Cooling tower manufacturers propose new paragraph to revised Fan Regulation

Proposed Eurovent amendment concerning cooling towers and the EU Fan Regulation

According to the current EU Fan Regulation in place, a cooling tower is defined as a fan system as multiple critical parts of the fan system are the evaporative cooling tower itself. Manufacturers of evaporative cooling equipment within the Eurovent network, however, are convinced that cooling towers and fans integrated into cooling towers should be treated differently than other fans, as their functionality is significantly different.

Therefore, the Eurovent Product Group 'Evaporative Cooling Equipment' proposed to include a paragraph to the new Regulation excluding fans transporting gases and vapours with a relative humidity larger than 90%.

In addition, Eurovent would  like to draw the Commission's attention to a separate document regarding the level of minimum energy efficiency requirements for centrifugal Forward Curved fans.