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03 April 2014

Simon Bradwell speaker at CIBSE Victoria

ebm-papst A&NZ Managing Director Simon Bradwell will be presenting a session at the next CIBSE Victoria Chapter meeting, titled The Effects of Fans and Fan Efficiencies on Building Energy Consumption.

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ebm-papst A&NZ MD Dr Simon Bradwell

The first step in finding ways of reducing a building’s energy consumption is to analyse where that energy is currently being used. With modern chillers becoming ever more energy efficient, fans stand out as a huge consumer of energy and therefore a prime target of attention when seeking to improve a building’s energy efficiency.

It is known that the power consumption of building services and refrigeration can account for over 50% of total power consumption with buildings. Fan power consumption in commercial office buildings is responsible for around 30% of this figure and for up to 60% in buildings such as supermarkets.

This presentation will cover some background information on fan power consumption and then detail the technical content of the new AS/NZS ISO 12759: 2013 Fans – Efficiency classification for fans, and introduce a code of practice that can be applied to define efficiency levels in air movements systems.

  • The scope and definition of fan or air movement systems
  • An overview of current legislations and Minimum Energy Performance Standards
  • An introduction to the testing and application of driven fans and its implications for efficiency
  • The definition and calculation of fan efficiency
  • Fan efficiency grades
  • The implications of using speed control
  • Which fan systems are affected: ventilation systems, air-conditioning and refrigeration

Date: Tuesday 22 April 2014
Presenter: Dr Simon Bradwell – Managing Director, ebm-papst A&NZ
Place: John Connell Auditorium, Engineers Australia
21 Bedford Street
North Melbourne (see link)
Time: 5:30 pm for a 6:00 pm start.
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This is a shared event with AMCA and is open to all to attend at no cost. Attendance needs to be registered online.

Simon Bradwell
Managing Director
Phone: (03) 9360 6400
Fax: (03) 9360 6464
E-Mail: sales@ebmpapst.com.au
Internet: www.ebmpapst.com.au