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Types of Tests

AMCA International's lab performs tests on the following products:

Fans

Air performance testing includes:

  • Development of fan curves.
  • Measurement of airflow, pressure, power, and efficiency.

Test standards that apply to air performance testing include:

  • AMCA International's 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Aerodynamic Performance Rating
  • AMCA International's 220, Test Methods for Air Curtain Units
  • AMCA International's 230, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulator Fans for Rating
  • AMCA International's 240, Laboratory Method of Testing Positive Pressure Ventilators for Rating
  • ISO 5801, Industrial Fans - Performance Testing Using Standardized Airways
  • ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Residential Ventilating Fans

Sound testing includes:

  • Inlet sound power.
  • Outlet sound power.
  • Total sound power.

Test standards that apply to sound testing include:

  • AMCA International's 300, Reverberant Room Method for Sound Testing of Fans
  • ENERGY STAR Program Requirements for Residential Ventilating Fans

Dampers

  • Pressure drop.
  • Leakage performance.

Test standards that apply to damper testing include:

  • AMCA International's 500-D, Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating

Louvers

  • Pressure drop.
  • Leakage.
  • Resistance to water and wind driven rain.
  • Transmission loss of acoustic louvers.
  • Sound testing is per ASTM E-90.

Test standards that apply to louver testing include:

  • AMCA International's 500-L, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Louvers for Rating

Airflow Measurement Stations

  • Accuracy and pressure drop.

Test standards that apply to airflow measurement station testing include:

  • AMCA International's 610, Methods of Testing Airflow Measurement Stations for Rating

Test standards that apply to fire, smoke, combination fire/smoke dampers testing include:

  • AMCA International's 500-D, Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating
  • Underwriters Laboratories 555, Fire Dampers
  • Underwriters Laboratories 555S, Smoke Dampers

Contract Testing

Non-standard tests can be performed to meet customer requirements when within the physical capabilities of AMCA International's facilities.

Facilities:

  • Reverberant Sound Rooms (Four)
    Range in size from 6,300 cu. ft. to 61,700 cu. ft.
  • Water Penetration Test Facilities (Two)
    Chambers are capable of simulating three or eight inches per hour of rainfall and wind speeds of 29 or 50 mph.
  • Multi Nozzle Chambers (Two Inlet, Two Outlet)
    Capable of measuring airflow up to 88,000 cfm.
  • Circulator Fan
    Tests circulator fans up to diameters of 96 in.