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Test Procedures for Automatic Ice Makers, Air Conditioning Units

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Amended Test Procedures for Ice Makers. The Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has issued a final rule that, effective Feb. 10, will amend the test procedure for automatic commercial ice makers. The changes include updating the incorporation by reference of industry test procedures to the most current published versions, expanding coverage of the test procedure to all batch type and continuous type ice makers with capacities between 50 and 4,000 pounds of ice per 24 hours, standardizing test results based on ice hardness for continuous type ice makers, clarifying the test methods and reporting requirements for automatic ice makers designed to be connected to a remote compressor rack, and discontinuing the use of a clarified energy use equation.

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