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Scope of the programme

The programme scope covers all the fans types that are intended to be used as Air Handling Units components.
Fan components listed in the Operational Manual OM-22 have to be taken into account in the fan performance ratings that appear in the technical documentation (see definition in Certification Manual) in order to comply with the “wire-to-air” approach.
Principle of the programme

The certification programme is based on product performance testing by independent testing laboratories according to the standards ISO 5801:2007 and ISO 13347-2:2004 as well as manufacturing facility auditing and software checking. Test reports provided by the applicant/participant can also be accepted under specific conditions (see Operational Manual OM-22 for further details).

Definitions

The full list of useful definitions can be consulted in RS 1/C/001. Some are presented hereafter.

Controller
A power electronic device that regulates the speed of a motor. Speed can be varied either continuously or in steps by a variable-speed motor, variable-speed coupling, convertors (inverters), voltage control or by use of electronically commutated or switched reluctance motors. The controller can notably be on/off, 2-speed, multi-speed drive or variable speed drive.

Direct drive
Drive arrangement for a fan where the impeller is fixed to the motor shaft, either directly or with a co-axial coupling, and where the impeller speed is identical to the motor’s rotational speed.

Drive/control (electrical) input power
The drive/control (electrical) input power Ped [W] is the electric power input measured at the main terminals of the controller.

Fan air power
Conventional output power Pu [W] which is the product of the mass flow-rate by the fan work per unit mass, or the product of the inlet volume flow, the compressibility coefficient and the fan pressure.

Fan impeller efficiency
The fan impeller efficiency ηr [%] is the fan air power Pu divided by the impeller power Pr.

Fan impeller power
The fan impeller power Pr [W], is the mechanical power supplied to the fan impeller.

Fan range
A family of fans of different sizes grouped under the same designation and using the same operating software/DLL (see RS 1/C/001 for further details).

Fan static efficiency
The fan static efficiency is the energy efficiency of a fan based upon the measurement of the fan static pressure psf.

Fan static pressure difference
Difference Δps-static [Pa] between the static pressure at the fan outlet and the total pressure at the fan inlet.

Impeller
The part of the fan that is imparting energy into the gas flow and is also known as the fan wheel.

Maximum fan speed 
Maximum rotational speed Nmax in rotations per minute [rpm] for which there is no risk of blade damage.

Motor (electrical) input power
The motor (electrical) input power Pe [W] is the electric power input measured at the main terminals of the motor.

Octave band sound power level 
Sound power level in an octave band with a defined centre frequency, noted LWfc, expressed in [dB] and defined as 10 times the logarithm to the base 10 of the ratio of the sound power in watts to a reference value of 1 picowatt (10-12 W).

Overall efficiency
The overall efficiency [%] stands for static efficiency when the fan is tested in the measurement/installation category “A” (free inlet, free outlet and a partition between inlet and outlet zone).

Shaft power
The fan shaft power Pa [W], is the mechanical power supplied to the fan shaft, including bearings.

Variable speed drive
The Variable speed drive (VSD) is an electronic controller, integrated or functioning as one system or as a separate delivery with the motor and the fan, which continuously adapts the electrical power supplied to the motor in order to control its mechanical power output according to the torque-speed characteristic of the load being driven.

Wire-to-air approach
The Wire-to-Air approach consists in assessing the fan performance from the electric wire to the air discharge, accounting for all the components involved in the air stream generation that affect the performance data.
All the components listed in §II of OM-22 that appear in the applicant/participant product catalogue have to be included in the tested fan assembly.
Whenever a given component (see components list in §II of OM-22) is not included in the applicant/participant catalogue, a recommended component is to be specified in the declaration file and its influence on the certified performance values is to be accounted for in the DLL/software ratings in accordance with the rating requirements (see RS 1/C/001 for further details).
Testing requirements

Test standards
The aerodynamic test shall be conducted in accordance with:
ISO 5801:2007: Industrial fans. Performance testing using standardized airways.
The sound test shall be conducted in accordance with:
ISO 13347-2:2004: Industrial fans. Determination of fan sound power levels under standardized laboratory conditions. Part 2: Reverberant room method.

All certification tests will be performed in the independent laboratory(ies) selected by Eurovent Certita Certification.

Test conditions
The performance testing shall be made on the fan alone, without the AHU casing.
The measurement/installation category shall be “A”: free inlet, free outlet and a partition between inlet and outlet zone.
The aerodynamic performances shall be measured for 10 operation points chosen randomly by Eurovent Certita Certification in the fan operating area.
The sound performances shall be measured for the nominal rotational speed of the fan.
Certified performance items and associated tolerances

When tested in the laboratory the obtained performance data shall not differ from the declared values by more than the following tolerance values:
Static pressure difference                                                         -4 % or -15 Pa
Shaft power, including bearings                                                +3 %
Impeller efficiency                                                                   -5 percentage points
Maximum fan speed                                                               -5 %
Motor (electrical) input power                                                    +3 %
Drive/control (electrical) input power                                          +3 %
Overall (static) efficiency                                                          -5 percentage points
Inlet/outlet LWfc by octave bands at 125 Hz                               +5 dB
Inlet/outlet LWfc by octave bands for 250 Hz - 8000 Hz               +3 dB
Reference documents


Certification Manual 13th edition


Operational Manual OM-22-2017


Rating Standard RS 1/C/001-2017