SOCOTEC assesses the air quality in your building by means of an air quality inspection. We advise you on how to improve it, for example by cleaning the ventilation ducts.

As the owner of a building or employer you are responsible for healthy air in your building.

This has even been stipulated in the Dutch Working Conditions, article 6.2 Ventilation.

SOCOTEC assesses the air quality in your building by means of an air quality inspection. We advise you on how to improve it, for example by cleaning the ventilation ducts.

Talk to our experts

Mirjam Buijs

Buisness Unit Manager Advice

Buisness Unit Manager Advice

m.buijs@cag.nl +31 6 51173800
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Our inspection techniques

For air measurements

MICROBIOLOGICAL

During a microbiological air inspection we check for bacteria, mould and yeast.

 

PHYSICAL

During a physical air inspection we measure the CO2 concentration, relative humidity and temperature.

 

CHEMICAL

We measure the chemical composition of the air in case of odours.

 

CAPACITY

With an airflow measurement we measure the blast capacity in accordance with the guidelines of the Building Code.

 

INSPECTIONS

We determine the level of maintenance of the air handling units and the airflow profiles. We check on how dirty the air ducts are by means of an endoscopic examination.

 

PARTICULATE MATTER

Particulate matter consists of particles that are not visible to the naked eye. However, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Particulate matter is released amongst other things in traffic, when using gas ovens and also in industry. It can also be present in your building. Our engineers will determine whether your building is airtight and the capture quality of the filters in the air handling unit. In this way we can help you keep particulate matter outside your building.

 

CORONA

Sufficient fresh air is necessary in buildings to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. Ventilation is more important now than ever. Research has shown that good ventilation reduces the spread of pathogens such as COVID-19. How about the ventilation in your building? Is it safe for your tenants, colleagues and visitors?

 

SCHOOLS

At many schools the ventilation is not up to par. Our sensors monitor whether users can stay and work in the right conditions in the school building. A good CO2 level benefits the concentration and health of both pupils and teachers. The wireless SLIM.Sensoring technology make it possible to automatically measure temperature, relatively humidity and CO2.

MICROBIOLOGICAL

During a microbiological air inspection we check for bacteria, mould and yeast.

 

PHYSICAL

During a physical air inspection we measure the CO2 concentration, relative humidity and temperature.

 

CHEMICAL

We measure the chemical composition of the air in case of odours.

 

CAPACITY

With an airflow measurement we measure the blast capacity in accordance with the guidelines of the Building Code.

 

INSPECTIONS

We determine the level of maintenance of the air handling units and the airflow profiles. We check on how dirty the air ducts are by means of an endoscopic examination.

 

PARTICULATE MATTER

Particulate matter consists of particles that are not visible to the naked eye. However, that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Particulate matter is released amongst other things in traffic, when using gas ovens and also in industry. It can also be present in your building. Our engineers will determine whether your building is airtight and the capture quality of the filters in the air handling unit. In this way we can help you keep particulate matter outside your building.

 

CORONA

Sufficient fresh air is necessary in buildings to live and work in a healthy and safe environment. Ventilation is more important now than ever. Research has shown that good ventilation reduces the spread of pathogens such as COVID-19. How about the ventilation in your building? Is it safe for your tenants, colleagues and visitors?

 

SCHOOLS

At many schools the ventilation is not up to par. Our sensors monitor whether users can stay and work in the right conditions in the school building. A good CO2 level benefits the concentration and health of both pupils and teachers. The wireless SLIM.Sensoring technology make it possible to automatically measure temperature, relatively humidity and CO2.

BRL 8010 VENTILATION PERFORMANCE INSPECTION (VPK)

Does your ventilation system function properly and/or does it meet the requirements? It is a topical item since a ventilation system that functions well is essential to guarantee a healthy indoor climate in your building. A ventilation performance inspection (VPK) can be carried out to assess the performance of a ventilation system. SOCOTEC is certified in accordance with the BRL 8010 guideline to carry out ventilation performance inspections.

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Inspection

Ventilation Performance

How does a ventilation performance inspection (VPK) work?

 

During a ventilation performance inspection, we assess the performance of a ventilation system. The method differs for existing buildings or new constructions:

  • For existing buildings, a performance inspection is carried out
  • For new constructions, the design and execution are tested and a performance inspection is carried out

 

During a VPK we test:

 

  • the correct application and execution of the ventilation system
  • the ventilation flow rate with a calibrated, pressure-compensating flow meter
  • that the control works
  • the noise made by the installation
  • possible maintenance
  • user information

How does a ventilation performance inspection (VPK) work?

 

During a ventilation performance inspection, we assess the performance of a ventilation system. The method differs for existing buildings or new constructions:

  • For existing buildings, a performance inspection is carried out
  • For new constructions, the design and execution are tested and a performance inspection is carried out

 

During a VPK we test:

 

  • the correct application and execution of the ventilation system
  • the ventilation flow rate with a calibrated, pressure-compensating flow meter
  • that the control works
  • the noise made by the installation
  • possible maintenance
  • user information

Who is a VPK for?

The VPK is especially for homes, schools and day care centres. It can be carried out for both existing buildings and new constructions.

If the ventilation system meets all the requirements set, a VPK certificate is issued.

Would you like an Air Technical Survey of your building? Contact us

Contact us
m.buijs@cag.nl

Talk to our experts

Mirjam Buijs

Buisness Unit Manager Advice

Buisness Unit Manager Advice

m.buijs@cag.nl +31 6 51173800