Air System Testing that Delivers Confidence

Ensure your product data is reliable and accurate by testing with the only third-party testing body exclusively dedicated to the air systems industry. The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Accredited Laboratory performs thousands of tests annually, providing confidence in the quality and reliability of your product to manufacturers, purchasers, specifiers, and users.


Real-World Testing Conditions

AMCA laboratories can test more than 20 air system products for various efficiencies, leakage, stability, and sound. We can evaluate your products based on their performance. Replicating real-world conditions such as rain, sand, wind, extreme temperatures, and other environmental factors enables us to test how well your product can withstand category-three hurricanes, desert sandstorms, and other harsh conditions. 

Types of Tests

Acoustic duct silencers

Acoustic Performance

Aerodynamic Performance

Air Circulating Fan

Air Curtains Uniformity & Projection

Air Flow

Airflow Measurement Station

Air Performance

Induced Flow

Jet Fan

Leakage

Loudness Rating

Louver Impact

Positive Pressure Ventilators

Pressure Drop

Sound Performance

Water Penetration

Wind Driven Rain

Wind Driven Sand


Raising the Standard in Testing

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The water penetration chamber test can simulate eight inches of rainfall per hour and wind speeds of 50 mph.

Referenced in engineering specifications worldwide, AMCA test standards are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), with most methods harmonized with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

The type of product and performance of interest dictates which AMCA/ANSI Test Standard and AMCA Rating Program Document is applied. Sometimes, two products tested in the same way can be rated differently.

AMCA standards are essential peer-vetted resources that are continually revised to accommodate changing codes and regulations, ensuring that your product testing will always reflect current best practices.


Testing vs Certified

Participating in the AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP) is distinct from testing a product following AMCA standards or testing in an AMCA-accredited laboratory. To be AMCA Certified, the product data must undergo a complete process that includes application, testing, review, certification, and verification. This process ensures that the product has met the industry's highest standards and is the most trusted and recognized certification. AMCA CRP provides accountability for published data, leading to efficient air systems in buildings worldwide. 


Partner Laboratories

CETIAT, France | Phone: +33 (0)4 72 44 49 00 | Fax: +33 (0)4 72 44 49 49

KTC, Korea | Phone: +82-31-428-8407 | Fax: +82-31-624-5837

Thomas Bell-Wright, United Arab Emirates | Phone: +971 04 821 5777

Third-Party Laboratories

Intertek, USA, NY l Phone: 607-758-6250 | Cell: 607-423-3803

PRI Construction Materials Technologies LLC, USA, FL

Phone: 813-621-5777 | Fax: 813-621-5840

Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories USA, IL l Phone: 630-232-0104 

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Sound Reverberation Rooms Range from 6,300 to 61,700 Cubic Feet.


Non-Member Testing Timeframe

Step

Process

Business Days

Submit

Submit: Non-Member Testing Agreement and copy of the transaction fee. 

Day 1

Enrollment

AMCA Supplies Testing Agreement Form (TAF)

Day 10

Test plan

Submit Testing Agreement Form (TAF) with applied AMCA/ANZI test standard(s)

Day 20

Agreement

AMCA approves TAF applying the appropriate test standard(s).

Day 65

Product received

AMCA receives product to be tested

Day 65

Testing

Paid invoice, begins testing

Day 90

Review

Receive test reports with paid invoice

Day 180



AMCA Laboratory Headquarters, USA

30 West University Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004, USA

Phone: +1 (847) 394-0150 | Fax: +1 (847) 253-0088 l Email: [email protected]

Non-Member Testing Application

Testing capacities

Non-Member Testing Application


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Proven Assurance

AMCA is accredited through the American Association for Laboratory of Accreditation (A2LA) for complying with ISO/IEC 17025 for testing and calibration and ISO/IEC 17065 for providing certification to other companies. Learn more about our ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation certification, product types, and standards.

Our testing laboratory is equipped with the latest equipment.


AMCA Laboratory, Malaysia

Asia AMCA Sdn Bhd, No. 7, Jalan SiLC 1/6, Kawasan,  Perindustrian SiLC Nusajaya, Mukim Jelutong, 79200 Nusajaya, Johor, Malaysia

Phone: +65 3157 6307 | Email: [email protected]

Tan Tin Tin, Technical Director 

Testing capacities

Testing Facility Capabilities

AMCA is accredited through the American Association for Laboratory of Accreditation (A2LA) for complying with ISO/IEC 17025 for testing and calibration and ISO/IEC 17065 for providing certification to other companies. Learn more about our ISO/IEC 17065 accreditation certification, product types, and standards.

Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating


ANSI/AMCA Standard 210-16

Small Chamber

Large Chamber

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area -

Perpendicular Rotation

2.64 ft² (0.25 m²)

21.04 ft² (1.95 m²)

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area -

Parallel Rotation (Vane Axial Fans Only)

1.5 ft² (0.14 m²)

11.84 ft² (1.10 m²)

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area -

Parallel Rotation

0.95 ft² (0.09 m²)

7.58 ft² (0.70 m²)

Figure 15 Max Inlet Area -

Any Rotation

4.75 ft² (0.44 m²)

37.52 ft² (3.49 m²)

Max Airflow at 0 Pa (in. wg)

11,500 cfm (5.43 m³/s)

68,000 cfm (32.09 m³/s) - Fig 12

88,000 cfm (41.53 m³/s) - Fig 15

Max Static Pressure

44 in wg. (10,960 Pa)

22 in wg. (5,480 Pa)

Max Brake Horsepower

40 HP (29.8 kW) @ 3500 RPM

40 HP (29.8 kW) @ 3500 RPM

75 HP (55.9 kW) @ 1800 RPM

Min/Max Torque

10 lb-in / 1600 lb-in

(1.13 N-m / 180.8 N-m)

10 lb-in / 3000 lb-in

(1.13 N-m / 339 N-m)

Max Dynamometer Speed

3500 RPM

1800 RPM (75 HP)

3500 RPM (All Others)

Electric Motor (60 Hz)

56 Amps, 480 Volts

56 Amps, 480 Volts

Electric Motor (50 Hz)

52 Amps, 420 Volts

52 Amps, 420 Volts


Reverberant Room Method for Sound Testing of Fans


ANSI/AMCA Standard 300

Reverb Room 1

Reverb Room 2

Reverb Room 4

Max Volume of Test Unit

with Ductwork

604 ft³ (17.1 m³)

365 ft³ (10.3 m³)

63 ft³ (1.8 m³)

Frequency

63

125

250

500

1000

2000

4000

8000

LwA

Approx Min Fan Lw

Reverb Room 1 (dB)

62

56

59

43

35

35

37

44

53

Approx Min Fan Lw

Reverb Room 2 (dB)

58

45

35

36

27

26

32

38

41

Approx Min Fan Lw

Reverb Room 4 (dB)

33

38

29

20

18

20

23

28

31

Motor Calibration

Lower Limit

Upper Limit

Motor input at 50hz or 60hz, with

or without controller

0.5 HP (0.37 kW) @ 3500rpm

40 HP (29.8 kW) @ 3500 RPM

75 HP (55.9 kW) @ 1800 RPM


Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating


ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-D

Small Chamber

Large Chamber

Duct Sizes Round

12 in (305 mm)

24 in (610 mm), 36 in (914 mm)

Duct Sizes Rectangle

12 x 12 in (305 x 305 mm)

24 x 24 in (610 x 610 mm)

36 x 36 in (914 x 914 mm)

12 x 48 in (610 x 1219 mm)

Figure 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 Max Free Area

1 ft² (.09 m²)

9 ft² (.84 m²)

Figure 5.4 Max Free Area

1.58 ft² (.15 m²)

12.63 ft² (1.17 m²)

Figure 5.5 Max Free Area

7.92 ft² (.74 m²)

62.56 ft² (5.81 m²)


ANSI/AMCA Standard 610-19 | Laboratory Methods of Testing Airflow Measurement Stations for Performance Rating


ANSI/AMCA Standard 610

Small Chamber

Large Chamber

Duct Sizes Round

12 in (305 mm)

24 in (610 mm), 36 in (914 mm)

Duct Sizes Rectangle

12 x 12 in (305 x 305 mm)

24 x 24 in (610 x 610 mm)

36 x 36 in (914 x 914 mm)

12 x 48 in (610 x 1219 mm)

Figure 1, 2, 3 Max Free Area

1 ft² (.09 m²)

9 ft² (.84 m²)

Figure 4 Max Free Area

1.58 ft² (.15 m²)

12.63 ft² (1.17 m²)

Figure 5 Max Free Area

7.92 ft² (.74 m²)

62.56 ft² (5.81 m²)

Testing Facility Capabilities

Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating


ANSI/AMCA Standard 210

Small Chamber

Large Chamber

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area -

Perpendicular Rotation

0.252 m² (2.715 ft²)

2.20 m² (23.67 ft²)

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area -

Parallel Rotation (Vane Axial Fans Only)

0.142 m² (1.527 ft²)

1.24 m² (13.34 ft²)

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area -

Parallel Rotation

0.091 m² (0.977 ft²)

0.794 m² (8.54 ft²)

Figure 15 Max Inlet Area -

Any Rotation

0.454 m² (4.886 ft²)

4.89 m² (52.62 ft²)

Max Airflow at 0 in. wg

4.54 m³/s (9,620 cfm)

39.5 m³/s (83,500 cfm) - Fig 12

48.1 m3/s (102,000 cfm) - Fig 15

Max Static Pressure

2500 Pa (10 in wg.)

8000 Pa (32 in wg.)

Max Brake Horsepower

11kW (15HP) @ 2900 RPM

37 kW (50HP) @ 1500 RPM

11kW (15HP) @ 2900 RPM

37 kW (50HP) @ 1500 RPM

Max Dynamometer Speed

1500 RPM @ 37kW (50HP)

2900 RPM @ All others

1500 RPM @ 37kW (50HP)

2900 RPM @ All others

Electric Motor (50 Hz)

65 Amps, 440 Volts

65 Amps, 440 Volts


Reverberant Room Method for Sound Testing of Fans


ANSI/AMCA Standard 300

Reverb Room

Max Volume of Test Unit with

Ductwork

14.4 m³ (509 ft³)

Frequency

63

125

250

500

1000

2000

4000

8000

LwA

Approx Min Fan Lw Reverb Room (dB)

66

53

47

41

34

27

32

33

46


ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-D-18 | Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating


ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-D

Small Chamber

Large Chamber

Duct Sizes Round (mm)

305, 610

914

Duct Sizes Rectangle (mm)

305x305, 610x610

914x914, 305x1220

Figure 5.3 Max Free Area

0.372 m² (4 ft²)

0.837 m² (9 ft²)

Figure 5.4 Max Free Area

0.151 m² (1.63 ft²)

1.323 m² (14.23 ft²)

Figure 5.5 Max Free Area

0.757 m² (8.14 ft²)

8.15 m² (87.70 ft²)

Laboratory testing facility capabilities of the AMCA Partner Lab—CETIAT in Lyons, France

ISO5801 Reverb 1
Max Outlet Area - Perpendicular Rotation 1.333 m2 (14.348 ft2)

Max Outlet Area - Parallel Rotation

0.750 m2 (8.073 ft2)
Max Inlet Area NA
Max Airflow at 0 in. wg

13.9 m3/s (29,426 cfm)

Max Static Pressure 2500 Pa (10.04 in. wg)
Max Brake Horsepower 37 kW (50HP) @ 3500 RPM
Max Dynamometer Speed 3500 RPM @ 37 kW (50HP)
ISO 13347 Reverb 1
Max volume of Test Unit Duct Work 5.5 m3 (194.2ft3)
Frequency 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 LwA
Approx Min Fan Lw
Reverb Room 1 (dB)
62 56 49 52 44 41 34 29 52

Laboratory testing facility capabilities of the AMCA Partner Lab—Thomas Bell-Wright in Dubai, UAE.

AMCA 500-L Chamber
Max Free Area - Pressure Drop 0.94 m2 (10.12 ft2)

Laboratory testing facility capabilities of the AMCA Partner Lab—KTC - Korea Testing Certification

AMCA 210 Small Chamber
(MPIR1240)
Large Chamber
(MPIR1260)
Large Chamber
(MPIR1560)
Figure 12 Max Outlet Area - Perpendicular Rotation 1.368 m2 (14.72 ft2) 4 m2 (43.04 ft2) NA

Figure 12 Max Outlet Area - Parallel Rotation
(Vane Axial Fans Only)

0.77 m2 (8.29 ft2)

2.25 m2 (24.21 ft2)

NA
Figure 12 Max Outlet Area - Parallel Rotation 0.493 m2 (5.31 ft2) 1.44 m2 (15.49 ft2) NA
Figure 15 Max Inlet Area - Any Rotation NA 7.2 m2 (77.47 ft2)
Max Airflow at 0 in. wg 24.3 m3/s (51,383 cfm) 71.81 m3/s (151,855 cfm)
Max Static Pressure 2936.5 Pa (11.8 in wg) 6852.9 Pa (27.6 in wg)
Max Brake Horsepower

22 kW @ 3540
149 kW @ 1750

Max Dynamometer Speed 3540 RPM (22kW)
1750 RPM (All Others)
AMCA 300
Max volume of Test Unit with Duct Work 38.08 m3 (1344.8 ft3)
Frequency 63 125 250 500 1000 2000 4000 8000 LwA
Approx Min Fan Lw
Reverb Room (dB)
77 59 50 44 36 32 38 46 54

The manufacturers listed below are currently licensed under the AMCA Laboratory Accreditation Program. Laboratory accreditation involves rigorous audits of test equipment and laboratory procedures to ensure the integrity and competence of the laboratory. Visit AMCA Become Lab Accredited for details.

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Laboratory Accreditation vs Certified Ratings Program

The laboratory accreditation program does not replace the AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP) for products and is separate from the AMCA Laboratory Accreditation Program. Product performance data based on tests conducted in an AMCA Accredited Laboratory should not be considered as being authorized to display the AMCA CRP Seal or Labels. However, laboratory accreditation is not required for a manufacturer to obtain AMCA Certified Ratings for products.

Accredited labs by region

  • All Regions
  • Asia
  • Europe
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • North America
  • South America

Elevate the integrity and competence of your laboratory by becoming an Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA), International accredited laboratory.


Accredited Laboratory Program

The AMCA International Laboratory Accreditation Program uses testing methods recognized by AMCA Publication 111 and conducts strict audits of test equipment and laboratory procedures to ensure reliability and competence.

The average path to laboratory accreditation takes nine months and requires significant resources and time. Before considering laboratory accreditation, purchase and review the AMCA Publication 111-13 I Laboratory Accreditation Program.

Accreditation remains valid for three years, during which the quality of equipment and testing procedures must be maintained to ensure continued compliance.

Review more than 60 AMCA Accredited Laboratories.


Eligibility

Manufacturing companies that regularly design, fabricate, assemble, and sell products within the scope of AMCA air systems can participate in the program as either a member or affiliate. AMCA is a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge, expertise, and certification resources exclusively to its members and affiliates through an application process.


Member or Affiliate Application

Determine if your company would like to apply as an AMCA member or affiliate. 

Manufacturers from all over the world join AMCA as a member to take advantage of the effectiveness of industry associations. This includes gaining access to valuable market intelligence and the ability to help shape codes, standards, and regulations. 

Companies that prefer to focus on testing choose the affiliate path to laboratory accreditation. Review AMCA member benefits


Phase One: Application

Step

Phase One Application

Business Days

1. Submit

Manufactuing company submits the complete and accurate member or affiliate application package.

  1. complete and accurate 9-page application
  2. attached copy of the application fee transaction
  3. attached brochures, catalogs, or product specification sheet(s)

Day 1

2. Verify

AMCA reviews and verifies documentation.

Day 10

3. Financial Evaluation

AMCA conducts a financial risk evaluation.

Day 10

4. Site visit

AMCA schedules and conducts and informal site visit of the manufacturing facility.

Day 55

5. Vote

AMCA Board of Directors formal vote.

Day 75

6. Approval

AMCA notification of board vote. If approved, an invoice will be issued.

Day 95

7. Payment

Receive access to AMCA resources with paid invoice and certification enrollment information.

Day 125


Phase Two: Laboratory Accreditation Enrollment

Step

Description

Timeframe

8.

Submit the complete application package by attaching the following via email to [email protected], [email protected] and [email protected] , subject: AMCA Lab Accreditation

  • a complete application for Accreditation of Laboratory
  • a compiled documentation on the laboratory
  • the application fee

Day 1

9.

AMCA reviews and verifies documentation.

Day 10

10.

After the application is approved, AMCA technical staff will select a suitable product(s) for testing and arrange a mutually convenient date for the witness test. AMCA will issue an invoice for the site visit and make travel plans upon payment.

Day 14

11.

The applicant’s laboratory will perform the witness test, if necessary, a second witness test will be performed.

Day 60

12.

Applicant will ship the witness test product to AMCA for a check test.

Day 70

13.

AMCA will perform the check test and after completion, issue an invoice for the check test.

Day 90

14.

Upon payment,

  • AMCA will release the test results
  • If necessary, indicate if any changes are required to comply with the program
  • Send a copy of the Laboratory Accreditation License Agreement for electronic signature
  • Issue the first annual license fee invoice

Day 120

15.

Upon payment, AMCA will include the applicant to the list of Accredited Laboratory, issue the Laboratory Accreditation Plaque, and submit an AMCA signed Laboratory Accreditation License Agreement.

Day 150

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AMCA Product Scope

Air Control & Movement

Fans

Ventilators

Acoustical duct silencer

Agricultural

Energy-recovery

Air-curtain unit

Arrays

Heat-recovery

Airflow-measurement station

Axial

Positive pressure

Axial impeller

Centrifugal

Power roof

Damper

Circulating

Residential ceiling

Duct

Induced flow

Evaporative cooler

Jet

Louver

Large-diameter ceiling

Single room air-handler

Mixed flow

Spiral gravity roof ventilator

Propeller


Accredited vs Certified

It is important to understand that the AMCA Laboratory Accreditation Program and the AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP) are two separate entities. Manufacturers should not consider product performance data, which is based on tests conducted in an accredited laboratory, as authorization to use the AMCA Seal. It's worth noting that obtaining laboratory accreditation is not mandatory for manufacturers to obtain AMCA CRP for their products.


Application Tips

Your company can expedite your time by adhering to these tips:

Phase One: Member or Affiliate Application

  • Application package submission attachments:
    1. complete an accurate 9-page application
    2. brochures, catalogs, or product specification sheet(s)
    3. copy of the application fee transaction
  • Have your AMCA product scope offerings on your website with an image and brief description.
  • Prepare to have an informal site visit within 55 days of applicant submission.
  • Pay all invoices upon receipt.
Phase Two: Laboratory Accreditation Enrollment 
  • Application package submission attachments:
    1. complete application for Accreditation of Laboratory
    2. compiled documentation on the laboratory
    3. copy of the application fee transaction
  • Send products to test on time or ahead of the due date.
  • Pay all invoices upon receipt.

    AMCA Laboratory Headquarters, USA

    30 West University Drive, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

    Phone: +1 (847) 394-0150 | Fax: +1 (847) 253-0088

    Questions? Complete and follow the instructions of the Laboratory Accreditation Program inquiry form. Only complete forms accompanying the fee will be processed.



    Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.