B&ES Publications has announced the launch of its newly updated TR/19 Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems.
The new guide offers direction on the testing and cleaning of ventilation systems to meet required standards.
It incorporates reference to the new British and European Standard BS EN 15780 ‘Ventilation for Buildings – Ductwork – Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems’ introduced in 2011, and for the first time, highlights the current best practice for ensuring that kitchen extract systems are maintained to minimise the risk of fire associated with grease accumulation.
B&ES president Bruce Bisset said: “The internal cleanliness of ventilation systems is vital for human comfort and health, energy consumption, system service life and for cleanliness of operation or processes carried out in the ventilated area. As such, the guiding principle of this document is that a defined, measurable level of cleanliness should be achieved.
“The guide places a clear responsibility on the designers to ensure proper maintenance of building systems – crucial for the safe operation of occupied spaces – and to conform to workplace Health, Safety and Welfare Regulations, in particular when compliance failure from inadequately cleaned systems can heighten the risk and spread of fire.”
The guide can be used for new builds, upgrades and maintenance of ventilation systems and will directly benefit users of the indoor environment as well as specifiers and consultants.