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#194004 - 05/04/10 07:21 PM Demand factors for refrigerators in a laboratory  
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Can I apply table 220.56 - demand factors for kitchen equip to laboratory refrigerators? The refrigerators are intermittent in use similiar to kitchen ref's.

thanks in advance.


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#194006 - 05/04/10 08:03 PM Re: Demand factors for refrigerators in a laboratory [Re: Bravo]  
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I vote no. Refrigerators are basically motors.
I see this being 220.14(C) referencing 430.24

(125% of the biggest motor plus 100% of the rest).

If you are coming back from a power failure every one of those reefers will be presenting LRA at the same time. Depending on where you are, that can be a fairly frequent thing.

I am open to being wrong tho. wink



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#194024 - 05/05/10 10:12 AM Re: Demand factors for refrigerators in a laboratory [Re: gfretwell]  
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I'm going to agree with Greg on this one for the reason he mentioned plus if we are talking about refrigeration type equipment there is nothing in Article 440 that I am aware of that allows us to apply a demand factor.


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#194032 - 05/05/10 02:45 PM Re: Demand factors for refrigerators in a laboratory [Re: George Little]  
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Agree with Greg and George!


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#194035 - 05/05/10 04:24 PM Re: Demand factors for refrigerators in a laboratory [Re: HotLine1]  
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Greg bring up an excellent point. After a power failure, that refrigerator will be running as a continuous load until it gets its contents cooled down. Some of that laboratory refrigerators that I've done go down to way below -100 degrees.


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#194049 - 05/06/10 12:28 PM Re: Demand factors for refrigerators in a laboratory [Re: ghost307]  
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thanks guys. I will size 125% of the biggest motor plus 100% of the remainders.



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