The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) has launched a new product section: fluid pumps. The product section was approved unanimously by AHRI's Board of Directors at its Nov. 15 meeting. The new section was formed in response to demands from fluid-pump manufacturers seeking a forum to discuss and solve common issues.

The approved scope of the section covers all roto-dynamic centrifugal pumps/circulators used for circulation of fluids in residential and commercial buildings primarily used in the following applications:
• Closed-loop heating and cooling systems (primary, secondary, zone, and loop pumps).
• Domestic-hot-water recirculation.
• Pressure boosters.
• Steam systems.
• Cooling towers.
• Geothermal and solar.