Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc. announces the publication of ANSI/AMCA Standard 208-18, Calculation of the Fan Energy Index. ANSI/AMCA Standard 208 defines the calculation method for fan energy index (FEI), an energy-efficiency metric for fans inclusive of motors and drives. This metric provides a standardized and consistent basis for comparing fan energy performance across fan types and sizes at a given fan duty point.
ANSI/AMCA Standard 208 covers all fan and motor sizes and all applications tested in accordance with: ANSI/AMCA Standard 210, Laboratory Methods of Testing Fans for Certified Aerodynamic Performance Rating; ANSI/AMCA Standard 230, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Circulating Fans for Rating and Certification; ANSI/AMCA Standard 250, Laboratory Methods of Testing Jet Tunnel Fans for Performance; ANSI/AMCA Standard 260, Laboratory Methods of Testing Induced Flow Fans for Rating; ISO 5801, Fans–Performance Testing Using Standardized Airways; or ISO 13350, Fans–Performance Testing of Jet Fans. All other fans are excluded (including air-curtain units tested in accordance with ANSI/AMCA Standard 220, Laboratory Methods of Testing Air Curtains for Aerodynamic Performance Rating).
About AMCA International
Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International, Inc. is a not-for-profit trade association with more than 370 member companies worldwide representing more than $3 billion in annual revenue. AMCA’s mission is to advance the health, growth, and integrity of the air-movement-and-control industry, with programs such as certified ratings, verification of compliance, and international standards development. AMCA also advocates for model codes, regulations, and utility incentive programs promoting efficiency and life safety.
For more information about AMCA, visit www.amca.org.