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Eurovent publishes air leakage recommendations

BELGIUM: Eurovent has published guidelines for improving indoor air quality and correcting the performance of air handling units due to internal leakages.

Produced by the association’s air handling units product group (PG-AHU) – Eurovent Recommendation 6/15 Air Leakages in Air Handling Units – is the first comprehensive publication that gives an in-depth overview of the issue of air leakages in air handling units.

This includes explanation of leakage types, reference to related standards and regulations, clarification of leakage indicators, typical leakage rates for various design options, guidance on design, commissioning and maintenance for eliminating or minimising leakages and correction of air handling unit performance due to internal leakages.

“The fundamental role of mechanical ventilation is to renew polluted indoor air with fresh outdoor air in order to provide a safe and healthy indoor environment. One of the problems in achieving this objective is air leakage occurring in the duct network and in the air handling units. Our new Recommendation sets out the principles for good practices to limit air leakages to ultimately improve indoor air quality and reduce energy consumption,” explained PG-AHU secretary Igor Sikonczyk.

The Eurovent Recommendation 6/15 is addressed to all ventilation and air conditioning professionals, including system planners, installers and manufacturers. It is available for download free of charge in the Eurovent Document Web Shop.

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