If commissioning is part of your process, expert guidance is essential. ASHRAE offers several resources to help guide your team through this critical phase of a new construction project. Purchasers also receive access to download more than 50 customizable checklists for use in the field. This guide is also available in Spanish. It also describes the general requirements for a training program for continued successful system and assembly performance.

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System testing Documentation Integration with other building systems such as lighting, fire and life safety, security, and factory-installed equipment controls Integration with other enterprise level applications, such as facility management, preventive maintenance, or energy management systems.

The guideline does not include specifying control of fire or life safety systems or equipment, nor does it include specifying security systems or enterprise level applications. SGPC 13 to maintain and revise Guideline Guideline on continuous maintenance. Measurement of Energy, Demand and Water Savings 1. PURPOSE: The purpose of this document is to provide guidelines for reliably measuring the energy, demand and water savings achieved in conservation projects.

SCOPE: 2. PURPOSE: This guideline provides the basis for selecting and sizing control dampers outdoor, return, and relief commonly found in constant volume CAV and variable air volume VAV air-handling units and systems with air-side economizers. The scope of this document includes only stationary batteries under conditions of expected use.

Multiple operating modes are identified. The ventilation practices described in this guide represent the "best practice" based on the information available at the time this document was developed.

These recommendations were developed without consideration of economics, availability of equipment and personnel, or relative importance of the application.

Design of a ventilation system for a specific battery installation requires consideration of all issues, not just the technical issues considered in this document.

Supersedes Guideline PURPOSE: This guideline defines recommended methods for measuring chilled-water plant thermal load and energy use and for calculating chilled water plant efficiency.

They do not discuss the comparison of collected data between different sites, nor do they recommend that data obtained be applied in this manner. Revised TPS approved June 22, This guideline defines: recommended measurement systems and calculation methods to determine energy consumption and thermal flows for cooling and heating, and procedures for acquiring test data and calculating system efficiency.

SCOPE 2. PURPOSE: To establish minimum recommended design guidelines necessary to achieve an acceptable level of performance and safety for heating, ventilation and air conditioning equipment used on rail passenger vehicles operating in the unique and demanding environment of rail transportation systems. The Guideline will address environmental conditions, equipment configurations, air filtration, temperature and humidity controls, determination and verification of heating and cooling capacity, ventilation standards, passenger comfort criteria, materials, packaging, noise, vibration and shock, refrigerant selection,, energy efficiency, corrosion protection, voltage and electrical requirements, power supply and electromagnetic interference.

SCOPE This guideline primarily applies to ventilation and IAQ for human occupancy in residential buildings three stories or fewer in height above grade, including manufactured and modular houses. PURPOSE: This guideline provides recommended procedures for effective measurement of airborne gas and vapor concentrations inside commercial buildings. Its goal is to provide consistent procedures to follow so field measurements of contaminant concentrations are accurate and reproducible, avoiding typical problems that may cause unreliable or inconsistent results.

SCOPE: This document provides guidance on the procedures to follow when measuring gas-phase concentrations of contaminants in commercial buildings. The subject measurements are those used to establish existing, baseline or changed conditions as a function of the building systems or interior environments.

The methods in this guideline emphasize obtaining meaningful data within a reasonable time period at a reasonable cost. This guideline does not apply to industrial or residential buildings. It does not address: a specific measurement equipment or devices, or b calibration of instruments. Air Quality Within Commercial Aircraft 1. Guideline 28 placed on continuous maintenance January Specific subject areas of concern include air, food, and water.

The extraordinary events addressed in this guideline include fire, seismic events, chemical and biological releases, blast, and other extraordinary hazards.

The guideline will address extraordinary incidents from a multi-hazard perspective, and will cover both intentional and accidental occurrences. The guideline addresses aspects of building performance that affect occupant health and safety, including egress; chemical, biological, and radiological CBR protection; fire protection; smoke removal or purging; filtration; air quality; entrance paths for contaminants; and building envelopes.

Guideline - Published Guideline. Scope This guideline applies to the ongoing operational practices for building assemblies and systems, particularly with respect to energy efficiency, water consumption, productivity, occupant comfort, indoor air quality IAQ , health and safety. Guideline RA - Published Guideline. PURPOSE: This guideline establishes a method and format for documenting inputs, assumptions, methods and outputs utilized when conducting indoor airflow and contaminant transport modeling studies.

SCOPE: This guideline applies to the application of airflow and contaminant modeling for analyses of indoor air quality, thermal comfort, energy and events related to chemical, biological and radiological agents. This guideline only applies to modeling efforts using multizone network models, computational fluid dynamics CFD or combinations of the two. TPS change approved February 28, Scope: 2. PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide uniform sequences of operation for heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning HVAC systems that are intended to maximize HVAC system energy efficiency and performance, provide control stability, and allow for real-time fault detection and diagnostics.

A procedure for heating the metal vessel and regulating the pressure is described. The technique described can be used for evaluating many different types of materials. The guideline does not describe the detailed preparation of the materials to be tested prior to placing them in the metal vessel. The materials to be tested can be aged over a broad range of temperatures and pressures, which fall within the safety limits of the vessel.

Detailed safety precautions are included. Properly performing this test requires careful attention to the detailed experimental technique, and careful adherence to safety procedures. ASHRAE Guideline — Published Guideline Method of Test for Measuring Fractionated Compositions of Refrigerant Blends Purpose: The purpose of this guideline is to recommend uniform test methods and procedures for experimentally determining the fractionated vapor and liquid compositions of refrigerant blends under simulated leakage from containers and equipment in storage, transport, operation and service.

The WCFF with respect to toxicity is used to determine the toxicity safety class of refrigerant blends whose component refrigerants are not assigned the same toxicity safety group class. Scope: This guideline defines a standardized test apparatus, method, and procedures for experimentally conducting fractionation analyses of refrigerant blends that is consistent with their thermodynamic vapor-liquid equilibrium VLE properties: a to determine the worst case fractionated formulated composition of refrigerant blends or b to validate computer simulation programs used for fractionation analyses.

Refrigeration Oil Description Purpose: The purpose of this guideline is to describe lubricants used in refrigeration and air-conditioning systems based on molecular structure, physical properties, and chemical properties.

This guideline defines those properties critical to the precise identification of refrigeration lubricants, along with recognized test procedures for the determination of these properties.

This guideline applies to lubricants used or proposed as compressor lubricants in refrigerating systems. This guideline provides recognized test methods intended to: a describe a specific class refrigeration lubricant without the use of commercial designations, b describe the molecular structure for various classes of refrigeration lubricants, and c define the critical properties needed to describe a refrigeration lubricant using recognized test procedures.

This guideline is not intended to define refrigeration oil quality through the establishment of test specifications or requirements. In addition, performance tests intended to measure quality have been excluded from this guideline.

SSPC Editorial change to the title approved July 31, PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to recommend measures that exceed minimum requirements for improving indoor air quality in commercial and institutional buildings. These measures are intended to provide enhanced indoor air quality that is acceptable to human occupants and that minimizes adverse health effects. SSPC is responsible for the development of this guideline.

Operations Guideline for Ventilation of Health Care Facilities PURPOSE: The purpose of this guideline is to provide information and guidance for the operation of ventilation systems that provide environmental control in new and existing health care facilities. This guideline applies to patient care areas, resident care areas, and related support areas within health care facilities. SSPC 15 to maintain and revise Standard Standard on continuous maintenance.

Revised TPS approved February 5, Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems 1. PURPOSE: This standard specifies safe design, installation, operation and maintenance of air-conditioning systems in residential applications.

SCOPE: This standard establishes safeguards for life, limb, health and property and prescribes safety requirements. This standard applies to the design, installation, operation and maintenance of mechanical air-conditioning and heat pump systems installed in stationary applications that include: one and two-family dwellings single family detached, duplexes and townhomes , or multi-family structures with individual dwelling units, where each dwelling unit has its own heating and air-conditioning system, or outbuildings and pool houses located on the same private property as a one and two family dwelling Standard Authorized January 28, Safety Standard for Air-conditioning and Heat Pump Systems in Residential Applications Purpose: This standard specifies the minimum requirements for the safe design and installation of refrigeration systems used in residential applications.

Scope: This standard applies to listed direct refrigeration systems in the following residential applications that are limited to serving only a single dwelling unit or sleeping unit: a. One and two-family dwellings and townhouses, b. Detached outbuildings associated with a one or two-family dwelling or townhouse and located on the same property included in a above, and c.

Supersedes Standard PURPOSE The purpose of this standard is to prescribe test methods for determining the cooling and heating capacity of room air conditioners, packaged terminal air conditioners and packaged terminal heat pumps. SCOPE establishes uniform methods of testing to obtain rating data, specifies test equipment for performing such tests, specifies data required and calculations to be used, and lists and defines the terms used in testing.

PURPOSE: This standard prescribes a method of testing the capacity of thermostatic refrigerant expansion valves for use in vapor-compression refrigeration systems. Published standard. Methods of Laboratory Testing Remote Mechanical-Draft Air-Cooled Refrigerant Condensers Purpose:This standard prescribes methods of laboratory testing remote mechanical-draft, air-cooled refrigerant condensers. Scope: methods of laboratory testing for obtaining performance data, definition of terms, specification of data to be recorded, calculation formulas, test limits and tolerances, and apparatus and instrumentation with associated accuracies.

PURPOSE: This standard prescribes methods of testing the thermal performance and liquid-side pressure drop of liquid cooled refrigerant condensers.


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