AMCA International revises publication 111-99.

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Publication 111-99, Laboratory Accreditation Program now recognizes ISO 13347:2004 Fans - Determination of fan sound power levels under standardized laboratory conditions, Part 1: General overview, Part 2: Reverberant room method, Part 3: Enveloping surface methods, and Part 4: Sound intensity method. By recognizing these standards, products tested in accordance with them can now have their performance certified using AMCA Certified Ratings Program.



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AMCA International Revises Publication 111-99 (R2007),(REV. 10/08), Laboratory Accreditation Program



Arlington Heights, IL USA-October 15, 2008-The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) has recently revised its publication 111-99, Laboratory Accreditation Program. AMCA 111 now recognizes ISO 13347:2004 Fans - Determination of fan sound power levels under standardized laboratory conditions, Part 1: General overview, Part 2: Reverberant room method, Part 3: Enveloping surface methods, and Part 4: Sound intensity method. By recognizing these standards, products tested in accordance with them can now have their performance certified using the AMCA Certified Ratings Program (CRP).

In addition to expanding the types of tests recognized by AMCA International, the accreditation program was strengthened by adding a requirement for periodic visits the accredited lab to ensure that it is properly maintained.

An AMCA Accredited Laboratory, is a laboratory that has been accredited in accordance with the AMCA Publication 111 Laboratory Accreditation Program. An accredited laboratory may be owned and operated by a certified ratings Licensee or by and independent individual or organization.

The association's laboratory located at AMCA Headquarters in Arlington Heights, Illinois, U.S.A., and other independent Accredited Laboratories may be designated as an AMCA Laboratory by the AMCA Board of Directors for the purposes of performing pre-certification tests, check tests and challenge tests under AMCA's Certified Ratings Program.

If you are interested in further information regarding the AMCA International's Laboratory Accreditation Program, please contact Mark Stevens at AMCA International at 847-394-0150 or mstevens@amca.org.

Downloads are available at no charge for revised publication 111-99, please visit cart.amca.org/publications/

The Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. is a not for profit international association of the world's manufacturers of related air system equipment - primarily, but not limited to fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators, and other air system components for the industrial, commercial, and residential markets.

The association's mission is to promote the health and growth of the industries covered by its scope and the members of the association consistent with the interests of the public. AMCA International, with origins dating back to 1917, has members in most industrialized countries throughout the world.

For more information, please contact:

Marian Vambreck,

Membership, Marketing & Communications

Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc.

30 West University Drive

Arlington Heights, Illinois 60004.1893

(T)847 394 0150

(F)847 253 0088

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(E)mvambreck@amca.org

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