Dubai, UAE, 30 May 2019: Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) has adopted the addition of high-ambient temperature conditions to its certification programme for variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems, the certification body said through a Press Communiqué. The addition is in the wake of discussions with members of Eurovent Middle East and participants of the VRF certification programme, the communiqué said. The addition is tailormade for the Middle East market, and products can now be certified to display their performance in hot or very hot climatic environments, the communiqué added.
As an independent third-party certification organisation and Corresponding Member of Eurovent Middle East, ECC stands behind the globally-recognised Eurovent Certified Performance label, the communiqué said. With its more than 25 years of expertise in the field of Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration, ECC is setting standards in performance certification across over 40 programmes and with more than 400 certified manufacturers, the communiqué added.
According to the communiqué, the amended VRF certification programme certifies according to ISO 15042 and accommodates units meeting the following conditions:
- Outdoor unit capacity up to 100kW at 50 or 60 Hz
- With up to eight 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) conditions, and will undergo an operability test at 52°C.
Markus Lattner, Managing Director, Eurocent Middle East, said: “This programme has 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.”