Recommended action for the specification, purchase, installation, operation and maintenance of air filtration systems in critical healthcare appliances

Eurovent Middle East, as the region´s industry association for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment manufacturers, is encouraging healthcare facilities to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to reduce the risks related to the spread of airborne viruses through air filtration and ventilation systems and properly instruct all personnel involved in the specification, purchase, installation, operation and maintenance of such systems.

Recommended action for healthcare facilities, facility management providers, building owners and operators

Eurovent Middle East, as the region´s industry association for Heating, Ventilation, Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) equipment manufacturers, is calling on healthcare facilities, building owners, operators and facility management providers to carefully observe the following recommendations by the industry to reduce the risks related to the spread of airborne viruses through ventilation and air-conditioning systems and support the government in its efforts to contain the outbreak.

Upcoming ‘HVACR Leadership Workshops’ to focus on Building Retrofits, Cold Storage and Data Centre Cooling

With sustainability, energy efficiency and flexibility forming the basis of modern HVACR solutions, Eurovent Middle East has announced the next three events under its ‘HVACR Leadership Workshop’ banner, namely Building Retrofits, Reducing the Energy Bill: Cold Chain and Data Centre Cooling, taking place in Dubai and Abu Dhabi in the coming months.

New Eurovent Middle East Associate Member presented market figures

Industry Networks (BNC) has joined Eurovent Middle East as an Associate Member and contributed to the Annual Meeting by providing an overview of the market development in 2019, summarising trends and giving an outlook for 2020 based on the collected data on building projects throughout the GCC. While urban and transport sectors in the UAE saw a decline in project volumes year on year, mostly due to finalisation of many EXPO 2020 projects, healthy figures in the industrial and Oil & Gas segments balanced the overall results. Figures for KSA show a strong increase of 13% overall and in the urban construction segment, putting KSA in the lead in terms of projects around the region.

A new tool to simulate the indoor particulate matter pollution in relation to the chosen supply air filter quality

In this technical paper, Mr Tobias Zimmer, VP – Product Management and International Standards at Camfil shares some insight on Comfort IAQ. Many factors are rather well known for their ability to create a good indoor air climate, but when it comes to airborne particles, there is no great deal of documentation to consult and set requirements. Nor are there much of other specific guidelines. The new, product-neutral and free online calculation tool “Comfort IAQ” helps to understand the mechanisms behind IAQ and gives a good indication on what would be the impact on indoor air quality (IAQ) due to air exchange, outdoor air environment, air filter selection and building envelope characteristics

An overview of the regulatory developments in the GCC

Eurovent Middle East provided an overview of the ongoing regulatory developments during its Annual Meeting 2020. This summary included the latest information on the following important regulations:

  • ADQCC FCU and AHU Conformity Assessment Schemes
  • ESMA UAE.S 5010-1, UAE.S 5010-5 2019 revision with the introduction of the ISO CSPF seasonal efficiency standard
  • GSO G-Mark Scope Exemptions - Oman Energy Efficiency Labelling Regulation (GSO 2530:2016)
  • SASO Biodegradable Plastics Regulation – Phase 2 & 3
  • Qatar Energy Efficiency Regulation (QS 2663:2019)
Annual Meeting 2020 approves reduction of membership fees

The development of Eurovent Middle East and the growth of its membership numbers over the past three years enabled the association to lower its fee structure, supporting its members in light of the tightened economic environment. The new structure sees a fee reduction from a range of 7.000 to 13.000 EUR to a range of 5.000 to 9.000 EUR. The fees for associate and corresponding members are not affected.

Association elects President, Vice-President and Board

During the Annual Meeting on 9 February, members of the association for the region’s leading HVACR manufacturers elected Mr Brian Suggitt, Managing Director, Systemair UAE, as President supported by Mr Tariq Al Ghussein, CEO of local company Taqeef as Vice-President. Thanks to continuous growth in previous years, the member gathering saw the approval of lower membership fee structures for its members, which ensures the longevity of the Association for the years ahead.

Associate Member provides expertise through exceptional project intelligence

Established as a start-up in 2003, Industry Networks is a technology company that created the BNC Network, the largest project intelligence service in the MENA region. BNC intelligence covers the Urban, Utilities, Oil & Gas, Industrial and Transport sectors. The company's flagship product, “IBIS AIR” is an Integrated Business Intelligence System used by more than 15,000 construction professionals. Based on its massive construction intelligence database, Industry Networks publishes over 1,500 construction reports annually and a powerful monthly Projects Journal to provide the real story of GCC construction as it happens.

The region’s industry association welcomes newest Corresponding Member

Trusted and respected for more than 150 years in the Sultanate of Oman, Khimji Ramdas (KR) has consistently maintained its leadership position in the Consumer, Infrastructure and Industrial arenas. Khimji Ramdas is committed to being at the forefront of green initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility, more especially in the coveted Air Conditioning Division (ACD).

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