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ARC Structure

Committee Structure and Facilities

The ARC Board of Directors authorizes all research projects and establishes Technical Advisory Committees (TAC) as necessary to oversee specific projects. A Refrigerant Technical Advisory Committee was very active in ARC's early years, investigating alternative refrigerants for use in refrigerator-freezers and room air conditioners. An Insulation TAC was very active in overseeing a project on disposal options for foam blowing agents.

The mission of ARC was later changed to allow the consortium to be used for all technical research projects.


The Appliance Research Corporation is organized so that interested suppliers of components, products, or services can participate in Corporation projects and contribute their technical expertise.