Heat pumps - Standards and legislation
Today, heat pumps are subject to challenging rules and standards, both nationally and internationally, and there are many quality units to choose from depending on the market in which you are operating. As manufacturer, supplier or importer, you have to make sure that you follow these requirements. In this article, you can learn more about the recent standards and the valid legislation within the field of heat pumps.
An ordinary citizen rarely needs to think about standards in his or her daily life, even though the amount of standards is substantial and they are used in many connections. But for companies, including manufacturers, suppliers and importers, it is important to be aware of the current standards. This especially applies to companies working with technical products and services.
Even though standards can make the production or delivery more complicated, because there is a number of requirements that must be followed, there are many advantages of standards as well. Manufacturers, suppliers and importers who follows the standards builds trust and implies quality and security. The use of European standards moreover means that the import and export between European countries is free. Standards are part of making it easier to develop and produce products and introduce them to the market.
The following standards apply to heat pumps:
Heat pumps are also included in these requirements, but they are, for most manufacturers and suppliers, reasonable to follow. The requirements are continously being tightened up and renewed in order to make sure that the heat pumps are as effective as possible, so that the maximum effect in the conversion from fossil fuels to heat pumps is achieved.
Read more on Energistyrelsen's webiste here.
There are also requirements for the application of dangerous gases and liquids, and heat pumps (and cold storage plants) with a yearly consumption of electricity higher than 3.000 kWh must be measured, eventually with a separate electricity meter.
The Heat Pump Laboratory at Danish Technological Institute is accredited by ILAC, the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation, and DANAK, the Danish Accreditation Fund. With these accreditations, the Institute is allowed to conduct tests in agreement with internationally approved accredited standards, ecodesign and energy labelling requirements as well as current EU standards and quality units, such as HP KEYMARK, MCS and EHPA – Quality Label. At Danish Technological Institue, we can conduct the type of test, simulation or calculation that you need, both according to equipment, components and systems.
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