by Brianna Crandall — October 15, 2018 — Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International has just announced that, in collaboration with training and consulting company Productive Energy Solutions, it has developed two peer-reviewed online educational modules covering fan energy index (FEI), the new fan-efficiency metric that will replace fan-efficiency-grade (FEG) ratings used in the sizing and selection of fans.
Designed for code officials, engineers, building owners and operators, designers of energy-efficiency programs offered by electric utility companies, and fan suppliers, the courses are:
- Introduction to Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans: With special sections for code officials and energy professionals who design and implement energy-efficiency programs for electric utilities, this course describes the concepts behind FEI, advantages of FEI compared with FEG, how to use FEI to estimate lifetime fan energy savings, and methods for applying FEI in building codes and efficiency programs.
- Calculating Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans: Designed for anyone seeking detailed knowledge of the inner workings of FEI, this training, which includes the entire Introduction to Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans course, explores the engineering methods used to determine FEI ratings. It is based on ANSI/AMCA Standard 208, Calculation of the Fan Energy Index, and ANSI/AMCA Standard 207, Fan System Efficiency and Fan System Input Power Calculation.
The courses are self-guided and immersive, and full of interactive elements such as games and puzzles, presenting a varied approach appealing to multiple learning styles. As learners progress through the courses, they are given opportunities to accumulate points by answering questions and solving problems. An overall score of 70 percent is required to pass.
Introduction to Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Introduction to Stand-Alone Fans is worth 1.5 professional-development hour (PDH). Calculating Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans is worth 5 PDH. The cost is $79 ($39.50 for AMCA members) for the former and $249 ($124.50 for AMCA members) for the latter. Bulk and other discounts are available.
For a limited time, enrollment in Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans includes a complimentary copy of ANSI/AMCA Standard 208, which normally sells for $90, while enrollment in Calculating Fan Energy Index (FEI) for Stand-Alone Fans includes a complimentary copy of both ANSI/AMCA Standard 208 and ANSI/AMCA Standard 207, which, together, normally sell for $180.
For more information, visit the AMCA E-Learning Fan Energy Index training modules page on the AMCA website.
See also “This new ANSI/AMCA standard will help you compare total energy performance for all fan types” on FMLink for an explanation of the new ANSI/AMCA Standard 208.