SKINNSKATTEBERG, Sweden, 10 December 2020: Systemair said it is offering a Eurovent- Certified Performance option for ‘hygienic air-handling units’ (HAHUs) as a brand-new feature in all its Geniox AHUs, in addition to its VDI6022-1 certification. The Swedish multinational ventilation company added it is the first major manufacturer worldwide to provide this option.
Eurovent HAHU Certification is an add-on to the common, well-known Eurovent Certified Performance scheme, which is considered to be the most established AHU certification, globally, Systemair said. The HAHU certification is easy to understand, as it combines the requirements of multiple hygienic standards into one. This includes requirements defined in VDI 6022-1, for general ventilation and lower healthcare demand, the DIN 1946-4 codes and standards, and HTM 03-01, commonly used in the United Kingdom. Having one standard that meets these requirements helps reduce the confusion in the market and brings an end to the current patchwork of differing national norms, Systemair said.
Evgeny Gorelkov, Product Area Director (AHU), Systemair said: “The Eurovent approach to hygienic units is generally appreciated, as it creates a common frame of reference for consultants, planners and installers. This removes the burden of having to cope with a multitude of different guidelines, worldwide. This challenging certification sets a new industry standard. Our commitment to meet its stringent requirements aligns with our mission to ensure Geniox products are #HygienicByDesign. We believe that if we want to achieve an improved hygienic standard in our workplaces, schools, hotels, universities and the like, then we need to raise the bar for the standard air-handling unit. With our Geniox range, higher indoor air quality is not only reserved for the healthcare sector.”
According to Systemair, independent audits are also performed annually by Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) as an accredited third party. This means that ECC auditors inspect each Geniox factory, which ensures that the factory and products are meeting the desired quality level, in line with the certification programme requirements, Systemair. ECC also audits the selection software of the certified manufacturers, annually, Systemair said, adding that in this case, SystemairCAD, which ensures that units that are configured, really meet the requirements defined in the HAHU certification.
According to Systemair, the Eurovent HAHU certification’s innovative, 1-3-star rating is also an important feature, as it accommodates the different hygienic requirements across various sectors in a straightforward manner, meaning the higher the star rating, the more hygienic the requirements the AHU fulfils.