Five ARI Standards Become ANSI Approved
Feb 19, 2004
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The Board of Standards Review for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved and recognized five standards from the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute (ARI) as American National Standards.

The five approved standards include the following:

  • ANSI/ARI 460-2000 "Remote Mechanical-Draft Air Cooled Refrigerant Condensers"
  • ANSI/ARI 560-2000 "Absorption Water Chilling and Water Heating Packages"
  • ANSI/ARI 340/360-2000 "Commercial and Industrial Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment"
  • ANSI/ARI 400-2001 "Liquid to Liquid Heat Exchangers"
  • ANSI/ARI 500-2000 "Variable Capacity Positive Displacement Refrigerant Compressors and Compressor Units for Air Conditioners and Heat Pump Applications"

    ANSI, a private, non-profit organization that administers and coordinates the U.S. voluntary standardization and conformity assessment system, currently provides a forum for more than 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).

    "ARI's development and publication of standards and guidelines are among our most important functions," said Duane Brown, ARI's standards engineer. "Adding the ANSI approval logo and the American National Standard designation to these standards ensures a balanced, consensus standards development process that benefits our members and is in the public interest."

    For a free copy of the approved standards, visit ARI's web site at,

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