Market surveillance is vital to functioning of the Single Market and helps to protect responsible businesses from unfair competition by unscrupulous economic operators who ignore the rules or cut corners. A lot of EU legislation has an article dealing introducing market surveillance, for example implementing measures under Ecodesign.

The application of the 98/34/EC Directive has also been extended to new standardisation work undertaken by National Standard Bodies (AENOR, AFNOR, DIN, UNI…) at national level. These notifications are registered centrally by the CEN Management Centre and a "Monthly Notifications Register" is circulated in English to the CEN Members and the European Commission. The National Standard Body generally provides the relevant associations with a copy of these updates.

We expect that most member associations are aware of the initiative of the International Institute for Refrigeration to organise a students’ competition in 2015 on the theme “Refrigeration For The Sustainable Cold Chain And Food Safety”.

Call for papers 7th International Conference on Compressor and Refrigeration, Xi’an Jiaotong University, P.R.of China 16 – 18 October

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.

Manufacturers from the Eurovent network underline the importance of a separate legislation for Cooling Towers and Fans integrated in Cooling Towers

In the light of the current revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011, manufacturers of evaporative cooling equipment in the Eurovent network ask for an exemption of Cooling Towers from the revised Regulation.

Eurovent pleeds for an exemption of Box and Roof Fans from the revised Fan Regulation

Manufacturers from Eurovent Product Group 'European Fan Technology' published a Position Paper asking the Commission to exempt Box and Roof Fans from the Revised Fan Regulation 327/2011.

Eurovent underlines the importance of Market Surveillance

In the light of the revision of Fan Regulation 327/2011, the Eurovent Product Group 'European Fan Technology' published a Position Paper stressing the importance of effective Market Surveillance of fan products.

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