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Air Movement and Control Association

The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA; pronounced 'Am'-'Cah') is a nonprofit organization that creates standards for, and tests and rates HVAC equipment. It is best known for its fan ratings, but it also is involved with dampers, louvers, outside air grilles, air curtains, and other "air-side" HVAC equipment.

The AMCA headquarters is located at 30 West University Drive, Arlignton Heights, IL 60004 USA.



AMCA was founded in 19XX.

Certified Ratings Program

Publications and Standards

AMCA International publishes over 64 publications and standards, including testing methods, a Certified Ratings Program (CRP), application guides, educational texts, and safety guides. AMCA is an accredited ANSI developer, and all AMCA standards are proposed as American National Standards.

Testing Standards

  • ANSI/AMCA Standard 204 - Balance Quality and Vibration Levels for Fans
  • ANSI/AMCA Standard 210 - Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating
    • ANSI/AMCA Standard 210 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. It 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 Standard 220 - Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Curtain Units For Aerodynamic Performance Rating

Certified Ratings Program

  • AMCA Publication 11 - Certified Ratings Program Operating Manual
  • AMCA Publication 111 - Laboratory Accreditation Program
  • AMCA Publication 211 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Fan Air Performance
  • AMCA Publication 212 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Smoke Management Fan Performance
  • AMCA Publication 311 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Fan Sound Performance
  • AMCA Publication 511 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Air Control Devices
  • AMCA Publication 611 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Airflow Measurement Devices
  • AMCA Publication 1011 - Certified Ratings Program - Product Rating Manual for Acoustical Duct Silencers

Application Guides

AMCA Publication 501 - Application Manual for Louvers

Educational Texts

  • AMCA Publication 200 - Air Systems

Safety Manuals

Testing Laboratory

The AMCA testing laboratory is an A2LA accredited laboratory that tests air control and air movement devices for members of the air control and air movement industry.

The AMCA lab is comprised of the following:

  • Four Reverberant Sound Rooms ranging in size from 6,300 cu.ft. to 61,700 cu.ft.
  • Two Water Test Facilities with chambers capable of simulating eight inches of rain-fall per hour and wind speeds of 50 mph.
  • Multi Nozzle Chambers that are capable of measuring airflow up to 88,000 cfm.
  • Circulator Fan Facility capable of testing 96 in. fans.
  • Acoustic Duct Silencers
  • Elevated Temperature Testing that tests fire and smoke dampers up to 36 x 48 inches at temperatures up to 500º Fahrenheit.

AMCA International also oversees 40 accredited laboratories and one independent, accredited laboratory located in Taiwan. Additional independent AMCA accredited laboratories are under construction in Korea and China.


See also

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Air_Movement_and_Control_Association". A list of authors is available in Wikipedia.
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