Product Group Evaporative Cooling Equipment

Complemented by an EU code of conduct on data centre energy efficiency

The ICT sector generates up to 2% of the global CO2 emissions. The increase in data centres has pushed the European Commission to support projects that would improve the energy efficiency of these centres.

Bulletin provides comprehensive overview on all European legislative developments for members

In cooperation with Orgalim, the Eurovent Team regularly provides you with an in-depth overview on all European legislative developments of relevance for the HVACR sector. The Bulletin provides for a hands-on compendium allowing the industry to assess the status quo and expected future developments. In addition to recent sector specific issues, our Team has summarised some of the key takeaways within this article. 

Monthly overview for members on recent developments

On a monthly basis, the Eurovent Team compiles a global overview of the latest developments concerning new standardisation activities and technical regulations of relevance for the HVACR industry. Our Notifications allow members to be prepared for developments that can have an impact on them and their products.

Final meeting held on 12 February

About 60 participants took part in the conference that closes the INTAS project. The conference was accompanied by the publication of the possible methodologies that could be used to verify compliance of fans as well as other findings from the project.

Agreement on the final text, publication to follow

After five trilogue meetings (Commission, Council, European Parliament), an agreement was reached, and the publication of the Regulation is expected by April or May. The Regulation would allow for the use of results of joint actions between Market Surveillance Authorities and others (including industry associations) for further investigations.

Detailed guidance for authorised representatives and producers of electrical and electronic equipment

The Regulation 2019/290 was published on 20 February 2019 and will apply as of 1 January 2020. Annex I establishes the format for registration detailing all the information requirements needed in Member States for producers (Part A) and for authorised representatives (Part B). The Annex II establishes the format for reporting information of EEE placed on the market. There are no different information requirements for producers and authorised representatives.

The 2018 edition of the European Environment Agency (EEA) report on fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) confirms the good progress achieved in 2017 by the European Union. A related report by the United Nations provides for a more global outlook.

Creation of topical groups by 15 February

The first of three stakeholder consultation meetings is set to take place on 26 March 2019. The consultants envisage to set up topic groups, for which experts can present their candidature by 15 February.

The EMC Directive applies to almost all equipment that contains electrical and/or electronic components. It states that the generation of electromagnetic disturbances of appliances must be limited to such level that other appliances can function in accordance with their intended use. At the end of January 2019, the Commission published the 2018 update of its Guide to the EMC Directive.

The Montreal Protocol decision XXX/10 revises the reporting forms to be prepared by its Parties, including EU and its Member States. The revised forms require, inter alia, detailed data on HFC-23 production/by-production and emissions, as well as on imports and exports of polyols containing hydrofluorocarbons. To ensure compliance with that Montreal Protocol decision it is necessary to revise the Implementing Regulation 1191/2014 and add the new elements.