Residential Baseboard and Commercial Finned Tube Testing

Meet performance requirements for Residential Baseboard and Commercial Finned Tubes

Meeting the AHRI standards for Residential Baseboard and Commercial Finned Tubes can be confusing and costly when you need to get your products to market fast and quickly approved by specifiers, buyers and regulatory authorities. 

Intertek can assist with product development by testing your Residential Baseboard and Commercial Finned Tubes in a fully automated test process, utilizing specially designed chamber with two separate test methods, and employing equipment that is calibrated to measure levels well beyond industry regulations.  This means your unit will be analyzed with the most sophisticated processes available, giving you confidence that your product has been accurately assessed.

With over 60 years experience in supporting the HVAC/R industry, Intertek provides unmatched experience and expertise in testing your Residential Baseboard and Commercial Finned Tube products

Test Methods

  • Electrical Method – Measures the energy consumed in the loop during two different setups. The first test is the no-load test, measuring the watts lost in the loop with no sample installed. The second test measures the watts lost in the loop with the unit installed. The difference divided by the active length will determine the capacity of the unit.
  • Weight Method – Measures the water temperature entering and exiting the unit, as well as the flow rate through the unit. Multiplying the flow rate by the temperature drop over the unit, then dividing by the active length will determine its capacity.

Testing Standards

  • Baseboard Radiation – IBR (Institute of Boiler and Radiator Manufacturers) Eighth (8th) Edition, July 2005 (008 Rev 07 05)
  • Finned Tube (Commercial) Radiation – IBR Sixth (6th) Edition, July 2005 (009 Rev 07 05)
 

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