AMCA Approves Funds to Investigate Feasibility of New Sound Ratings

The board of directors of the Air Movement and Control Association International, Inc. (AMCA) have approved funding for a preliminary study by Dr. Michael L. Jonson, Ph.D., P.E., of Pennsylvania State University, to develop a more accurate method of calculating sound ratings from laboratory test data.
The Board of Directors approved a $5,000 feasibility study to determine the possibility of developing a new method of calculating sound performance at multiple fan speeds and sizes. The results will be reviewed by AMCA International’s Technical Advisory Committee on Sound for possible future development.
The method for development of sound ratings is currently described in ANSI/AMCA Standard 301-06 Methods for Calculating Fan Sound Ratings from Laboratory Test Data. With a successful study by Dr. Jonson and Pennsylvania State University, AMCA International will be able to improve accuracy of the calculating methods described in the current standard.
For more information, contact Joe Brooks at AMCA International at 847-394-0150 or [email protected]

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