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BSRIA delighted to announce extension of heat pump testing UKAS accreditationJune 2016


Rebecca Hogg, Acoustic Consultant, BSRIA Ltd
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.

Read more about BSRIA Heat Pump testing services

BSRIA operates a specialist heat pump test chamber offering clients compliance testing in agreement with a range of UK and European incentive schemes, quality labels and directives, including:

  • 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.”

BS EN 14511 Air conditioners, liquid chilling packages and heat pumps with electrically driven compressors for space heating and cooling. Test methods.

BS EN 14825 Air conditioners, liquid chilling packages and heat pumps, with electrically driven compressors, for space heating and cooling. Testing and rating at part load conditions and calculation of seasonal performance.

BS EN 12102:2013. Air conditioners, liquid chilling packages, heat pumps and dehumidifiers with electrically driven compressors for space heating and cooling. Measurement of airborne noise. Determination of the sound power level.

UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.

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