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Shall the inspection also cover the distribution and control system of the air conditioning system?

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The definition of air-conditioning systems in article 2 of the EPBD (“a combination of all components required to provide a form of air treatment in which temperature is controlled or can be lowered, possibly in combination with the control of ventilation, humidity and air cleanliness”) refers to the whole system where the temperature of the air can be cooled, clearly including, therefore, its distribution and control systems.

EN standard 15240 (“Guidelines for inspection of air-conditioning systems”) includes specific items covering inspection of the distribution system and the controls of air-conditioning systems.

However, the details of the inspection procedure are fixed by each Member State and, therefore, different requirements may be found in different Members States.

Author:  Eduardo MALDONADO (University of Porto, Portugal)

Date:   27/11/07