ACHRNEWS

AMCA Standard Approved

February 2, 2009

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - According to the Air Movement and Control Association International Inc. (AMCA International) the board of standards review of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved ANSI/AMCA Standard 540-08, “Test Method for Louvers Impacted by Wind Borne Debris.” This standard establishes uniform methods for laboratory testing of louvers that are impact tested with the large missile described in American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 1996-04 and E 1886-05.

The scope of this standard is for impact testing of louvers used on the outside of buildings as required by the International Coding Council (ICC) International Building Code, and the ICC International Residential Code.

Publication date: 02/02/2009