The purpose of the Certified Ratings Program (CRP) is to give the buyer, specifier, and end-user of Air Movement and Control Equipment assurance that published ratings are reliable and accurate.
At the same time, the program assures manufacturers that competitive ratings are based on Standard Test Methods and Procedures, and are subject to review by AMCA International as an impartial authority. This was developed in response to a need for validated, published product performance ratings for buyers, specifiers, and users of Air Movement and Control Devices.
AMCA International Standardized Test Methods
Over the past 50-plus years, AMCA International has developed standardized test methods to cover the products within AMCA Scope. These standards cover performance relating to:
|Standards Cover Performance Relating to:|
|Airflow Measurement Accuracy||Air Delivery||Air Leakage|
|Sound Power Levels||Thrust||Torque|
|Velocity Uniformity||Water Penetration||Wind-driven Rain|
AMCA International Seal
The AMCA International Seal can only be displayed in product catalogues and equipment ONLY IF:
- The product has been tested and rated in conformance with APPROVED AMCA Test Standards and Ratings Requirements; and
- The product catalogue ratings MUST BE SUBMITTED to and APPROVED by AMCA International Staff.
By specifying AMCA International's Certified Ratings Seal, Specifiers, Designers, Contractors and Building Owners can be relieved of certain liability problems or legal entanglements frequently encountered in today's litigious climate.
You can specify products with confidence by requesting "Performance ratings shall bear the AMCA International Certified Ratings Program Seal". This simple statement can greatly assist a Specifier in demonstrating that due diligence was exercised in selecting equipment and that reasonable steps were taken to ensure that performance guarantees would be met.
Note: Each certified/licensed product line is subject to continuing check-tests every 3 years in AMCA International's Laboratory or at one of AMCA International's Independent Accredited Laboratories.
Meaning of Phrases on AMCA Certified Ratings Program
In the product catalogues that are approved by AMCA International, there are some phrases that explains the extent of testing and certification. The table below gives you the meaning of these phrases.
|Meaning of Phrases in CRP|
|1.||Tested in Accordance with||
|2.||Tested at AMCA||