Certified FEG ratings support compliance, enforcement
Many code jurisdictions are concerned about the growth and complexity of energy codes and standards, which makes compliance and enforcement difficult.
Many code jurisdictions are concerned about the growth and complexity of energy codes and standards, making compliance checking and enforcement time-consuming and difficult. Consequently, more codes and standards are being written to require certified efficiency ratings and supporting labels, stickers, or other marks that facilitate online verification and visual inspection.
AMCA’s Certified Ratings Program began certifying fan efficiency grades in 2010, after the AMCA 205 standard was published. Currently, more than 40 companies and more than 250 fan models have certified FEG ratings. AMCA also certifies manufacturers’ sizing and selection software to produce FEG ratings and fan-total-pressure data. Literature and software outputs that have certified FEG ratings are licensed to bear the AMCA FEG label (Figure 3). AMCA’s online database of certified ratings can be searched by manufacturer and type of product at www.amca.org. For a shortcut on finding certified FEGs, visit www.amca.org/feg.
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Before the calendar turned, 2016 already had the makings of a pivotal year for manufacturing, and for the world.
There were the big events for the year, including the United States as Partner Country at Hannover Messe in April and the 2016 International Manufacturing Technology Show in Chicago in September. There's also the matter of the U.S. presidential elections in November, which promise to shape policy in manufacturing for years to come.
But the year started with global economic turmoil, as a slowdown in Chinese manufacturing triggered a worldwide stock hiccup that sent values plummeting. The continued plunge in world oil prices has resulted in a slowdown in exploration and, by extension, the manufacture of exploration equipment.
Read more: 2015 Salary Survey