Member Input Needed – ACCA Reviewing Several of its ANSI Recognized Standards for Potential Updates
ACCA has begun the process to review several of its current standards that are recognized by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). According to ANSI’s Essential Requirements, once a standard is approved it must be reviewed every 5 years to determine whether it requires (a) additional changes or updates, (b) reaffirmation if no changes are needed, or (c) withdrawal.
A description of each standard under review is shown below.
ANSI/ACCA 5 QI – 2015, HVAC Quality Installation Specification
This standard details the nationally recognized minimum criteria for the proper installation of HVAC systems in residential and commercial applications.
ANSI/ACCA 6QR – 2015, Restoring the Cleanliness of an HVAC System
This standard establishes minimum requirements to restore the cleanliness of residential and commercial HVAC systems in accordance with manufacturer- or customer-specified criteria.
ANSI/ACCA 14, QMref – 2015, Quality Maintenance of Commercial Refrigeration Systems
This standard establishes a minimum maintenance program for maintaining refrigeration equipment found in supermarkets, convenience stores, food service, and warehouses, operating with saturated suction temperatures between -40°F and +40°F.
ANSI/ACCA 2 Manual J – 2016, Residential Load Calculations
This manual produces HVAC equipment sizing loads for single-family detached homes, small multi-unit structures, condominiums, town houses, and manufactured homes. A proper load calculation, performed in accordance with the Manual J 8th Edition procedure, is required by national building codes and most state and local jurisdictions. Manual J8 provides detailed requirements for producing a residential load calculations per the CLF/CLTD method.
In conjunction with ACCA’s review, if you have any changes or additions to offer on any of the above standards, please contact ACCA’s Manager of Codes & Standards at email@example.com.