AMCA International approves AMCA Publication 503-08, Fire, Ceiling (Radiation), Smoke, and Fire/Smoke Dampers Application Manual

November 19, 2008
For immediate release
Arlington Heights, IL USA—October 15, 2008–The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) International approved AMCA 503-08, a new Application Manual for Fire, Ceiling (Radiation), Smoke and Fire/Smoke Dampers. This application manual serves as a guide to understanding the various types and special nature of fire, ceiling (radiation), smoke and fire/smoke damper products so that they may be properly selected, applied, installed, inspected, and maintained.
AMCA 503-08 includes not only general information, but also important points to consider when designing an installation or when specifications are written for the purpose of such equipment. 
Additionally, this new publication covers damper products tested and rated per the requirements of AMCA International, Underwriters Laboratories, and other independent testing laboratories.  The installation and application of these products, specifically fire dampers, smoke dampers, combination fire/smoke dampers, and ceiling radiation dampers, are presented as standard industry tested practices in generic form.
Specific damper designs are used when it is necessary to control the spread of fire, heat or smoke in an air handling system. Included and referenced in AMCA 503-08 Application Manual are: Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers, Combination Fire/Smoke Dampers, Ceiling (radiation) Damper, Corridor Damper, and Smoke Control Systems. 
To order this publication, visit, or for further information regarding this application manual, please contact Tim Orris at AMCA International at 847-394-0150 or
The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. is a not-for-profit international association of the world's manufacturers of related air system equipment — primarily, but not limited to fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators, and other air system components for the industrial, commercial, and residential markets.
The association's mission is to promote the health and growth of the industries covered by its scope and the members of the association consistent with the interests of the public. AMCA International, with origins dating back to 1917, has members in most industrialized countries throughout the world.
For more information, please contact:
Marian Vambreck,
Membership, Marketing & Communications
Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.
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