Titon is Fully Compliant with New EU Ventilation Regulations - January 2016
All Titon Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) units have been tested in accordance with the new EU regulations for ventilation units, which came into force on 1st January 2016. The company's HRV Q Plus 'Eco' units are fully compliant and designed in accordance with the new regulations, offering a 100% airflow diverting Summer Bypass, as recognised and listed in the UK Product Characteristics Database (PCDB).
The purpose of the EU 1253 regulation is to improve energy use and the efficiency of ventilation units, while EU 1254 is to provide the methodology and presentation of the results of EU 1253. This latter process culminates in an energy label that is supplied with the ventilation unit, similar to the labels already in use on domestic appliances such as fridges and cookers. The new regulations will allow specifiers to evaluate the overall performance and energy use of a ventilation system, in turn leading to a more informed choice.
All units sold from 1st January 2016 must comply - unless alternative methods of compliance have been found. As a result, specifiers and contractors will have to check and change unit performance requirements and ventilation compliance levels.
Commenting on the new regulations, Paul Cowell, Senior Technical Manager at Titon, said: "One of the requirements in EU 1253 is for MVHR units to have a thermal bypass. While the definition of 'thermal bypass' is quite wide, just switching off one of the two fans - such as the supply fan - is no longer acceptable. So, we are pleased to confirm that not only were our units tested ahead of the new directives, the style of thermal bypass used in the 'Eco' versions of our products has been recognised as the correct type for testing purposes - meaning they are listed in the PCDB as 'summer bypass – yes'. This is excellent news for both Titon and its customers, as the PCDB is derived from testing and forms the database for informing SAP."
All Titon's UK HRV Eco models are SAP Q listed, ensuring it is simple to find the most energy efficient unit sized to match ventilation demand, along with the right features to suit controllability needs.
HRV Eco units are available in a wide range of capacities, starting with the extremely compact HRV 1.25 Q Plus right up to the larger HRV10 Q Plus. Additionally, they include SUMMERboost® and Intelligent Humidity Control options as standard, as well as the capability to be fitted with Titon's auralite® status indicator or the aurastat® controller.
For more information about Titon's range of MVHR units, visit: www.titon.co.uk.