11 February 2007

Smoke Signals BSI Certification for Elta Fans

By Elta Fans

11 February 2007

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Elta Fans are a major supplier of axial flow fans for fresh air supply and extract as well as for emergency smoke ventilation systems. The smoke ventilation ranges have been specifically developed for general ventilation plus emergency smoke extract for F200, F300 and F400 classifications.

Elta Fans has now extended its EC-Certification for smoke related fan units with BSI, making it one of the largest certified standard product ranges available within Europe. From left to right: Scheme Manager of BSI Products Paul Whitehorn is shown presenting the revised EN certificate to Allan Hurdle, Managing Director of Elta Fans Ltd. Bob Rees, Elta Fans’ QA manager holds their BS EN ISO 9001:2000 Certificate also awarded by BSI, which covers both manufacturing facilities and Chris Lack, Elta Fans’ Engineering Consultant responsible for overseeing the extensive smoke test programme.

It is a mandatory requirement in the European Union that all smoke extract fans are independently tested to EN 12101-3:2002 Smoke and heat control systems – Specification for powered smoke and heat exhaust ventilators. This standard covers the testing, design and production controls that are required before the manufacturer can obtain product certification from the appropriate notified body. As Allan Hurdle, Managing Director of Elta Fans explains “As one of the leading suppliers in the industry, customers are assured of consistently high product quality by encompassing the very latest standards”.

With fan sizes up to 2 metre in diameter and covering F200, F300 and F400 classifications, the certification was awarded following rigorous smoke test programmes. Elta Fans’ operations in both Fareham and Kingswinford produce the SmokeVent, Jetvent and Induction Smoke product ranges to the EN12101-3:2002 standard.

Elta Fans is part of the £85 million Elta Group, a family of businesses with operations in six countries on four continents which, together with a network of international distributors, provides quality fans and related air movement equipment to customers worldwide.

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