ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. - The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International is seeking volunteers to serve on the AMCA 230 Review Committee. ANSI/AMCA 230-07, “Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulating Fans for Rating and Certification,” describes a laboratory method of test for air circulating fans. Circulating fans are defined as fans used for moving air within a space, and which are unconnected to any ducting, and are usually without a housing. The standard is approaching its periodic review period. Comments have been made indicating that the use of thrust for circulator fan performance has been criticized because it is not a commonly accepted metric for performance. Users are generally accustomed to volumetric airflow rate as the key indicator.

Committee members would be expected to participate in the drafting, review, and resolution of any and all comments on the standard until the revised standard is approved by ANSI as an American National Standard. Most, and possibly all, meetings will be via conference call. Once the technical committee is formed and approved by the AMCA International board of directors, it is anticipated that the work could be completed in six months.

If you are interested in volunteering for the review committee, contact Joe Brooks at AMCA headquarters at by Aug. 30, 2010.

Publication date:08/16/2010