Energy and Internal Volume of Consumer Refrigeration Products
|Publication Date:||1 January 2019|
This standard applies to Consumer Refrigeration Products as defined in definitions in section 3 of this standard. This standard covers definitions, methods for computing volumes, methods for determining energy consumption and energy factor, and safety recommendations.
The purpose of this standard is to establish a uniform and repeatable procedure or standard method for measuring specified product characteristics of refrigerators, refrigerator-freezer
The standard methods are not intended to inhibit improvement and innovation in product testing, design or performance.
The following principles of interpretation shall be applied to AHAM HRF-1, and shall apply to and guide any revisions to the test procedure. The intent of the energy test procedure is to simulate typical room conditions (72°F (22.2°C)) with door openings, by testing at 90°F (32.2°C) without door openings. This measurement standard only applies to Refrigeration Products which operate in an equivalent manner under 90°F (32.2°C) ambient conditions as they would under typical room conditions.
NOTE: The following guidance shall be used for determining if this measurement standard is applicable to the unit under test (UUT).
Energy consuming components that operate in typical room conditions (including as a result of door openings, or a function of humidity), and that are not exempted by this standard, shall operate in an equivalent manner during energy testing under this standard, or be accounted for by all calculations as provided for in the standard.
Examples of Consumer Refrigeration Products for which the measurement standard is not applicable:
1. Consumer Refrigeration Products, which have energy saving features designed to be activated by a lack of door openings or which operate differently at 90°F (32.2 °C) compared to under typical room conditions (72 °F (22.2 °C)).
2. Consumer Refrigeration Products where the defrost heater(s) either function or turn off differently during the energy test than it would under typical room conditions.
3. Consumer Refrigeration Products with electric heaters that would normally operate at typical room conditions with door openings, but which operate differently during the energy test.
4. Consumer Refrigeration Products that have an Icemaker area temperature exceeding the temperature necessary for the storage of ice.
NOTE: Energy used during adaptive defrost shall continue to be tested and adjusted per the calculation provided for in this standard.