AMCA commissions test facility for induced flow fan testing
The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA International) announced that the laboratory located at the AMCA headquarters in Arlington Heights, IL has recently commissioned a new test facility for the purpose of testing induced flow fans in accordance with AMCA Standard 260-07, “Laboratory Methods of Testing Induced Flow Fans for Rating.”
This test facility was constructed to support the AMCA Certified Ratings Program for induced flow fans, which was introduced earlier this year. Induced flow fans are housed fans where outlet airflow is greater than inlet airflow due to induced airflow through an outlet nozzle and a windband. Induced flow fans are generally for use in laboratories or other hazardous exhaust applications.
The new test facility will allow AMCA to certify induced flow fans as well as accredit authorized laboratories for the testing of induced flow fans. AMCA certification of these types of fans provides assurances of air performance requested by consultants, specifiers, and other experts in the HVACR industry.