Eurovent and EVIA argue why proposed energy efficiency requirements are too high

Eurovent and EVIA, the two main European associations representing European Ventilation manufacturers, decided to join forces in explaining the European Commission why it will not be feasible for manufacturers of High pressure/Low volume fans to meeting the newly set energy efficiency requirements.

Evaporative cooling equipment manufacturers elaborate on the possible exemption of their products from EU Fan Regulation 327/2011

During the Consultation Forum on the revision of the ‘EU Fan Regulation’ 327/2011 in Brussels on 30 April, Eurovent had reinforced its call for an exemption of evaporative cooling equipment from the future Regulation, which was supported by several Member State Representatives. Subsequently within the meeting, the Commission has asked VHK to further elaborate on this issue and on how an exemption can be implemented without creating loopholes.

Eurovent provides input complementing its Position Paper on evaporative cooling equipment from 14 April 2015

In its position paper from 14 April 2015, Eurovent proposed a new paragraph exempting fans exclusively transporting gases consisting of a mixture of liquid water and air having a relative humidity consistently larger than 90% from the revised EU Fan Regulation. This Position Paper elaborates on why the abovementioned paragraph is straightforward and necessary.

Joint industry Position Paper, Draft Regulation – Revision of 327/2011

With this Position Paper, European AMCA, Eurovent and EVIA jointly position themselves concerning the Draft ‘EU Fan Regulation’ to be discussed at the Consultation Forum on 30 April 2015.

Cooling tower manufacturers call for exemption of evaporative cooling equipment and lower energy efficiency requirements on centrifugal forward curved fans

Whilst revising the proposal for the new Fan Regulation, manufacturers within the Eurovent network call for 1) An exemption of cooling towers from this Regulation, and 2) lower energy efficiency requirements for centrifugal forward curved fans.

Proposed Eurovent amendment concerning cooling towers and the EU Fan Regulation

In the light of the revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011 and following consultation among Eurovent manufacturers of cooling towers, evaporative condensers and evaporative fluid coolers, Eurovent proposes the Commission to include a paragraph to the new Regulation which would exclude fans transporting gases and vapours with a relative humidity larger than 90%.

Cooling tower manufacturers within the Eurovent network propose amendments to revised EU Fan Regulation 327/2011
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. In this respect, cooling tower manufacturers within the Eurovent network proposed to amend one Regulation paragraph in order to exempt cooling towers from the requirements outlined for fans in the revised EU Fan Regulation.
Fan manufacturers from the Eurovent network provide detailed amendments to the proposed revised Fan Regulation 327/2011

On 21 November 2014, Dutch consulting agency VHK, which is in charge of advising the European Commission on the current Fan Regulation revision, published a discussion document outlining the proposed changes to Fan Regulation 327/2011. Manufacturers from the Eurovent network herewith provide a detailed response.

Cooling tower manufacturers from the Eurovent network justify the exemption of cooling towers from the revised EU Fan Regulation 327/2011

In a position paper published on 18 November 2014, Eurovent and its members were calling for an exemption of Cooling Towers from the revised Commission Regulation (EU) No 327/2011, which sets Ecodesign requirements for fans driven by motors with an electric input power between 125 W and 500 kW. In addition, Eurovent now provides additional clarifications on the difficulties cooling tower manufacturers would face in case of no exemption from the Regulation.

Eurovent manufacturers advise VHK on its input for the Fan Regulation Revision

In the light of the Revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011, Dutch consultancy firm VHK published a 'discussion document' as starting point for the European Commission. Welcoming the major part of the document's contents, manufacturers from the Eurovent Product Group 'European Fan Technology' advise VHK to slightly modify parts of the proposed Regulation.