AHAM Standard Wins ANSI Nod

AHAM Standard Wins ANSI Nod

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.