AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012 - (Page 1)
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Welcome to the tenth issue of AMCA inmotion,
In M o tI o n StA FF Michael Ivanovich, Director of Strategic Energy Initiatives, AMCA International Inc. Marian Vambreck, Director of Membership Marketing & Communications, AMCA International Inc. PublIShed by AShRAe JouRnAl on behAlF oF AMCA W. Stephen Comstock, Publisher, ASHRAE Journal Fred Turner, Editor Rebecca Matyasovski, Associate Editor
publishing timely informative articles tailored to the needs of HVAC design professionals.
AMCA hit a number of milestones this year. Membership crossed the 300 mark, with almost 50% outside of North America. In 2012, we began operating with staff in Asia and Europe as well as North America. Worldwide, AMCA Members have certified the performance of 2,918 product lines through testing in AMCA labs. AMCA-certified ratings assure system designers, owners and regulators that certified air-system products perform as represented. More than half of all air system products in North America have AMCA-certified ratings. AMCA is also working actively on energy-efficiency initiatives and life-safety code challenges. Air systems consume about 13% of all electricity in America*. That is why, in June of 2011, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced its intent to regulate fan energy. AMCA is working with ASHRAE and other associations to develop an industry consensus that targets a 30% reduction in air-system energy use by 2020, which is when DOE regulations will become fully effective. Of course, fans, dampers and louvers are instrumental in protecting the building envelope from storm damage, in managing air quality, and in controlling the spread of smoke during a fire. While it is widely accepted that fire destroys property, it is smoke that kills people. AMCA continues to work closely with code officials to ensure that louver strength, air quality and smoke-control safety systems remain robust and reliable. Asian members of AMCA are now served by Asia AMCA with accredited labs in Singapore and Korea. This fast growing region places an especially high value on the integrity of AMCAcertified ratings, which are often referred to as the “passport to export” in the region. This year, we are forming the Europe Air Movement and Control Association, with local leadership focused on the European Commission Directive for fan efficiency, which goes into effect January 1, 2013. As air-system energy efficiency and life-safety matters arise that impact member companies and their customers worldwide, AMCA will always be there to help. Thank you for reading AMCA inmotion, a product of AMCA International, an association of manufacturers dedicated to the health, growth, and integrity of the air-system industry. inmotion magazine is published annually and is packaged along with ASHRAE Journal.
*Source, U.S. Green Building Council; U.S. Department of Energy
A M C A b oA Rd o F dIRe C t oRS boA oF dIR Vic Colwell, President Vice President Sales & Marketing, Loren Cook Company Michael Barry, Chairman of the Board President, Twin City Fan Companies, Ltd. Dr. Geoff Sheard, Treasurer Vice President Fan Technology, Flakt Woods, Ltd. Patrick Cockrum, Secretary President, Pottorff Tim Kilgore, Director-at-Large President, Air Control, Architectural Products, Greenheck Fan Company Wade W. Smith, Executive Director, AMCA International Inc. Roberto Arias, Director Technical Director, Zitron, S.A. Bek Siew Hup, Director Sales Manager, Azen Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. John Knapp, Director Vice President, Marketing & Sales, Ruskin Company Denis Labelle, Director Executive Vice President, T.A. Morrison & Co. John Magill, Director Vice President, Engineering, Howden North America, Inc. Doug Yamashita, Director Executive Vice President-Sales & Marketing, ACME Engineering & Mfg. Corporation
© 2012 AMCA International W W W. A M C A . O R G
2011 – 2013 President, AMCA International Vice President, Sales and Marketing, Loren Cook Company
10 The Role of Fan Efficiency in Achieving Energy
1 3 4 8 President’s Message From the Executive Director Code Watch News
14 Fan Motor Efficiency Grades in the
22 Performance and Reliability Assurance
of Custom Engineered and Manufactured Fans for Industrial and Utility Applications
26 Smoke Damper Testing and Maintenance for Service Life and
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Editorial content for this supplement was provided by the Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. The appearance of any technical data, editorial material or advertisement in this publication does not constitute endorsement, warranty or guarantee by either ASHRAE or AMCA International of any product, service, process, procedure, design or the like.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012
AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012
From the Executive Director
The Role of Fan Efficiency in Achieving Energy Reduction Goals
Fan Motor Efficiency Grades in the European Market
Performance and Reliability Assurance of Custom Engineered and Manufactured Fans for Industrial and Utility Applications
Smoke Damper Testing and Maintenance for Service Life and Performance Assurance
AMCA International inmotion Magazine - Summer 2012