The Eurovent association in Brussels is majority shareholder of Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC), a provider of performance certification programmes for our industry based in Paris. ECC runs 40+ certification programmes independently from our association activities. It has its own Board and decision-making bodies and is globally known for the ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’ quality mark.
Association and Certification
A membership in the Eurovent association is never a prerequisite for being able to participate in an ECC performance certification programme, neither is it necessary to be certified in order to participate in association activities. This distinction is an essential requirement in order to receive the EN ISO/IEC 17065:2012 accreditation certificate, which ECC holds. Participation in an ECC performance certification programme is voluntary.
The decision to set up a new performance certification scheme often derives from discussions among manufacturers within the Eurovent association’s working groups. Once manufacturers decide that they would like to establish a certification scheme for their product type, a so-called ‘Launching Committee’ can be set up within ECC, which is then responsible for its development. As soon as a scheme is formally running, it is being managed within so-called ‘Compliance Committees’ within our independent certification company – and never by the Eurovent association.
‘Eurovent Certified Performance’
ECC is globally known for its quality mark ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’. For the ‘HVACR’ industry in Europe, the Middle East, and Northern Africa, ECC plays an important role in establishing a level-playing field for manufacturers by certifying performances while guaranteeing the fundamental integrity of their product lines. The ‘Eurovent Certified Performance’ logo indicates that this quality requirement has been fulfilled and should not require the need to be re-proven after the customer’s decision and after the manufacturer’s production process.
Eurovent offers certification schemes for both domestic and industrial facilities. Examples include:
- Comfort appliances: Radiators, fan coil units, solar collectors and heaters, heating appliances using liquid or solid fuels, mobile liquid fuel heaters, chilled beams
- Cooling and refrigeration: Cooling and heating coils, cooling towers, heat exchangers, milk coolers, condensing units, compressors, refrigerated display cabinets
- Thermodynamics: Heat pumps, air conditioners, liquid chilling packages, VRFs, rooftops
- Ventilation: Mechanical ventilation, air handling units, fans, flue pipes, filters, heat recovery, residential air handling units
Detailed information can be found at www.eurovent-certification.com.