Seeley gets world first
Seeley International has become the only evaporative air-cooling manufacturer in the world to pass the stringent VDI (Verein Deutscher Ingenieure) Standard and achieve VDI Standard 6022 compliance. Endorsement has been attained for part three of the standard relating to ‘Hygienic standards for ventilation and air-conditioning systems in production facilities and business enterprises’.
The tests were performed by the Labor Dr. Rabe HygieneConsult laboratories in Germany, which carries quality management accreditation according to DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.
The compliance Certificate was awarded after 16 months of rigorous live testing carried out on the Breezair Evaporative Air Cooling system at the international furniture manufacturer Mathias Wiemann near Osnabrűck, Germany where the air was already laden with bacteria, spores and endotoxins. Testing of the Breezair installation was undertaken using the VDI 6022 standard regulations, norms and guidelines encompassing hygiene; planning; manufacture and execution; operation and maintenance and industry-specific requirements.
The VDI Standard demands that for all air conditioning environments, ventilation and air conditioning equipment must be designed, operated and maintained in such a way that increased risk, due to harmful chemicals and inorganic and organic pollution is prevented. Testing found that Breezair measurably reduced fungal spores and endotoxins were reduced significantly by 25 percent.