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firms, distributors and government agencies.
There were two presenters at the seminar. One
was Amit Ahuja, general manager of Maico
Gulf, chair of the AMCA Middle East Region
and a member of the AMCA Board of Directors
and AMCA Executive Committee. The other
was Michael Ivanovich, senior director, industry
relations, at AMCA International.
In the coming year, AMCA will be hosting three
technical seminars: one in Riyadh, one in Dubai
and one in Manama, Bahrain. Dates are still to be
determined. The seminars will cover
* Sizing & selection of AMCA-certified sand
louvers
Attendees listen to a technical presentation given in Muscat, Oman.
* Avoiding fan system effect
* Introducing the fan efficiency index
University and Heriot-Watt University. The evening session
System
design
for tunnel-smoke exhaust
*
- an indoor air quality workshop - had over 150 attendees.
* Car park design using CFD software
It was headlined by Dr. William Bahnfleth, professor and
Besides attending and hosting these more formal events,
director of the Indoor Environment Center in the department AMCA staff has been traveling to the Middle East frequently
of architectural engineering at Pennsylvania State University. to meet with people of influence in the region. This includes
Bahnfleth is a past president of ASHRAE and is an ASHRAE officials from the United Arab Emirates Quality and Conformity
distinguished lecturer.
Council; engineers and architects from firms in Kuwait City;
The Omani seminar functioned as an introduction to AMCA and AMCA members from Maico Gulf, Ruskin Titus Gulf
and the CRP for Muscat's engineering and construction com- and KDK/Panasonic. Information gathered from these talks
munity. The event provided instruction to an audience of more is helping AMCA understand how to better address the needs
than 50 engineers from Oman consulting and contracting of the region.

Sand Louver Certification

Certification of the test data was per-

In 2016 and 2017, five new manufacturers have certified

formed by AMCA staff in compliance

a total of seven sand louver models for wind-driven sand

with AMCA Publication 511-10 (Rev.

rejection in accordance with the CRP. The manufacturers,

2015), Product Rating Manual for Air

all located in Dubai, are Energy Industrial Corporation of

Control Devices.

UAE; Aldes Middle East FZE; Prime Air Conditioning

The following language can be

Industries Inc.; Ontario Specialty Architectural Products

added to office, project and guideline

FZE and Construction Specialties Middle East LLC.

specifications to require AMCA

Sand louvers protect air systems from wind-driven sand,

certification:

which can enter mechanical rooms to foul equipment and
clog air filters ahead of their normal service life. Certifying

The sand louver shall be licensed to bear the AMCA

sand louvers enables the comparison of manufacturers'

Certified Ratings Program seal for air performance and

ratings for sand rejection based on test data in accordance

wind-driven sand in accordance with AMCA Publication

with the 2015 edition of AMCA Standard 500-L, Laboratory

511. The sand louver shall be tested in accordance with

Methods of Testing Louvers for Rating.

ANSI/AMCA Standard 500-L.

Ratings tests for sand rejection are being conducted in
accordance with AMCA Standard 500-L by Thomas Bell-

AMCA Standard 500-L and AMCA Publication 511 are

Wright International Consultants in Dubai, which is

available for purchase and free download, respectively,

accredited by AMCA as an independent laboratory.

at the AMCA online store.

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