Halton’s range of commercial kitchen air handling units has been awarded the Eurovent certification for performance and quality.
The 12 month procedure included design and development at the ventilation manufacturer’s Rochester headquarters followed by rigorous testing at the Eurovent-approved laboratory in Germany. The accreditation covers the entire range of third generation pollution control, supply-air and combined units.
An integral part of this process was the certification of Halton’s AHU software selection package.
This Eurovent accreditation is recognised throughout Europe and an increasing number of other countries around the world. Halton’s believes this recognition will facilitate ongoing growth around the world.
Halton’s Rochester-based research and development manager, Joe Jones, commented: “Our new range of Eurovent-certified supply air handling units include highly-efficient filtration options to help ensure acceptable levels of indoor air quality. Units, as standard, are equipped with Eurovent-certified M5 and F9 grade filters to remove fine particulate which is proven to be damaging to human health.
“The casework has been designed to minimise filter by-pass, the effectiveness of which was demonstrated in recent Eurovent filter by-pass leakage tests at the TUV test laboratory in Germany, where our units achieved the maximum score of F9 classification under both positive and negative pressures.
“Halton is also pleased to offer the new “Urban Pack” of filtration, designed for use in areas of poor outdoor air quality, such as city centres. The Urban Pack comprises a series of specialist filters selected to reduce the level of harmful gases commonly found in dense, highly populated areas. These filters serve to reduce microbes and airborne bacteria in the incoming supply air which helps to provide the cleanest and healthiest air for the kitchen staff.”
Steve Mason, the new MD of Halton UK, commented: “The success and subsequent growth of our AHU range is an important step in our business development and has been a key to the success since I took over last November.
“Whilst this certification of performance and quality is not yet a regular requirement here in the UK, it certainly is throughout most of continental Europe. It must be satisfying to our UK customers to know that they are benefitting from the exacting standards demanded elsewhere.”