New product section will allow manufacturers to address issues with zone-control systems.

ARLINGTON, Va. - The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute is welcoming zone control manufacturers to its new product section.

"This is an exciting opportunity to bring together manufacturers of zone-control system equipment to address issues of common interest in this growing market and to establish a dialogue among industry leaders," said Henry Hwong, ARI's director of product sections.

Zone-control systems are classified as in-line duct dampers and controllers for the purpose of multiple-zone control with single-zone unitary HVAC equipment. Zone-control systems are generally applied to forced-air heating and cooling systems providing comfort control using one thermostat per zone for multiple mode applications.

"ARI's reputation in establishing industry standards and upholding the industry's integrity is well known," said Dennis Laughlin of Arzel Zoning Technology Inc. "The commitment from companies joining the newly established ARI product section further demonstrates those commitments."