ASHRAE Posts Eight Research Projects for Bid this Fall

November 7, 2019

ASHRAE is soliciting proposals for 5 new research project and 3 re-bids.  The research project titles are listed below. Proposals are due December 15th, 2019. The projects are scheduled to begin April 1st, 2020  

Please give this announcement wide and prompt distribution to all interested researchers within your organization.

  • 1683-TRP_ReBid  - Experimental Evaluation of Two-Phase Pressure Drop and Flow Pattern in U-Bends with Ammonia; Responsible Committee: TC 1.3 (Heat Transfer and Application); Co-Sponsors: TC 8.4 (Air-to-Refrigerant Heat Transfer Equipment)

  • 1780-TRP-ReBid - Test Method to Evaluate Cross-Contamination of Gaseous Contaminant within Total energy Recovery Wheels; Responsible Committee: TC 9.10 (Laboratory Systems); Co-Sponsors: TC 2.3 (Gaseous Air Contaminants and Gas Contaminant Removal Equipment; TC 9.6 (Healthcare Facilities); SSPC 62.1 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality) 

  • 1799-TRP - Validation of Extrapolation if Performance Rating Test Results for Small Energy Recovery; Responsible Committee: TC 5.5 (Air-to-Air Energy Recovery)

  • 1817-TRP - Long-term Temperature Change of Ground Heat Exchangers; Responsible Committee: TC 6.8 (Geothermal Heat Pump and Energy Recovery Applications)

  • 1824-TRP - Accounting for the Barometric Pressure Impacts on Psychrometric Performance Testing of Unitary Air-Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment; Responsible Committee: TC 8.11 (Unitary and Room Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps; Co-Sponsors: SSPC 41, Standard Methods for Measurements. 

  • 1830-TRP-ReBid - Experimental Characterization of Aircraft Bleed Air Particulate Contamination; Responsible Committee: TC 9.3 (Transportation Air Conditioning); Co-Sponsors: SSPC 161, Air Quality within Commercial Aircraft

  • 1852-TRP - Develop Performance Metric, Criteria, and Process to Measure and Predict Speech Privacy in High Performance Buildings; Responsible Committee: TC 2.6 (Sound and Vibration Control); Co-sponsors: TC 2.1 (Physiology and Human Environment); TC 4.4 (Building Materials and Building Envelope Performance); TC 9.6 (Healthcare Facilities)

  • 1865-TRP - Optimizing Supply Air Temperature Control for Dedicated Outdoor Air Systems; Responsible Committee: TC 1.4 (Control Theory and Application; Co-Sponsors: TC 8.10  (Mechanical Dehumidification Equipment and Heat Pipes)

Please go to  to access the Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for each project.

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