ROCKVILLE, MD — The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has notified the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO) of the approval of the IESO/RIA 6001-2011 Evaluation of Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Interior Surfaces to Determine the Presence of Fire-Related Particulate as a Result of a Fire in a Structure, according to a press release.
"The completion of this standard represents the efforts and expertise of many individuals, and we would like to acknowledge the Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) and IESO Boards of Directors who provided the funding, leadership, staffing and guidance necessary to achieve this important milestone," said Brad Harr, chairman of the IESO Consensus Body.
This is the first ANSI-approved standard for IESO, and it was produced in close cooperation with a committee convened by the Restoration Industry Association (RIA), the release stated.
According to the release, the standard has been in development since early 2009 and will be used in the field to help determine if fire-related residues have been deposited on HVAC interior surfaces.
The new IESO-RIA standard will be available for purchase as a PDF and booklet in March, the release noted.
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