What is a vane anemometer with hood?

If you spend any time searching Google for "flow rate tests" or "part F airflow tests", you'll quickly come across references to a piece of kit called a "vane anemometer", and probably "vane anemometer with hood". What is this esoteric piece of equipment, and do you need one? As we know, Part F of the

2019-01-23T11:04:16+00:00January 30th, 2019|Flow Rate Test, vane anemometer|

What is a flow rate test?

A flow rate test, sometimes called an airflow test, extractor fan test or Part F test, is a test which directly measures the airflow of an extractor fan for Part F compliance. Part F of the Building Regulations requires that air flow rates for all mechanical ventilation systems (i.e. extractor fans) installed in new dwellings

2019-01-23T10:01:26+00:00January 5th, 2019|Flow Rate Test, Ventilation|

How much ventilation is enough? Or, what size extractor fan do I need?

Whether you’re building an extension, renovating a kitchen or bathroom, or just want to check the air quality in your family home, you need to know how much ventilation is required. Most rooms in a home won’t require extra ventilation – bedrooms, hallways, and living rooms don’t generate much moisture or smells. Kitchens, bathrooms, and

2019-01-23T10:53:26+00:00December 15th, 2018|Extractor Fan, Ventilation|

Part F of the Building Regulations – Searchable HTML Version

The canonical version of Part F of the Building Regulations is available to download from the gov.uk website here. Here at PEATA, we've uploaded a searchable HTML version which we think is more usable. It's available for free below. Don’t forget we’ve got a fast jargon-free course which covers everything you need to know about

2019-01-23T11:06:07+00:00December 7th, 2018|Part F|

Part F of the Building Regulations

What is Part F? Part F of the Building Regulations is concerned with ventilation - removing stale air and supplying fresh air. The latest version at the time of writing is the 2010 version, which replaced the 2006 edition and incorporates amendments made in 2010 and 2013. As with all the building regulation parts, it's

2019-01-23T11:05:34+00:00December 6th, 2018|Part F|

Flow Rate Test Response – Magnuss MAGAF105T

A month or so ago, we had the Magnuss MAGAF105T bathroom extractor fan on our test rig.  It didn't do very well, and we wrote to the manufacturer about it. Today, we received their response.  We're pleased to say that Magnuss acknowledge our findings, and will stop supplying this fan effective immediately.  We applaud Magnuss

2019-01-29T14:55:12+00:00December 4th, 2018|Extractor Fan, Flow Rate Test|

Why is good ventilation important?

Part F of the building regulations is all about good ventilation – deliberately bringing fresh air into a home or workplace, and removing stale air. But why is good ventilation important? In workplaces, particularly in manufacturing, the need for adequate ventilation is obvious. Without it, dust, debris, volatile compounds and other pollutants can all build

2019-01-23T10:18:45+00:00November 21st, 2018|Ventilation|
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