MANN+HUMMEL has launched the eco16 filter app for air filters in HVAC systems.

The tool facilitates and optimizes the filter selection and offers customers the correct balance between filtration efficiency and energy consumption for a defined indoor air quality.

Thus, it helps to reduce the customer’s total cost of ownership.

It is the first system on the market based on the ISO 16890 standard. It shows customers the actual indoor air quality that a given filtration efficiency will achieve at their location.

The tool also calculates the energy consumption for the proposed filters and improves filter selection to deliver the best possible balance between filtration efficiency and energy consumption for a defined level of indoor air quality.

Eco16 also predicts indoor air quality based on local ambient outdoor air quality.

Calculations can be made for a range of commercial applications including offices, stores, residential buildings, warehouses and public buildings.

The calculator app is the result of many years of experience analyzing indoor air quality, as well as nearly 100 years spent in the filtration business. In fact, the new ISO 16890 standard is based on proposals that the company’s Swedish development department first submitted back in 2009.

MANN+HUMMEL has also launched a new range of energy saving pocket filters in accordance with the new Eurovent energy rating.

The A+ rated Airpocket Eco ePM10 70 % is accompanied by the three A rated products Airpocket Pro ePM1 60 %, Airpocket Eco ePM10 50 % and Airpocket Eco ePM1 85 %.

The Airpocket Eco filters are certified according to the Swedish P-marking system, which provides assurance of long-term performance with regard to the degree of separation. The new filters complement MANN+HUMMEL's range of air filters for air conditioning and ventilation systems for different filter classes and energy efficiency requirements.

Since the beginning of 2019, the new Eurovent energy efficiency rating applies to air filters in air conditioning and ventilation systems that measure 592 x 592 mm.

The definition is based on the ISO filter classes, such as ePM1 50 % and an annual energy consumption in kWh/y. There are 6 energy classes from A+ to E, where A+ stands for the lowest and E stands for the highest energy consumption.

The definition is more precise than the old system according to EN779 which indicated only one energy consumption value per class. The new rating system offers 5 values for annual energy consumption specific to each ISO efficiency rating.

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