Standards and regulation
Manufacturers produce catalogues that give product details such as size, weight and most importantly performance. Consultants and contractors make decisions based on the data provided. How do they know the data given in the catalogue is correct? Depending on your geographical region, local regulations have been drafted and must be adhered too. These regulations are written by politicians based on advice given from many sources. The aim is to reduce energy consumption and limit the amount of carbon entering the atmosphere. On what basis are these decisions made? In my opinion the answer lies in the application of standards, documents which lay down procedures to determine a fan’s performance. What questions will be asked in the future?
What happens when the standards don’t reflect reality?