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Eurovent makes recommendations on AHU controls

BELGIUM: Eurovent has published a new document providing recommendations on control systems of air handling units.

Eurovent 6/17 provides recommendations on minimum functional requirements for control systems of air handling units and clarifies the importance of controls in regard to energy consumption, safety, commissioning and maintenance aspects. It also explains the advantages of factory-supplied optimised systems and describes the legislative and normative framework of air handling unit controls.

Describing the control system as a crucial part of an air handling unit, Martin Lenz, chairman of Eurovent’s AHU product group, which produced the document, said: “This recommendation finally gives it the attention it deserves, as it provides all essential information on this technology to designers, contractors, facility managers and end users.

“It also highlights the obvious advantages of factory-fitted integrated controls over systems that are installed one-off on site by an external building automation contractor and clarifies why supplying an AHU with factory fitted controls should be considered a matter of course,” he added.

Eurovent 6/17 can be downloaded free of charge here.

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