BSRIA is delighted to announce that it has extended its scope of UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accreditation to include part load testing of heat pumps.
BSRIA already provides heat pump testing in accordance with BS EN 14511 and BS EN 12102, and is now accredited to test to meet with BS EN 14825 for part load testing and seasonal efficiency.
• ErP Directive.
• MCS (Microgeneration Certification Scheme).
• EHPA QL (European Heat Pump Association Quality Label).
• Heat Pump Keymark.
• ETL (Energy Technology List).
• HARP (Home-heating Appliance Register of Performance).
Each of the incentive schemes, quality labels and directives outlines specific testing criteria, which are drawn from the standard rating conditions and climates outlined in BS EN 14511 and BS EN 14825. Carrying out such testing allows like-for-like comparisons to be made between different products.
At BSRIA, due to a purpose built facility, offering this invaluable service, we are able to determine heating and cooling thermal performance at full and part load capacity ratios, seasonal efficiency, safety testing and acoustic testing to bespoke or standard rating conditions and climates.
We also provide product development testing and our environmental chambers can be precisely controlled to a wide range of thermal conditions.
Rebecca Hogg, who manages the heat pump test facility, said:
“The extension of our scope complements our existing UKAS accredited testing services and provides the customer with the assurance they are getting internationally recognised quality test data. Independent laboratory testing gives confidence to customers and consumers and plays an important role when delivering a product to market.”