Radiators standard EN442 & CE MarkingJuly 2006
According to the EN442, heat output performance is the main requirement for radiators but there are several other important aspects covered by the new Standard.
BSRIA standard testing & certification of radiators, heated towel rails and heat emitters.
BSRIA is the UK Notified Body for testing to EN442.From 1 December 2005 CE marking for radiators to the requirements of the Construction Products Directive (89/106/CE) came into force. That now means that products tested and certified to EN442 standard by a Notified Body can have a CE Mark applied.The CE Mark is not a quality mark, but a symbol that indicates fitness for purpose and conformity to the legal requirements of the European Union, with respect to safety, health, environment, and consumer protection. Further quality certification is dealt with by schemes such as BS Kitemark.
Whilst not yet a legal requirement for radiators sold in the UK, the presence of CE marking offers reassurance that a manufacturer is complying with the regulations, and provide a common ground for them to compete in the overseas markets.
The CE mark for radiators is a declaration of compliance by the manufacturer, based on confirmation of the technical data and test results obtained from a Notified Body. The manufacturer is required to have a technical file containing proof of compliance.
The CE mark may only be affixed after successful completion of testing, by a Notified Body, which in the case of radiators should be a test laboratory.
The Notified Body will issue a technical test report. Additionally, a certificate or declaration of the tests carried out and compliance with the CPD may be issued providing a convenient summary of compliance.
- BSRIA is a Notified Body (No.0480) for testing to EN442 in its test facility in the UK and also conducts Kitemark tests in partnership with BSI.
- BSRIA can test: durability, pressure tightness, and thermal output both rated at 50deltaT and under different operating conditions.
- Our test reports and certificates are internationally accepted as a proof of compliance and for CE Marking.
To find out more and to have your products tested, contact:
BSRIA Test & Certification
Tel: +44 (0)1344 465600