ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International  has announced the revision of ANSI/AMCA Standard 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance. Standard 210 is co-published by ASHRAE as ASHRAE Standard 51, and is accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

The new designation for 210 is ANSI/AMCA Standard 210-16/ASHRAE Standard 51-16. 

ANSI/AMCA Standard 210-16/ASHRAE 51-16 is designed to establish uniform laboratory test methods for fans, and is the cornerstone of the AMCA Certified Ratings Program for most types of fans. Standard 210 also is being considered by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as the foundation for fan testing in conjunction with a commercial and industrial fan and blower regulation that is being developed.

AMCA 210 has a long history. 2016 marks the 12th revision of Standard 210; the previous revision occurred in 2007. It was first published in 1923 as the Fan Test Codes, and it was first published by AMCA in 1960 as Bulletin 210, AMCA Standard Test Code for Air Moving Devices.

AMCA 210-16 is available at the AMCA bookstore at AMCA members receive a 50 percent discount on this and all items in the store. A redline version showing what has changed since the 2007 edition is available. AMCA 210 is currently being translated into Chinese, Latin American Spanish, and European Spanish.

Publication date: 9/29/2016

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