Systemair #HygienicByDesign

Making hygienic features a standard offering for air handling products

Fresh air ventilation, indoor air quality and hygiene are receiving ever-increasing recognition across the global building sector. Everyone deserves to breathe fresh, clean, and healthy air. We thus follow the principle that ventilation and air distribution products should be designed and offered with hygienic requirements in mind from the beginning.

When selecting a Systemair product that carries our #HygienicByDesign mark, it fulfils, at minimum, the following criteria. You don’t even have to ask for it.

VDI 6022-1 compliant materials, smooth surfaces

Product is constructed from VDI6022-1 compliant materials. Sharp edges are avoided, and the unit is made up of smooth surfaces which naturally prevent mould, dirt, bacteria, and other contaminants from building up.

Accessible, easy to clean

Inner parts of a product are easily accessible so that operators can clean and maintain them more thoroughly.

Coated materials, resistant to corrosion

External product surfaces and material coatings are corrosion resistant. This is especially crucial in industrial applications to ensure products function at their best during long periods of operation.

Hygiene-certified options

Product comes with acknowledged hygiene certifications as a selectable or configurable option.

Additional, product category requirements

If applicable: Additional criteria apply for product categories such as Air Handling Units and Air Distribution Products. Scroll down for more information.

#HygienicByDesign product category requirements.

Next to the generally applicable requirements underlying our #HygienicByDesign initiative, select product categories include additional, complementing criteria.

Air Handling Units

  • Can be configured as Eurovent “Hygienic Air Handling Units” (HAHU) certified unit.

  • Contain plastic casing components in the airflow, all of which are ISO 846 compliant.

  • Come with a corrosion class of C4 or higher (according to ISO 12944).

Grilles

Air Distribution Products

  • Are hygiene conformity tested by a third-party institute in Germany for VDI 6022-1, DIN 1946-4 and other acknowledged standards.

#HygienicByDesign is also a sustainability critertion within our global Green Ventilation benchmark for air handling units.

Hygiene isn’t standard for all applications. But it should be.

Traditionally, the HVAC industry’s concept of “hygiene” refers to products that are certified for use in critical healthcare applications such as clean rooms and hospital operating theatres.

We believe that the term “hygienic” deserves rethinking as, by their definition, air handling products treating fresh or recirculated air are supposed to contribute to healthy indoor environments.

As a result, our #HygienicByDesign initiative is now setting new hygienic standards for the global HVAC industry.

Eurovent ECP logo stars - Hygienic AHU

Bringing an end to the national patchwork of hygiene standards: The Eurovent Certification for “Hygienic Air Handling Units” (HAHUs).

VDI 6022-1, DIN 1946-4, HTM-03, TÜV, “hygiene friendly“, “hygiene optimised”, …

Consultants and planners specifying hygienic ventilation solutions find themselves confronted with a myriad of hygiene-related terminologies, standards, and certifications – often not knowing what they involve in detail.

  • What does “hygiene friendly” actually mean?

  • Which levels does the DIN 1946-4 standard cover?

  • Is the VDI 6022-1 suitable for my application, or do I need to specify according to DIN1946-4?

  • Why can a company issue a VDI 6022-1 certificate without involving an independent third party?

  • Can I trust the hygienic data a manufacturer provides?

The globally applicable Eurovent HAHU certification answers these questions by merging the most acknowledged hygiene standards worldwide into an easy-to-understand 3-star rating system, which aligns with your specific application and hygienic demands.

Furthermore, the certification is more than just a piece of paper, ensuring that customers receive what they ask for. It includes annual factory and software audits, an annual and random real unit selection for inspection at manufacturer’s factories, and more.

All Geniox air handling units are #HygienicByDesign.

As of moment one, our flagship range of AHUs was designed in line with our #HygienicByDesign principles. When selecting any Geniox model, you can thus be ensured that hygienic requirements are part of the unit’s standard offering. In addition, you can configure any unit with the Eurovent Certification for “Hygienic Air Handling Units” (HAHU).

Our CFC filter cassettes are #HygienicByDesign.

Systemair’s CFC filter cassettes are #HygienicByDesign, and third-party certified to meet highest hygiene requirements.

Explore Systemair #HygienicByDesign solutions.

Geniox
Geniox
Geniox offers ideal energy saving and low operational cost, with a long lifetime and the least impact on the environment.
Geniox
Geniox Core
Geniox Go
Geniox VOClean
Geniox Core
Geniox Core
Geniox Core delivers incredible operations no matter where it’s installed – with the smallest possible physical footprint.
Geniox Go
Geniox Go
Geniox Go is a preconfigured modular air handling unit delivering excellent performance and energy savings. A wide range with built-in flexibility, easy to transport, ensures an optimal solution for your project.
Geniox VOClean
Geniox VOClean
High-performing, energy-saving ecology units designed specifically for commercial kitchen applications.
BA Hygiene
BA Hygiene
Modular air handling unit with enhanced energy efficiency and certified by Eurovent for hygienic applications
CFC-A
CFC-A
Clean filtering cassette suitable for healthcare applications
CFC-AG
CFC-AG
Clean filtering cassette providing high grades of air cleanliness
CFC-W
CFC-W
Clean filtering cassettes suitable for environments with exacting hygiene requirements
CFC-AS
CFC-AS
Clean filtering cassette suitable for ceiling installations
CFC-AGS
CFC-AGS
Clean filtering cassettes suitable for medical or industrial environments