of laboratory testing remote mechanical draft evaporative refrigerant condensers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard specifies procedures, apparatus and instrumentation by which determinations of remote mechanical draft evaporative refrigerant condenser capacity determinations can be obtained by laboratory testing with accuracy satisfactory to be used as the basis for commercial ratings.

2.2 This standard does not prescribe conditions for commercial ratings.


ASHRAE Standard 68-1997 (ANSI/AMCA 330-97) – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 68-1986, ANSI/AMCA 330-86) (AMCA is the lead)
Laboratory Method of Testing to Determine the Sound Power in a Duct

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to determine, by test, the sound power radiated into an anechoically terminated duct on the supply and/or return side of air-handling equipment.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to steady, broad-band, narrow band, and/or discrete frequency sound at air temperatures between -50°C and +70°C. The test duct diameter range is from 150 mm to 2 m. The maximum flow velocity in the duct is 30 m/s and the maximum swirl angle is 15°. The frequency range is from 50 Hz to 10,000 Hz.

2.2 This standard applies to sound sources connected to a duct. Examples of equipment covered by this standard are:

(a) centrifugal fans,
(b) axial-flow fans,
(c) mixed-flow fans,
(d) air-handling units,
(e) unitary equipment,
(f) furnaces,
(g) dampers, and
(h) throttling devices.

2.3 This standard does not apply to non-ducted equipment.

SPC 68-1997R (ANSI/AMCA 330-97) – Revision committee approved by StdC 10/12/2010 with same TPS. AMCA was approved as the lead organization on September 29, 2006.
Laboratory Method of Testing to Determine the Sound Power in a Duct


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 70-2006 (RA 2011) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 70-2006)
Method of Testing for Rating the Performance of Air Outlets and Air Inlets

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to define laboratory methods of testing air outlets and air inlets used to terminate ducted and unducted systems for distribution and return of building air.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard includes the specifications for test instruments, facilities, installations and procedures, and methods of calculation for determining aerodynamic performance and sound generation of air outlets and air inlets.

2.2 The test methods in this standard apply to both isothermal and non-isothermal conditions.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 72-2005 - Published Standard. (Supersedes Std 117-2002.)
Method of Testing Open and Closed Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe a uniform method of testing open and closed commercial refrigerators and freezers for rating so that comparative evaluations can be made of energy consumption, product temperature performance, refrigeration load, the suction pressures required, and other performance factors.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to the following types of open and closed commercial refrigerators and freezers used for displaying or holding foods for which refrigeration is either required or desired:

  • both horizontal and vertical open and closed refrigerators and freezers, and
  • both remote and self-contained open and closed refrigerators and freezers

This Standard does not apply to walk-in coolers, or refrigerators and freezers where the refrigerated air is in communication with walk-in coolers.

SPC 72-2005R Revision project committee authorized 6/24/2008 (Salt Lake City) with same TPS.
Method of Testing Open and Closed Commercial Refrigerators and Freezers


ASHRAE 74-1988 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 74-1973)
Method of Measuring Solar-Optical Properties of Materials

1. PURPOSE: The purpose is to develop a standard method for measuring and reporting the following solar optical properties of materials:

(a) spectral transmittance,
(b) reflectance,
(c) absorptance between 320 nanometers and 3000 nanometers in wavelength, and
(d) total radiant and luminous transmittance and reflectance.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 Procedure A of this method covers the measurement of spectral absorptance, reflectance and transmittance of materials using spectrophotometers equipped with integrating spheres. Procedure C of this method covers the measurement of solar transmittance (terrestrial) of materials using a pyranometer, and enclosure, and the sun and sky as the source of radiation.

2.2 Methods of computing solar-weighted radiant and luminous properties from the measured spectral values are specified in Procedures A and B, which are applicable to materials having both specular and diffuse optical properties. Except for transmitting sheet materials that are inhomogeneous, patterned, or corrugated, Procedures A and B of this method are preferred over Procedures C, D and E.

2.3 Procedure B describes the calculation of luminous (photometric) transmittance and reflectance of materials from spectral radiant transmittance and/or reflectance data obtained from the performance of Procedure A of this method.

2.4 Procedure C of this method allows measurement of solar transmittance of materials in sheet form at normal incidence and at angles other than normal incidence and is applicable to transparent, translucent, textured or patterned sheet materials.

2.5 Procedure D of this method covers the measurement of solar photometric transmittance of materials in sheet form. Solar photometric transmittance is measured using a photometer (illuminance meter) in an enclosure with the sun and sky as the source of radiation, the enclosure and method of test being specified in Procedure C. The purpose of Procedure D is to specify a photometric sensor to be used with Procedure C for measuring the solar photometric transmittance of sheet materials containing inhomogeneities in their optical properties.

2.6 Procedure E covers the measurement of the solar radiant and luminous reflectances at normal incidence, and at other angles, of sheet materials that are opaque and which may also be textured or patterned.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 78-1985 (RA 2007)
- Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 78-1985)
Method of Testing Flow Capacity of Suction Line Filters and Filter-Driers

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes a method for measuring the flow capacity of refrigerant suction line filters and filter-driers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This test method is intended for use on both sealed and replaceable element type suction line filters and filter-driers of all types.

2.2 The test method is based on using air as the testing medium and calculating the results to refrigerant gas flow under various application conditions.

SPC 78-1985 (RA 2007)R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 9/26/2013 with same TPS.
 Method of Testing Flow Capacity of Suction Line Filters and Filter-Driers


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 79-2002 (RA 2006) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 79-2002)
Methods of Testing for Rating Fan-Coil Conditioners

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe laboratory methods of testing room fan-coil air conditioners to ensure uniform performance data for establishing ratings.

2. SCOPE: This standard includes procedures that:

(a) Describe and specify test instruments and apparatus,
(b) describe and specify laboratory test methods and procedures,
(c) describe and specify test data to be recorded,
(d) describe and specify calculations to be made from test data,
(e) define terms used in testing, and
(f) specify standard thermodynamic properties.

SPC 79-2002 (RA 2006)R Revised TPS approved 2/2/2011 (Las Vegas).
Method of Testing for Fan-Coil Units

1. PURPOSE:  The purpose of this standard is to prescribe laboratory methods of testing for fan-coil units to ensure uniform performance data for establishing ratings.

2. SCOPE:

This standard includes procedures that

  1. describe and specify test instruments and apparatus,
  2. describe and specify laboratory test methods and procedures,
  3. describe and specify test data to be recorded,
  4. describe and specify calculations to be made from test data,
  5. define terms used in testing, and
  6. specify standard thermodynamic properties.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 84-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 84-2008.)
Method of Testing Air-to-Air Heat/Energy Exchangers

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to:

(a) establish a uniform method of test for obtaining performance data for air-to-air heat/energy exchangers; ;
(b) specify the test conditions, data required, uncertainty analysis to be performed, calculations to be used, and reporting procedures for testing the performance of an air-to-air heat/energy exchanger; and
(c) specify the types of test equipment for performing such tests.

2. SCOPE: 2.1 This standard prescribes the methods for testing the performance of air-to-air heat/energy exchangers .

2.2 In this standard, an air-to-air heat/energy exchanger is a device to transfer heat and/or water vapor from one airstream to another. The types of air-to-air heat/energy exchangers covered by this standard are:

(a) regenerative energy exchangers (including heat wheels, or total energy wheels),
(b) heat pipe exchangers,
(c) thermosyphon exchanger,
(d) recovery loop exchangers (also called run-around exchangers), and
(e) fixed plate exchangers.

2.3 The scope of this standard also includes both laboratory and field tests, provided that appropriate levels of uncertainty can be achieved when testing .

2.4 A test is deemed to be within the scope of this standard if both a pre-test uncertainty analysis and a post-test uncertainty analysis yield satisfactory uncertainty limits.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 86-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 86-1994 (RA 2006)
Methods of Testing the Floc Point of Refrigeration Grade Oils

1. PURPOSE:This standard provides a method for measuring the waxing tendency of refrigeration grade oils.

2. SCOPE:The floc point measurement indicates the waxing tendency of refrigeration grade oils at low temperatures. The floc point is defined as the highest temperature at which wax or other solid substances precipitate when a mixture 10 percent by volume of oil and 90 percent by volume of R-12 is cooled under specified conditions. The results can be used to compare the waxing tendency of several different oils.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 87.3-2001 (RA 2006) – Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 87.3-2001 [RA2006])

Method of Testing Propeller Fan Vibration - Diagnostic Test Methods

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes laboratory and on-site diagnostic test methods for identifying causes of vibration problems involving direct-driven propeller fans for condenser cooling in air-conditioning units, heat pumps, and chillers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to all types and sizes of air-conditioning units, heat pumps, and chillers using direct driven 250mm to 750mm (10 in. - 30 in. diameter) propeller fans which, for the purposes of this standard, are called a 'system'.

2.2 This standard covers system vibration problems excited by unbalance of the rotating parts, aerodynamic forces acting on the fan blades, and electromagnetic forces in the motor.

2.3 This standard does not cover system vibration problems excited by the compressor in the unit or by external sources such as the structure supporting the system.


ANSI/ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1- 2010)
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1. PURPOSE:

The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of buildings except low-rise residential buildings, for:

  1. design, construction, and a plan for operation and mainteĀ­nance, and
  2. utilization of on-site, renewable energy resources.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides:

  1. minimum energy-efficient requirements for the design, construction, and a plan for operation and maintenance of

  2. (1) new buildings and their systems,
    (2) new portions of buildings and their systems, and
    (3) new systems and equipment in existing buildings and
    (4) new equipment or building systems specifically idenĀ­tified in the standard that are part of industrial or manufacturing processes
  3. criteria for determining compliance with these requirements.

2.2 The provisions of this standard do not apply to

  1. single-family houses, multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade, manufactured houses (mobile homes), and manufactured houses (modular),
  2. buildings that do not use either electricity or fossil fuel

2.3 Where specifically noted in this standard, certain other buildings or elements of buildings shall be exempt.

2.4 This standard shall not be used to circumvent any safety, health, or environmental requirements.

SSPC 90.1 to maintain and revise Standard 90.1. Standard on continuous maintenance. (Project Committee originally authorized 1/23/1983 and changed to standing committee 9/16/1983.)
Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2007 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2004. Superseded 90A-1980 & 90B-1975 for all requirements for low-rise residential buildings)
Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum requirements for the energy-efficient design of residential buildings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1: This standard provides minimum energy efficiency requirements for the design and construction of

(a) new residential dwelling units and their systems, and
(b) where explicitly specified,
1. new portions of residential dwelling units and their systems, and
2. new systems and equipment in existing dwelling units. Note: There are no requirements in this standard that apply to new portions of residential dwelling units and their systems, nor to new systems and equipment in existing dwelling units. For the purpose of this standard, 'residential dwelling units' include single-family houses, multi-family structures (of three stories or fewer above grade), and modular houses. This standard does not include 'transient' housing such as hotels, motels, nursing homes, jails, and barracks, or manufactured housing.

2.2 This standard applies to the building envelope, heating equipment and systems, air-conditioning equipment and systems, domestic water-heating equipment and systems, and provisions for overall building design alternatives and trade-offs.

2.3 This standard does not apply to

(a) specific procedures for the operation, maintenance and use of residential buildings,
(b) portable products such as appliances and heaters; and
(c) residential electric service or lighting requirements.

2.4 This standard shall not be used to abridge any safety, health or environmental requirements.

SSPC 90.2 to maintain and revise Standard 90.2. Standard on continuous maintenance. SSPC authorized 6/26/1993. Maintenance and revision of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 90.2-2007. Revised TPS approved by Technology Council via letter ballot October 8, 2012.
Energy Efficient Design of Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1.1 Purpose: To establish the minimum design and construction requirements for energy efficient residential buildings.

1.2 Scope This standard provides the minimum design and construction requirements for new residential buildings and their systems and new portions of existing residential buildings and their systems that use electricity and/or fossil fuel.

1.2.1 Buildings and portions of buildings covered:

a) single-family houses (single family detached, duplexes and townhomes), and
b) multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade
c) outbuildings and pool houses located on the same private property of a single family house.

1.2.2 Systems covered:

a) building envelope,
b) HVAC and mechanical systems,
c) service hot water systems,
d) major appliances,
e) lighting systems,
f) snow and ice melt systems, and
g) pools and spas

1.2.3 Exemptions:

This standard does not apply to:

a) specific procedures for the operation, maintenance, and use of residential buildings,
b) "transient" housing, such as hotels, motels, nursing homes, jails, and barracks,
c) manufactured housing, and
d) outbuildings and pool houses not covered by 1.2.1c.

1.2.4 Health, safety and welfare:

This standard shall not be used to abridge any safety, health, or environmental requirements.


SPC 90.4P, Proposed Standard authorized (San Antonio) June 27, 2012
Energy Standard for Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings

Purpose:
To establish the minimum energy efficiency requirements of Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings, for:

  1. design, construction, and a plan for operation and maintenance, and
  2. utilization of on-site, renewable energy resources

Scope:
This Standard applies to:

  1. New Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings or portions thereof and their systems
  2. New additions to Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings or portions thereof and their systems
  3. Modifications to systems and equipment in existing Data Centers and Telecommunications Buildings or portions thereof

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 93-2010 (RA2014) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 93-2010)
Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Solar Collectors

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide test methods for determining the thermal performance of solar energy collectors that use single-phase fluids and have no significant internal energy storage.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to nonconcentrating and concentrating solar collectors in which a fluid enters the collector through a single inlet and leaves the collector through a single outlet.

2.1.1 Collectors containing more than one inlet and more than one outlet may be tested according to this standard provided that the external piping or ducting can be connected so as to provide effectively a single inlet and a single outlet.

2.2 The heat transfer fluid may be either a liquid or a gas but not a mixture of the two phases.

2.3 This standard contains methods for conducting tests outdoors under natural solar irradiance and for conducting tests indoors under simulated solar irradiance.

2.4 This standard provides test methods and calculation procedures for determining steady-state and quasi-steady-state thermal performance, time, and angular response characteristics of solar collectors.

2.5 This standard is not applicable to those collectors in which the thermal storage unit is an integral part of the collector to such an extent that the collection process and the storage process cannot be separated for the purpose of making measurements of these two processes.

2.6 This standard does not apply to:

a) those unglazed solar collectors that can be tested in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 96-1980 (RA 89)1 and
(b) those collectors in which the heat transfer fluid changes phase and the leaving transfer fluid contains vapor. However, a suggested test procedure is given in Appendix I for those phase-change collectors with an integral heat exchanger that conform to the descriptions in Sections 2.1 and 2.2 of this standard.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 94.2-2010 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 94.2-1981 [RA 2006])
Method of Testing Thermal Storage Devices with Electrical Input and Thermal Output Based on Thermal Performance

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide a standard procedure for determining the energy performance of electrically charged thermal energy storage devices in heating systems.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard applies to thermal storage devices that are charged electrically and discharged thermally. The energy may be stored as latent heat or as sensible heat or as a combination of the two.

2.2 The device is charged by electric-resistance heating, and the electric-resistance mechanism is an integral part of, or is located inside, the storage device.

2.3 The device is discharged by a heat transfer fluid that enters the device through a single inlet and leaves the device through a single outlet. Storage devices having more than one inlet and/or outlet may be tested according to this standard, but each flow configuration involving a single inlet and single outlet must be tested separately. This standard is not applicable to those configurations in which there is simultaneous flow into the storage device through more than one inlet and/or simultaneous flow out of the storage device through more than one outlet. The transfer fluid may be either a gas or a liquid or a mixture of the two.

2.4 This standard does not include factors relating to cost, life, reliability, or the consideration of requirements for interfacing with specific heating and cooling systems.

2.5 The test procedure and equipment outlined in this standard are most easily adaptable to devices used to store thermal energy on the order of 1011J (108Btu) or less.

SPC 94.2-2010R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 9/26/2013 with same TPS.
Method of Testing Thermal Storage Devices with Electrical Input and Thermal Output Based on Thermal Performance


ASHRAE 95-1981 (RA 87) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ASHRAE Standard 95-1981)
Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Solar Domestic Water Heating Systems

1. PURPOSE:
1.1 The purpose of this standard is to establish a uniform method of testing solar domestic water heating systems for thermal performance.
1.2 This Standard is not intended to be used for testing the individual components of the system.
1.3 This Standard is not intended to abridge any safety or health requirements.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This Standard applies to solar domestic water heating systems designed to heat potable water to be supplied for domestic water usage.
2.1.1 This Standard is not intended for other than solar water heating systems designed solely for domestic water usage.
2.1.2 The test procedures in this Standard are generally applicable to systems of 0.45 m3 (120 gal) storage capacity or less, and use demands on the order of 0.38 m3 (100 gal) of hot water per day, or less.
2.1.3 The test procedures in this Standard employing a non-irradiated solar collector array do not apply to an integral collector storage system, a system in which thermosyphon flow occurs, or to any system employing a collector or collector/heater transfer fluid combination which cannot be tested in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 93.
2.2 The test procedures in this Standard do not require the solar water heating system to be subjected to freezing conditions. Consequently, the energy consumed or lost by a system while operating in the freeze protection mode will not be determined.
2.3 This Standard provides the method of testing such systems for thermal performance.


ASHRAE Standard 96-1980 (RA 89) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ASHRAE Standard 96-1980)
Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Unglazed Flat-Plate Liquid-Type Solar Collectors

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides test methods for determining the thermal performance of unglazed flat-plate liquid-type solar energy collector modules (hereinafter called solar collectors) which heat a liquid for low temperature applications.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 Application. This standard applies to unglazed flat-plate liquid-type solar collectors to be used in low temperature applications and in which a liquid enters the collector through a single inlet and leaves the collector through a single outlet.

(a) Collectors containing more than one inlet and more than one outlet may be tested according to this standard provided that the external piping can be connected so as to provide effectively a single inlet and a single outlet.

(b) Collectors, other than unglazed flat-plate liquid-type, which are intended for low temperature applications should be tested in accordance with ASHRAE Standard 93 modified in accordance with the requirements of Section 8.3 of this standard.

2.2 Outdoor and Indoor Testing. This standard contains methods for conducting tests outdoors under natural solar irradiation and for conducting tests indoors under simulated solar irradiation.

2.3 Test Methods and Calculation Procedures. This standard provides test methods and calculations procedures for determining steady-state and quasi-steady-state thermal performance, and angular response characteristics of the solar collectors.

SPC 96-1980R - Revision project committee authorized 1/26/1994 with same TPS.
Methods of Testing to Determine the Thermal Performance of Unglazed Flat-Plate Liquid-Type Solar Collectors


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 97-2007 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 97-1999 (RA 2003)
Sealed Glass Tube Method to Test the Chemical Stability of Materials for Use Within Refrigerant Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to establish a test procedure utilizing sealed glass tubes for the evaluation of materials for use in refrigerant systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard describes the preparation of sealed glass tubes and the procedure for charging them with refrigerant, lubricant, other materials to be tested, or combinations of these.

2.2 A procedure for aging the tubes, usually at elevated temperatures, is described. The tubes are evaluated by quantitative or qualitative analysis, or both, of the tube contents to yield information for determining the compatibility or chemical stability of materials to refrigerant systems.

2.3 The technique described may be used for evaluating many different types of materials. Therefore, the standard does not describe in detail the preparation of the materials to be tested prior to placing them in the glass tubes, the conditions of exposure, nor the methods of analysis.

2.4 Detailed safety precautions are included in Section 8, 'Safety Requirements.'

SPC 97-2007R – Revision project committee authorized 2/2/2011 (Las Vegas) with same TPS.
Sealed Glass Tube Method to Test the Chemical Stability of Materials for Use Within Refrigerant Systems


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 99-2006 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 99-1987.)
Refrigeration Oil Description

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to describe lubricants used in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems based on molecular structure, physical properties, and chemical properties. Since the properties of generally similar lubricants can vary significantly depending on source of formulation, terms such as “refrigerant lubricants” have little meaning in defining such materials. This standard defines those properties critical to the precise identification of synthetic as well as petroleum based lubricants, along with recognized test procedures for the determination of these properties.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 Application. This standard applies to both synthetic and petroleum-derived lubricants used or proposed as compressor lubricants in refrigerating systems.

2.2 Test Methods. This standard provides recognized test methods intended to:

(a) describe a specific class refrigeration lubricant without the use of commercial designations,
(b) describe the molecular structure for various classes of refrigeration lubricants, and
(c) define the critical properties needed to describe a refrigeration lubricant using recognized test procedures.

2.3 Limits. This standard is not intended to define refrigeration oil quality through the establishment of test specifications or requirements. In addition, performance tests intended to measure quality have been excluded from this standard.

SPC 99-2006R - Revision project committee authorized 6/30/2010 (Albuquerque) with same TPS.
Refrigeration Oil Description


ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA 100-2006 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100-1995.)
Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 This standard provides criteria that will result in the conservation of energy resources in existing buildings.

1.2 This standard is directed toward

  1. providing procedures and programs essential to energy-conserving operation, maintenance, and monitoring
  2. increasing the energy efficiency of the energy-using systems and components, and
  3. upgrading the thermal performance of the building envelope.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to existing buildings, portions of buildings, and complexes, including the envelope and all energy systems in the building, except process systems.


SPC 100-2006R Revision project committee authorized June 2009 (Louisville). Revised TPS approved June 2010 (Albuquerque).
Energy Efficiency in Existing Buildings

1. PURPOSE

1.1 This standard provides criteria that will result in energy efficiency in existing buildings.

1.2 This standard is directed toward:

  1. providing procedures and programs essential to energy efficient operation, maintenance, management and monitoring,
  2. increasing the energy efficiency of the energy-using systems and components, and
  3. upgrading the thermal performance of the building envelope.

2. SCOPE

This standard applies to existing buildings, portions of buildings, and complexes, including the envelope and all systems in the building. This Standard excludes industrial and agricultural processes in buildings for which the energy use targets do not include those processes.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 103-2007 - (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 103-1993)
Methods of Testing for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of Residential Central Furnaces and Boilers

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard to provide procedures for determining the annual fuel utilization efficiency of residential central furnaces and boilers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard includes:

(a) a test method for cyclic and part-load performance,
(b) methods for interpolating and extrapolating test data, and
(c) calculation procedures for establishing seasonal performance.

2.2 This standard applies to central furnaces with inputs less than 225,000 Btu/h and boilers with inputs less than 300,000 Btu/h, having gas, oil or electric input, intended for use in residential applications. This standard also applies to furnaces contained within the same cabinet with central air conditioners that have rated cooling capacities of 65,000 Btu/h or less.

2.2.1 This standard applies to equipment that utilizes single-phase electric current or low-voltage DC current.

2.2.2 This standard covers the effectiveness of electrical/mechanical stack dampers only.

2.3 The test procedures are intended to be used to compare energy consumption measures of various furnace and boiler models. They are not intended to provide an absolute measure of performance in any specific installation configuration since the effects of heating system installation variables are not fully taken into account.


SPC 103-2007RRevision committee approved by Standards Committee on 6/27/2012. Revised TPS approved 9/26/2013.
Method of Testing for Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of Residential Central Furnaces and Boilers

1. Purpose:        
The purpose of this standard is to provide procedures for determining the annual fuel utilization efficiency of residential central furnaces and boilers.

2. Scope:             
2.1 This standard includes:
a. a test method for cyclic and part-load performance,
b. methods for interpolating and extrapolating test data, and
c. calculation procedures for establishing seasonal performance.

2.2 This standard applies to central furnaces with inputs less than 225,000 Btu/h and boilers with inputs less than 300,000 Btu/h, having gas, oil, or electric input, intended for use in residential applications. This standard also applies to furnaces with inputs less than 225,000 Btu/h contained within the same cabinet with central air conditioners that have rated cooling capacities of 65,000 Btu/h or less. This standard applies to equipment that utilizes single-phase electric current or low-voltage DC current.

2.3 The procedures are intended to be used to compare energy consumption measures of various furnace and boiler models. They are not intended to provide an absolute measure of performance in any specific installation configuration since the effects of heating system installation variables are not fully taken into account.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2014 - Published standard.(Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 105-2007).
Standard Methods of Determining, Expressing and Comparing Building Energy Performance and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

1. PURPOSE:

1 This standard is intended to foster a commonality in determining and reporting the energy performance of buildings to facilitate a comparison of design strategies and/or operation improvements in buildings as well as the development of building energy performance standards and reporting of green house gas emissions associated with building operation. It provides a consistent method of determining, expressing, and comparing the energy performance of new and existing buildings and greenhouse gas emissions associated with the design of new buildings and operation of existing buildings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers:

  1. New buildings and existing buildings or portions thereof,
  2. the determination and expression of building energy use and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with that energy use; and
  3. techniques for the comparison of the energy performance and associated greenhouse gas emissions between different buildings, alternative designs for the same new building, or improvements in the operation of existing buildings.

2.2 This standard does not:

  1. Establish building energy or greenhouse gas emissions goals or limits,
  2. present a method for certification of prediction methodology, such as computer program,
  3. address embodied energy of building materials and systems, or
  4. incorporate transportation energy or associated greenhouse gas emission for building functions, including commuting, business travel and process transportation

ASHRAE Standard 110-1995 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 110-1985.)
Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods

1. PURPOSE: This standard specifies a quantitative and qualitative test method for evaluating fume containment of laboratory fume hoods.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This method of testing applies to conventional, bypass, auxiliary-air, and VAV laboratory fume hoods.

2.2 This method of testing is intended primarily for laboratory and factory testing but may also be used as an aid in evaluating installed performance.

SPC 110P - Revision project committee authorized 6/19/1999, with same TPS. (Std 110-1995 lost its ANSI designation)
Method of Testing Performance of Laboratory Fume Hoods


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 111-2008 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 111-1988)
Measurement, Testing, Adjusting and Balancing of Building Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Systems

1. PURPOSE: To provide uniform procedures for measurement, testing, adjusting, balancing, evaluating, and reporting the performance of building heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems in the field.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to building heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems of the air-moving and hydronic types and their associated heat transfer, distribution, refrigeration, electrical power and control subsystems.

2.2 This standard includes:

(a) methods for determining thermodynamic conditions of hydraulic, hydronic, mechanical and electrical conditions,
(b) methods for determining room air change rates, room pressurization, and cross contamination of spaces,
(c) procedures for measuring and adjusting outdoor ventilation rates to meet specified requirements,
(d) methods for validating collected data considering system effects.

2.3 This standard establishes:

(a) minimum system configuration requirements to ensure that the systems can be field tested and balanced,
(b) minimum instrumentation required for field measurements,
(c) procedures for obtaining field measurements used in HVAC systems testing and balancing and equipment testing, and
(d) formats for recording and reporting results.

2.4 The field data collected and reported under this standard are intended for use by building designers, operators and users, and by manufacturers and installers of HVAC systems.

SPC 111-2008R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 113-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 113-2009.)
Method of Testing for Room Air Diffusion

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to define a repeatable method of testing the steady state air diffusion performance of an air distribution system in occupied zones of building spaces. This method is based on air velocity and air temperature distributions at specified heating or cooling loads and operating conditions.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard specifies equipments and procedures in occupied zones of building spaces.

2.2 This standard applies to furnished or unfurnished spaces (actual or mock-up) with or without occupants.

2.3 This standard applies to air distribution systems, including systems in which:

(a) air outlets are located inside, inside and outside, or outside of the occupied zone and
(b) local air velocities in the occupied zone are or are not under control by individual occupants.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 116-2010 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 116-1995 [RA 2005])
Methods of Testing for Rating Seasonal Efficiency of Unitary Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides test methods and calculational procedures for determining the capacities and cooling seasonal efficiency ratios for unitary air conditioning and heat pump equipment and heating seasonal performance factors for heat pump equipment.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers electrically driven, air-cooled air conditioners and heat pumps used in residential applications with cooling capacity of 65,000 Btu/h and less or in the case of heating only heat pumps, heating capacity of 65,000 Btu/h and less.

2.2 The methods of test in this standard are broadly applicable, but this standard provides cooling and heating hours in temperature bins for only the contiguous states of the continental U.S.A.

2.3 This standard includes test methods for steady-state, cyclic, and part load performance, and methods for establishing seasonal performance. Equipment with single-speed, multiple-speed, variable-speed, unloading, or multiple compressors for ducted and ductless systems is included.

2.4 This standard does not apply to room air conditioners. See ASHRAE Standards 16 and 58 in Appendix B, Bibliography.


SPC 116-2010R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 6/27/2012 with same TPS.
Methods of Testing for Rating Seasonal Efficiency of Unitary Air-Conditioners and Heat Pumps


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 118.1-2012 - Published standard. (Supersedes Standard 118.1-2008)
Method of Testing for Rating Commercial Gas, Electric, and Oil Service Water Heating Equipment

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide test procedures for rating directly heated commercial-service water-heating equipment.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides test procedures for determining the efficiency and hot water delivery capability of the water-heating equipment to which it applies.

2.2 This standard applies to electric resistance, electric air-source heat pump, gas-fired, and oil-fired water-heating equipment, including hot water supply boilers with input ratings less than 12,500,000 Btu/h (3660 kW) and greater than:


Electric Resistance 12 kW
Electric Heat Pump 6 kW (including all 3 phase regardless of input)
Gas-Fired 75,000 Btu/h (22 kW) (see Section 2.3)
Oil-Fired 105,000 Btu/h (31 kW)

2.3 This standard does not apply to gas-fired water-heating equipment that meets all of the following:

a) has a storage capacity of less than two gallons,
b) is designated to deliver water at a controlled temperature of less than 180°F (82°C), and c) has an input rating less than 200,000 Btu/h (59kW)

SPC 118.1-2012R – Revision project authorized June 26, 2013 (Denver) with the same TPS.
Method of Testing for Rating Commercial Gas, Electric, and Oil Service Water Heating Equipment


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 118.2-2006 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE 118.2-1993.)
Method of Testing for Rating Residential Water Heaters

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide test procedures for rating the efficiency and hot water delivery capabilities of directly heated residential water heaters.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to the following:

  1. gas-fired water heaters with a self-contained, temperature-activated primary operating control and not requiring circulation of water for heating (Type I), with rated input no greater than 75,000 Btu/hour,
  2. oil-fired water heaters with a self-contained, temperature-activated primary operating control and not requiring circulation of water for heating (Type I), with rated input no greater than 105,000 Btu/hour,
  3. electric resistance water heaters with a primary self-contained, temperature-activated operating control and not requiring circulation of water for heating (Type I), with rated input no greater than 12 kW,
  4. gas-fired water heaters with a self-contained, flow-activated primary operating control and requiring water flow for heating (Type II), with rated input no greater than 200,000 Btu/hour,
  5. oil-fired water heaters with a self-contained, flow-activated primary operating control and requiring water flow for heating (Type II), with rated input no greater than 210,000 Btu/hour,
  6. electric resistance water heaters with a self-contained, flow activated primary control and requiring water flow for heating (Type II), with rated input no greater than 12 kW,
  7. gas-fired water heaters with a remote temperature-activated primary operating control and requiring circulation through the heater for heating (Type III),
  8. with rated input no greater than 75,000 Btu/hour,
  9. oil-fired water heaters with a remote temperature-activated primary operating control and requiring circulation of water through the heater for heating (Type III), with rated input no greater than 105,000 Btu/hour,
  10. electric resistance water heaters with a remote temperature-activated operating control and requiring circulation through the heater for heating (Type III), with rated input no greater than 12 kW, and
  11. single-phase air source heat pump water heaters (Types IV and V), with rated input no greater than 6 kW.

SPC 118.2-2006R – Revision project committee authorized June 23, 2007 (Long Beach) with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 120-2008 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 120-1999).

Method of Testing to Determine Flow Resistance of HVAC Ducts and Fittings

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes uniform methods of laboratory testing of HVAC ducts and fittings to determine their resistance to airflow.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard may be used to determine the change in total pressure resulting from airflow in HVAC ducts and fittings.

2.2 The test results can be used to determine duct flow losses in pressure loss per unit length. Fitting losses are reported as local loss coefficients.

2.3 This standard does not cover interpretation of the test data.

SPC 120-2008R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 124-2007 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 124-1991.)
Methods of Testing for Rating Combination Space-Heating and Water-Heating Appliances

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to establish a method of test to rate the performance of a combination space-heating and water-heating appliance.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This test method is intended to cover electric, gas-fired, and oil-fired combination space-heating and water-heating appliances.

2.2This standard covers appliances up to 300,000 Btu/h (87.9 kW) rated input.

SPC 124-2007R – Revision project committee authorized 2/2/2011 (Las Vegas) with same TPS.
Methods of Testing for Rating Combination Space-Heating and Water-Heating Appliances


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 125-1992 (RA 2011) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 125-1992)
Method of Testing Thermal Energy Meters for Liquid Streams in HVAC Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide a method of testing factory-assembled thermal energy meters used to measure the thermal energy added to or extracted from a liquid stream supplying an HVAC system.

2. SCOPE

2.1 The test methods, procedures and facility descriptions in this standard are intended for use in determining measurement accuracy, pressure losses, service flow rate limits, temperature difference limits, and reliability effects of mounting attitude.

2.2 This standard is limited to applications in which the fluid remains in a completely liquid state while traversing the thermal energy meter.

2.3 The applications of this standard include, but are not limited to, thermal energy meters used for billing or revenue metering for hydronic applications.

2.4 This standard does not apply to meters using principles of change-of-state of the fluid, simple elapsed time, or measured indoor or outdoor temperature difference to allocate consumption among various end-use consumers.


ANSI/ASHRAE/SMACNA 126-2008 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE/SMACNA Standard 126-2000)
Methods of Testing HVAC Air Ducts and Fittings

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides laboratory test procedures for the evaluation of HVAC air ducts and fittings.

2. Scope

2.1 This standard may be used to determine HVAC air duct structural strength, dimensional stability, and durability and leakage characteristics.

2.2 This standard does not cover:

(a) effects of aerosols, solid particulates, corrosive environments, or combustibility,
(b) long term effects,
(c) seismic qualifications,
(d) underground ducts,
(e) plenums and equipment casings, or
(f) ductwork hangers.

SPC 126-2008R –Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal). Revised TPS approved by Standards Committee 9/26/2013.
Methods of Testing HVAC Air Ducts

1. Purpose: This standard provides laboratory test procedures for the evaluation of HVAC air ducts

2. Scope:  
2.1 This standard includes procedures to determine the structural strength, dimensional stability, durability, and leakage characteristics of HVAC air ducts.
2.2 This standard does not cover:

  1. fittings
  2. effects of aerosols, solid particulates, corrosive environments, or combustibility
  3. long-term effects of extended service
  4. seismic qualifications
  5. underground ducts
  6. plenums and equipment casings
  7. supports for ductwork and fittings

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 127-2012 Published Standard (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 127-2007)
Method of Testing for Rating Computer and Data Processing Room Unitary Air Conditioners

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of the standard is to establish a uniform set of requirements for rating computer and data processing room (CDPR) unitary air-conditioners.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to classes of unitary equipment that are used to air condition computer room and data processing equipment. This standard does not apply to the rating of individual assemblies, such as condensing units or direct expansion fan-coil units for separate use.

SPC 127-2012R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 9/26/2013 with same TPS.
Method of Testing for Rating Computer and Data Processing Room Unitary Air Conditioners


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 128-2011 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 128-2001)
Method of Rating Portable Air Conditioners

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to establish a uniform set of requirements for rating the cooling capacity of portable air conditioners.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to portable air conditioners with a rated cooling capacity of 19,000 watts (65,000 Btu/h) and above, including those with heating capacity.

The standard does not apply to:
(a) the testing and rating of individual assemblies, such as condensing units or direct expansion fan coil units for separate use;
(b) air conditioners that are computer or data processing room air conditioners within the scope of ANSI/ASHRAE 127-2007; and
(c) room air conditioners within the scope of CAN/CSA-C368.1 or AHAM RAC-1.


ASHRAE Standard 129-1997 (RA 2002)
– Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 129-1997)
Measuring Air-Change Effectiveness

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes a method for measuring air-change effectiveness in mechanically ventilated spaces and buildings that meet specified criteria. The air-change effectiveness is a measure of the effectiveness of outdoor air distribution to the breathing level within the ventilated space.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The method of measuring air-change effectiveness compares the age of air where occupants breathe to the age of air that would occur throughout the test space if the indoor air were perfectly mixed.

2.2 The standard includes measurement procedures and criteria for assessing the suitability of the test space for measurements of air-change effectiveness.

SPC 129-1997R – Revision project committee authorized June 23, 2007 with the same TPS. Measuring Air-Change Effectiveness


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 130-2008 – Published standard (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 130-1996.)
Methods of Testing for Rating Ducted Air Terminal Units

1. PURPOSE: This standard specifies instrumentation and facilities, test installation methods, and procedures for measuring the capacity and related performance of constant-volume, variable-volume and modulating integral diffuser air terminals.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The methods of test in this standard apply to air control devices used in air distribution systems. These devices provide control of air volume with or without temperature control by one or more of the following means and may or may not include a fan:
(a) Fixed or adjustable directional vanes (i.e. bypass terminal),
(b) Pressure-dependent volume dampers or valves (including air induction nozzles and dampers),
(c) Pressure-compensated volume dampers or valves (including air induction nozzles and dampers),
(d) Integral heat exchange,
(e) On/off fan control,
(f) Variable-speed fan control, and
(g) Integral diffuser terminals.

2.2 This standard covers test methods for use in determining the following performance characteristics:
(a) Sound power:
(b) Temperature mixing and stratification,
(c) Minimum operation pressure,
(d) Air leakage,
(e) Induced airflow,
(f) Fan airflow,
(g) Fan motor electrical power
(h) Condensation, and
(i) Airflow sensor performance.

2.3 This standard does not cover individual control components or products addressed in other ASHRAE standards or methods of testing, including but not limited to the standards listed in the reference section of this standard.

SPC 130-2008R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 133-2008 – Published standard.
Method of Testing Direct Evaporative Air Coolers

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes a uniform method of laboratory testing for rating packaged and component direct evaporative air coolers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The scope of this standard covers a method of testing for rating the saturation effectiveness, airflow rate, and total power of packaged and component direct-evaporative air coolers.

2.2 Covered tests also include methods for measuring static pressure differential of the direct evaporative air cooler, density of the air, and speed of rotation of the fan.

2.3 This standard requires that packaged and component direct evaporative air coolers are simultaneously tested for airflow, total power, and saturation effectiveness.

2.4 The ratings resulting from application of this standard are intended for use by manufacturers, specifiers, installers, and users of evaporative air cooling apparatus for residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial ventilation; air cooling applications; and for commercial, industrial, and agricultural processing applications.

SPC 133-2008R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 134-2005 (RA 2014)- Published Standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 134-2005).
Graphic Symbols for Heating, Ventilating, Air-Conditioning and Refrigerating Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to define graphic symbols for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning and refrigerating systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers graphic symbols for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating systems and equipment, including related controls.

2.2 This standard identifies graphic symbols by name, configuration and description, including recommended application where appropriate.

2.3 The graphic symbols in this standard are intended for use in manual drawings and computer-aided drafting (CAD).


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2012 Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135-2010.)
BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks

1. PURPOSE: This standard defines data communication services and protocols for computer equipment used for monitoring and control of HVAC&R and other building systems and to define, in addition, an abstract, object-oriented representation of information communicated between such equipment, thereby facilitating the application and use of digital control technology in buildings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This protocol provides a comprehensive set of messages for conveying encoded binary, analog, and alphanumeric data between devices including, but not limited to:

(a) hardware binary input and output values,
(b) hardware analog input and output values,
(c) software binary and analog values,
(d) text string values,
(e) schedule information,
(f) alarm and event information,
(g) files, and
(h) control logic.

2.2 This protocol models each building automation and control computer as a collection of data structures called 'objects,' the properties of which represent various aspects of the hardware, software, and operation of the device. These objects provide a means of identifying and accessing information without requiring knowledge of the details of the device's internal design or configuration.

SSPC 135 to maintain and revise Standard 135. Standard on continuous maintenance.
BACnet - A Data Communication Protocol for Building Automation and Control Networks


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2013 – Published Standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 135.1-2011).
Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet

1. PURPOSE: To define a standard method for verifying that an implementation of the BACnet protocol provides each capability claimed in its Protocol Implementation Conformance Statement (PICS) in conformance with the BACnet standard.

2. SCOPE: This standard provides a comprehensive set of procedures for verifying the correct implementation of each capability claimed on a BACnet PICS including:

(a) support of each claimed BACnet service, either as an initiator, executor, or both,
(b) support of each claimed BACnet object-type, including both required properties and each claimed optional property,
(c) support of the BACnet network layer protocol,
(d) support of each claimed data link option, and
(e) support of all claimed special functionality.

SSPC 135 to maintain and revise Standard 135.1. Standard on continuous maintenance.
Method of Test for Conformance to BACnet


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 137-2013 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 137-2009)

Methods of Testing for Efficiency of Space-Conditioning/Water-Heating Appliances that Include a Desuperheater Water Heater

1. PURPOSE:

1.1 This standard provides test methods and calculation procedures for establishing the efficiencies of space-conditioning/water-heating appliances having refrigerant-to-water desuperheaters.

1.2 The procedures may be used as a basis for establishing efficiency ratings for such equipment and for estimating annual energy consumption.

2. SCOPE: This standard covers electric, air-to-air, space-conditioning appliances that include a refrigerant-to-water desuperheater and have rated cooling capacities of less than 65,000 Btu/h.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 138-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 138-2009)
Method of Testing for Rating Ceiling Panels for Sensible Heating and Cooling

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes uniform methods of laboratory testing for rating steady-state thermal performance of ceiling panels used in indoor spaces for sensible heating or sensible cooling or both. The objective is to rate ceiling panels under repeatable conditions.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard specifies procedures, apparatus, and instrumentation for rating thermal performance of ceiling panels in a specific indoor configuration and thermal conditions.

2.2 Thermal performance of a ceiling panel is measured in terms of heat delivered or heat removed by the ceiling panel surface as a function of average fluid temperature of the heat transfer medium in the ceiling panel, and the temperatures characterizing the surrounding indoor space.

2.3 This standard covers testing of ceiling panels in the following effective panel surface high and low temperature range limits:

a) Sensible Heating Panels: from 24° C (75° F) to 65° C (49° F) for nonmetal heat transfer elements in the ceiling panel or from 24° C (75° F) to 150° C (302° F) for metal heat transfer elements in the ceiling panel.
b) Sensible Cooling Panels from 14° C (57° F) to 24°C (75°F)

2.4 This standard does not cover the following ceiling panels:

a) hybrid (combined thermal radiation and forced-convection) ceiling panels,
b) ceiling panels that are embedded into the ceiling, wall, or floor structure, or
c) test methods for design, production, or field testing of ceiling panels.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 139-2007 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 139-1998).
Method of Testing for Rating Desiccant Dehumidifiers Utilizing Heat for the Regeneration Process

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide test methods for determining the moisture removal capacity of heat-regenerated desiccant dehumidifiers as well as the coincident thermal energy performance so that comparative evaluations of capacity and performance can be made irrespective of the type or make of the device.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to desiccant based dehumidifiers operating at atmospheric pressure. The dehumidifier may utilize solid or liquid desiccants that are regenerated utilizing heat energy.

2.2 Normally, equipment within this standard would consist of one or more desiccant contact stations through which the air to be dehumidified is moved, a means to expose the moisture-laden desiccant to a source of heat energy for regeneration, and a heating device.

2.3 Ancillary devices are normally utilized to move air to be dehumidified through the device and provide ventilation for regeneration, but they are not a part of this standard.

2.4 This standard is intended to:

(a) describe a uniform method of testing for obtaining performance data,
(b) describe and specify test instruments and apparatus,
(c) describe and specify test data to be recorded, and
(d) describe and specify calculations to be made from test data.

2.5 This standard does not apply to:

(a) dehumidifiers operating at other than atmospheric pressure,
(b) dehumidifiers not utilizing a desiccant for dehumidification,
(c) dehumidifiers not utilizing heat for regeneration of the desiccant, or
(d) ancillary equipment which may be used in any dehumidification process such as fans, pre or post conditioning equipment, etc.

 

SPC 139-2007R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2011 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 140-2007.)
Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs

1. PURPOSE: This standard specifies test procedures for evaluating the technical capabilities and ranges of applicability of computer programs that calculate the thermal performance of buildings and their HVAC systems.

2. SCOPE: These standard test procedures apply to building energy computer programs that calculate the thermal performance of a building and its mechanical systems. While these standard test procedures cannot test all algorithms within a building energy computer program, they can be used to indicate major flaws or limitations in capabilities.

SSPC 140 to revise and maintain Standard 140. Standard on continuous maintenance. Standard 140 placed on continuous maintenance January 28, 2004 (Anaheim).
Standard Method of Test for the Evaluation of Building Energy Analysis Computer Programs


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 143-2007 – Published Standard (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 143-2000)
Method of Test for Rating Indirect Evaporative Coolers

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides test procedures and calculations for establishing the cooling capacities and power requirements for indirect evaporative cooling equipment.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers testing under steady-state conditions for rating of indirect evaporative coolers that:
(a) sensibly cool a primary airstream through heat exchanger(s) by the evaporation of water into a secondary airstream, and
(b) are self-contained or are components of packaged systems.

2.2 This standard does not cover
(a) devices that use mechanical refrigeration or thermal storage to cool the primary airstream, the secondary airstream or the water provided for evaporation, or
(b) devices that dry the primary or secondary airstream.

SPC 143-2007R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.


SSPC 145 - Standing standard project committee authorized January 2011, Montreal. SSPC 145 is responsible for maintaining and revising Standard 145.1 and Standard 145.2.
Test Method for Assessing the Performance of Gas Phase Air Cleaning Equipment


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 145.1-2008
Laboratory Test Method for Assessing the Performance of Gas-Phase Air Cleaning Systems: Loose Granular Media

1. PURPOSE: To provide a standard laboratory test method for assessing the performance of loose granular media used in gas-phase air cleaning systems. The results of these tests can provide information to the engineer useful for the design and selection of air cleaning equipment and the design of air cleaning systems for controlling indoor concentrations of gaseous air contaminants.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard prescribes a small-scale laboratory test method for measuring the contaminant removal efficiency of loose granular sorptive media used in gas-phase air cleaning equipment as installed (in a test apparatus) in an airstream and challenged with test gases under steady-state conditions. This test is conducted at elevated gas challenge concentrations (relative to ventilation applications) and therefore should be used to compare media rather than directly predict performance in any particular application.

2.2 The standard defines methods of calculating and reporting results obtained from the test data and establishes a results reporting system that can be applied to loose granular media covered by this standard.

2.3 This standard does not apply to:

a) bonded carbon panels, beaded activated carbon, carbon cloths, absorbent loaded nonwovens, dry process carbon composites, or similar products, or
b) particulate removal equipment.

SPC 145.1-2008R Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS.
SSPC 145 to maintain and revise Standard 145.1. Standard on continuous maintenance. Standard 145.1 placed on continuous maintenance June 2011, Montreal.
Laboratory Test Method for Assessing the Performance of Gas-Phase Air Cleaning Systems: Loose Granular Media.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 145.2-2011 – Published Standard
Laboratory Test Method for Assessing the Performance of Gas-Phase Air Cleaning Systems: Air Cleaning Devices

1. PURPOSE: To provide a standard laboratory test method for assessing the performance of sorptive media gas-phase air cleaning devices. The results of these tests can provide information to the engineer useful for the design and selection of air cleaning equipment and the design of air cleaning systems for controlling indoor concentrations of gaseous air contaminants.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard prescribes a full-scale laboratory test method for measuring the performance of in-duct sorptive media gas-phase air cleaning devices. In this context, sorptive media are defined as the active agent of the air cleaner, whether granular or sheet or pleated, that operate by absorbing and/or chemically reacting with contaminant gases. This test is conducted under steady state conditions at elevated gas challenge concentrations (relative to ventilation applications) and therefore should be used to compare devices rather than directly predict performance in any particular application.

2.2 The method of testing measures the performance of air cleaning devices for removing one or more specified gaseous contaminants or gas mixtures intended to simulate operation during service life. The standard defines procedures for the dispersion of the gases required for conducting the test. The standard also provides a method for determining gas concentrations upstream of the air cleaning device to calculate removal efficiency.

2.3 This standard establishes performance specifications for the equipment required to conduct the tests, defines methods of calculating and reporting results obtained from the test data and establishes a results reporting system that can be applied to gas-phase air cleaning devices covered by this standard.

2.4 The test method defined by this standard is applied to a sample device that is supposed to be representative of other devices marketed with the same brand and model number.

2.5 This standard does not apply to stand-alone room air cleaners.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 146-2011 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 146-2006.)
Method of Testing and Rating Pool Heaters

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide methods of testing and rating pool heaters.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides methods of testing for heating capacity and energy efficiency.

2.2 This standard applies to heaters operated by gas, oil, or electricity, including heat pumps using outdoor ambient air as a heat source.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 147-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ASHRAE Standard 147-2002)
Reducing the Release of Halogenated Refrigerants from Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Systems

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes practices and procedures that will reduce inadvertent release of halogenated refrigerants.

2. SCOPE: The practices and procedures in this standard cover release reduction of halogenated hydrocarbon and halogenated ether refrigerants in the following circumstances:

(a) from stationary refrigeration, air-conditioning, and heat-pump equipment and systems;
(b) during manufacture, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, repair, and disposal of equipment and systems.

SSPC 147 to revise and maintain Standard 147. Standard 147 placed on continuous maintenance September 26, 2013.
Reducing the Release of Halogenated Refrigerants from Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Equipment and Systems


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 149-2013 - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 149-2000 (RA 2009))
Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans Used to Exhaust Smoke in Smoke Management Systems

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes uniform methods of laboratory testing and test documentation for fans used to exhaust smoke in smoke management systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers fans that are to be permanently installed in smoke management systems to exhaust smoke, including fan components and accessories when supplied, mounted or intended to be mounted to the fan.

2.2 This standard establishes test procedures for the following areas:

(a) Fan tests:
      (1) aerodynamic performance,
      (2) operation at specified elevated temperature, and
      (3) reversal
(b) Appurtenance tests: dampers

2.3 This standard does not cover the following types of fans:

(a) portable fans
(b) mechanical draft fans
(c) circulating fans
(d) attic fans
(e) non-electrically driven fans


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 150-2000 (RA 2004) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 150-2000.)
Method of Testing the Performance of Cool Storage Systems

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes a uniform set of testing procedures for determining the cooling capacities and efficiencies of cool storage systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers cool storage systems composed of chillers, storage medium, storage device or vessel, heat sink equipment or heat sink systems, and other auxiliary equipment required to provide a complete and working system.

2.2 This standard includes the following:
(a) a uniform method of testing,
(b) identification of test equipment for performing such tests,
(c) identification of data required and calculations to be used, and
(d) definitions and terminology.
2.3 This standard does not cover testing of the airside distribution.

SPC 150-2000R Revision project committee authorized (New York City) 01/23/08 with the same TPS.
Method of Testing the Performance of Cool Storage Systems


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 151-2010 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 151-2002).
Practices for Measuring, Testing, Adjusting, and Balancing Shipboard HVAC&R Systems

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides uniform and systematic practices for making measurements in testing, analyzing, balancing, and reporting the performance of the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems on board ships.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard describes methods for evaluating shipboard HVAC&R systems.

2.2 This standard applies to all air-moving equipment, hydronic equipment, and HVAC heat-transfer equipment, refrigeration equipment, HVAC electrical power and control equipment.

2.3 This standard describes methods for measuring temperature, humidity, enthalpy, current, wattage, voltage, rotation, fluid flow, heat flow, pressures, sound, and vibration levels in HVAC&R systems.

2.4 This standard includes the following:

(a) Minimum system configuration requirements to ensure the system can be tested and balanced.
(b) Minimum instruments and permanently installed measuring equipment for underway measurements.
(c) Procedures for measurements used in testing and balancing and in system analysis.
(d) Reporting format and forms.
(e) Classification of ships and spaces to assist in defining the different procedures required for different ships and spaces.
(f) Procedures for testing and adjusting refrigeration systems, including direct-expansion type, chilled-water type, and absorption-type, air-cooled condensers, and seawater-cooled condensers.

2.5 This standard does not include system design, application, or equipment design criteria.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 152-2014 - Published Standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 2004)
Method of Test for Determining the Design and Seasonal Efficiencies of Residential Thermal Distribution Systems

1. PURPOSE

This standard prescribes a method of test to determine the efficiency of space heating and/or cooling thermal distribution systems under seasonal and design conditions. The objective is to facilitate annual energy calculations and heating and cooling equipment capacity calculations.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard applies to single-family detached and attached residences with independent thermal systems.

2.2 This standard applies to air, hydronic, refrigerant, and electric distribution systems.


SPC 153P - Proposed standard project authorized 10/10/1993 (Revised TPS approved June 2009)
Method of Test for Mass Flow Capacity of Four-Way Refrigerant Reversing Valves

1. PURPOSE: To provide a test method for measuring the refrigerant vapor mass flow capacity of four-way refrigerant reversing valves with sufficient accuracy to facilitate application decisions.

2. SCOPE: This standard describes test methods, procedures, instrumentation, computations, and suggested apparatus for this test


ANSI/ASHRAE  154-2011 - Published standard.
Ventilation for Commercial Cooking Operations

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this standard is to provide design criteria for the performance of commercial cooking ventilation systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers the following:

(a) Kitchen hoods
(b) Exhaust systems
(c) Replacement air systems

2.2 This standard shall not be used to circumvent any safety, health or environmental requirement.


SSPC 154 to maintain and revise Standard 154. Standard on continuous maintenance. SSPC 154 authorized 10/1/2010.


SPC 155P - Proposed standard project authorized 6/25/1994. (Revised TPS approved March 24, 2010.)
Method of Testing for Rating Commercial Space Heating Boiler Systems

1.  PURPOSE
This standard provides procedures for determining the steady state thermal efficiency, part load efficiency and idling energy input rate of space heating boilers. 

2.  SCOPE
2.1  This standard applies to steam and hot water boiler systems (individual, modular or multiple boilers) for use in space heating applications and having individual boilers or modules with gas, oil, electric or multiple fuel inputs of at least 300,000 Btu/h but less than 12,500,000 Btu/h.

Exception.  Custom-designed, field-assembled boilers are not covered by this standard.

2.2  This standard provides methods to compare energy consumption measures of various boiler systems.  It is not intended to provide an absolute measure of performance in any specific installation configuration.

2.3  This standard includes:
(a)  test methods for determining full load and part load steady state thermal efficiency, idling energy input rate and throughflow loss rate of individual boilers,
(b)  methods for interpolating and extrapolating test data,
(c)  rating conditions to be used in executing tests and calculations for a range of classes of spaceheating applications.

2.4  This standard applies to the space heating performance of boiler systems used for multiple functions including space heating.

2.5  This standard does not cover methods of testing boiler systems used only in service water heating applications.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 158.1-2012 – Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 158.1-2004)
Methods of Testing Capacity of Refrigerant Solenoid Valves

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes a method of testing the capacity of refrigerant solenoid valves for use in refrigerating systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard is applicable to refrigerant solenoid valves in the following circumstances:

a) as defined in Section 3, 'Definitions,'
b) for either liquid or vapor refrigerant applications, and
c) to be used with refrigerants deemed available and suitable according to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2001 Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2001, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants.

2.2 This standard specifies procedures, apparatus, and instrumentation that will produce accurate capacity data.

2.3 This standard does not do the following:

a) specify rating conditions or electrical or mechanical design requirements; rating conditions may be found in ARI Standard 760, Solenoid Valves for Use With Volatile Refrigerants;
b) make recommendations for safety; or
c) specify tests for production, specification compliance, or field testing of solenoid valves.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 158.2-2011 (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 158.2-2006) - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 158.2-2006)
Methods of Testing Capacity for Refrigerant Pressure Regulators

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides methods of determining the mass flow capacity of refrigerant pressure regulators with sufficient accuracy to facilitate proper engineering application of the device in systems operating at various conditions with various refrigerants by

  1. prescribing a method of measuring key flow and gradient characteristics of refrigerant pressure regulators using air or water as the working fluid, and
  2. prescribing computational means to enable reliable prediction of refrigerant vapor and liquid mass flow capacity based on the measured flow and gradient characteristics.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to refrigerant pressure regulators that meet the definition found in Section 3, 'Definitions,' and that are intended for refrigerant service in applications where only single-phase flow occurs within the regulator.

2.2 This standard is applicable to refrigerant pressure regulators in the following circumstances:

  1. for use in either liquid or vapor refrigerant applications, and
  2. To be used with refrigerants deemed suitable according to ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 15-2004, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems and ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34-2004, Designation and Safety Classification of Refrigerants.

2.3 This standard specifies procedures, apparatus and instrumentation that will produce capacity and gradient information sufficiently accurate to apply the device tested.

2.4 This standard does not do the following:

  1. specify rating conditions or electrical or mechanical design requirements (rating conditions may be found in ARI Standard 770, Refrigerant Pressure Regulating Valves),
  2. make recommendations for safety, or
  3. specify tests for production, specification compliance, or field testing of regulators.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 160-2009 - Published standard.
Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to specify performance-based design criteria for predicting, mitigating or reducing moisture damage to the building envelope, materials, components, systems and furnishings, depending on climate, construction type, and HVAC system operation. These criteria include the following:

a) criteria for selecting analytic procedures
b) criteria for inputs
c) criteria for evaluation and use of outputs

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to the design of new buildings and to the retrofit and renovation of existing buildings.

2.2 This standard applies to all types of buildings, building components, and materials.

2.3 This standard applies to all interior and exterior zones and building envelope cavities.

2.4 This standard does not directly apply to thermal comfort or acceptable indoor air quality.

2.5 This standard does not address the design of building components or envelopes to resist liquid water leakage from sources such as rain water, ground water, flooding or ice dams.

SSPC 160 to maintain and revise Standard 160. Standard on continuous maintenance.
Criteria for Moisture-Control Design Analysis in Buildings


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 161-2013 - Published standard.
Air Quality Within Commercial Aircraft

1. PURPOSE: This standard defines the requirements for air quality in air-carrier aircraft and specifies methods for measurement and testing in order to establish compliance with the standard.

2. SCOPE

2.1 This standard applies to commercial passenger air-carrier aircraft carrying 20 or more passengers and certified under Title 14 CFR Part 25.

2.2 This standard considers chemical, physical, and biological contaminants as well as moisture, temperature, pressure and other factors that may affect air quality.

2.3 Because this standard cannot take into account every viable, especially those relating to safe operation of the aircraft, the diversity of sources and types of contaminants in aircraft cabin air, and the range of susceptibility in the population, compliance with this standard will not necessarily ensure acceptable aircraft cabin air quality for everyone.

SSPC 161 to maintain and revise Standard 161. Standard placed on continuous maintenance in 6/2007.
Air Quality Within Commercial Aircraft


SPC 164 - Standard project committee authorized 1/18/1990. SPC 164 is responsible for revising Standard 164.1-2008R, and developing Standard 164.3P.
Methods of Test for Humidifiers

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 164.1-2012 Published standard
Method of Test for Residential Central-System Humidifiers

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes a uniform method of laboratory testing for rating central-system residential humidifiers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The scope of this standard covers a method of test for the humidification rate of central-system residential humidifiers intended for use with forced warm air heating and/or cooling systems.

2.2 This method of test describes the test apparatus, conduct of the test, and information to be recorded.

2.3 Tests covered include methods for measuring electrical power input, water flow rate, water temperature, and water pressure to the test humidifier. Also included are airflow rate, static pressure, temperature and relative humidity entering and maintained by the test apparatus.

2.4 Information resulting from the application of this method of test is intended for use by manufacturers, specifiers, installers, and users of central-system residential humidifiers.

2.5 This method of test does not apply to self-contained humidifiers, portable humidifiers, or humidifiers for commercial and industrial applications.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 164.2-2012 Published standard.
Method of Test for Self-Contained Residential Humidifiers

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes method of test for the humidification rate and power input of self-contained humidifiers for whole house applications.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The scope of this standard covers a method of test for the humidification rate of residential self-contained humidifiers that do not require other mechanical devices and are not connected to the central heating/ventilation system.

2.2 This method of test describes the test apparatus, conduct of the test, and information to be recorded.

2.3 Tests covered include methods for measuring energy input, water flow rate, water temperature, and water pressure to the test humidifier.


SPC 164.3P Proposed standard authorized October 1995. SPC 164 is responsible for developing Standard 164.3. Revised TPS approved (San Antonio) 6/26/2012.
Method of Test for Commercial and Industrial Isothermal Humidifiers

1. PURPOSE: This standard method of test establishes a uniform method of laboratory testing for rating commercial and industrial isothermal humidifiers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The scope of this standard covers a method of test for the humidification rate of factory made commercial and industrial isothermal humidifiers.

2.2 This method of test describes the test apparatus, conduct of the test, and information to be recorded.

2.3 Information resulting from the application of this method of test is intended for use by manufacturers, specifiers, installers, and users of commercial and industrial isothermal humidifiers.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 169-2013 - Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 169-2006)
Climatic Data for Building Design Standards

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides recognized climatic data for use in building-design and related equipment standards.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard covers climatic data used in ASHRAE standards, including dry-bulb, dew-point and wet-bulb temperatures, enthalpy, humidity ratio, wind conditions, solar irradiation, latitude, longitude, and elevation for locations worldwide.

2.2This standard also includes statistical data such as mean temperatures, average temperatures, mean/median annual extremes, daily ranges, heating and cooling degree days and degree hours, and hours and seasonal percentages within ranges of temperatures as well as bins.

SSPC 169 to maintain and revise ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 169 placed on continuous maintenance on 1/25/2006.


ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE 170-2013 –Published standard. (Supersedes ANSI/ASHRAE/ASHE Standard 170-2008)
Ventilation of Health Care Facilities

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to define ventilation system design requirements that provide environmental control for comfort, asepsis, and odor in health care facilities.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 The requirements in this standard apply to patient care areas and related support areas within health care facilities including hospitals, nursing facilities, and outpatient facilities.

2.2 This standard applies to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and those alterations to existing buildings that are identified within this standard.

2.3 This standard considers chemical, physical, and biological contaminants that can affect the delivery of medical care to patients, the convalescence of patients, and the safety of patients, health care workers and visitors.

SSPC 170 to maintain and revise Standard 170. Standard placed on continuous maintenance June 21, 2008.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 171-2008 – Published Standard.
Method of Test of Seismic Restraint Devices for HVAC&R Equipment

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide static-test procedures for determining the capacity of seismic restraints for heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) equipment. These test procedures determine the maximum force a restraint can withstand without breakage or permanent deformation.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to the following types of seismic restraints that are manufactured from the following types of materials.

2.1 Types of Seismic Restraints:
(a) cable restraints used for HVAC&R equipment that is mounted on the floor or suspended from the building structure and for associated for pipe, ductwork, electrical raceways, and other devices suspended from the building structure.
(b) combination isolator/restraints that are directly mounted to equipment or to structural frames attached to equipment, including isolated curbs.
(c) seismic snubbers that are directly mounted to equipment or mounted to structural frames attached to equipment.
(d) structural shapes (i.e., rigid bracing) used for HVAC&R equipment that is mounted on the floor or suspended from the building structure and for associated for pipe, ductwork, electrical raceways, and other devices suspended from the building structure.

2.2 Types of Materials:
(a) ferrous metals, including those used in ductile castings, structural stainless steel, and structural carbon steel.
(b) non-ferrous materials, including aluminum, copper, and brass.
(c)non-metallic materials such as fiberglass, elastomers, natural rubber, and composites.
(d) This standard does not apply to non-ductile materials.

SPC 171-2008R – Revision project committee authorized June 29, 2011 (Montreal) with the same TPS. Revised TPS approved 1/26/2013 (Dallas).
Method of Testing & Rating Seismic Restraint Devices for HVAC & R Equipment

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide a test procedure for determining the capacity of seismic restraints for HVAC & R equipment. The test procedures will determine the maximum force a restraint can withstand without breakage or permanent deformation. The standard provides a method of rating restraints based on the test results.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to the following types of seismic restraints that are manufactured from the following types of materials:

2.1 Types of Seismic Restraints

  1. Cable restraints used for HVAC & R Equipment that is mounted on the floor or suspended from the building structure and for associated pipe, ductwork, electrical raceways, fire protection piping and other devices suspended from the building structure.
  2. Combination isolator/restraints that are directly mounted to equipment or to structural frames attached to equipment, including isolated curbs.
  3. Seismic snubbers that are directly mounted to equipment or mounted to structural frames attached to equipment.
  4. Structural shapes (i.e. rigid bracing) used for HVAC & R equipment that is mounted on the floor or suspended from the building structure and for associated pipe, ductwork, electrical raceways, fire protection piping and other devices suspended from the building structures.

2.2 Types of Materials

  1. Ferrous metals, including those used in ductile castings, structural stainless steel and structural carbon steel.
  2. Non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, copper and brass
  3. Non-metallic materials such as fiberglass, elastomer, natural rubber and composites.
  4. This standard does not apply to non-ductile materials.

SPC 172P – Proposed standard authorized 2/05/2000.
Method of Test for Insoluble Materials in Synthetic Lubricants and HFC Refrigerant Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to define a test method to determine the formation of insoluble materials in synthetic lubricants and HFC systems.

2. SCOPE: The test will determine the presence of materials that separate from refrigerant and lubricant mixtures over a range of temperatures and concentrations. The test is based on the precipitation of insoluble material in a lubricant/refrigerant combination. The results can be used to compare lubricants and refrigerants.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 173-2012 – Published standard.
Method of Test to Determine the Performance of Halocarbon Refrigerant Leak Detectors

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to establish a method of test for qualifying the performance of portable leak detectors designed for the detection of CFC, HCFC, HFC and PFC halogenated gases.

2. SCOPE: The practices and procedures in this standard cover the testing of refrigerant leak detectors intended for use in the leak testing of refrigerating, air-conditioning, and heat-pump systems and their components.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 174-2009 – Published standard.
Method of Test for Rating Desiccant-Based Dehumidification Equipment

1. PURPOSE: This standard provides test methods for rating the performance of desiccant based dehumidification equipment.

2. SCOPE: This method of test applies to dehumidification equipment operating at atmospheric pressure and using desiccants combined with other components to dehumidify air.


SPC 174-2009R Revision committee approved by Standards Committee on 6/27/2012 with same TPS.
Method of Test for Rating Desiccant-Based Dehumidification Equipment

SPC 175P – Proposed standard authorized 6/24/2000.
Metal Pressure Vessel Method to Test Materials Used in Refrigeration Systems

1. PURPOSE: This Standard is intended to establish a test procedure utilizing metal pressure vessels for the evaluation of materials used in refrigeration systems. The use of metal vessels will allow for the testing of a variety of materials, regulating the pressure of the test, utilization of a realistic sample size to oil/refrigerant ratio and other analytical tests, such as extraction.

2. SCOPE: This Standard describes the preparation of metal pressure vessels, and the procedure for charging them with refrigerant and with the materials to be tested. A procedure for heating the metal vessel and regulating the pressure is described. Post-test evaluations can be done quantitatively and/or qualitatively by observing the metal vessel contents to yield information for determining the compatibility, suitability or chemical stability of materials in the refrigerant environment. The technique described can be used for evaluating many different types of materials. The standard does not describe the detailed preparation of the materials to be tested prior to placing them in the metal vessel. The materials to be tested can be aged over a broad range of temperatures and pressures, which fall within the safety limits of the vessel. Detailed safety precautions are included.


SPC 177P - Proposed standard authorized July 2003 (Kansas City).
Method of Test for Measuring Fractionated Compositions of Refrigerant Blends

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to establish uniform test methods and procedures for experimentally determining the fractionated (vapor and liquid) compositions of refrigerant blends under simulated leakage from containers and equipment in storage, transport, operation and service. A fractionation analysis is undertaken to determine the worst case fractionated formulation (WCFF) of a refrigerant blend for assigning flammability and toxicity safety classifications under criteria established in ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 34. The WCFF with respect to flammability is one of two compositions of a refrigerant blend that is tested for flammability to determine the refrigerant’s lower flame limit which is used along with heat of combustion in assigning a refrigerant blend’s flammability safety classification. The WCFF with respect to toxicity is used to determine the toxicity safety class of refrigerant blends whose component refrigerants are not assigned the same toxicity safety group class.

2. SCOPE: This standard defines a standardized test apparatus, method, and procedures for experimentally conducting fractionation analyses of refrigerant blends that is consistent with their thermodynamic vapor-liquid equilibrium (VLE) properties:

a) to determine the worst case fractionated formulated composition of refrigerant blends or
b) to validate computer simulation programs used for fractionation analyses.

ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA 180-2012 - Published standard.
Standard Practice for Inspection and Maintenance of Commercial-Building HVAC Systems

1. PURPOSE:

The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum HVAC inspection and maintenance requirements that preserve a system’s ability to achieve acceptable thermal comfort, energy efficiency, and indoor air quality in commercial buildings.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides minimum requirements for the HVAC system inspection and maintenance practice in new and existing buildings. Where specifically noted in this standard, different requirements apply.

2.2 The provisions of this standard do not apply to:
2.2.1 Single-family houses or multi-family structures of three or fewer stories above grade.
2.2.2 HVAC equipment and portions of building systems that primarily provide for industrial, manufacturing, or commercial processes
2.2.3 Other building HVAC systems or elements of building HVAC systems that this standard specifically identifies.

2.3 This standard shall not be used to circumvent any safety, health, or environmental requirements.


SPC 181P - Proposed Standard authorized 7/1/2004. Revised TPS approved June 2011, Montreal.
Methods of Testing for Rating Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchangers

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of testing the thermal performance and pressure drop of liquid to liquid heat exchangers.

2. SCOPE:

  1. lists and defines the terms for rating the thermal performance of liquid to liquid heat exchangers; and
  2. establishes the methods of test to be used as a basis for obtaining the thermal performance and pressure drop of liquid to liquid heat exchangers using water or other single-phase liquids; and
  3. applies to laboratory testing for purposes of rating heat exchangers within its scope. This standard is not intended for field testing of heat exchangers of any type.

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 182-2008 (RA2013) - Published Standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 182-2008)
Method of Testing Absorption Water-Chilling and Water-Heating Packages

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe a method of testing absorption water-chilling and water-heating absorption packages to verify capacity and thermal energy input requirements at a specific set of operating conditions.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to:

(a) absorption packages used to chill and/or heat water, as defined below in Section 3, “Definitions.”

(b) testing that will occur where proper instrumentation and load stability can be provided. It is not the intent of this standard to provide for testing in typical field installations, where steady-state conditions are often difficult to achieve and adequate provisions for measurement are not made


ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 183-2007 (RA2011) - Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 183-2007.
Peak Cooling and Heating Load Calculations in Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes requirements for performing peak cooling and heating load calculations for buildings except low-rise residential buildings.

2. SCOPE: This standard sets minimum requirements for methods and procedures used to perform peak cooling and heating load calculations for buildings except low-rise residential buildings.


SPC 184P - Proposed Standard authorized 2/10/05. (Revised TPS approved March 16, 2007. Editorial changes made February 2011.)
Method of Test for Field Test of Liquid-Chilling Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe methods of field-perfomance testing of liquid-chilling systems.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard includes the following types of liquid-chilling systems. These system types are further described in Section 4, 'Liquid- Chilling Package Types.'

        2.1.1 vapor compression cycle
        2.1.2 absorption cycle

2.2 This standard does not include systems with a net refrigeration capacity less than 10 Tons [35kW].

2.3 This standard does not include a specification of the standardized test conditions under which the liquid-chilling package must operate. Test conditions typically reflect the expected operating conditions and are customer specified.


SPC 185.1P - Proposed Standard authorized 2/10/05
Method of Testing UVC Lights for Use in Air Handling Units or Air Ducts to Inactivate Airborne Microorganisms.

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes a test method for evaluating the efficacy of UVC Lights for their ability to inactivate airborne microorganisms.

2. SCOPE: This standard describes a method of laboratory testing to measure the performance of UVC Lights used in general ventilating systems.

This method of testing measures the performance of UVC Lights to inactivate selected indicator microorganisms in the air stream. The standard defines procedures for generating the bioaerosols required for conducting the test. The standard also provides a method for counting the airborne bioaerosols upstream and downstream of the UVC Light in order to calculate inactivation efficiency for each microorganism.

This standard also establishes performance specifications for the equipment required to conduct the tests, defines methods of calculating and reporting results obtained from the test data, and establishes a reporting system to be applied to UVC lights covered by this standard.


SPC 185.2P (Project committee approved 1/26/2006.) ((Revised TPS approved (Chicago) January 23, 2009.) SPC 185.1 to develop this standard.)
Method of Testing Ultraviolet Lamps for Use in HVAC&R Units or Air Ducts to Inactivate Microorganisms on Irradiated Surfaces

1. PURPOSE: This standard establishes a test method for measuring the intensity of ultraviolet lampson irradiated surfaces under typical HVAC&R operating conditions.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This standard describes a method of laboratory testing to measure the UV-C radiance of ultraviolet lamps used in HVAC&R systems.

2.2 This standard also:
a) defines methods of calculating and reporting results obtained from the test data, and
c) establishes a reporting system to be applied to ultraviolet lamps covered by this standard.


SPC 186P (Redesignated as 23.2P)


SPC 188P - Proposed Standard authorized 6/30/05. Revised TPS approved by Tech Council March 19, 2014.
Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems

1.  Purpose:  The purpose of this standard is to establish minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for building water systems.

2.  Scope:
2.1 This standard provides minimum Legionellosis risk management requirements for the design, construction, commissioning, operation, maintenance, repair, replacement and expansion of new and existing buildings and their associated water systems and components. 
2.2 This standard applies to human-occupied commercial, institutional, multi-unit-residential and industrial buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings. Only where specifically noted in this standard, shall certain building water systems or parts of building water systems be exempt.
2.3 This Standard is intended for use by owners and managers of human-occupied buildings, excluding single-family residential buildings.  This standard is also intended for those involved in design, construction, installation, commissioning, operation, maintenance and service of centralized building water systems and components.


ANSI/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES 189.1-2011 Published Standard
Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Green Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum requirements for the siting, design, construction and plan for operation of high-performance green buildings to: :

(a) balance environmental responsibility, resource efficiency, occupant comfort and well being, and community sensitivity, and

(b) support the goal of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard provides minimum criteria that:

(a) apply to the following elements of building projects:

  1. new buildings and their systems.
  2. new portions of buildings and their systems.
  3. new systems and equipment in existing buildings.

(b) address site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials and resources.

2.2 The provisions of this standard do not apply to:

(a) single-family houses, multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade, manufactured houses (mobile homes) and manufactured houses (modular).

(b) buildings that use none of the following: electricity, fossil fuel, or water.

2.3 This standard shall not be used to circumvent any safety, health, or environmental requirements.

SSPC 189.1 to maintain and revise standard 189.1. Standard approved for continuous maintenance June 2008.


SPC 189.2P, Proposed Standard authorized 6/26/2013 (Denver)
Standard for the Design of High-Performance, Sustainable Low-Rise Residential Buildings

PURPOSE:  
The purpose of this standard is to provide minimum requirements for the siting, design, construction, and plan for operation of high-performance, sustainable low-rise residential buildings to:

  1. balance environmental responsibility, resource efficiency, occupant comfort and well being, and community sensitivity,
  2. support the goal of development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs,
  3. achieve a significant increase in building performance beyond code minimum standards and other established benchmarks for residential buildings,
  4. specifically support the use of renewable resources, high performance building envelopes, system commissioning, and innovative products and systems

SCOPE:
2.1 This standard applies to spaces intended for human occupancy within single-family houses (including manufactured and modular houses), multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade, and the residential portions of mixed-use buildings. This standard does not apply to transient housing such as hotels, motels, nursing homes (medically staffed), dormitories, or jails/prisons.

2.2 This standard provides minimum requirements, written in mandatory and enforceable language, appropriate for reference in building codes and similar regulations. These requirements are not intended to serve as a building rating system.

2.3 This standard provides minimum criteria that:

  1. apply to the following elements of building projects:
  2. new buildings and their systems
  3. new portions and/or major renovations of existing buildings and their systems
  4. new systems and equipment in existing building
  5. appurtenant structures such as out buildings and pool houses
  6. address site sustainability, water use efficiency, energy efficiency, indoor environmental quality (IEQ), moisture management and the building’s impact on the atmosphere, materials, and resources at a high level of performance.

2.4 The provisions of this standard do not apply to:

  1. multi-family structures of four stories or greater above grade
  2. buildings that use none of the following: electricity, fossil fuel, or water.

2.5 Additional requirements for the residential buildings within the scope of this standard may be dictated by buildings codes and other regulations to address a range of health, safety and environmental issues. The requirements in this standard are not intended to supersede, abridge or circumvent any such requirements.


SPC 189.3P Proposed Standard authorized 6/27/07. (Revised TPS approved 10/14/2009 Tech weekend
Design, Construction and Operation of Sustainable High Performance Health Care Facilities

1. PURPOSE:

The purpose of this standard is to prescribe the procedures, methods and documentation requirements for the design, construction and operation of high performance sustainable health care facilities.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to patient care areas and related support areas within health care facilities, including hospitals, nursing facilities and outpatient facilities.

2.2 This standard applies to new buildings, additions to existing buildings, and those alterations to existing buildings that are identified within the standard.

2.3 This standard provides procedures for the integration of sustainable principles into the health care facility design, construction and operation process including:

  1. integrated design
  2. conservation of water
  3. conservation of energy
  4. indoor environmental quality
  5. construction practices
  6. commissioning
  7. operations and maintenance

ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 190-2013 - Published standard.
Method of Testing for Rating Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to prescribe test methods for determining the moisture-removal capacity and efficiency, the pool heating capacity, and the sensible and total cooling capacity for indoor pool dehumidifiers.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to indoor pool dehumidifiers using electrically driven, mechanical vapor-compression refrigeration systems consisting of one or more factory-made assemblies that dehumidify and circulate air and may include pool water heating, cooling, filtering, and heat recovery.

2.2 Systems other than the above are excluded.


SPC 191P- Proposed Standard authorized 9/29/06. (Revised TPS approved by Technology Council, October 8, 2012.)

Standard for the Efficient Use of Water in Building, Site and Mechanical Systems

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this standard is to provide baseline requirements for the design of buildings site, and mechanical systems that minimizes the volume of water required to operate HVAC systems, plumbing systems, and irrigation systems.

2.1 This standard provides baseline criteria that:

  1. Apply to new buildings and renovation projects (new portions of buildings and their systems) and the surrounding site: a building or group of buildings that utilize a single submittal for a construction permit or which are within the boundary of a contiguous area under single ownership.
  2. Address water use through the concept of best practices for water conservation and efficiency measures implemented during design and construction of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial projects.

2.2 The provisions of this standard do not apply to:

  1. Storm or building waste water management, except as a means of reducing potable water use.
  2. Industrial process systems.

2.3 This standard shall not be used to circumvent any safety, health, or environmental requirements.

2.4 This standard shall not be used to circumvent local or state water rights laws or any other local, municipal, and/or state statutes.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 193-2010 (RA 2014) Published standard. (Reaffirmation of ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 193-2010).
Method of Test for Determining the Airtightness of HVAC Equipment

1. PURPOSE:

This standard prescribes a method of test to determine the airtightness of forced-air HVAC equipment prior to field installation.

2. SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to the following:
a. Equipment intended for installation in ducted systems, including furnaces, heat pumps, air conditioners, coil boxes, filter boxes, and associated components.
b. Equipment that moves less than 3000 cfm (1400 L/s) of air.

2.2 It does not apply to field installed components, such as plenums or ducts.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 194-2012 Published standard.
Method of Test for Direct-Expansion Ground Source Heat Pumps

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this standard is to provide a method of test to determine capacity and efficiency of direct-expansion ground source heat pumps.

2. SCOPE:

This standard applies to factory-assembled unitary heat pumps (that utilize indoor air as energy sink on heating and the energy source on cooling and a refrigerant as the heat transfer medium in the ground) and are used for direct-expansion (DX) ground source systems.


Standard 195-2013 Published standard..
Method of Test for Rating Air Terminal Unit Controls

1. PURPOSE: This standard specifies instrumentation and facilities, test installation methods, and procedures for determining the accuracy and stability of airflow control systems for terminal units at various airflow set points.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to electronic and/or pneumatic control systems used for pressure independent airflow control in terminal units for VAV and CV air moving systems.


SPC 196P Proposed standard authorized (Salt Lake City) June 24, 2008.
Method of Test for Measuring Refrigerant Leak Rates

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to provide a procedure to measure and test the refrigerant leak rate of HVACR components, equipment, and systems.

2. SCOPE: This standard covers measurements of refrigerant leaks from HVACR components, equipment, and systems.


SPC 197P Proposed Standard authorized (Salt Lake City) June 24, 2008.
Method of Test for Attenuation Characteristics of Vibration Isolators

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes the method of test to measure the performance of isolators over a broad range of frequency.

2. SCOPE: Vibration isolators commonly used to prevent the transmission of HVACR equipment vibration into buildings, such as springs, fiberglass mounts, elastomeric mounts and pads, wire rope or cork pads.


ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 198-2013 Published standard.
Method of Test for Rating DX-Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems for Moisture Removal Capacity and Moisture Removal Efficiency

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose is to prescribe test methods for determining the moisture removal performance and efficiency for DX Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems (DX-DOAS).

2. SCOPE:
This method of test applies to air-cooled, water-cooled or water-source factory-assemble DX-DOAS produce which includes reheat to condition 100% outdoor air to provide dry air at a dry-bulb temperature at or near the design room temperature, directly or indirectly to the conditioned space. The product may pre-condition outdoor air by containing an enthalpy wheel, sensible wheel, desiccant wheel, plate heat exchanger, heat pipes or other heat or mass transfer apparatus.


SPC 199P Proposed Standard authorized (New York) January 23, 2009.
Method of Testing the Performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors

1. PURPOSE: The purpose is to provide a quantitative laboratory test method for determining the performance of Industrial Pulse Cleaned Dust Collectors using a test dust.

2. SCOPE: This method of test applies to bag, cartridge, or envelope industrial dust collectors that recondition the filter media by using a pulse of compressed air to discharge the dust cake from the filter media while the air cleaning device remains on line.


SPC 200P Proposed Standard authorized (Louisville) June 25, 2009. Revised TPS approved November 15, 2013
Methods of Testing Chilled Beams

1. PURPOSE: To define laboratory methods of testing chilled beams to determine performance..

2. SCOPE:This standard specifies test instrumentation, facilities, installation methods and procedures for determining the performance of Chilled Beams.


SPC 201P Proposed Standard authorized (Albuquerque) June 30, 2010
Facility Smart Grid Information Model

1. Purpose:  The purpose of this standard is to define an abstract, object-oriented information model to enable appliances and control systems in homes, buildings, and industrial facilities to manage electrical loads and generation sources in response to communication with a “smart” electrical grid and to communicate information about those electrical loads to utility and other electrical service providers.

2. Scope:  This model provides the basis for common information exchange between control systems and end use devices found in single- and multi-family homes, commercial and institutional buildings, and industrial facilities that is independent of the communication protocol in use. It provides a common basis for electrical energy consumers to describe, manage, and communicate about electrical energy consumption and forecasts.

The model defines a comprehensive set of data objects and actions that support a wide range of energy management applications and electrical service provider interactions including but not limited to:

(a) on-site generation,
(b) demand response,
(c) electrical storage,
(d) peak demand management,
(e) forward power usage estimation,
(f) load shedding capability estimation,
(g) end load monitoring (sub metering),
(h) power quality of service monitoring,
(i) utilization of historical energy consumption data, and
(j) direct load control.


Standard 202-2013 Published Standard
Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems

1. PURPOSE: The purpose is to identify the minimum acceptable Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems.

2. SCOPE: This standard provides procedures, methods, and documentation requirements for each activity for project delivery from pre-design through occupancy and operation phases, including:
(a) overview of Commissioning Process activities,
(b) description of each process step's minimum activities,
(c) minimum documentation requirements, and
(d) acceptance requirements.

SSPC 202 to revise and maintain Standard 202. Standard 202 placed on continuous maintenance June 23, 2013.
Commissioning Process for Buildings and Systems


SPC 203P Proposed Standard authorized (Albuquerque) June 30, 2010. Revised TPS approved (San Antonio) 6/23/2012.
Method of Test for Determining Heat Gain of Office Equipment Used in Buildings

1. PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of test to determine the range and average operating heat gains of electrical equipment for use in cooling load calculations.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to plug load type electrical equipment used in buildings.


SPC 204P - Proposed Standard authorized (Albuquerque) June 30, 2010. Revised TPS approved by StdC March 13, 2014.
Method of Test for Rating Micro Combined Heat and Power Devices

Purpose:  This standard provides a test method for determining the net electrical generating performance and heat recovery performance of micro combined heat and power devices, sometimes referred to as micro-cogeneration devices.  The standard specifies the equipment and instrumentation required, test methods, and calculation procedures.

Scope:  This standard applies to combined heat and power devices whose maximum net electrical power output is less than 50 kW and whose maximum useful thermal output is less than 300 kW and whose maximum allowable ratio of thermal output (exclusive of any auxiliary heating equipment) to electrical power is 15.  Covered devices are stationary systems that utilize natural gas, propane, or diesel as the fuel source. 


SPC 205P Proposed Standard authorized (Tech Weekend) October 20, 2010. (Revised TPS approved June 2011, Montreal)
Standard Representation of Performance Simulation Data for HVAC&R and Other Facility Equipment

1. PURPOSE: To facilitate sharing of equipment characteristics for performance simulation by defining standard representations such as data models, data formats, and automation interfaces.

2. SCOPE: This standard applies to data used in the performance simulation of any HVAC&R or other facility system, equipment, or component.


Standard 206-2013 Published standard
Method of Testing for Rating of Multi-Purpose Heat Pumps for Residential Space Conditioning and Water Heating

1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this standard is to establish definitions, classifications and test requirements for the determination of the efficiency of multi-purpose, space conditioning and water heating equipment.

 2. SCOPE: This standard applies to electrically powered unitary heat pump equipment that provides both space conditioning and water heating functions, or that combines space conditioning and water heating with other functions, such as dehumidification and/or ventilation. The equipment to which this standard applies has the capability to heat water without requiring the simultaneous performance of space conditioning. It addresses air-source, water-source, ground water-source, ground-source closed loop, and direct geoexchange equipment. It applies to air-source equipment rated below 65,000 Btu/h [19,000 W], and water-source, ground water-source, ground-source closed loop, and direct geoexchange equipment rated below 135,000 Btu/h [40,000 W].


SPC 207P Proposed Standard authorized (Montreal) June 29, 2011
Laboratory Method of Test of Fault Detection and Diagnostics Applied Commercial Air-Cooled Packaged Systems

PURPOSE:

This standard provides a method to define an FDD tool's function. This standard also provides a method of laboratory test for the performance of Fault Detection and Diagnostic (FDD) tools on commercial air-cooled packaged equipment.

SCOPE:

2.1 This standard applies to commercial air-cooled packaged air conditioning systems.

2.2 The test is a physical laboratory test on a particular combination of diagnostic tool for each model of a unitary system.

2.3 This standard applies to any on-board, after-market or hand-held hardware and/or software functionality that detects and/or diagnoses problems that lead to degraded performance such as, energy efficiency, capacity, increased maintenance costs or shortened equipment life.


SPC 208P, Proposed Standard authorized (Montreal) June 29, 2011
Method of Test for Determining Hydronic System Balance Valve Capacity

PURPOSE: This standard provides standard capacity test procedures, definitions and requirements for valve calibration, and reporting of operational characteristics.

SCOPE: This standard applies to manual and automatic balancing valves utilized in hydronic HVAC and building plumbing systems. This standard also applies to pressure independent control valves and actuated and non-actuated valves.


SPC 209P, Proposed Standard authorized Tech Weekend, November 4, 2011
Energy Simulation Aided Design for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings
       
PURPOSE:    Define minimum requirements for providing energy design assistance using building energy simulation and analysis.

SCOPE: This standard applies to new buildings or major renovations of, or additions to, existing buildings utilizing energy simulation during the design process. This standard does not apply to single-family houses, multi-family structures of three stories or fewer above grade, manufactured houses (mobile homes) and modular homes.


SPC 210P, Proposed Standard authorized (Chicago) January 25, 2012
Method of Testing for Rating Commercial Walk-in Refrigerators and Freezers

PURPOSE:    The purpose of this standard is to prescribe a uniform method of testing walk-in commercial refrigerators and freezers for rating so that comparative evaluations can be made of energy consumption, product temperature performance, refrigeration load, the suction pressures required, and other performance factors.

SCOPE: This standard applies to commercial walk-in refrigerators and freezers of up to 3000 ft2 (278.7m2) floor area.


SPC 211P, Proposed Standard authorized (San Antonio) June 27, 2012
Standard for Commercial Building Energy Audits

PURPOSE:

The purpose of this standard is to establish consistent practices for conducting and reporting energy audits for commercial buildings.

This standard:

  1. defines the procedures required to perform Energy Audits Levels 1, 2 and 3,
  2. provides a common scope of work for these audit levels for use by building owners and others,
  3. establishes standardized industry practices for conducting energy audits, and
  4. establishes minimum reporting requirements for the results from energy audits.

SCOPE:

This standard applies to all buildings except one or two family dwellings and multi-family residential buildings.


SPC212P, Proposed Standard authorized Tech Weekend, October 26, 2012.
Method of Test for Determining Energy Performance and Water-Use Efficiency of Add-On Evaporative Pre-Coolers for Unitary Air Conditioning Equipment

PURPOSE: To provide test methods for gathering performance data for use in calculating the design and seasonal energy savings potential and water-use performance of add-on evaporative pre-coolers for condenser inlet air of air-cooled, direct expansion unitary air conditioning equipment.

SCOPE: This standard applies to add-on evaporative pre-cooling accessories applied to the condenser inlet air of air-cooled unitary direct-expansion cooling equipment with less than or equal to 240 KBtuh cooling capacity.

SPC 213P, Proposed Standard authorized 6/26/2013 (Denver)
Method for Calculating Moist Air Thermodynamic Properties

PURPOSE:
This purpose of this standard is to establish a standardized method of calculating thermodynamic properties of moist air for use in analyzing heating, ventilating, air-conditioning, and refrigerating applications.
                 
SCOPE:
2.1 This standard provides mathematical relationships for the following thermodynamic properties:  pressure, dry-bulb temperature, wet-bulb temperature, dew-point temperature, relative humidity, humidity ratio, degree of saturation, specific volume, internal energy, enthalpy, and entropy.

2.2 This standard applies to thermodynamic properties of moist air within the following range of conditions:
2.2.1 Pressures from 70 to 110 kPa (10 to 16 psia)
2.2.2 Temperatures from -60 to 90 C (-80 to 200 F)
2.2.3 Relative humidities from 0 to 100%


SPC 214P, Proposed Standard authorized 6/26/2013 (Denver)
Standard for Measuring and Expressing Building Energy Performance in a Rating Program

PURPOSE:  
1.1  This purpose of this standard is to provide a standardized approach and methodology for measuring and expressing building energy performance in a rating program.
1.2.  The purpose of this standard is to standardize the format and label associated with building energy rating programs and establish minimum requirements for rating program documentation.

SCOPE:
2.1 This standard applies to:

  1. new and existing buildings.
  2. the building site on which buildings are located and all accessory structures and energy using systems and equipment located on the building site.

2.2 This standard establishes requirements for the disclosure of building energy use via a rating label and supporting summary documentation; modeling of buildings and building sites to estimate or predict building energy use and requirements for measuring and expressing energy use of buildings and building sites that are in operation; acceptable credentialing criteria for individuals applying this standard and reporting building energy use; both preoccupancy (design) and post-occupancy conditions (in operation), and the format and content of the rating disclosure, the label, and supporting documentation.


SPC 215P, Proposed Standard authorized January 22, 2014 (New York).        
Method of Test to Determine Leakage Airflows and Fractional Leakage of Operating Air-Handling Systems

1. PURPOSE:      
This standard specifies a method of test to determine leakage airflows and fractional leakage of operating air-handling systems for comparison with related acceptance criteria.

2. SCOPE:
        2.1 This standard is intended for field application in both new and existing non-residential buildings.

        2.2 This standard can be applied to determining whole system or sectional leakage airflows and fractional leakage.

        2.3 This standard provides a uniform set of test procedures and minimum instrumentation requirements for measuring air-handling system inlet and outlet airflows during operation; a uniform method for calculating leakage airflows to or from system surroundings, fractional leakage, and their uncertainties based on the measured data; and a uniform method for reporting the results. It also provides procedures for identifying sections with significant leaks.

        2.4 This standard is not intended for determining internal leakage airflow within the air-handling system, or for determining leakage airflow across the building envelope or between adjoining building spaces.

        2.5 This standard does not specify leakage airflow, fractional leakage, or airtightness acceptance criteria.


SPC 216P - Proposed Standard Authorized January 22, 2014 (New York).  
Methods of Test for Determining Application Data of Overhead Circulator Fans

1. PURPOSE:
The purpose of this standard is to specify the instrumentation, facilities, test installation methods, and procedures to determine circulator fan application data for occupant thermal comfort in a space.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This standard applies to overhead circulator ceiling fans.


SPC 217P - Proposed Standard Authorized January 22, 2014 (New York).
Non-Emergency Ventilation in Enclosed Road, Rail and Mass Transit Facilities

1.PURPOSE: 
This standard provides minimum ventilation requirements for ventilation systems within enclosed transportation facilities during non-emergency operating conditions.

2. SCOPE:
2.1 This standard applies to enclosed transportation facilities, which consist of road tunnels, railway tunnels, mass transit tunnels and mass transit stations.
2.2 This standard provides criteria for non-emergency ventilation.
2.3 This standard addresses the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance requirements of non-emergency ventilation systems and equipments.