AMCA

Alliance Air Products, in addition to our own AMCA certified fans, also uses AMCA certified fans from various manufacturers.


what / who is amca?

The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA; pronounced 'Am'-'Cah') is a nonprofit organization that creates standards for, tests, and rates Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) equipment. It is best known for its fan ratings, but it also is involved with dampers, louvers, outside air grilles, air curtains, and other "air-side" HVAC equipment.


what does it mean to have an amca rating?

The AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP) is a program which allows all manufacturers of air movement and air control devices to obtain an AMCA Seal when their equipment has been tested and rated in accordance with recognized test standards.

The goal of the AMCA is to ensure that a manufacturer’s product lines have been tested and rated in conformance with an approved test standard and rating requirement. Only after the product has been tested and the manufacturer’s cataloged ratings have been submitted to and approved by AMCA International’s staff, can performance seals be displayed in literature and on equipment. Additionally, each certified / licensed product line is subject to continuing check tests every three years in AMCA International’s Laboratory or one of AMCA International’s Independent Accredited laboratories.


what specific certification(s) applies?

Specifically, Alliance Air Products fans has been tested by AMCA to standards 210 and 300.

ANSI/AMCA Standard 210 - Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating establishes uniform test methods for a laboratory test of a fan or other air moving device to determine its aerodynamic performance in terms of airflow rate, pressure developed, power consumption, air density, speed of rotation, and efficiency for rating or guarantee purposes. It applies to a fan or other air moving device when air is used as the test gas with the following exceptions: (a) air circulating fans (ceiling fans, desk fans); (b) positive pressure ventilators; (c) compressors with inter-stage cooling; (d) positive displacement machines; (e) test procedures to be used for design, production, or field testing.

For a copy of our AMCA Certification sheet, you can visit the AMCA website, or click here.