UAE: Eurovent Certita Certification has added high ambient temperature conditions to its certification programme for VRF air conditioning systems.
Product that is tailor-made for the Middle East market can now be certified to display their performance in hot or very hot climatic environments.
The amended VRF certification programme certifies according to ISO 15042 and accommodates units with an outdoor unit capacity up to 100kW at 50 or 60Hz, with up to 8 indoor units (ducted horizontal, cassette, wall mounted, ceiling suspended).
All units will be tested at T1 (35°C), T3 (46°C), and T4 (48°C), and will undergo an operability test at 52°C.
Eurovent Middle East MD Markus Lattner said the programme had been developed specifically for the region. “As a regional association, it is important to us to increase the visibility of the Middle East internationally and the understanding for the harsh environment under which we and our equipment operate. With the addition of high ambient conditions, this programme provides the market with an excellent tool to assess product performances based on region-specific testing. It even accommodates the higher requirements of Kuwait,” he said.