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Celebrating the Past; Looking to the Future
AMCA is proud to bring you the 2017 issue of AMCA inmotion.
We work hard to bring you the only magazine devoted to the air
systems industry, written by experts on fans, dampers, louvers,
air curtains and other air systems technologies.

Michael Ivanovich, Editor in Chief
Senior Director, Industry Relations
AMCA International Inc.
Andrew Fry, Editor
Category Manager, AbbVie

In this issue, we have a feature article that describes a new
commercial and industrial fan efficiency metric that can be used
in model codes/standards and in governmental regulations - and
being AMCA International, we cover regulations in both the U.S.
and abroad. You'll also find informative articles on louvers for
hurricane-prone regions and on the application of life-safety
dampers.

Amanda Muledy, Editor
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Bonnie James, Art Director
JAM Graphics & Publishing

AMCA International
Board of Directors
Tim O'Hare, President
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
The New York Blower Company
Tim Kilgore, Chairman of the Board
President, Sales & Marketing
Greenheck
Doug Yamashita, Vice President
Executive Vice President, Sales & Marketing
ACME Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation
David Johnson, Treasurer
Director of Engineering
Berner International Corporation
Amit Ahuja, Director
General Manager
Maico Gulf
Frank Cuaderno, Director
Vice President of Engineering
Mars Air Systems LLC
Keith Glasch, Director
President
Ruskin
Tom Gustafson, Director
Chief Technology Officer/Quality Manager
Hartzell Air Movement
John Magill, Director
Vice President, Engineering
Howden North America Inc.
Jim Meats, Director
Director of Marketing
Loren Cook Company
Mats Sándor, Director
Technical Director
Systemair AB
Chee Keong So, Director
Head of Department
GTG Industries Sdn Bhd
Mark Stevens, Executive Director
AMCA International Inc.
Published by ASHRAE JOURNAL
on behalf of AMCA INTERNATIONAL
Greg Martin, Associate Publisher,
ASHRAE Media Advertising
W W W. A M C A . O R G

AMCA inmotion is also celebrating our association's 100-year anniversary of industry service.
In this issue, we reminisce about how much AMCA has grown in size and stature. We've gone
from 11 U.S.-based member companies in 1917 to over 137 companies located all over the
world. And while AMCA is turning 100, the AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP) is turning
75. It now represents more than 3,600 product lines manufactured globally by more than 200
companies.
At this turning point in AMCA's history, we encourage you to read the article on how to specify
AMCA-certified products in construction documents. Our research shows that although the
CRP has been around for 75 years, the new talent currently designing and specifying systems
could use some mentoring!
Because AMCA inmotion's technical articles are developed to provide lasting value to engineers
involved in commercial and industrial air systems, we invite you to peruse every issue of AMCA
inmotion going back to 2006, available on AMCA's website under "Resources." These issues
are free - and they're chock full of detailed guidance on sizing, selecting and installing the
gamut of products manufactured by AMCA members. Codes and standards are covered as
well, and you'll find plenty of information on indoor air quality, energy efficiency and cost
effectiveness.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read AMCA inmotion, and thank you for your own
industry service. Feel free to drop me a note with your suggestions for improving the magazine,
and best of luck and health to you and your teams.

Michael Ivanovich
Editor in Chief, AMCA inmotion
Senior Director, Industry Relations, AMCA International

Feature Articles
2 New Efficiency Metric for Fans Enables
New Approaches for Regulations and
Incentives

Departments
1 From the Editor in Chief
26 European AMCA Update

10 AMCA at 100: A Century of Inclusion

28 Asia AMCA Update

12 How to Specify AMCA-Certified Products

30 Middle East AMCA Update

18 Louver Requirements For HurricaneProne Regions

32 CRP Update & Event
Calendar

22 Fire Dampers, Smoke Dampers and
Combination Fire/Smoke Dampers: The
Difference is Important

34 Publications & Standards
Library

AMCA International Inc. is a not-for-profit association of the world's manufacturers of air system
equipment. Since 1917, AMCA has led industry education and training, provisions for codes and
regulations and the development of product test standards and certification.
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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