A cost-effective upgrade route to ErP compliance

Airflow Developments, ventilation, maintenance, refurbishment

Upgrading ventilation systems in offices, retail and leisure environments in line with the new ErP regulations can often be achieved simply by replacing fans, and not the complete system, according to Airflow Developments. The company’s advice to main contractors, building-services engineers and facilities managers is that in the vast majority of cases total replacement of fan coils, VAV units and fan-assisted chilled beams is not necessary.

Upgrading to EC (electronically commutated) industrial fans that are quick and simple to install is a cost-effective solution to ensure that the overall ventilation system is ECO-design and ErP compliant.

Alan Siggins, managing director of Airflow Development, says, ‘Maintaining efficient ventilation is key to indoor air quality, and with the recent changes to the ErP regulations upgrading ventilation is high on the agenda.

‘However, we want to ensure that those responsible for commercial systems are not being scare-mongered into a far more costly and laborious approach. Why go to the expense of total system replacement, when, in many cases, the logical and cost-effective approach is to replace the fan — not the system?’

Airflow Developments offers a range of single-inlet and double-inlet EC centrifugal fans that use up to 50% less energy than their AC predecessors.

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