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Voluntary Standards Cover the Spectrum: from Energy Efficient Telecommunications to Dehumidifying Indoor Pools


In an effort to communicate the vital role that standards play in daily life, the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) publishes snapshots of the diverse standards initiatives undertaken in the global and national standards arena, many of which are performed by ANSI members and ANSI-accredited standards developers. Two of the latest selections follow:

Energy Efficient Telecommunications
Improving the energy efficiency and the environmental impact of the information and communication technology (ICT) sector has become increasingly important as the U.S. seeks to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and reach national goals of energy independence. To facilitate achieving these goals, the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) recently published a new American National Standard (ANS).

To stabilize room conditions through dehumidification, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) recently released ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 190-2013, Method of Testing for Rating Indoor Pool Dehumidifiers. This ANS applies to indoor pool dehumidifiers using electrically driven, mechanical vapor-compression refrigeration systems consisting of one or more factory-made assemblies that dehumidify and circulate air. ANSI/ASHRAR 190P-2013 prescribes test methods for determining the moisture-removal capacity and efficiency, the pool heating capacity, and the sensible and total cooling capacity for indoor pool dehumidifiers.

ASHRAE, an ANSI organizational member and audited designator, is an international organization that works promote a sustainable world through research, standards, recommended procedures and guidelines, continuing education, and the publishing of technical information.


Jana Zabinski

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