Brussels, Belgium: During a dedicated specialist forum on October 11 at the Chillventa 2016 in Nuremberg, the Eurovent association has announced releasing Eurovent 9/12, which reportedly constitutes the first European thermal performance efficiency standard for evaporative cooling equipment (cooling towers).
According to the association, the document has been developed over the past 14 months in a joint effort by more than 10 European cooling tower manufacturers within the Eurovent Product Group ‘Evaporative Cooling Equipment’ (PG-CT). The specialist forum during the Chillventa introduced, amongst others, the background, scope and outline of the new performance and efficiency rating standard, thermal energy efficiency definitions and targets, thermal testing and uncertainty calculations and tools for an effective efficiency verification, revealed the announcement.
Eurovent 9/12, the association informed, applies to mechanical draught evaporative cooling products, which transfer heat of the atmosphere primarily by the evaporation of water (latent heat transfer). Mechanical draught evaporative products, the association said, include open wet cooling towers, as well as closed-circuit cooling towers and evaporative condensers in the forced and the induced draught configuration using either axial or centrifugal fans.
“As a response to the ongoing revision of the EU Fan Regulation, which so far does not rightly account for thermal efficiencies, and as a reaction to the ongoing discussion throughout Europe on cooling tower efficiencies, we are happy to present a joint industry response as a first major step to tackle these issues,” said Georg Mager, Senior Project Manager Evaporative Cooling at the Eurovent association. “The major players of this industry have jointly developed a Eurovent standard, which sets strong minimum thermal energy efficiency targets underlining their energy efficiency ideals.”
The association has revealed that the document is available for download free-of-charge at the online document shop of its website.