Press Release Summary:
- Meets AMCA standards 540 for basic protection and 550 for high-velocity wind-driven rain
- Thin and light louver made up of extruded aluminum for low maintenance and high corrosion resistance
- Closely-spaced vertical blades have earned Class A efficiency rating at 29 mph and 50 mph that prevents penetration of wind-driven rain
Original Press Release:
New 3-inch vertical stationary louver from Ruskin® meets AMCA 540 Basic Protection and 550 for High-Velocity Wind-Driven Rain Miami-Dade NOA#18-1106.04
Grandview, MO – (Jan. 23, 2019) – The EME3625DFLMD from Ruskin® is the only 3-inch louver to be listed to Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) standards 540 for impact testing and 550 for high-velocity wind-driven rain.
In compliance with Miami-Dade standards, the EME3625DFLMD is constructed of extruded aluminum for low maintenance and high resistance to corrosion. It is the thinnest and lightest wind-driven rain louver on the market.
“We’re proud to offer this industry-exclusive product to our customers,” said Jim Smardo, director, architectural solutions at Ruskin. “The EME3625DFLMD represents the future-ready engineering of our products as we see more extreme weather.”
The EME3625DFLMD is designed to meet a wind load of 80 psf and satisfies the AMCA 550 standard, which is tested at wind speeds of 110 mph and a rainfall rate of 8.8 inches per hour. The closely-spaced vertical blades prevent penetration of wind-driven rain, earning a Class A efficiency rating at 29 mph and 50 mph. This level of performance will protect equipment and structures behind the louver, helping prevent additional damage and operating expenses.
As part of its commitment to quality, Ruskin backs all its products, including the new EME3625DFLMD, with a limited five-year warranty from the date of delivery.
Acquired by Johnson Controls in 2014, Ruskin is a worldwide leader in manufacturing air control solutions. Backed by nearly 60 years of expert engineering and innovation, Ruskin is widely recognized as the most specified brand for high-performance air control solutions, including dampers, louvers, energy recovery ventilators (ERV), air measurement devices and sound control for HVAC systems. Ruskin products are used in commercial applications such as data centers, high-rise buildings, retail, hotels, healthcare and education facilities. In addition, Ruskin products can be found throughout the world’s industrial applications, such as warehouses and transportation hubs. For more information about Ruskin, visit www.ruskin.com, or find the company on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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