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DOE Considers Revised Energy Test Procedures for Portable ACs

Monday, November 30, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Department of Energy is proposing to modify its Feb. 25 energy test procedure proposal for portable air conditioners by (1) making minor revisions to the indoor and outdoor cooling mode test conditions; (2) including an additional test condition for cooling mode testing; (3) updating the infiltration air and capacity calculations to account for the second cooling mode test condition; (4) removing the measurement of case heat transfer; (5) clarifying the test unit placement within the test chamber; (6) removing the heating mode test procedure; (7) revising the CEER calculation to reflect the two cooling mode test conditions and the removal of the heating mode testing; and (8) including additional technical corrections and clarifications.

The new test procedures would be used to determine capacities and energy efficiency metrics that would be the basis for any future energy conservation standards for portable ACs. Interested parties may submit comments, data and information on this proposal by Dec. 28.

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