The Board of Standards Review for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved and recognized ARI Standards 580-2001,
"Non-Condensable Gas purge Equipment For use With Low Pressure Centrifugal Liquid Chillers," and 1060-2001, "Rating Air-To-Air Heat Exchangers For Energy Recovery Ventilation Equipment," as American National Standards.
ARI Standard 580-2001, from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI), applies to non-condensable gas purge equipment for use with low pressure centrifugal liquid chillers. ARI Standard 1060-2001, also from ARI, applies to
factory-made air-to-air heat exchangers for use in energy recovery ventilation
"ARI’s development and publication of standards and guidelines are
among our most important functions," says Michele Darbeau, ARI’s Standards
Engineer. "Adding the ANSI approval logo and the American National Standard
designation to ARI Standards 390-2001 and 1060-2001 ensures a balanced,
consensus standards development process that benefits our members and is in the
ARI standards establish rating criteria and procedures for measuring and
certifying product performance. In this way, products are rated on a uniform
basis so that buyers and users can properly make selections for specific
ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the
U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, currently
provides a forum for over 270 ANSI-accredited standards developers representing
approximately 200 distinct organizations in the private and public sectors.
These groups work cooperatively to develop voluntary national consensus
standards and American National Standards (ANS). In 2001, there were
approximately 11,500 such documents.
The ANSI letter ballot or "canvass" method under which ARI is accredited serves
many standardization efforts in the United States by providing and promoting a
process that verifies that the principles of openness and due process have been
followed in the approval procedure. The ANSI canvass method also ensures that a
consensus of those individuals who are directly and materially affected by the
standards has been achieved.
Individuals interested in becoming a reviewer for any ARI Standard undergoing
ANSI canvassing are encouraged to participate by contacting Michael Woodford,
ARI's assistant vice president of Engineering and Research, at email@example.com.
For a free copy of ARI Standards 580-2001 and/or 1060-2001, visit "CoolNet,"
ARI’s Web site, at www.ari.org, or contact Michele Darbeau, ARI’s Standards
Engineer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
to Daily News