Reimers gladly reaches out to many organizations for guidance and product improvement of their electric boilers. Members of Reimers often attend shows and conferences to maintain awareness of current design practices. ASHRAE is just one example utilized. This world wide organization monitors performance, testing and other standards in a progressive industry. Products are improved by incorporating new trends and designs of equipment.
ASHRAE writes standards for the purpose of establishing consensus for:
1) methods of test for use in commerce and 2) performance criteria for use as facilitators with which to guide the industry. ASHRAE publishes the following three types of voluntary consensus standards: Method of Measurement or Test, Standard Design and Standard Practice.
Consensus standards are developed and published to define minimum values or acceptable performance, whereas other documents, such as design guides, may be developed and published to encourage enhanced performance.
Public input is a vital step in the development of ASHRAE guidelines. All interested and affected parties can review and comment during a public review period. Doing so will help ASHRAE create better resources that help building owners minimize risk.
ASHRAE was formed in 1959 and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and follows ANSI's requirements for due process and standards