In view of modern society’s growing awareness on the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ), Systemair believes that all air handling units (AHUs) should be #HygienicByDesign. We are of the firm opinion that hygienic measures should be a standard offering in all general ventilation units, instead of only being implemented in units developed for critical applications.
Thus, all Geniox AHUs allow for multiple hygienic options. Next to the VDI 6022-1 certification, Systemair is the first major manufacturer worldwide to offer a Eurovent Certified Performance option for “Hygienic Air Handling Units” (HAHU) as a brand-new feature for all Geniox units!
This challenging certification sets a new industry standard for the following reasons:
Our #HygienicByDesign approach provides peace of mind in the “new normal” and unmatched flexibility when it comes to meeting your specific project demands:
The Geniox AHUs can address any project requirement, from small air flow ranges to the highest levels of specifications. Units are always hygiene-friendly, come with a C4 corrosion class and can be configured into a Eurovent HAHU or VDI 6022-1 certified unit in a quick, easy and automated manner using SystemairCAD.
In addition, the units offer the following:
These are just some of the many features that showcase how Systemair Geniox AHUs are #HygienicByDesign.
Not all projects demand every single hygienic requirement defined by a standard or guideline. You deserve a certain flexibility in your choice.
Accordingly, our SystemairCAD selection software provides you with an array of different hygienic options, ranging from a hygiene-friendly AHU suiting your particular needs, to the automated configuration of a Eurovent certifed HAHU or a VDI 6022-1 certified unit.
Multiple hygienic guidelines and certifications are present in the market today. These are the most common ones and their major differences:
It is essential to ask the right questions when selecting a unit, because not every hygienic air handling unit is what it claims to be. We support you by answering frequently asked questions relating to Geniox and hygienic AHU certification, in general.
To date, hygienic AHUs typically refer to units applied in the healthcare segment, such as cleanrooms and operating theatres in hospitals. Standards and certifications tend to be well established in this area. This includes DIN 1946-4, which Systemair offers through ranges other than Geniox such as HH Flex, Flexline Next Generation (FL NG), and KA.
We believe that the term “hygienic” deserves to be reconsidered. The purpose of an air handling unit is to provide a healthy indoor climate. Therefore, all units should be hygienic by design, including those for general ventilation applications such as schools and offices.
At a minimum, all materials should be hygiene-friendly and certified hygienic options should be available.
Properly maintained and operated HVAC solutions are key to unlocking healthy indoor air quality, which has gained stronger awareness following the outbreak of COVID19.
Air Handling Units play a central role in delivering fresh air to buildings. We therefore believe that everyone should receive the confidence that these units are hygienic, independent from the area of application.
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The most established one globally is the Eurovent Certified Performance for Hygienic Air Handling Units. It is easy to understand and includes the requirements of a multitude of international and national standards (e.g. VDI 6022-1, DIN 1946-4, HTM/SHTM).
The Eurovent approach is generally appreciated, as it creates a common reference for consultants, planners and installers – instead of forcing them to cope with a multitude of different guidelines.
Then there are VDI 6022-1, for general ventilation and lower healthcare demand, and DIN 1946-4 codes and standards. In addition, you may find local hygienic guidelines, such as HTM 03-01 in the United Kingdom, PZH Atest Higieniczny in Poland, and SWKI VA 104-01 in Switzerland (which is like VDI).
Systemair fulfils all your needs with a wide array of other ranges such as:
These ranges are certified or compliant with DIN 1946-4 or comparable standards.