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Main Title Review of energy efficiency of refrigerator/freezer gaskets /
Author Ghassemi, Majid. ; Shapiro, H.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Shapiro, Howard
CORP Author Iowa State Univ., Ames. Engineering Research Inst.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1991
Report Number EPA/600/2-91/060; EPA-68-02-4286
Stock Number PB92-106913
Additional Subjects Refrigerators ; Freezers ; Gaskets ; Energy efficiency ; Heating load ; Stationary sources ; Pollution control ; Design criteria ; Safety engineering
Internet Access
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NTIS  PB92-106913 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 30 pages ; 28 cm
The report gives results of an investigation of the significance of heat leakage through gaskets in household refrigerator/freezers, explores different design features, and suggests further study if necessary. The report gives results of an extensive literature review, interviews with refrigerator/freezer and gasket manufacturers, and some engineering analysis. (NOTE: Home refrigerators are the largest consumers of electricity among household appliances and are consuming an estimated 8% of the total electricity used in the U.S. Recent studies show that gasket area heat leakage may account for as much as 21% of the total thermal load.)
"Nov 1991." "EPA/600/2-91/060." Microfiche.