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ADAPTED FROM THE AMCA WHITE PAPER "HOW TO
ENSURE AMCA-CERTIFIED PRODUCTS GET INSTALLED."

How to Specify AMCACertified Products
The AMCA International Certified Ratings Program
(CRP) is a globally recognized third-party program
that ensures that manufacturers' published data for
air movement and control products are accurate.

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language does not ensure that the product is certified. Do not
use this language in your specification if you intend to require
AMCA certification.
There are some cases in which AMCA certification is not
possible. Custom fans, for example, which are often needed
for industrial products, cannot be certified. In these cases,
having language specifying that the product be rated in accordance with an AMCA standard's tests is appropriate.

he CRP not only verifies manufacturer data; it also
ensures that data conform with formatting requirements,
enabling the comparison of like products from different
manufacturers. The scope of the CRP includes series-produced STEP 1: SELECT AN AMCA-CERTIFIED PRODUCT TYPE
fans, dampers, louvers, air curtains, air
To ensure an AMCA-certified product is
monitoring stations and other air system
installed, you must first verify that the product
products commonly found in commercial
type is one that AMCA certifies. For example,
and industrial facilities.
many of the components within an air handling
To enjoy the benefits and peace of mind
unit can be AMCA certified, but air handling
that comes from specifying AMCA-certified
units themselves are not in the scope of
products, building industry professionals
products AMCA certifies. For a complete list
need to know how to first properly specify
of products covered by the program, download
them and then ensure they get installed.
the free white paper entitled "An Introduction
Before showing you how to correctly
to the AMCA Certified Ratings Program"
specify, it is worth pointing out that engineers
from AMCA's website.1
often require that products be tested in
accordance with an AMCA test standard,
STEP 2: FIND AMCA-CERTIFIED
such as AMCA Standard 210 for fans or
PRODUCTS
AMCA Standard 500-D for dampers. This AMCA Publication 11 outlines the The most reliable way to find AMCA-certified
can lead to trouble. A product that was tested fundamentals of the CRP.
products is to use the association's online
Images courtesy of AMCA International.
in accordance with an AMCA standard is
certified products database,2 which has PDFs
not necessarily an AMCA-certified product. If you include this of approved catalogs for certified products.
language without referencing compliance with AMCA-11-series
Manufacturers also identify AMCA-certified products in
publications, you open the door for a possible uncertified their catalogs, which are approved by AMCA for following
product substitution.
CRP requirements. But if you select products based on manuAnother common mistake is specifying that a product be facturer literature, it is good practice to verify certifications
tested in an AMCA/AMCA-accredited laboratory. Again, this are current by checking AMCA's online database.
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ASHRAE Journal Supplement - AMCA inmotion - Fall 2017 - Cover1
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ASHRAE Journal Supplement - AMCA inmotion - Fall 2017 - Contents
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