SASO 2874/2016: Large capacity air conditioners - performance requirement and methods of testing

Last updated: 22 July 2020

Air conditioner with capacities exceeding 65,000 Btu/h are covered in the Large AC standard (SASO 2874/2016)

Air conditioners, air cooled

  • CC ≤ 65,000: EER 11.2  
  • 65,000 < CC ≤ 135,000: EER 11.2
  • 135,000 < CC ≤ 240,000: EER 11
  • 24,0000 < CC ≤ 760,000: EER 10.0
  • 760,000 < CC : EER 9.7

Air conditioners, water cooled

  • CC ≤ 65,000: EER 12.1
  • 65,000 < CC ≤ 135,000: EER 12.1
  • 135,000 < CC ≤ 240,000: EER 12.5
  • 24,0000 < CC ≤ 760,000: EER 12.4
  • 760,000 < CC : EER 12.2

Air conditioners, evaporatively cooled

  • CC ≤ 65,000: EER 12.1
  • 65,000 < CC ≤ 135,000: EER 12.1
  • 135,000 < CC ≤ 240,000: EER 12.0
  • 24,0000 < CC ≤ 760,000: EER 11.9
  • 760,000 < CC : EER 11.7

Air cooled chillers:

  • CC ≤ 1,800,000: EER 9.7
  • CC >1,800,000: EER 9.7

Water-cooled chillers, electrically operated, positive displacement

  • CC ≤ 900,000: EER 15.4
  • 900,000 < CC ≤ 1,800,000: EER 16.0
  • 1,800,000 < CC ≤ 3,600,000: EER 17.7
  • 3,600,000 < CC ≤ 7,200,000: EER 19.2
  • CC > 7,200,000: EER 19.2

Water-cooled chillers, electrically operated, centrifugal

  • CC ≤ 3,600,000: EER 17.3
  • 3,600,000 < CC ≤ 7,200,000: EER 20.5
  • 7,200,000 < CC ≤ 14,400,000: EER 20.5
  • CC > 14,400,000: EER 20.5

Air cooled absorption chillers, single effect: EER 2.0

Water cooled absorption chillers, single effect: EER 2.4

Absorption chiller, double effect, indirect fire: EER 3.4

Absorption chiller, double effect, direct fire: EER 3.4

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi split air conditioners, air-cooled:

  • CC ≤ 65,000: EER 12.2
  • 65,000 < CC ≤ 135,000: EER 12.2
  • 135,000 < CC ≤ 240,000: EER 11.0
  • 24,0000 < CC: EER 10.0

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi split air conditioners, heat pumps:

  • CC ≤ 65,000: EER 12.2
  • 65,000 < CC ≤ 135,000: EER 11.0
  • 135,000 < CC ≤ 240,000: EER 10.6
  • 24,0000 < CC: EER 9.5

Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) multi split air conditioners, water-cooled:

  • CC ≤ 65,000: EER 12.0
  • 65,000 < CC ≤ 135,000: EER 12.0
  • 135,000 < CC ≤ 240,000: EER 10.0
  • 24,0000 < CC: EER 10.0

Cooling Capacity (Btu/h), EER (BTU/W/h)

The regulation also sets MEPS for Computer and Data processing room air conditioners.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building systems
  • Space cooling