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6. Installation of by-pass humidifiers

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[42 FR 27898, June 1, 1977. Redesignated and amended at 44 FR 37938, June 29, 1979]

APPENDIX K2 TO SUBPART B OF PART 430-UNIFORM TEST METHOD FOR MEASURING THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF ROOM HUMIDIFIERS

1. DEFINITIONS

1.1 "AHAM" means the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers.

1.2 "AHAM HU-1-72" means the test standard published by the AHAM, titled "Appliance Humidifiers" American National Standard Z235.1-1972, and designated as AHAM HU-1-72.

1.3 "Humidification rate" a measure of the ability of a humidifier to add moisture to its surrounding atmosphere expressed as the number of gallons of water evaporated per 24 hours of continuous operation.

1.4 "Seasonal performance factor" means the ratio of the seasonal energy output of a heating system delivered to the conditioned space, in Btu's, divided by the seasonal energy input to the heating system, in Btu's.

1.5 "Humidification power" means the power, in kilowatts, required to vaporize water at the humidification rate.

1.6 "Humidistat" means a device which requires no user intervention and which is used to enable a humidifier to maintain a constant relative humidity of the conditioned air.

2. TEST CONDITIONS

2.1 Installation. Install the humidifier according to manufacturer's instructions and in accordance with sections 5.2 and 5.3 of AHAM HU-1-72. In the event of a conflict between the manufacturer's instructions and AHAM HU-1-72, the provision of AHAM HU-1-72 shall control.

2.2 Energy flow instrumentation. Install energy flow instrumentation in accordance with section 5.1 of AHAM HU-1-72. A watthour meter shall be installed in the electrical circuit when a humidifier is connected to an electrical supply circuit. The watt-hour meter shall not have an error greater than 1 percent with the smallest scale division not greater than 1 watt-hour.

2.3 Temperature instrumentation. Use mercury-in-glass thermometers accurate to within 0.1° F to measure wet bulb, dry bulb, and water reservoir temperatures. The smallest graduation on the thermometers shall not be greater than 0.2° F.

2.4 Air pressure instrumentation. Use an air pressure measurement instrument accurate to within 0.1 inch of mercury.

2.5 Time instrumentation. Use time instrumentation in acordance with section 5.1.4 of AHAM HU-1-72.

2.6 Weight instrumentation. Use weight instrumentation in accordance with section 5.1.5 of AHAM HU-1-72.

3. TEST PROCEDURES AND MEASUREMENTS

3.1 Humidification rate. Determine the humidification rate, Q, of the humidifier under test, in gallons per day, according to the methods and calculations specified in sections 5.2 and 6 of AHAM HU-1-72.

3.2 Input power. Connect the humidifier through a watt-hour meter in accordance with section 2.2 of this Appendix. Humidifiers with electric heaters shall be run with heaters on and humidity controls set at maximum levels. Measure the total electrical energy consumption, in watt-hours, at the end of the two hour test period. Calculate the input power to the humidifier, P, in kilowatts by dividing the two hour energy consumption measured in the test by 2 to obtain watts and then by 1000 to obtain kilowatt.

3.3 Barometric Pressure. Humidification rate shall be measured when barometric pressure is within the range of 29.9 inches (+1) of mercury.

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(Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Pub. L. 94-163, as amended by Pub. L. 94-384; Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-275, as amended by Pub. L. 94-385; Department of Energy Organization Act, Pub. L. 95-91; E.O. 11790, 39 FR 23185)

[42 FR 55604, Oct. 18, 1977. Redesignated and amended at 44 FR 37938, June 29, 1979]

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2.1 of this Appendix, testing the dehumidifier in accordance with ANS B149.1-1972 sections 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, except that paragraphs 5.1 and 6.3 of ANS B149.1-1972 shall be deleted.

3.2 Test Measurements. Measure the energy consumption (E), in kilowatt-hours (kWh) during the test performed according to section 3.1 and perform the measurements specified in section 7 of ANS B149.11972.

3.3 Recorded Values. Record both the energy consumption as measured according to section 3.2 of this Appendix and the data specified in section 7 of ANS B149.1-1972.

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(Energy Policy and Conservation Act, Pub. L. 94-163, as amended by Pub. L. 94-384; Federal Energy Administration Act of 1974, Pub. L. 93-275, as amended by Pub. L. 94-385; Department of Energy Organization Act, Pub. L. 95-91; E.O. 11790, 39 FR 23185) [42 FR 55610, Oct. 18, 1977. Redesignated at 44 FR 37938, June 29, 1979]

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