Eurovent Certita Certification (ECC) is very pleased to announce the completion of its 2021 Drift Eliminator certification test campaign, consisting of: Counterflow, Crossflow integrated & Non-integrated drift eliminator types.
Within two months, over twenty devices were tested in accordance with ECC technical certification rules ECP 14-DE-2020 for laboratory drift testing and utilising the Isokinetic drift test code ATC-140.
This challenge could not have been successfully met without the collaboration of USA-based McHale Associates Inc., a Cooling Technology Institute (CTI) licence testing agency for drift eliminator testing, together with newly developed 4JTECH testing laboratory facility located in Prague, Czech Republic, which had to undergo a series of validation tests supervised by Principal Performance Engineer Gabe RAMOS from McHale Associates, before being approved by the ECC programme committee.
The scope of Drift Eliminator certification programme has been developed back in 2009 by drift eliminator industry experts utilising a controlled laboratory environment to obtain a drift rate* at specific controlled operating conditions for both air velocity & water loading as well as the drift breakthrough air velocity, which is the air velocity for which drift losses become visible at any point of the drift eliminator, expressed in m/s.
This world-unique certification programme is yet becoming an increasing requirement not only in Europe but also worldwide:
Therefore, Eurovent Certita Certification is here to support the industry together with our testing experts McHale Associates Inc. and laboratory experts 4JTECH.
Eurovent Certita Certification is a World leader in third-party certification, operating in the fields of Heating, Ventilation, Air conditioning and Refrigeration (HVAC&R), meeting the needs and requirements of an evolving industry in the residential, commercial, or industrial markets. Its historic certification mark, Eurovent Certified Performance, is well recognized around the world, with an international accreditation to ISO17065 the standard for Certification bodies (Accreditation N°5-0517, scope available on www.cofrac.fr).
If you have any Drift eliminator or Cooling Tower testing needs, then please get in touch with Ian Butler, ECC Programme Manager for Drift Eliminators (DE’s) & Cooling Towers (CT’s) @ firstname.lastname@example.org or contact our central “How to apply” on our Eurovent Certita Certification website: How to apply | Eurovent Certita Certification.
You can also check the list of certified manufacturers & products performance at Certified product directory | Drift Eliminators .
*Drift Rate: Proportion of the drift volumetric flow rate to the circulating water flow rate entrained in the airflow and exiting at the discharge of the eliminator, expressed as a percentage.