The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) announced the revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance. Standard 210 is co-published by ASHRAE as ASHRAE Standard 51, and accredited by ANSI.
The new designation for 210 is ANSI/AMCA Standard 210-16/ASHRAE Standard 51-16. It was approved by AMCA membership July 20, 2016, and it was approved by the American National Standards Institute on August 26, 2016.
ANSI/AMCA Standard 210-16/ASHRAE 51-16 is designed to establish uniform laboratory test methods for fans, and is the cornerstone of the AMCA Certified Ratings Program for most types of fans. Standard 210 also is being considered by the U.S. Department of Energy as the foundation for fan testing in conjunction with a commercial and industrial fan and blower regulation that is being developed.
AMCA 210 has a long history. 2016 marks the 12th revision of Standard 210; the previous revision occurred in 2007. It was first published in 1923 as the Fan Test Codes, and it was first published by AMCA in 1960 as Bulletin 210, AMCA Standard Test Code for Air Moving Devices.
AMCA 210-16 is available at the AMCA bookstore at www.amca.org/store. AMCA members receive a 50% discount on this and all items in the store. AMCA members should login to their account at www.amca.org/members/login.aspx before logging into the AMCA Store, ensuring their discount.