This guide, known as AMCA Standard Classifications of Spark Resistant Construction, defines three levels for spark resistant construction: Spark A, B. This white paper is available to download at no cost at whitepapers. Air Movement and to ANSI/AMCA Standard ” REFERENCED. This white paper is available to download at no cost at whitepapers “Fans shall comply with AMCA Publication 11 to bear the AMCA Certified.
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Such applications require careful consideration of all system components to insure the safe handling of such gas streams. The potential questions which may be associated with fans constructed of FRP, PVC, or any other plastic compound were not addressed.
The use of the above Standard in no way implies a guarantee of safety for any level of spark resistance. Click here to find out more information on multiple different products and systems!
Ferrous hubs, shafts, and hardware are allowed provided construction is such that a shift of impeller or shaft will not permit two ferrous parts of the fan to rub 99-001 strike. This Standard applies 999-0401 ferrous and nonferrous metals. All parts of the fan in contact with the air or gas being handled shall be made of nonferrous material.
AMCA Standard Classification for Spark Resistant Construction – REA HVAC
The use of aluminum or aluminum alloys in the presence of steel which has been allowed to rust requires special consideration. The fan shall be so constructed that a shift of the impeller or shaft will not permit two ferrous parts of the fan to rub or strike.
Research by the U. Bureau of Mines 9-90401 others has shown that aluminum impellers rubbing on rusty steel may cause high intensity sparking. No bearings, drive components or electrical devices shall be placed in the air or gas stream unless they are constructed or enclosed in such a manner that failure of that component cannot ignite the aca gas stream.
The Standard contains guidelines which are to be used by both the manufacturer and user as a means of establishing general methods of construction.
The user shall electrically ground all fan parts.
AMCA Standard 99-0401-86 Classification for Spark Resistant Construction
This standard applies to: The exact method of construction and choice of alloys is the responsibility of the manufacturer; however, the customer must accept both the type and design with full recognition of the potential hazard and the degree of protection required. AMCA Standard Classification for Spark Resistant Construction Fan applications may involve the handling of potentially explosive or flammable particles, fumes or vapors.
The fan shall amcz a nonferrous impeller and nonferrous ring about the opening through which the shaft passes.