Eurovent Task Force ‘Polyvalent Units’ elects new chairman and vice-chairman


08 December 2022
Alberto Ferrandi, left, and Francesco Di Giovanni

The Eurovent Task Force 'Polyvalent Units' has elected Alberto Ferrandi of Swegon Group as the new group chairman. He will be supported by newly elected vice-chairman, Francesco Di Giovanni (Daikin Applied Europe). 

Ferrandi, product manager at Swegon Group, has in-depth knowledge of thermotechnics, thermofluid-dynamics, electrical engineering, transmission and production of energy from renewable and traditional sources. 

He said: “After many years of working with polyvalent units I really believe that they can play an important role in the reduction of the carbon footprint of HVAC industry but need to be officially recognised for their real values and credits with a clear indication of the advantages that this type of unit could offer.” 

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Di Giovanni added: “I am honoured to be part of this task force. The work we are doing is critical as the polyvalent units play a fundamental role in the decarbonisation process. Current efficiency index conceived for heat pumps and chillers are not representative of polyvalent units. As industry experts we are in the unique position to provide our knowledge to define a proper energy efficiency index for this technology.” 

The Eurovent Task Force 'Polyvalent Units' (TF-POL) covers systems that provide intelligent solutions to air conditioning and heat pump requirements. Polyvalent units are subjected to Regulations (EU) 813/2013 below 400kW and 2016/2281 above400kW which penalise polyvalent units not fully accounting heat recovery benefits. The Task Force is composed of participants of Eurovent Product Group ‘Air Conditioners’ (PG-AC) and Product Group ‘Liquid Chilling Packages and Heat Pumps’ (PG-LCP-HP). 

  • Eurovent is Europe's industry association for HVAC, process cooling and food cold chain technologies. Its members from throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa represent more than 1.000 companies, the majority small and medium-sized manufacturers.