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2 in. wg
BHP

Authentic AMCA seal

Counterfeit seal

This seal on the right is too wide, and the text alignment
and colors are incorrect.

Authentic AMCA seal

Counterfeit seal

AMCA-certified seals will always be in English.

3 in. wg
FEI

Authentic AMCA seal

RPM

BHP

Counterfeit seal

The seal on the right should say "water penetration,"
not "water performance." Also, the design, width,
text alignment and colors are incorrect.

Authentic AMCA seal

Counterfeit seal

The seal on the right has the wrong font, text
alignment and colors. It is also missing elements.

Figure 1: Authentic and counterfeit AMCA seals.
STEP 5: VERIFY CERTIFICATION AUTHENTICITY

* Verify the actual product against the specified

The building design and construction process is long and
product
At submittal, installation and commissioning, verify that
complex. Things change along the way. Products get packthe selected product matches the product specification.
aged with other products. Substitutions happen. From the
time when products are specified to when they are procured, * Verify certification in the online database
Go to AMCA's online database and
installed and commissioned, building
search by product, company, country or
industry professionals need to ensure that
The AMCA store has the
license type to verify certification.
there are no eliminations of AMCA's cermost recent versions of
* Check online for violations
tification requirements or substitutions with
standards and publicaVisit AMCA's violations database online4
uncertified products.
tions, and it can be
to see lists of unlicensed products,
The goal of the AMCA certification profound on AMCA's
program violation notices and products
gram is simply to ensure that air movement
website under
3
with licenses withdrawn.
and control products perform as stated in
"Resources." The
* Verify the product has the correct
manufacturer literature. Because displaying
publications associated
an AMCA seal is optional, it is not always
AMCA seal
with the CRP are
available at no cost, and
AMCA-certified products are not required to
clear whether a product is certified or not
there is a nominal
have a seal on them. But if there is a seal, you
just by looking at it. Below are items to
charge
for
standards.
should verify that it matches the certification
check to verify that a product is, indeed,
requirement identified in the product
AMCA certified.
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ASHRAE Journal Supplement - AMCA inmotion - Fall 2017 - Cover1
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