Available publications

The Air Pollution Control department of the Air Handling Technology Association has developed a compilation of all its publications, most of which can be downloaded free of charge. (Dated: June 2016)

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VDMA standard sheets

New publication of the English translation of the VDMA Specification 24188

14.01.2016 VDMA Specification 24188, which was published with the publication date June 2011, has now been translated. The specification entitled “Smoke Protection Measures For Stairwells – Removal Of Smoke, Dilution Of Smoke, Smoke Extraction” is now available in German and English.

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Smoke Extraction Policy Paper

This paper describes the various requirements for smoke extraction and measures for rescuing oneself and others, as well as for extinguishing the fire and protecting property.

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Standard sheet VDMA 24177 – Ventilatoren zur Rauch- und Wärmefreihaltung von Gebäuden im Brandfall (Fans for smoke and heat protection of buildings in case of fire)

The revised Specification VDMA 24177 entitled “Fans for Smoke and Heat Control of Buildings in the Event of Fire” was published with the publication date 2009-12.

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CEN/TC 142 Woodworking machines - safety

Introductory article on the revised DIN EN 12779

18.03.2016 Safety of woodworking machines – Chip and dust extraction systems with fixed installation – Safety requirements.

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CEN/TC 142 WG 10 - "Holzbearbeitungsmaschinen -Sicherheit" (Woodworking machines - safety)

15.08.2013 The European standardization committee CEN/TC 142 'Woodworking machines – safety' is concerned with standardizations for design and manufacture in the areas of safety and ergonomics of machines and tools for treating and processing wood and similar materials, taking into account the specifications of the European Machinery Directive and their respective purposes.

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Cross-Industry Collaboration

Forum Gebäudetechnik (Building Services Equipment Forum)

Founded in 2011 in cooperation with seven associations within VDMA, the VDMA Forum Technical Building Equipment is dedicated to the challenge of integrated concepts in technical building equipment, among other issues.

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Forum Umwelttechnik (Environmental Engineering Forum)

22.06.2015 Together with the specialist departments for Waste Treatment and Recycling Technology and Water and Wastewater Technology, the specialist department Air Pollution Control constitutes the Environmental Engineering Forum within VDMA.

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Christine Montigny

Technical Manager Air Pollution Control


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Astrid Medinger

Assistant Air Pollution Control, Public Relations, Blue Competence


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