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New global standards benchmark for air curtains

Our work with Eurovent and ten other leading manufacturers and laboratories on air curtains has started to bear real fruit for those working on commercial projects were there is a clear need to reduce energy consumption where doors need to remain open for business. Earlier this year the first edition of the Eurovent Air Curtains Guidebook was published, providing a hands-on toolbox for everyone dealing with air curtain technologies including consultants, specifiers and engineers. The guidebook not only outlines the various air curtain technologies available on the market, as well as their application and key benefits, it also provides key information on how to correctly select, install, and maintain air curtains.

As well as producing the guide, Eurovent set about working with us to help develop state-of-the-art testing and efficiency calculation methods.

This month, Eurovent released the first edition of its air curtain standard. The code of good practice defines the Air Curtains’ categories, standard rating conditions, and testing methods, and it can serve as input for how to calculate a buildings’ energy saving by using Air Curtains.

By working closely with Dimplex and other manufacturers, Eurovent was able to test and validate in order to make the code of good practice evidence-based. Crucially it finally provides the industry with conclusive evidence of air curtains’ energy efficiency.

By Phil Chilton, Market Analyst for Dimplex