For a comprehensive overview of the most common laboratory tests requested, see Why Industrial Fans Should be Tested Prior to Installation.
Industrial fan deployments are complex, and every project faces unique challenges. In addition, the wide variety of punishing industrial environments introduce variables like high temperatures, high humidity, heavy dust loads, and certain sound environments that can affect the safety, performance and reliability of air moving equipment over time. Rigorous laboratory testing verifies a fan’s performance characteristics before it leaves the factory, helping to ensure the long-term success of the project and the reduction of unexpected maintenance and costly downtime. Therefore, it is critical to partner with an industrial fan manufacturer that is committed to quality assurance best practices and whose pre-deployment testing protocols meet AMCA standards for performance testing.
With the completion of the new laboratory in 2015, New York Blower has significantly expanded its air and sound testing capabilities. The new, state of the art facility contains six airflow test chambers of various flow and pressure capabilities and two reverberant sound rooms. The facility will be used for research and development, training and hosting customers to experience testing of their fans before field installation. The laboratory is AMCA accredited and complies with AMCA standards, where applicable.
The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) is an international third-party organization that fan equipment manufacturers can use to substantiate published data points for their products’ performance. A product is certified by AMCA when the data published by the manufacturer is within a certain tolerance of the data collected from a test conducted independently by AMCA. The product rating requirements and rating method details are found in AMCA Publication 211, Certified Ratings Program - Product Ratings Manual for Fan Air Performance. In addition, AMCA tests can establish or certify ratings in accordance with applicable ISO, ANSI, ASHRAE, AHRI, or other national standards.
AMCA certification offers assurance that the fan’s performance aligns with what is cataloged. End users can rest assured that they have selected the most efficient fan for their performance criteria. nyb has multiple product lines certified by AMCA. To see a complete list, visit AMCA's certified products list.
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