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FEI

4 in. wg
RPM

BHP

5 in. wg
FEI

RPM

BHP

6 in. wg
FEI

RPM

FEI

BHP

Application of a CRP
seal.

STEP 3: VERIFY SPECIFIC
CERTIFIED PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS

A product certified for a general license type, such as sound
performance, may only be certified for specific parameters.
For example, a fan may be certified to display the AMCA sound
and air performance seal. But note that this seal covers a number
of performance types, and not all those performance types need
to be certified in order to earn the right to bear the sound and
air seal. That fan may only be certified for inlet LwA sound
and air performance, not hemispherical sones or octave bands.
Or a louver may be certified to display the AMCA water penetration and air performance seal but only be certified for intake
pressure drop and water penetration, not exhaust pressure drop.
To verify specific certified parameters, view approved manufacturer literature or reference AMCA's online database. Also,
check the test configurations for how your product will be
applied. For example, fan tests in accordance with AMCA
Standard 210 can be done in four different combinations
involving ducted inlets and ducted outlets. For this reason, you
should be sure to check that your fan options are tested and
certified in the appropriate configuration.
STEP 4: WRITE A TIGHT SPECIFICATION
FOR AMCA-CERTIFIED PRODUCTS

After you have selected your AMCA-certified product and
verified the performance parameters you need certified, the
next step is to write a product specification that will hold
throughout the challenges of plan review, value engineering
process and possible contractor substitutions.
W W W. A M C A . O R G

For a tight specification, mention the appropriate test standard
and the appropriate CRP publication by name. Below are
examples for a fan, damper and louver specification. Brackets
are used to indicate where options are available.
Fans shall be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA
Standard 210 and licensed to bear the AMCA Certified
Ratings Program seal for [air performance] [efficiency]
[sound] in accordance with AMCA Publication 211.
Fans shall be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA
Standard 300, be licensed to bear the AMCA Certified
Ratings Program seal for sound performance in accordance with AMCA Publication 311 and shall comply
with ANSI/AMCA Standard 301 for calculating fan
sound ratings from laboratory test data.
Because AMCA has test standards specific to different fan
types, be sure to name the test standard appropriate for each
fan type.
Dampers shall be tested in accordance with ANSI/
AMCA Standard 500-D and licensed to bear the AMCA
certified ratings program seal for air performance
[and leakage, etc.] in accordance with AMCA Publication 511.
Louvers shall be tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA
Standard 500-L and licensed to bear the AMCA Certified Ratings Program seal for air performance [and
water, wind-driven sand, etc.] in accordance with
AMCA Publication 511.
For more information about writing a specification for AMCAcertified products, see the white paper entitled "How to Specify
AMCA-Certified Products," available on AMCA's website.1

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