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22 January 2020

Comprehensive expertise in testing of wood-burning heating appliances

Manufacturers of wood-burning heating appliances face increasingly strict requirements, set forth in the EU Regulations associated with the Ecodesign and Energy Labelling Directives as well as in the standard EN 16510-1. Existing and currently discussed national requirements must also be considered and fulfilled. At Progetto Fuoco, the international exhibition held in Verona from 19 to 22 February 2020, TÜV SÜD will provide information about legal and normative requirements and important deadlines. In addition, the international service provider will showcase its comprehensive range of testing and certification services offered to the manufacturers of heating appliances. (Hall 5, Stand A16)


Since 2018, manufacturers are obliged to classify their products and to affix an energy-efficiency label. Further significant changes are imminent. Effective from 1 January 2022, extended certificates for emissions of carbon monoxide, nitrogen oxide, particulate matter and hydrocarbons will be required, resulting in significantly stricter emission limits. “Manufacturers seeking to design heating appliances fit for the future must consider the requirements of the standard EN 16510-1 as well as the Ecodesign Directive”, explains Dirk Weisgerber, Senior Expert Heaters and Heating Appliances at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH. The key changes introduced by the standard EN 16510-1 include definition of methods for measuring PM, OGC and NOx emissions. According to Dirk Weisgerber, room-sealed heating appliances will play a more significant role in the future. The requirements for this kind of appliances are available in the EN 16510-1, too. Further criteria to be fulfilled by heaters and heating appliances result from national regulations, such as Decreto No. 186 in Italy, the 1. BImSchV in Germany and Germany’s “Blue Angel” ecolabel, the implementation of which is currently being discussed.

The Centre of Competence Firing and Heating at TÜV SÜD Industrie Service GmbH has comprehensive and long-standing expertise and experience in testing and certification of solid-fuel heating appliances. It also holds all the necessary accreditations and notifications, for example as EU Notified Body for construction products in the fields of heating appliances and chimneys and for the pressure equipment directive (PED), as test laboratory for heating appliances / burners for fossil and regenerative fuels, and for safety related and non safety related controls. TÜV SÜD’s experts provide testing and certification for heating appliances using gas and heating oil as well as solid fuel heating boilers according to EN 303-5 and chimneys. They support manufacturers by offering type testing and unit testing, product certification and periodic inspections as well as other services for establishing that products are in compliance with normative and legal requirements.

Press-contact: Dr Thomas Oberst

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