The goal of a correctly operated and maintained air handling unit is to enable a good, healthy indoor climate. This improves our well-being, reduces sickness levels and helps us perform better at work, leisure, and in school. Today, more than ever, indoor air quality is essential.
As a result, it is Systemair’s understanding that air handling units should be #HygienicByDesign. Period.
We offer certified hygienic options for all our modular Geniox air handling units, making hygienic a standard offering also for general ventilation units.
In fact, the entire range is hygiene-friendly – you don’t even have to ask for it!
The entire Geniox range of modular air handling units can be configured as a VDI 6022-1 certified unit using our selection software, SystemairCAD. Audits were performed by SYNLAB, an accredited third-party laboratory in Germany, which has issued the VDI 6022-1 test report and certificate.
One of the focus points of VDI 6022-1 is easy cleanability. The Geniox air handling unit design makes it possible for the operator to clean all parts of the unit. It is, for example, required that all surfaces are smooth and that there are no sharp edges or shapes where dirt can accumulate. These is just one of many areas which make Systemair Geniox units #HygienicByDesign.
Also, for all Geniox units, all models and subranges included, all plastic casing components in the airflow are ISO 846 certified in accordance with VDI 6022-1. This means that these components prevent fungal growth and do not deteriorate with actions of bacteria and microorganisms. Additionally, the Geniox casing has a C4 corrosion resistance class (ISO 12944) as a standard feature. C4 is a high class which is recommended for industrial areas and coastal areas with moderate salinity, chemical plants, swimming pools, ship and boatyards.
Not every hygienic air handling unit is what it claims to be. It’s essential to ask the right questions when selecting a unit. We support you by answering frequently asked questions – both relating to Geniox, and hygienic AHU certification in general.
An accredited certification according to VDI6022-1 guarantees that the product meets the market’s most stringent hygiene requirements. It also means that the product undergoes regular audits.
Systemair's products are certified in accordance with the code of practice VDI 6022-1. VDI 6022 describes "indoor air technology, indoor air quality". The aim of VDI 6022 is to create healthy breathing air in buildings. This code therefore deals with the hygiene of ventilation and air conditioning systems and devices. The minimum goal is that the air released into the room is no worse than the air drawn in by the device or system. Air conditioning technology must not itself be a source of contamination. VDI 6022-1 specifically deals with ventilation and indoor air quality. It defines hygiene requirements for ventilation and air-conditioning systems and units (VDI Ventilation Code of Practice).
What do you mean when you say that the entire Geniox range is "hygiene-friendly"? As a standard feature for all Geniox units, regardless of model or subrange, all plastic casing components in the airflow are ISO 846 certified in accordance with VDI 6022-1. This means that these components prevent fungal growth and do not deteriorate with actions of bacteria and microorganisms. Additionally, the Geniox casing has a C4 corrosion resistance class (ISO 12944) as a standard feature. C4 is a high class recommended for industrial and coastal areas with moderate salinity, chemical plants, swimming pools, coastal ship and boatyards.