The new energy classification

Energy label 2015During 2012, the new energy rating system for air filters was introduced. From 2015 it starts at ”A+”, the highest (best) energy rating, and continues down to ”E”, the lowest.

The new classification simulates, by way of a standardized test dust (ASHRAE), the air filter’s energy consumption with high dust contamination during 6,000 hours of operation. By reading the start pressure drop and successively rising pressure drop when the filter is filled with test dust, theoretical energy consumption data can be calculated which is then used as a basis for classification.

Filter class EN779:2012
M5 M6 F7 F8 F9
ME ME ≥35% ME ≥55% ME ≥70%
ASHRAE Mm=250g Mm=250g Mm=100g Mm=100g Mm=100g
A+ 0-450 kWh 0-550 kWh 0-800 kWh 0-1000 kWh 0-1250 kWh
A >450-600 >550-650 >800-950 >1000-1200 >1250-1450
B >600-700 >650-800 >950-1200 >1200-1500 >1450-1900
C >700-950 >800-1100 >1200-1700 >1500-2000 >1900-2600
D >950-1200 >1100-1400 >1700-2200 >2000-3000 >2600-4000
E >1200 >1400 >2200 >3000 >4000 kWh

Source: Eurovent RS 4/C/001- 2015. ME = Minimum Efficiency according to EN779:2012.

The classification shows the importance of a large filter surface to attain the highest energy rating A. For highly contaminated* outdoor air (ODA3) or contaminations similar to the ASHRAE dust we recommend MaxFlo or Dinpleat with glass fibre media. Renewable materials (GreenFlo) are a better alternative for lighter contaminated environments, (ODA1-2) as hygienic aspects and real operational times must be taken into consideration.

* Dust contamination corresponds to ODA3.

Calculating energy consumption

The app calculates the theoretical energy consumption with ASHRAE dust.
((The app is suitable for Internet Explorer 9, the latest versions of Firefox, Safari and Google Chrome. To download the latest versions of the relevant web browser, click on their names).

Better environment, better air

During the last 20 years, outdoor air in Europe has become increasingly clean. The CO2 level in the atmosphere is the new major threat to our security and well-being. Both conventional filter materials – synthetic and glass fibre (MaxFlo) – but above all, renewable materials such as PLA (GreenFlo) are required to save energy, money and CO2 in real operational environments.

A basic theory we at Dinair advocate is that all filtration should be cost-effective and sustainable in the wider perspective. We want to make use of renewable materials to the maximum possible extent as the air filter’s lifecycle ends with incineration. Thus materials, such as fossil plastic, are relegated/deemed to be unsuitable for air filters – even if they have been recovered from recycled products.

Download the Eurovent PDF about the marking for further information: Eurovent REC04-11

This is Dinair

Dinair has over 30 years experience in industrial air filtratiion. We develop and manufacture filters which protect people, processes and environments. Our unique system for balanced filter choice not only optimizes and improves filtration and working environment, but also energy consumption and CO2 emissions simultaneously. Headquartered in Vadstena, the Dinair Group has around 130 employees in Sweden and a turnover exceeding SEK 160 million(€ 17 M) annually.

City or countryside?

Different environments require different types of filtration. Smaller towns often have types of air differing to those of city centres.

Test your supplier

Is your supplier Eurovent-certified for filters with the A-rating?

Does your supplier offer a wide range including renewable filter material tested in accordance with EN779:2012?

Does your supplier offer a tool for energy efficiency evaluation in your real operational environment?