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AMCA Revises Publication 802, Industrial Process/Power Generation Fans: Establishing Performance Using Laboratory Models

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Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announces the revision of AMCA Publication 802, Industrial Process/Power Generation Fans: Establishing Performance Using Laboratory Models.

The newly designated AMCA Publication 802-19 outlines methods used by manufacturers to determine the performance of full-size industrial-process and power-generation fans. These methods include:

  • The prediction of fan ratings using a standard model’s existing base performance data.
  • The building and testing of a model of a proposed fan or an existing fan to verify fan performance.

AMCA Publication 802-19 provides detailed insight into variables that influence fan ratings and establishes rules to be used to convert performance from one fan to a geometrically similar fan. Additionally, it defines dimensional tolerances that must exist for two fans to be considered geometrically similar.

Changes to AMCA Publication 802 include:

  • Updated terminology (fan total pressure vs. fan stagnation pressure, for example).
  • Updated I-P formulas consistent with ANSI/AMCA Standard 210/ASHRAE Standard 51, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating.

The cost of AMCA Publication 802-19 is $45 for members and $90 for non-members. To purchase, visit AMCA’s online store at www.amca.org/store.

About AMCA International

Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. is a not-for-profit association of manufacturers of fans, dampers, louvers, air curtains, and other air-system components for commercial HVAC, industrial-process, and power-generation applications. With programs such as certified ratings, laboratory accreditation, verification of compliance, and international standards development, the association’s mission is to advance the knowledge of air systems and uphold industry integrity on behalf of AMCA members worldwide. For more information about AMCA, visit www.amca.org.

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