- Engineering and Manufacturing Standards
State-of-the-art computer software and a fully equipped AMCA certified lab allow COOK engineers to stretch the limits to create increasingly efficient and higher quality air moving equipment. The very latest three-dimensional parametric solid modeling, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software has permitted our engineers to be innovative during development.
Originally used for aircraft design, measuring air flow and stress points, our engineers are first in the industry to adapt the sophisticated software to fan design. The ultra-efficient, X.STREAM Propeller Wall Fan is the very first of a new generation of our products utilizing this exciting technology.
As a service to customers, COOK designs and distributes its own selection and product analysis software. Download design tools now.
Advanced testing labs
Our fully computerized AMCA Certified test lab insures that performance data is accurate and reliable. Our air performance testing facility is designed to exceed the requirements of ANSI/AMCA 210-99 and ANSI/ASHRAE 51-1999 for figure 12 and 15 test setups. With a flow range from 0 to 100,000 cfm and pressure capabilities exceeding the Class III operating range, this facility is highly representative of LOREN COOK COMPANY's significant and continued investment in state-of-the-art fan expertise.
While computer models reduce prototypes and allow quicker evaluation of designs, they will never replace physical testing. Our research and development center also includes capabilities for endurance testing of units including start-stop tests, overspeed tests and elevated temperature testing. Detailed sound and vibration analysis equipment also allows our engineering department to assure quiet, smooth running designs.
Purchased components are also subjected to our rigorous testing. Engineering approval is required before any component - from nuts and bolts to motors and bearings - can be used on a COOK product. Electrical components must also pass stringent Underwriters Laboratories (UL) testing procedures. By being a member of UL's Client Test Data Program, these tests can be performed on-site allowing quick response to new designs and enhancements.
High quality assembly
A close inspection of COOK products, as contrasted with competitors, will reveal that we use the finest component parts and heavier material gauges. For example, COOK's continuously welded seams out perform conventional locking seams found in other products within our industry.
COOK's factory standard Lorenized Fan Finish clearly displays the quality of our products. This baked-on, powder-coat epoxy provides the most durable and corrosive-resistant finish in the industry.
Next day manufacturing
COOK 24hr Express is the first and still the most successful custom assembly / next day shipping service in the industry. This includes more than 850 items, with your choice of horsepowers, voltages and speeds. You specify accessories, motor, drives, RPM, CFM, etc. Units are then custom built, test run and shipped the next working day.View products by express only. Download the Express catalog.
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LOREN COOK COMPANY products and procedures are certified and/or tested by many third-party organizations including AMCA, UL, AHRI, CSA, OSHPD, ISTA, and Miami-Dade County. COOK is also a member of US Green Building Council.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.
ISO began operations on 23 February 1947. ISO is a network of the national standards institutes of some 163 countries, with a Central Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, that coordinates the system. More than 100 of ISO's members are from developing countries.
Every full member of ISO has the right to take part in the development of any standard which it judges to be important to its country's economy. No matter what the size or strength of that economy, each participating member in ISO has one vote. ISO standards are voluntary. As a non-governmental organization, ISO does not regulate or legislate. However, countries may decide to adopt ISO standards as regulations or refer to them in legislation. In addition, ISO standards may become a market requirement. ISO has more than 18 000 International Standards in its current portfolio.
ISO's work program ranges from standards for traditional activities, such as agriculture and construction, through mechanical engineering, manufacturing and distribution, to transport, medical devices, the environment, safety, information and communication technologies, and to standards for good practice and for services. ISO launches the development of new standards in response to the sectors that express a clearly established need for them. At the end of 2009, the ISO standards-development system comprised 3 238 technical bodies in the ISO system, including 210 ISO technical committees.
The costs of developing standards are mainly borne by the ISO members that manage the specific standards development projects and the business organizations that provide experts to participate in this work. An average of seven ISO technical meetings takes place every working day somewhere in the world. An increasing amount of the work is carried out electronically, which saves time and costs. The time it takes to develop and publish an ISO standard is down from an average of 4.2 years in 2001 to 2.7 years in 2009.
ISO 9001 Certification has positioned LOREN COOK COMPANY at the very forefront of manufacturing excellence within our industry. The ISO 9001 Quality System at LOREN COOK COMPANY involves every part of the company in activities that assure the quality of our products. The activities that make up this comprehensive quality management system are regularly audited by a recognized third party authority that certifies conformity to the strict ISO 9001 standards.
Our ISO 9001 Quality System includes the following elements:
- A defined and documented market driven product development procedure that considers the needs of our customers at every phase of the project.
- Clear and enforceable purchasing standards to assure that production starts with the highest quality materials available.
- Documented calibration standards for production equipment, fixtures,and measuring devices.
- Proven quality control techniques in manufacturing like first and last component parts inspection, employee quality checks, and final product inspection and test run.
- Statistical Process Control techniques used in critical processes like powder painting and the collection of corrective action data.
- Employee training to documented work instructions.
- Documented work instructions in order entry and customer service.
- Top level management overview of every element of the quality system.
- Internal audits to assure continued compliance of ISO 9001 standards.
The Air Movement and Control Association (AMCA) International, Inc. is a not-for-profit international association of the world's manufacturers of related air system equipment- primarily, but not limited to: fans, louvers, dampers, air curtains, airflow measurement stations, acoustic attenuators, and other air system components for the industrial, commercial and residential markets.
The association's mission is to promote the health and growth of the air movement and control industry consistent with the interest of the public. AMCA International is a valuable resource and a strong means of self regulation for our industry. People who buy and specify fans, dampers, and louvers need to be aware of the value of the AMCA International seal.
During the last 90 years of representing the air movement and control industry (over fifty years as its consolidated voice), AMCA International has provided value to its membership with the following services:
- Participation in the development of standards
- Certified Ratings Program
- CRP White Paper
- Fan Efficiency White Paper
- Unique state-of-the art testing laboratory
- Independent AMCA accredited laboratories in Singapore, Korea, and another one soon in China
- Industry statistics and forecasting reports
- Conferences and educational programs
- Press Releases
- New AMCA Magazine "inmotion"
The Certified Ratings Program is our members' competitive advantage in the commercial, industrial and residential market.
The AMCA Certified Ratings Seals give the buyer, specifier, and end-user of air movement and control equipment assurance that published ratings are reliable and accurate.
The program assures buyers and specifiers that competitive ratings are based on standard test methods and procedures, and are subject to review by AMCA International as an impartial authority.
The Certified Ratings Seal assures customers, buyers and specifiers that a product has been tested in compliance with the appropriate test standard.
Each licensed product line is subject to retesting every 3 years.
Published performance is checked for accuracy and validity. The AMCA Certified Ratings Program provides the best assurance available that the product will perform as stipulated by the manufacturer.
AMCA is the international reference source for method-of-test and Certified Ratings programs and publishes laboratory test standards for sixteen Certified Ratings Seals.
Underwriters Laboratories® (UL) is an independent safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards for safety for more than a century. A household name in the United States, UL is one of the most recognized conformity assessment providers in the world.
UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 20 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers' products each year.
UL's worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 64 laboratory, testing and certification facilities serving customers in 98 countries.
The UL listing "Power Ventilator for Smoke Control Systems" is a test procedure and category which was initiated by LOREN COOK COMPANY and developed in a joint effort with UL in 1990. Several different sources were used in the definition of the test procedure. These sources include UL Standards 705, 762, 793, Southern Building Code Congress International (SBCCI) Standard Fire Prevention Code/1988, and Industrial Risk Insurers (IRI) Document E2. The requirements for the UL listing "Power Ventilator for Smoke Control Systems" are summarized as follows:
Roof Mounted Products
- The unit must withstand 500°F airstream temperature for a minimum of four hours (IRI) and withstand 1000°F for a minimum of 15 minutes (SBSCCI).
- The unit must be listed under UL 705.
- Fans with integral butterfly dampers shall meet the following requirements:
- Fans shall be fitted with spring loaded damper actuator arms which will open the dampers automatically when the airstream temperature reaches 165°F.
- The dampers must activate with or without electrical power connected to the fan.
- The damper actuators must meet the requirements in UL 793 for Snow and Dust Load Testing of Butterfly Dampers (10 pounds-per-square foot).
Model Sizes Maximum
Duration at Specified Airstream Temp. 302°F 500°F 572°F 1000°F ACSC, ACSC-HP & ACSC-XP 100 thru 490 5.0” 4 hours 15 min. TUBSC 20 thru 72 1.0” 4 hours 15 min. LXULSC, LXUMSC & LTUSC 20 thru 60 1.0” 4 hours 15 min. TUDSC ++ 20 thru 72 1.0” 8 hours 5 hours 2 hours 15 min. CPS * & CPS-A * 60 thru 490 5.0” 4 hours 2 hours QMXU ** & QMXU-HP ** 90 thru 600 8.0” 6 hours 1 hour QMXDU + & QMXHPDU + 150 thru 600 8.0” 6 hours 2 hours 30 min. QMXDU + & QMXHPDU + 150 thru 600
8.0” 10 hours 2 hours CA / CF *** 120 thru 730 12.0” 4 hours 2 hours LPB* 100 thru 490 3.0” 4 hours 15 min.
* Requires optional accessories. Consult factory for details. ** Arrangement 9 only. Requires optional accessories.
See catalog for details. *** SWSI Arrangements 1, 8, 9 & 10 only. Requires optional accessories. See catalog for details. + Requires motor with Class F insulation. ++ Requires TEFC motor with Class F insulation.
- The unit must withstand 500°F airstream temperature for a minimum of four hours (IRI) and withstand 1000°F for a minimum of 15 minutes (SBCCI).
The unit must be listed under UL 705.
Model Sizes Maximum Pressure Duration at Specified Airstream Temp. 302°F 500°F 572°F 1000°F QMX ** & QMX-HP ** 90 thru 600 8.0” 6 hours 1 hour QMXD + & QMXHPD + 150 thru 600 8.0” 6 hours 2 hours 30 min. QMXD + & QMXHPD + 150 thru 600 Bifurcated 8.0” 10 hours 2 hours AFB-H & AFBV-H 12 thru 36 4.5” 4 hours 15 min. 5.5” TIB * 20 thru 72 1.25” 4 hours 15 min. TID ++ 20 thru 72 1.0” 8 hours 5 hours 2 hours 15 min.
* Requires optional accessories. Consult factory for details. **Arrangement 9 only. Requires optional accessories. See catalog for details. + Requires motor with Class F insulation. ++ Requires TEFC motor with Class F insulation.
COOK products, with UL 762 listing are designed to eject contaminated or grease-laden air. The products are UL listed to operate continuously at elevated temperatures, and continue operation during grease flare-up. All of these units are intended for installation in accordance with the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 96: Standard for Ventilation Control and Fire Protection of Commercial Cooking Operations.
Products UL Listed to Operate up to 300°F
- VCR / VCR-HP / VCR-XP VCRD / VCRD-HP / VCRD-XP
- Lo-Pro (requires diverters)
- CPV / CPA / CPA-A
- QMX / QMX-HP / QMXU / QMXU-HP / QMXLE / QMXLE-HP
CPV, CPA, CPA-A, QMX, QMX-HP and CIC must be ordered with drain and access door to comply with UL requirements.
Weather covers are required for outdoor applications.
When airstream temperatures are expected to exceed 180°F, high temperature accessories may be required.
Products UL Listed to Operate up to 500°F
- CPS / CPS-A
- CA / CA-SWSI Arrangement 1, 9 and 10
- CA-4 / CA-4 SWSI Arrangement 1 and 2
- CF / CF Arrangement 1, 9 and 10
- CF-4 / CF-4 Arrangement 1 and 2
- QMX / QMX-HP Arrangement 9
These COOK products must be ordered with drain and access door to comply with UL requirements. Weather covers are required for outdoor applications.
When airstream temperatures are expected to exceed 180°F, high temperature accessories may be required.
Handling Grease Laden Air
Two grease collection options
The Grease Terminator 2 is a grease-capture and containment system. it uses the same material oil companies use to clean ocean spills. It last about 1 to 1 1/2months.
The grease trough collects grease in a pan of water. It is easy to clean, as needed.
Several popular Cook models have been shake table tested to a spectral response acceleration ranging to 2.5G's (SDS = 2.50). These tests were conducted in accordance with the criteria specified in ICC-ES AC156.
The tests were accepted by the California Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development (OSHPD) as part of the pre-approval of these products. OSHPD is the only state or federal organization that pre-approves mechanical equipment as seismically sound.
All inline fans were tested horizontally, in both ceiling hung and base mounted configurations. All roof mounted products were tested with the unit and roof curb as a complete assembly.
All Cook fans listed have been tested to exceed spectral response accelerations covering the most severe seismic conditions anywhere in the United States.
Exhaust Fans:ACRUD, ACRUB, ACSC, VCR & VCRD OSP-0033-10
Centrifugal Blowers:CPV, CPA, CPA-A, CPS, CPS-A,
CA – Arr. 9 and 10 thru size 540
CF – Arr. 9 and 10 thru size 540 OSP-0102-10
Supply Fans:ASP OSP-0122-10
QMX, QMX-HP, QMX-XP,
SQN-D, SQN-B & SQN-HP OSP-0219-10
LOREN COOK COMPANY 'S "Hurricane Rated Construction" option was developed for the demands of high wind and coastal areas. Through rigorous research and testing, this construction option was developed to meet the demands of Miami-Dade County's Testing Application Standards (TAS) 201, 202 and 203. Every Loren Cook product listed in this brochure has passed all three of the TAS testing protocols. In addition, all of these products have received approval from the Florida Building Commission. The last page of this brochure lists the appropriate NOA number and Florida Product Approval number for each product.
The hurricane rated construction option was engineered so that the fans have the same physical size as the standard construction units. In addition, the fan's air and sound performance, as shown in the product catalogs and Compute A Fan® selection software, remains identical to the standard construction products. Approved attachment details are included in the Notice of Acceptance documents on the Miami-Dade County Florida web site (miamidade.gov) and the Florida Building Commission web site (floridabuilding.org). These details are also available in LOREN COOK COMPANY 's Installation, Operation and Maintenance manual "Hurricane Rated Construction" Supplement. The approved attachment details do not require the use of external tie downs to the roof. Installation of the fans to an approved roof curb must be in accordance with these details to meet the Miami-Dade County and Florida Building Commission approvals.
LOREN COOK COMPANY now offers the most complete line of Miami-Dade County Product Control Approved and Florida Product Approved products in the ventilation industry. If your project requires roof mounted exhaust fans, supply fans or gravity ventilators, you can count on COOK for your application. Contact your COOK representative for assistance.
TAS-201: Large Missile Impact Test - determines sufficient resistance to windborne debris as determined by Code(c) for maintaining the envelope of the building. Test employs an 8(a) foot Southern Pine 2" x 4" beam, weighing 9(a) pounds; shot from an air cannon at (50 ft/ sec) with resulting damage not to exceed specified tolerances allowed by Code(b)
TAS-202: Uniform Static Air Pressure Test - determines sufficient resistance to wind forces as determined by Code(c) for maintaining the envelope of the building. Test employs a sealed pressure envelope both inside and outside of the test product (allowing for both positive and negative static pressure tests) to determine if the product provides sufficient resistance to wind forces as required by Code (c).
TAS-203: Cyclic Wind Pressure Test - determines sufficient resistance to fatigue failure due to repeated exposure to wind pressure as required by Code(c). Test employs a sealed pressure envelope to repeatedly apply (671 cycles) positive and negative static pressure forces, lasting 1 to 3 seconds each, on the product surface following completion of the missile impact test.
(a) Indicates an approximate value based on a range allowed by specified test standards.
(b) Refers to Section 1626.2.8 of the Florida Building Code, Building.
(c) Refers to Section 1620 of the Florida Building Code, Building.
|Miami-Dade County Product Control And Florida Building Commission Approved Products|
|ACRUB, ACRUB-HP, ACRUB-XP||100-300||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|ACSC, ACSC-HP, ACSC-XP||100-300||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|ACRUD, ACRUD-HP, ACRUD-XP||70-195||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|VCRD, VCRD-HP, VCRD-XP||100-195||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|VCR, VCR-HP, VCR-XP||100-300||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|CPS** / CPS-A** / CPV**||60-245||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|GRAVITY||GR||12x12 - 36x36||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
|TREH||24x24 - 48x48||PASSED||PASSED||PASSED|
*NOA Number / Expiration Date issued by Miami-Dade County, Florida Building Code Compliance Office, Product Control Division **Tested with Inlet Box and Curb Cap Texas Department of Insurance Product Evaluation Pending
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