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'A Signifi cant Contribution to Knowledge'
F R O M T H E E D I T O R
Staff
Scott Arnold, Editor in Chief
Manager of Industry Content
AMCA International Inc.
Bonnie James, Art Director
JAM Graphics & Publishing
Published by ASHRAE JOURNAL
and HIGH PERFORMING BUILDINGS
on behalf of AMCA INTERNATIONAL
Greg Martin
Associate Publisher
ASHRAE Media Advertising
In recognition of the potential for transmission of SARS-CoV-2,
the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19),
as an aerosol, government agencies, health institutions, and
others in 2020 began issuing guidance for the operation and
maintenance of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning
(HVAC) equipment and systems. Seeing an opportunity to
improve the guidance related to large-diameter ceiling fans
(LDCF), AMCA, in collaboration with Concordia University and
teams of experts in health science, building science, and fan
engineering, initiated an in-depth study of the impact of LDCF
on COVID-19 exposure in a warehouse in the United States.
Applicable to many manufacturing/industrial facilities as well as to warehouses, the
study's fi ndings are the product of more than 220 numerical simulations.
" This well-constructed and executed study ... is a signifi cant contribution to knowledge
AMCA International
2020-2021 Board of Directors
Amit Ahuja, Chairman of the Board
Managing Director
Maico Gulf
Mats Sándor, President
Technical Director
Systemair AB
Jim Meats, Vice President
Vice President, Marketing
Loren Cook Co.
Mark Bublitz, Treasurer
Vice President, Engineering
The New York Blower Co.
Mike Wolf, Secretary
Director of Regulatory Business Development
Greenheck Fan Corp.
Jürgen Albig, Director
Director, Product Management, Ventilation
Technology
Ziehl-Abegg SE
Charlie Black, Director
Director, Air Control Solutions
Ruskin, A Brand of Johnson Controls
Frank Cuaderno, Director
Vice President of Engineering
Mars Air Systems
Asokdas Damodaran, Director
Managing Director
Systemair India
Armin Hauer, Director
Manager, Regulatory and Government Affairs
ebm-papst
Ed Rizk, Director
Executive Director
OSA Products
Mark Saunders, Director
Vice President, Sales and Marketing
Pottorff
Louis Shum, Director
Marketing and Technical Director
G.E. Aluminum Technology Co. Ltd.
Mark Stevens, Executive Director
Executive Director
AMCA International Inc.
www.amca.org
about the effects of HVAC systems on risk of infection transmission and will be helpful
both to building operators and to organizations developing guidance for airborne-infectionrisk
mitigation, " William P. Bahnfl eth, PhD, PE, professor of architectural engineering at
The Pennsylvania State University and chair of the ASHRAE Epidemic Task Force, said.
For more on the study, read " AMCA COVID-19 Guidance for Large-Diameter Ceiling
Fans " (Page 2).
Staying on the subject of large-diameter ceiling fans, there is a new metric used to rate
the effi ciency of LDCF made for sale in the United States and Canada. To learn more, read
" Introducing Ceiling Fan Energy Index (CFEI) " (Page 12).
Also in this issue, the use of control dampers to maintain environmental conditions
suitable for the operation of information-technology equipment is explored in " Control
Dampers in Ventilation Strategies for Data Centers " (Page 18).
How the dual objectives of car-park ventilation can be met using computational fl uid
dynamics and a new-to-the-U.S. unducted alternative to traditional systems is discussed
in " Design of Parking-Garage Ventilation for Pollutant and Smoke Control " (Page 24).
With building codes and architectural-product requirements for hurricane-prone Florida
gaining wider adoption, AMCA clarifi es some of the confusion surrounding louver design
and application in " Your Questions About Severe-Duty Louvers Answered " (Page 30).
Through internationally recognized testing, certifi cation, and rating services, AMCA
provides accurate and reliable information for the selection, application, and safe and
effi cient use of air-system products. To learn more, read " Inside the AMCA Laboratory
and Certifi ed Ratings Program " (Page 38).
I hope you fi nd this edition of AMCA inmotion useful. As always, your feedback is
welcome. If there is an air-systems-related topic you would like to see covered, please
contact me at sarnold@amca.org or +1 847-704-6335.
Features
02 AMCA COVID-19 Guidance for
Large-Diameter Ceiling Fans
12 Introducing Ceiling Fan Energy
Index (CFEI)
18 Control Dampers in Ventilation
Strategies for Data Centers
24 Design of Parking-Garage Ventilation
for Pollutant and Smoke Control
30 Your Questions About Severe-Duty
Louvers Answered
38 Inside the AMCA Laboratory and
Certifi ed Ratings Program
ON THE COVER:
Large-diameter ceiling
fan (LDCF) installed
in a warehouse.
AMCA studied the
impact of LDCF on
COVID-19 exposure in
a warehouse (Page 2).
Photograph courtesy of
Hunter Industrial
AMCA International Inc. is a not-for-profi t association of manufacturers of air-system components for
commercial HVAC, industrial-process, and power-generation applications. Its mission is to advance
the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity on behalf of AMCA members worldwide.
Editorial content for this supplement was provided by 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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