News: UK Product Launch

12/09/2023   |   Barry

UK Launch of a Groundbreaking Ventilation System set to 'Revolutionise the way Buildings Breathe’

As the world steers towards a net-zero future, the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) industry has emerged as a critical player in the drive towards a carbon-neutral world.

In the response to the carbon conundrum and creating greener and healthier indoor spaces, Motorised Air Products Ltd (MAPUK) today (Tuesday 12 September) launch an innovative ventilation product in the UK.

Developed in collaboration with LTG Aktiengesellschaft, a pioneering German company specialising in air and climate technology, the product, known as FVPpulse, promises to revolutionise the way buildings breathe.

FVPpulse is a decentralised supplied air and return air unit that mimics the natural movement of air, enabling buildings to "breathe" effortlessly. Unlike conventional facade-mounted ventilation units, FVPpulse requires only a single fan and one opening in the facade. It uses a system of dampers to cyclically switch between intake and outlet functions.

Barry Hobday, Managing Director of MAPUK, said: "The FVPpulse system offers many advantages. It's highly energy-efficient, with built in heat recovery technology. You can tailor ventilation to the specific needs of individual rooms or zones, ensuring optimal Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) where it matters most, and it has great retrofit potential."

Recent times have taught us that proper ventilation and high indoor air quality are no longer luxuries but essential elements in the design and operation of sustainable buildings.

In 2019, the Government passed legislation to commit the UK to a legally binding target of net zero emissions by 2050. In Europe, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive 2018/844/EU (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU (EED) are driving the future. Buildings account for around 40 percent of the EU's energy consumption and 36 percent of CO₂ emissions in Europe, making them a pivotal focus of sustainability efforts.

One key aspect of achieving high energy efficiency in air-conditioning systems is ensuring they deliver a healthy indoor climate while consuming minimal energy. This includes effective heat recovery to minimise heating requirements. In compliance with EU regulation No. 1253/2014, the thermal efficiency of heat recovery systems for non-residential ventilation units must be at least 73%. This necessitates the use of fan-assisted mechanical ventilation in the future.

To address these challenges, the FVPpulse, a high-efficiency alternative system has been developed, inspired by the concept of breathing. This innovative system provides regenerative heat recovery, transient air flow within rooms, and the design of supply air temperature.

Traditionally, centralised HVAC systems have been the go-to choice for managing ventilation and air quality in buildings. However, the FVPpulse challenges this model of thinking.

Despite its sleek design, FVPpulse can deliver air at rates of up to approximately 130 m³/h (260 m³/h in hybrid ventilation mode). With fewer main components than conventional facade-mounted units, it provides the same performance while being more compact, preventing flow short-circuits at the facade and ensuring a comfortable airflow throughout the room.

FVPpulse also provides high efficiency heat recovery without freezing, even at very low outdoor temperatures, a shut-off damper and a large-format air filter. This innovative system achieves a heat recovery level of up to 90 percent.

One of FVPpulse's standout features is its non-stationary indoor airflow, resulting in maximum thermal comfort. The pulsed flow of fresh air penetrates deep into the room, reducing air velocity and minimising the risk of short-circuits in the airflow.

Multiple FVPpulse units can be installed to improve indoor air quality without the need for costly air ducts or central return air units. This innovative approach promotes cyclical air exchange, preventing local pressure increases in the building.

Ralf Wagner, CTO at LTG Aktiengesellschaft, said: "This product demonstrates how primary energy consumption in non-residential buildings can be significantly reduced by using the 'breathing' principle. Our innovative decentralised ventilation solution uses only one fan for both supply and exhaust, providing permanent ventilation while minimising power consumption."

The unique operating mode of FVPpulse offers endless possibilities for ventilation concepts, including demand-controlled ventilation, night-time ventilation in the summer and hybrid ventilation. It can be installed in ceilings, floors, or sills with a new column based unit in development, making it an ideal choice for retrofit projects, which are in fact a powerful tool in the journey towards greener buildings.

With FVPpulse, the future of greener, healthier, and more energy-efficient buildings is here.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Claire Hobday, Communications Manager, MAPUK at clairehobday@mapuk.com or telephone 07951057968.

Notes to editors

Full product details at: FVPpulse

Product images available on request.

About Motorised Air Products Ltd (MAPUK)

MAPUK is a leading provider of innovative HVAC solutions in the UK, committed to delivering energy-efficient, high performing products that enhance indoor comfort and air quality.

About LTG Aktiengesellschaft

LTG Aktiengesellschaft is a pioneering German company specialising in air and climate technology. With a strong focus on innovation, LTG develops cutting-edge solutions for energy-efficient ventilation and climate control.