Preliminary Engineering Analysis for Clothes Washers

Publication Type

Report

Date Published

10/1996

LBNL Report Number

LBNL-47889

Abstract

The Engineering Analysis provides information on efficiencies, manufacturer costs, and other characteristics of the appliance class being analyzed. For clothes washers, there are two classes: standard and compact. Since data were not available to analyze the compact class, only clothes washers were analyzed in this report. For this analysis, individual design options were combined and ordered in a manner that resulted in the lowest cumulative cost/savings ratio. The cost/savings ratio is the increase in manufacturer cost for a design option divided by the reduction in operating costs due to fuel and water savings.

Year of Publication

1996

Institution

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Pagination

34

City

Berkeley