Wind-driven rain louvers
May 21, 2018
Wind-driven rain louvers provide the maximum amount of protection in keeping wind-driven rain from egressing past an opening. Wind-driven rain louver models have both horizontal and vertical orientations and utilize a chevron style rain resistant blade that rejects horizontal rain as it comes in contact with the louver. These louvers are tested per AMCA 500-L at wind velocities of 29 and 50 miles per hour. Based on the results of the testing, the louvers are then graded from A to D, with A being the best performance at 99% effective or better at repelling wind-driven rain, B being 98.9% to 95% effective, C being 94.9% to 80% effective, and D being below 80% effective. Additionally, some wind-driven rain models have also been tested for impact and qualify as louvers that can be installed in states like Florida where hurricane conditions exist.
New AMCA 540 (Enhanced) Wind-Driven Rain Louver Models
Ruskin® proudly introduces the new (4”) EME420DDE and (5”) EME520DDE louver models, both listed for AMCA 540 (enhanced) protection. With both these new models you now have two new louver options for jobs that require Missile Level E protection. You also have the same AMCA certified performance as their respective 'DD' models.
- Horizontal architectural blades minimize the penetration of wind-driven rain, reducing damage and additional operating expenses
- AMCA certified wind-driven rain results
- Published performance ratings based on testing in accordance with AMCA
- Publication 511
- 40% Free Area.
- AMCA 540 Listed (Enhanced Protection)
- Closely spaced horizontal blades minimize the penetration of wind-driven rain, reducing damage and additional operating expenses
- Tested in the AMCA 500-L Wind-Driven Rain Penetration Test
- Published performance ratings based on testing in accordance with AMCA Publication 511
- 47% Free Area
- Excellent pressure drop performance
- AMCA 540 Listed (Enhanced Protection)
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