Arlington Heights, Brussels, 22 February 2023. Kevin Faltin, Executive Director of the Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International and Francesco Scuderi, Secretary General of Eurovent announced a 3-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two manufacturer associations.
Eurovent, Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC), Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International Inc, Asia Air Movement and Control Association (ASIA AMCA), and European Air Movement and Control Association (EU AMCA) agreed to develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships in support of the fan industry.
The key areas of cooperation covered by this MoU include:
- Certification of fans destined for air handling units
- Education and training
The organisations are interested in cooperating on:
- On matters related to the fan certification with global cooperation
- On matters related to education and training with cooperation in Europe, Türkiye, GCC Region and India
- On advocacy issues, with cooperation in Europe, Türkiye, GCC Region and India
- On matters related to standardisation, the scope of the cooperation includes CEN/ISO/ANSI technical bodies
Opportunities to cooperate in territories others than those above will be considered in the future.
Kevin Faltin stated: “Our members have expressed a clear interest in having a single fan certification programme. This MoU demonstrates that both AMCA and Eurovent agree.”
Fan certification is a key facet of the MoU. The organisations agree that the fans in the scope of this MoU are those that are intended to be used as air handling unit components.
Francesco Scuderi said: “With this MoU, Eurovent and AMCA want to think big, and want to support the fan industry globally, clearly including certification activities in the scope of their future common activities. Fan performances will be tested according to the AMCA publications, and the manufacturer facilities will be audited by Eurovent Certita Certification. The fans that are certified will then be allowed to bear the Eurovent Certified Performance or AMCA International marks – or even both.”
In addition, the organisations agree to provide education and training on the correct application and use of fans, and on the correct interpretation of regulations and testing methods, the organisations agree to host joint events of their widely applauded seminars, webinars and conferences. The organisations will also meet regularly to determine advocacy issues of mutual interest and concern in the countries defined by the MoU.
Juergen Albig, AMCA board member and chair of the European AMCA regional steering committee, states: “Ensuring the industry speaks with one voice in matters concerning legislation and regulations is key to safeguarding the manufacturers and members of both associations, as well as seeing that the economic and environmental vitality of the continent are maintained.”
The final key point of the memorandum will see that the organisations commit themselves to provide joint input in relevant standardisation technical bodies (CEN, ISO, ANSI), working groups, advisory groups, etc.
Raul Corredera Haener, Eurovent President, said: “We want to work together to ensure that the various standards in the industry are consistent, organised and meaningful. Harmonising the standards not only makes it easier for the manufacturers, but for the end users – helping them understand and appreciate that the standards are addressing the same criteria.”
The MoU will be formally presented at ISH in Frankfurt, Germany on Monday, 13 March 2023, at 15:30h (Local Time) in a joint reception hosted in the Eurovent Certita Certification stand in Hall 8.0, A64.