Preliminary Engineering Analysis for Clothes Washers

TitlePreliminary Engineering Analysis for Clothes Washers
Publication TypeReport
LBNL Report NumberLBNL-47889
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsBiermayer, Peter J.
Document NumberLBNL-47889
Date PublishedOctober 1
PublisherLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

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.


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