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Six airflow measurement setups are diagramed in Figures 6. The downstream elbows should be as far as possible from the damper being tested. For pressure drop testing, plenum size shall 500f larger than the test damper by a minimum of mm 12 in.
The characteristics to be determined include, as appropriate, air leakage, pressure drop, dynamic closure, and operational torque. The description of the test unit, including the model, the damper type, i. The degree of damper opening and anca permanent deformation to the blades and frame shall be recorded.
The time required for the damper to travel from the open to closed position shall be recorded. Once the damper is opened an external visual inspection through viewing ports, if necessary shall be made on the damper and the degree of opening shall be recorded.
Thus, if the air is at rest, the total pressure will equal the static pressure.
Alternatively, a drawing or annotated photograph of the setup shall be attached to the data. To determine the differences in mechanical forces within the damper while opening vs. During opening, the pressure drop across the damper shall not be less than the value indicated amva a straight line between the pressure drop across the damper at the full-open position to the pressure drop across the damper at the full-closed position when time abscissa vs. Please first verify your email before subscribing to alerts.
The damper shall be placed in its closed position. The minimum Pitot tube stem diameter recognized under this standard shall be 2.
The damper leakage through the nozzle plate shall be calculated in accordance with Section 9. The heated air test described herein anticipates the use of the combustion of natural gas as the heat 50d.
ANSI/AMCA D – Laboratory Methods of Testing Dampers for Rating
Table 4 displays 18 allowable combinations of airflow rate measurement and test damper setups. Under conditions of the specified airflow and heat, the damper shall completely open and latch automatically when a latch is provided without damage to the damper or its components. The damper shall be tested in both directions except backdraft damper. A test shall begin with the lowest airflow value, the damper being allowed to seek its own equilibrium position with respect to pressure differential.
It may be negative or positive. A test shall be conducted at qmca selected airflow 050d through the damper when fully open and a selected pressure differential across the damper when closed.
Under conditions of the specified airflow, the damper 050d completely open and latch automatically when a latch is provided without damage to the damper or its components.
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When using a leakage 500e nozzle plate for leakage testing, the criteria for velocity profile upstream and downstream of the nozzles, and area ratio criteria may be ignored. Piezometer rings are specified for upstream and downstream nozzle taps and for outlet duct or chamber measurements unless Pitot traverse is specified.
The torque applied shall be provided by the closure mechanism, such 500dd, weights, springs, actuators, or other closing damper, which has been activated during the conduct of the Dynamic Closure Test Section 8.
The downstream ten diameters may have elbows as required. A performance check will be necessary to verify the flow settling means are providing proper flow patterns. Three readings of ambient dry-bulb temperature tdoambient wetbulb temperature twoambient barometric pressure pb shall be recorded unless the readings are aamca in which case only one need be recorded.
50d the pressure differential maintained on the closed damper a visual inspection shall be made on the damper and the degree of closure shall be recorded. The enclosure shall contain the actuator and shall be equipped with a heater which acma raise the temperature inside the enclosure to the amcq temperature and length of time that the damper is to be rated.
Any combination of screens or perforated plates that meet these requirements may be used, but in general a reasonable chamber length for the settling means is necessary to meet both requirements. The zero torque equilibrium tare and the span of the readout system shall be checked before and after each test. Airflow through a damper divided by its free area.
One reading of chamber static pressure Ps7 shall be recorded.
With the pressure differential maintained on the closed damper, a visual inspection shall be made on the damper and the degree of closure shall be recorded. During this test, a damper equipped with an external actuator used as the mechanism to acma the damper 28 shall be tested with an enclosure around the actuator. However, only a test that does not violate any mandatory requirement of this standard shall be designated as a test conducted in accordance with this standard.
The damper shall then be covered with a suitable solid board, or other material, which prevents airflow through the damper.
Amda damper leakage may then be calculated by using Equation 9.