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About fifty persons attended the first stakeholder meeting to prepare the review of the Ventilation Units Regulations. The expectation is that the review process will be finalised in the last quarter of 2020. In the margin of the meeting, the Commission remarked that no one referred to the issue of circular economy.

Monthly overview for members on recent developments

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities and technical regulations of relevance for the HVACR industry. Our Notifications allow members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Technology Collaboration Programme on Energy Efficient End-use Equipment (4E)

The IEA 4E 2018 Annual Report makes for interesting reading. It provides, amongst others, policy guidelines for motor-driven units such as fans, pumps and compressors. Within two pages, these guidelines summarise the activities and documents developed by the 4E Electric Motor System Annex (EMSA), which contains most useful information for manufacturers integrating electric motor systems. An upcoming activity will investigate the technological developments in the air conditioning industry, updating earlier reports from 2010-2011.

This year’s edition of the exhibition is going to focus on diversification of export markets

The HVACR sector, an industry of significant value to the Turkish economy, will again come together at ISK-SODEX between 2 and 5 October 2019 in Istanbul. The exhibition aims to facilitate new commercial cooperation opportunities between Turkish manufacturers and delegations from the European Union, Africa, and South America. Eurovent is an official supporter of the event.

First certification programme to accommodate Middle East conditions

Dubai, 30 May 2019. Following a discussion with Eurovent Middle East members and participants of the VRF certification programme, Eurovent Certita Certification adopted the addition of high ambient temperature conditions to its certification programme for variable refrigerant flow systems. Tailormade for the Middle East market, products can now be certified to display their performance in hot or very hot climatic environments.

Launch conference on 19 June 2019, new subjects and ongoing work on professional refrigeration

The EEPLIANT project, involving 20 Market Surveillance authorities, has received funding for a 3rd phase. Six additional products will be investigated, and these include air conditioners and comfort fans, ventilation units, water and local space heaters.

Air curtains included in the study, but not considered as local space heaters

The consultant Viegand Maagøe has handed over the final report on 15 May 2019. The file and next steps will now be handled by the Commission. At the request of air curtain manufacturers, air curtains were included and studied by the consultant. It was concluded that they are not used to heat spaces, but to separate the climate between spaces, and, as a result, should not be further considered for the revision of the Regulation.

Review studies Lot 1, 2 and 20 – conformity assessment – testing proposals heat pumps

On 16 May 2019, the consultants published revised minutes of the 26 April 2019 meeting, where the possible options of the Review Study of Ecodesign and Energy Labelling of Space and Water Heaters were presented. The objective was to receive feedback by 26 May from stakeholders in view of the final review report that will be provided to the Commission. Meanwhile, a separate study on third party conformity assessment of solid fuel fired space heaters and local space heaters was released too.

Naci Sahin elected as President for a second term, new membership structure adopted

Braga, Portugal, 24 May 2019. During their 62nd Annual Meeting hosted by EFRIARC (Portuguese association of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers), the Eurovent members have elected Naci Sahin (FRITERM, Turkey) for a second term as President of Europe’s Industry Association for Indoor Climate (HVAC), Process Cooling, and Food Cold Chain Technologies. The General Assembly has furthermore adopted a new membership structure, which shall ensure the long-term sustainability of the Eurovent Association beyond the background of changing boundary conditions.