18 November 2020

All you Need to Know: Boosting the BSI Certification for Smoke Fans with VSDs

By Elta Fans

18 November 2020

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Bradley Crisp, Applied Technology Sales Engineer at Elta Fans

Why is this boost needed?

With the construction industry tackling a balancing act of declining budgets alongside improved sustainability and safety targets, the need for an all-round solution is greater than ever.

What has Elta Fans done?

Having gained compliance with BS EN12101-3:2015, the fans are now capable of being powered through a VSD in times of emergency. Incorporating the VSD with the fan itself has meant system specifiers and designers are now offered a more streamlined approach. By testing the high-performance smoke fans in conjunction with various VSDs, this has ensured that the two can be used together without the need for bypassing or fitting filters to the VSD in fire mode. Using the VSDs alongside Elta Fans’ impellers has also increased the efficiency of the system, and thanks to the completion of the BS EN12101-3:2015 testing, allows for a fully compliant and highly efficient wholistic solution.

Where will we see the benefits?

With urbanisation growing across Europe, the need for space-saving has led to the construction of more mid-rise to high-rise buildings. In turn, this is driving an increase in demand for high-performance equipment compliant with strict government regulations to ensure the safety of all people and property.

While there are different ways to ensure the systems do this, the most efficient way is to have the fans and VSDs tested together, hence why Elta Fans now has the BSI accreditation.

Elta Fans are committed to conforming to the highest standards, and as a result hold a number of additional accreditations alongside this BSI certification. 

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