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Applications of the Promevent protocol for ventilation systems inspection in French regulation and certification programs

Adeline Bailly Mélois, Laure Mouradian, 2018
ventilation system | protocol | inspection
Bibliographic info: 39th AIVC Conference "Smart Ventilation for Buildings", Antibes Juan-Les-Pins, France, 18-19 September 2018
Languages: English Pages (count): 7

In France, the new Promevent protocol for ventilation system inspection in new dwellings has been published in 2017. It proposes a complete method for checks and measurements in order to uniform and improve the quality of inspection performed by measurers. The Promevent protocol proposes a methodology for pre-check, functional checks, functional measurements at air terminal devices and ductwork airtightness measurement. It also includes requirements for sampling and gives guidelines for the report. One important new requirement in France concerns the choice of the measuring instrument which has to be adapted to the geometry of the air terminal devices (ATD), calibrated and has to respect a maximum permissible measurement error. 

Since the publication of this protocol and its practical guide, Promevent has become the national reference. It is referenced in regulations and largely used in certifications. It is also integrated into training programs and has been used during the reviewing of the European standard prEN 14134. 

In order to widen this method to non-mechanical ventilation systems and to non-residential buildings, new similar projects have been launched in France.  

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