New TR/19 guide to ventilation systems cleaning published

24th of July 2014
New TR/19 guide to ventilation systems cleaning published

The newly updated TR/19 Guide to Good Practice - Internal Cleanliness of Ventilation Systems has been published by B&ES Publications.

This newly updated edition 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 kitchen extract systems are maintained to minimise the risk of fire associated with grease accumulation.

Bruce Bisset, B&ES president 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 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."

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