Washington, DC Performance evaluation procedures developed by the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers for household refrigerators and freezers have been recognized as an official standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).
AHAM, the Washington, DC-based trade association representing
manufacturers of major home appliances, said last month that ANSI
has officially recognized AHAM's HRF-1-2004 standard, entitled
"Energy, Performance & Capacity of Household Refrig-
erators, Refrigerator-Freezers and Freezers."
The HRF-1-2004 standard establishes repeatable procedures for measuring specified product characteristics of household refrigerators and freezers, AHAM said.
Changes in the 2004 standard relative to a previous edition of
the code, written in 2002, include the incorporation of accepted
practices for measuring icemaker volume, clarifying defrost energy
determination, an expansion of the code to cover wine chillers, and
clarifying the language to improve the reproducibility of results
for testing compact refrigerators, AHAM added.