The new ISO16890 standard “Air Filters for General Ventilation” became effective on 01 Dec 2016. Criticism of the new standard, particularly in regard to its relevance in the North American HVAC market has quickly emerged via social media. This open letter is meant to address what we consider to be a misrepresentation of this valuable new global standard for the air filtration industry.
The International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) has this week published a landmark standard for the air filtration industry. ISO16890 defines testing procedures and a classification system for air filters used in general ventilation equipment
Chris Ecob introduces the new ISO 16890 standard for testing and classification of air filters and offers interesting perspectives on the benefits for specifiers and users of filters.
Mark Simmons, EVP for filters in the central European region, discusses PM1 and the value of ISO16890 as a means to protect people’s lives and their health.