AMCA International Laboratory Expands A2LA Accreditation Scope

The Air Movement and Control Association Intl. (AMCA), Arlington Heights, Ill., announced in July that it has expanded an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation scope to include acoustic tests on fans, louvers, and reference sound sources.<br/>

08/03/2007


The Air Movement and Control Association Intl. (AMCA), Arlington Heights, Ill., announced in July that it has expanded an ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation scope to include acoustic tests on fans, louvers, and reference sound sources.

The scope expansion also includes air and sound testing of residential fan units to HVI Publications 915
and 916. The accreditation was granted to AMCA's laboratory after a rigorous evaluation process by the
American Assn. for Laboratory Accreditation.

This third-party accreditation will allow the AMCA laboratory to perform the following tests on fans,
air handling units, acoustic louvers and reference sound sources under the A2LA accredited scope:

Test: Fans
Test Method
ANSI/AMCA 210/ASHRAE 51-1999 Figure 12, Figure 15; AMCA 300-2006; HVI Publication 915-2005; HVI
Publication 916-2006 Figure 3.5, Figure 3.6.

Test: Central Station Air Handling Units
Test Method
ANSI/ARI 430-1999

Test: Acoustic Louvers
Test Method
ASTM E90-2004

Test: Reference Sound Sources
Test Method
ANSI S12.51-2002, ISO 3741-1999

Comparison Method
The AMCA laboratory's fulfillment of the requirements of ISO/IEC 17025:2005 means the laboratory meets
both the technical competence requirements and management system requirements that are necessary for it
to consistently deliver technically valid test results and calibrations. The management system
requirements in ISO/IEC 17025 (Section 4) are written in language relevant to laboratory operations and
meet the principles of ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management Systems - Requirements and are aligned with its
pertinent requirements.

Those interested in further information regarding the AMCA Intl.'s laboratory accreditation should
contact Joshua Schubert at 847-394-0150.





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