Invent UK Move to New Premises
March 2004, Invent UK completed the purchase of new prestigious
premises in Harpenden, Hertfordshire. The relocation to be
completed before April 2004, sees the amalgamation of the
Imperial College London, Waltham Abbey Essex and St Albans
Hertfordshire sites. This move provides the increased capacity
necessary for the future growth of the company
and will result in improved services to our increasing client base.
Ground Floor of the new premises will incorporate state of the art
testing facilities constructed for type testing and evaluation in
compliance with EN14175, BS7258, DIN12924 and ASHRAE. The
First floor will continue to be used as offices with the 150m3
basement area providing additional storage for the TSI inc and
Plastifer Polyfan products.
STANDARD EN14175 - FUMECUPBOARDS
new standard currently comprised of six parts has been prepared by
Technical Committee CEN/TC 332 ‘’ Laboratory Equipment’’.
When published, any part of the EN14175 has the status of a
British Standard and according to CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations
the national organisations of the following 22 countries are bound
to implement this European Standard.
Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece,
Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom
14175: 1 : 2003
The objective of Part 1 is to
give definitions for terms relevant to fume cupboards for
general use. These terms and definitions offer assistance to
those concerned with construction, testing and defining user
information for fume cupboards. Published as British Standard BS
EN 14175 - 1: 2003 on 28 November 2003.
14175: 2 : 2003
2: Safety and performance requirements
The Part 2 specifies safety
and performance requirements and objectives for general
purpose fume cupboards. The safety requirements given in Part
2 provide guidelines for the construction and testing of fume
Published as British Standard BS
EN 14175 - 2: 2003 on 28 November 2003.
14175: 3 : 2003
3: Type test methods
The objective of Part 3 is to
specify type test methods for assessment of safety and
performance of fume cupboards. Having successfully concluded
the final CEN voting stage it is anticipated this part will be
published as British Standard BS EN 14175 - 3: 2003 in the
summer of 2004.
14175: 4 : 2003
4: On - site test methods
The Part 4 specifies a
selection of on site test methods for commissioning,
maintenance and qualification purposes of fume cupboards. This
part is currently with CEN at final voting stage and subject
to approval could be published as British Standard BS EN 14175
- 4: 2003 in late 2004.
14175: 5 : 2003
5: Recommendations for installation and maintenance
This part at 'first draft'
stage has yet to be considered by CEN TC332/WG4. The informative nature of this part may make it desirable for
it to be issued as a 'Technical Specification' rather than an
14175: 6 : 2003
6: Variable air volume fume cupboards
The intention of this part is
to specify test methods relevant to assess the performance of
variable air volume. Working Group drafting is completed and
has been sent to CEN for Public Enquiry issue in the spring of