Technical Committees are responsible for identifying research topics, proposing research projects, selecting bidders, and monitoring research projects funded by ASHRAE. Information about their specific research program is discussed at each TC meeting and at the TC’s Research Subcommittee meeting.
The research objectives of TC 8.3 focus on the advancement of knowledge and new technology as it applies to absorption and heat operated equipment to provide cost effective, environmentally conscientious, and energy efficient HVAC&R solutions. The scope includes equipment improvements, installation and operational issues. In addition, TC 8.3 attempts to provide the necessary link between academia and the manufacturing and contracting businesses via information dissemination and ASHRAE community education on new discoveries and research results.
1796-RTAR: Application Guide for Absorption Cooling/Refrigeration and Heating
Status: RTAR accepted with comments (2017-Jun/St Louis).
xxyz-RTAR: Development of Cogen/Trigeneration Tools for Building Designers
Status: RTAR submitted to MORTS/RAC (Feb 2017).
1462-RP: ACTIVE MECHANISMS FOR ENHANCING HEAT AND MASS TRANSFER IN SORPTION FLUID
The objective of this project was to develop active enhancement techniques for coupled heat and mass transfer processes that will serve as the basis for new absorption technology, and provide design tools for these enhanced transport processes through experiments and modeling. This project was completed Jun 2015.