EN 16282 – New EU standard for ventilation in commercial kitchensEU’s new standard for equipment in commercial kitchens is long-awaited and well-produced. It covers everything from the hood to the point of discharge. The work took 14 years and aims to harmonise competition within the EU as well as setting quality requirements for functionality, safety and the environment.
Air purifi cation technologies are described in part 8 where requirements are defi ned for equipment for treating kitchen extract air. The air treatment reduces fi re risk as well as odours. It is also a prerequisite for installing heat exchangers in the extract air stream for heat recovery.
The methodology is now spreading in Europe and will considerably reduce energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. A driving force is the Ecodesign Directive, which states that products for heat recovery shall have a minimum thermal effi ciency of 73% as of 1st January, 2018.
We have read through the standard and what follows is a summary of how some of the treatment technologies are affected. Read more about the new EU standard för ventilation in commercial kitchens