Eurovent Task Force ‘Polyvalent Units’ elects new Chairman and Vice-Chairman

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From left to right: A. Ferrandi, F. Di Giovanni

Brussels, 08 December 2022. The Eurovent Task Force ‘Polyvalent Units’ has elected Alberto Ferrandi (Swegon) as the new group Chairman. He will be supported by the newly elected Vice-Chairman Francesco Di Giovanni (Daikin).

Alberto Ferrandi, Product Manager at Swegon Group was elected as the new Chairman of the Task Force during its first physical meeting in Antalya on 28 October. He has in-depth knowledge of thermotechnics, thermofluid-dynamics, electrical engineering, transmission and production of energy from renewable and traditional sources. Alberto will be supported by Francesco Di Giovanni, Senior Product Manager at Daikin Applied Europe.

The new Chairman, Alberto Ferrandi stated: “After many years of working with polyvalent units I really believe that they can play an important role in the reduction of the carbon footprint of HVAC industry but need to be officially recognized their real values and credits with a clear indication of the advantages that this type of unit could offer.”

Francesco Di Giovanni, the new product group Vice-Chairman further added: “I am honoured to be part of this task force. The work we are doing is critical as the Polyvalent units play a fundamental role in the decarbonisation process. Current efficiency index conceived for Heat Pumps and Chillers are not representative of polyvalent units. As industry experts we are in the unique position to provide our knowledge to define a proper energy efficiency index for this technology.”

The Eurovent Task Force ‘Polyvalent Units’ (TF-POL) covers systems that provide intelligent solutions to air conditioning and heat pump requirements. Polyvalent units are subjected to Regulations (EU) 813/2013 below 400kW and 2016/2281 above400kW which penalise polyvalent units not fully accounting heat recovery benefits. The Task Force is composed of participants of Eurovent Product Group ‘Air Conditioners’ (PG-AC) and Product Group ‘Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps’ (PG-LCP-HP).

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