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AMCA International, the Air Movement and Control Association, is a nonprofit organization that develops and publishes standards for the heating, ventilating and air conditioning industry. Headquartered near Chicago, United States, AMCA represents over 300 members worldwide, roughly half outside the United States. In addition to developing AMCA standards, AMCA oversees an international Certified Ratings Program with over forty testing facilities to ensure compliance with AMCA standards. AMCA also serves as the administrator for the U.S. TAG (United States Technical Advisory Group) to ISO/TC 117 (International Organization for Standardization/Technical Committee). Standards from AMCA are available both individually, directly through the ANSI webstore, and as part of a Standards Subscription. If you or your organization are interested in easy, managed, online access to standards that can be shared, a Standards Subscription may be what you need - please contact us at: StandardsSubscriptions@ansi.org or 1-212-642-4980 or Request Proposal Price.

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ANSI/AMCA 210-16

Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating

This standard establishes uniform test methods for a laboratory test of a fan or other air moving device to determine its aerodynamic performance in terms of airflow rate, pressure developed, power consumption, air density, speed of rotation, and efficiency for rating or guarantee purposes. This standard applies to a fan or other air moving device when air is used as the test gas with the following exceptions: (a) air circulating fans (ceiling fans, desk fans); (b) positive pressure ventilators; (c) compressors with inter-stage cooling; (d) positive displacement machines; (e) test procedures to be used for design, production, or field testing.


ANSI/AMCA 500-L-12 (R2015)

Laboratory Methods of Testing Louvers for Rating

The purpose of this standard is to establish uniform laboratory test methods for louvers. Characteristics to be determined include air leakage, pressure drop, water penetration, wind driven rain, and operational torque.


AMCA 201-02 (R2011)

Fans and Systems

Fans and Systems is aimed primarily at the designer of the air moving system and discusses the effect on inlet and outlet connections of the fan's performance. System Effect Factors, which must be included in the basic design calculations, are listed for various configurations.


AMCA 203-90 (R2011)

Field Performance Measurement of Fan Systems

Field Performance Measurements of Fan Systems reviews the various problems of making field measurements and calculating the actual performance of the fan and system.


ANSI/AMCA 230-15

Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulating Fans for Rating and Certification

The purpose of this standard is to establish uniform methods for laboratory testing of air circulating fans to determine performance (forward or reverse flow) in terms of airflow rate for rating, certification or guarantee purposes.


AMCA 200-95 (R2011)

Air Systems

Air Systems is intended to provide basic information needed to design effective and energy efficient air systems. Discussion is limited to systems where there is a clear separation of the fan inlet and outlet and does not cover applications in which fans are used only to circulate air in an open space.


ANSI/AMCA 300-08

Reverberant Room Method for Sound Testing of Fans

This standard applies to fans of all types and sizes. This standard is limited to the determination of airborne sound emission for the specified setups. Vibration is not measured, nor is the sensitivity of airborne sound emission to vibration effects determined.


ANSI/AMCA 500-D-12

Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating

The purpose of this standard is to establish uniform laboratory test methods for dampers. The characteristics to be determined include, as appropriate, air leakage, pressure drop, dynamic closure, and operational torque.


ANSI/AMCA 208-18

Calculation of the Fan Energy Index

This standard defines the calculation method for the fan energy index (FEI), which is an energy efficiency metric for fans inclusive of motors and drives. This metric provides a standardized and consistent basis to compare fan energy performance across fan types and sizes at a given fan duty point. Fan specifiers can use FEI to understand and communicate the fan efficiency design intent. Legislative or regulatory bodies can use FEI to define the energy efficiency requirements of fans.  The scope includes all fan and motor sizes and all applications, including fans with fan air performance based on tests in accordance with one of the following fan test standards: ANSI/AMCA Standard 210, ANSI/AMCA Standard 230, ANSI/AMCA Standard 250, ANSI/AMCA Standard 260, ISO 5801, or ISO 13350. All other fans are excluded (including air curtain units that are tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220).


ANSI/AMCA 550-15

Test Method for High Velocity Wind Driven Rain Resistant Louvers

This standard establishes uniform laboratory test methods and minimum performance ratings for water rejection capabilities of louvers intended to be used in high velocity wind conditions. Tests conducted in accordance with the requirements of this standard are intended to demonstrate the acceptability of the louver for installation in facilities (essential and nonessential) that will remain in operation during a high velocity wind condition and where water infiltration must be kept to manageable amounts.


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