Standards

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One of our objectives as an organisation is “Ensuring that HETAS is seen as offering an understandable and secure route through safety standards and relevant regulation in support of our organisational purpose.”

There are a large number of British Standards and European Standards that apply to the solid fuel and biomass industry that affect everything you do on a daily basis.

HETAS registrants can access quick links to all these Standards on the BSI Shop via the HETAS Technical Hub (login required)

Here are just some of the many standards applicable to the solid fuel and biomass sector:

Appliances

  • BS EN ISO 9001:2015 – Quality management systems. Requirements
  • BS 1251:2015 – Specification for open fireplace components
  • BS 4834:1990 – Specification for inset open fires without convection with or without boilers, burning solid mineral fuels
  • BS 3376:1994 – Specification for open fires burning solid mineral fuels with convection, with or without boilers
  • BS 3248:1986 – Specification for sparkguards for use with solid fuel appliances
  • BS 8423:2010+A1:2016 – Specification for fireguards for fires and heating appliances for domestic use
  • BS EN 12815:2001 +A1:2004 – Requirements and test methods for residential cookers fired by solid fuel
  • BS EN 13229:2001 +A2:2004 – Requirements and test methods for inset appliances including open fires fired by solid fuels
  • BS EN 13240:2001 +A2:2004 – Requirements and test methods for roomheaters fired by solid fuel
  • BS EN 14785:2006 – Requirements and test methods for residential space heating appliances fired by wood pellets
  • BS EN 15250:2007 – Requirements and test methods for slow heat release appliances fired by solid fuel
  • BS EN 12809:2001 – Requirements and test methods for Residential independent boilers fired by solid fuel. Nominal heat output to 50kW
  • BS EN 303-5:2012 – Terminology, requirements, testing and marking for heating boilers for solid fuels, manually and automatically stoked, nominal heat output of up to 500kW
  • BS EN 50291-1:2018 – Gas detectors. Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide  in domestic premises. Test methods and performance requirements

Chimneys

  • BS EN 1457-1:2012 – Chimneys. Clay/ceramic flue liners. Flue liners operating under dry conditions
  • BS EN 13063-1:2005 – Chimneys. System chimneys with clay/ceramic flue liners. Requirements and test methods for soot-fire resistance
  • BS EN 13063-2:2005 – Chimneys. System chimneys with clay/ceramic flue liners. Requirements and test methods under wet conditions
  • BS EN 13063-3:2007 – Chimneys. System chimneys with clay/ceramic flue liners. Requirements and test methods for air flue system chimneys
  • BS EN 1806:2006 – Chimneys. Clay/ceramic flue blocks for single wall chimneys. Requirements and test methods
  • BS EN 1856-1:2009 – Chimneys. Requirements for metal chimneys. System chimney production
  • BS EN 1856-2:2009 – Chimneys. Requirements for metal chimneys. Metal flue liners and connecting flue pipes
  • BS EN 1857:2010 – Chimneys. Components. Concrete flue liners
  • BS EN 1858:2008 + A1:2001 – Chimney. Components. Concrete flue blocks
  • BS EN 12446:2011 – Chimneys. Components. Concrete outer wall elements
  • BS EN13384-1:2015 – Chimneys. Thermal and fluid dynamic calculation methods. Chimneys serving one appliance
  • BS EN 13384-2:2015 – Chimneys. Thermal and fluid dynamic calculation methods. Chimneys serving more than one heating appliance
  • BS EN 13384-3:2005 – Chimneys. Thermal and fluid dynamic calculation methods. Methods for the development of diagrams and tables for chimneys serving one heating appliance
  • BS EN 1443:2003 – Chimneys. General requirements
  • BS EN 15287-1:2007 +A1:2010 – Chimneys. Design, installation and commissioning of chimneys. Chimneys for non-roomsealed heating appliances
  • BS EN 15287-2:2008 – Chimneys. Design, installation and commissioning of chimneys. Chimneys for roomsealed appliances

Installation and Design

  • BS8303:2018 – Installation of domestic heating and cooking appliances burning wood and solid mineral fuels. Specification

Domestic Heating Installations

  • BS EN12828:2012+A1:2014 – Heating systems in buildings. Design for water based heating systems
  • BS EN 12831:2003 – Heating systems in buildings. Method for calculation of the design heat load
  • BS EN 14336:2004 – Heating systems in buildings. Installation and commissioning of water based heating systems

Biomass Specific

  • BS EN 15316-4-7:2008 – Heating systems in buildings. Method for calculation of system energy requirements and system efficiencies. Space heating generation systems, biomass combustion systems

Ventilation

  • BS493:1995 +A1:2010 – Specification for airbricks and gratings for wall ventilation

Carbon Monoxide

  • BS EN 50292:2013 – Electrical apparatus for the detection of carbon monoxide in domestic premises. Guide on the selection, installation, use and maintenance

Fuels

Quality Assurance – solid biofuels

  • BS EN 15234-1:2011 – Solid biofuels. Fuel quality assurance. General requirements
  • BS EN 15234-2:2012 – Solid biofuels. Fuel quality assurance. Wood pellets for non-industrial use
  • BS EN 15234-3:2012 – Solid biofuels. Fuel quality assurance. Wood briquettes for non-industrial use
  • BS EN 15234-4:2012 – Solid biofuels. Fuel quality assurance. Wood chips for non-industrial use
  • BS EN 15234-5:2012 – Solid biofuels. Fuel quality assurance. Firewood for non-industrial use
  • BS EN 15234-6:2012 – Solid biofuels. Fuel quality assurance. Non-woody pellets for non-industrial use

Specification and Classes – solid biofuels

  • BS EN ISO 17225-1:2014 – Solid biofuels. Fuel specifications and classes. General requirements
  • BS EN ISO 17225-2:2014 – Solid biofuels. Fuel specifications and classes. Wood pellets for non-industrial use
  • BS EN ISO 17225-3:2014 – Solid biofuels. Fuel specifications and classes. Wood briquettes for non-industrial use
  • BS EN ISO 17225-4:2014 – Solid biofuels. Fuel specifications and classes. Wood chips for non-industrial use
  • BS EN ISO 17225-5:2014 – Solid biofuels. Fuel specifications and classes. Firewood for non-industrial use
  • BS EN ISO 17225-6:2014 – Solid biofuels. Fuel specifications and classes. Non-woody pellets for non-industrial use

Other Fuel Standards

  • BS 3142-2:1990 – Specification for manufactured solid smokeless fuels for household use. Cokes for domestic openable and closed appliances and open fires with fan assisted primary air
  • BS 3142-3:1970 – Specification for manufactured solid smokeless fuels for household use. Specially reactive fuels for all types of domestic open fire
  • BS 4845-1:1972 – Methods for sampling manufactured domestic solid smokeless fuels in small consignments of mass 50kg to 500kg either in bulk or in bags. Sampling of coke
  • BS 4845-2:1979 – Methods for sampling manufactured domestic solid smokeless fuels in small consignments of mass 50kg to 500kg either in bulk or bags. Sampling of solid smokeless fuels other than coke
  • BS 7952:2001 – Specification for chemical firelighters in solid form used for the ignition of solid fuels in residential heating and cooking appliances

Air Quality and Emissions

  • BS 3841-1:1994 – Determination of smoke emissions from manufactured solid fuels for domestic use. General method for determination of smoke of smoke emissions rate
  • BS 3841-2:1994 – Determination of smoke from manufactured solid fuels for domestic use. Methods for measuring the smoke emission rate
  • BS 7904:1998 – Guide to smoke measurement units. Their basis and use in smoke opacity test methods
  • DD CEN/TS 15883:2009 – Residential solid fuel burning appliances. Emission test methods
  • PD 6434:1969 – Recommendations for the design and testing of smoke reducing solid fuel burning domestic appliances

Other Relevant Standards

  • BS 6762-2:1991 – Services for leisure accommodation vehicles and transportable accommodation units. Code of practice for the installation of solid fuel fired heating in park homes and transportable accommodation units
  • BS 8511:2010 – Code of practice for the installation of solid fuel heating and cooking appliances in small craft
  • BS EN 15821:2010 – Multi-firing sauna stoves fired by natural wood logos. Requirements and testing methods
  • BS 476-20:1987 – Fire tests on building materials and structures. Method for determination of the fire resistance of elements of construction (general principles)

Building Regulations

Click here for guidance on Building Regulations across the UK for stoves, chimney and biomass installations.

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