WP 6 Summary Overview of Heaters Testing Oct. 2016
The EEPLIANT Work Package 6, which aims at coordinated inspection, verification and enforcement measures for Heaters, has already undertaken a series of market surveillance activities following EU energy labelling and ecodesign regulations. The regulations cover a wide scope of product, therefore the WP has decided to limit itself to the following categories:
• Electric boilers for space heating with a rated output below 70 kW with hot water production.
• Gas boilers with a rated output below 70 kW with hot water production.
• Heat pumps with a rated output below 70 kW with hot water production.
• Gas boilers with a rated output between 70 and 400 kW.
The testing comprises document inspections and laboratory testing. Regarding the big gas boilers (70 – 400 kW), the test will for practical reasons take place "in-situ" on an already installed boiler. The document inspection, which is well under way, is intended to serve as a "screening" that will hint the authorities to what products might be interesting to test at the laboratory. Therefore, the group will examine documents for a higher number of products than will be tested (42 instead of 19).
The inspection activities have been completed for almost all heaters, and enforcement activities have started against heaters with non-compliant technical documentation. For a complete summary, please check our flyer here.