The Commission Regulation (EU) No 327/2011 is related to ecodesign requirements for fans driven by motors with an electrical input power between 125W and 500kW.
The first phase (tier 1) comes into force on the 1st January 2013.
So what does this mean?
The regulation sets out minimum efficiency grades for fans within its scope being placed on the market for the first time. The efficiency grade is based on the electrical input power and therefore encompasses both the fan efficiency and the motor efficiency.
Any fan placed onto the market for the first time (usually by the manufacturer) will have to comply with these efficiency grades. This will not affect the onward selling by a distributor, stockist etc.
It will be illegal to introduce a fan onto the market after 2012 that does not comply.
A second phase (tier 2) of tighter efficiency grades will come into force on the 1st January 2015.
The efficiency grade of the fan will be clearly visible on the data plates/ labels, technical documentation, free access websites of manufacturers of fans, etc. as set out in the regulation.
Fans exempt or out of scope of this regulation are:
• Fans with an input power of less than 125W or greater than 500kW
• Hazardous area ATEX fans
• Dedicated High Temperature emergency use fans
• Fans for conveying materials
• Fans for toxic corrosive environments
• Fans for ambient >100°C
• Fans driven by non-electrical devices
For more information please contact:
Fans Product Manager
Tel: 0044 1206 222539
Business Development and Corporate Communications Director
Tel: 0041 22 309 3808