Passing of the “Blauer Engel”

In its meeting on 11. and 12. December 2019 the “Jury Umweltzeichen” did pass the “Blauer Engel” for wood burning stoves. This means that the environmental label can be applied for at the RAL gGmbH from 01. January 2020.

The awarding criteria and all necessary application documents are now available in German language on the “Blauer Engel” website: https://www.blauer-engel.de/de/produktwelt/bauen-heizen/kaminoefen-fuer-holz

The corresponding documents in English language will follow shortly.

Since the RRF was, of course; also actively involved in the development of the criteria of the environmental label, we have included the test in our portfolio and can offer you this test for your fireplaces. In the course of this, we have invested in the measuring device for particle counting, so that we can offer you the required particle counting method from January.

You are welcome to contact us for any questions or a non-binding offer request.

Participation in the expert workshops and expert discussions on the topics of the environmental label “Blauer Engel” and evaluation of the 1. BImSchV

Due to our competence, we are regularly invited to expert rounds.

We are glad to take this responsible part to actively participate in the legislation, climate protection and the future of the industry.  

1. BImSchV

In the second expert discussion, on 12 September 2019 in Berlin, regarding the evaluation of the 1. BImSchV, the preliminary final report of the DBFZ (Deutsches Biomasse Forschungszentrum) was presented and discussed.

Christian Droll actively participated in the discussion.

The amendment of the 1. BImSchV 2010 revised the regulations for solid fuel appliances and was complemented with new requirements. On one hand, the emission limits for new appliances were significantly tightened and, on the other hand, for the first time, new limits were established for existing appliances in the retail sector – with transitional periods – connected with retrofitting or shut down responsibilities.

Eight years later, the question now arises as to whether the amendment to the 1. BImSchV actually achieves the hoped-for and also assumed in individual studies on future emission trends and whether there is still room for improvement if necessary.

The final report should answer this question and provide a basis for discussion for a renewed amendment of the 1. BImSchV.

In further expert rounds we will accompany the revision of the amendment.

Blauer Engel

Since the beginning of the expert discussions on the environmental label “Blauer Engel”, the RRF participated in the relevant meetings. We will include the test program in our portfolio and are already offering preliminary tests on the current version of the “Blauer Engel” criteria.

The criteria of the “Blauer Engel” was lastly discussed at the second Environmental Label Hearing “Kaminöfen” (DE-UZ xxx) on 18./19.09.2019 in Berlin at the Federal Environment Agency (Umweltbundesamt). Representing the RRF, Christian Droll participated and integrated our position into the meeting. On 11 and 12 December 2019 the the “Blauer Engel” will be presented to the jury “Umweltzeichen”. Until the 22 November comments can be send to the RAL non-profit GmbH, which will be awarding the label.

The final result of the decision will be made by the jury in December and the label will be introduced from the 01 January 2020 on out. The awarding criteria can be requested at www.blauer-engel.de or www.umweltzeichen-ral.de.

Future Workshop

In addition, in June 2019, the first Future Workshop for the fireplaces and chimney industry took place at the Umweltforschungszentrum (UFZ) in Leipzig, in close proximity to the Deutschen Biomasseforschungszentrum (DBFZ). The Europäische Feuerstätten Arbeitsgemeinschaft (EFA), the Zentralverband Sanitär, Heizung, Klima (ZVSHK) und der Fachverband Schornsteintechnik invited to this event. Over two days, the innovative workshop concept identified the industry’s current challenges and planned future steps. What was special: Not only the industry was involved, also representatives of other interested parties and politics came to Leipzig.

On 15 – 16 January, the Future Workshop will be continued at the Agritechnical in Hanover, in order to substantiate the results of the first workshop.

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Publication of EN 16510-1 as a non-harmonized standard

With the issuing date from July 2018, the English version of EN 16510-1 has been published in CEN. The German version will now follow in the next few weeks and thus the revision of the old fireplace standards is slowly taking shape.

A new structured setup of the EN 16510 series of standards is intended to simplify the handling for both manufacturers and users. Part 1, which is now published, contains the general requirements and tests for all domestic solid fuel fireplaces and is to be used in future in conjunction with a specific Part 2 for the corresponding type of fireplace.

Since this is a non-harmonized standard, it does not yet replace the current harmonized standards such as B. EN 13240, 13229, etc.

In EN 16510-1 the emission measurement methods for NOx, OGC and PM (Annexes D, E and F of the standard) are specified in a more detailed way than the previous specification and the test procedure for the type test is specified more clearly than in the previous CEN / TR 15883, which will be replaced by EN 16510-1. Due to the relevance of these detailed descriptions of emission measurement methods, CEN / TC 295 decided in November 2016 to publish Part 16510-1 as a non-harmonized standard. In addition, manufacturers can already apply the EN 16510-1 for the type testing of new developments, in order to avoid inspections after the harmonization of parts 2. There are no contradictions to the currently harmonized old standards.

However, it will not be possible to simply rewrite the test reports because EN 16510-1 and the specific parts 2 make further administrative requirements. Consequently, when converting the test reports to the 16510 series of standards, after the complete harmonization, an increased effort for the issuing of the test reports must be expected.

New requirements for the certification of fireplaces, that are operated with combustible biomass in Italy

As of 07.11.2017, the new regulation n. 186, passed by the Minister of the environment, in collaboration with the Minister of health and the Minister of economy and development, came into force.

It applies to small fireplaces and boilers, which are operated with biomass solid fuels.

The regulation sets requirements for the emission of particles, OGC, NOx, CO and the efficiency.

There are 5 categories of emission requirements, which are divided into stars.

The requirements can be found in detail in the following table:

Type of fireplace Particles

(mg/Nm³)

OGC

(mg/Nm³)

NOx

(mg/Nm³)

CO

(mg/Nm³)

N (%)
5-Stars
Open fireplaces 25 35 100 650 85
Inset appliances 25 35 100 650 85
Roomheaters 25 35 100 650 85
cookers 25 35 100 650 85
Slow heat release appliances 25 35 100 650 85
Heating appliances fired by wood pellets 15 10 100 250 88
Boilers 15 5 150 30 88
Boilers fired by wood pellets 10 5 120 25 92
4-Stars
Open fireplaces 30 70 160 1250 77
Inset appliances 30 70 160 1250 77
Roomheaters 30 70 160 1250 77
cookers 30 70 160 1250 77
Slow heat release appliances 30 70 160 1000 77
Heating appliances fired by wood pellets 20 35 160 250 87
Boilers 20 10 150 200 87
Boilers fired by wood pellets 15 10 130 100 91
3-Stars
Open fireplaces 40 100 200 1500 75
Inset appliances 40 100 200 1500 75
Roomheaters 40 100 200 1500 75
cookers 40 100 200 1500 75
Slow heat release appliances 40 100 200 1250 75
Heating appliances fired by wood pellets 30 50 200 364 85
Boilers 30 15 150 364 85
Boilers fired by wood pellets 20 15 145 250 90
2-Stars
Open fireplaces 75 150 200 2000 75
Inset appliances 75 150 200 2000 75
Roomheaters 75 150 200 2000 75
cookers 75 150 200 2000 75
Slow heat release appliances 75 150 200 2000 75
Heating appliances fired by wood pellets 50 80 200 500 85
Boilers 60 30 200 500 80
Boilers fired by wood pellets 40 20 200 300 90
Every fireplace that does not reach the requirements for 2-Stars, will be categorized as 1-Star.

The requirements mentioned in the table above are based on 13% O2.

The compliance of the value requirements needs to be proven by a document, the so-called “Certificato Ambientale”. The manufacturer can order this document, directly from us. We generally issue the “Certificato Ambientale” bilingually (English-Italian).

 

There is also a new requirement with regard to the state funding “Conto Termico 2.0”. Due to the fact that several contradictory documents have been submitted to the competent body, an official document of an accredited testing laboratory is required, which confirms compliance with the value requirements for “Conto Termico 2.0”. The manufacturer can also order this bilingual so-called “Rapporto Sintetico” (English-Italian), directly from us.

Of course, the RRF is an accredited laboratory for both the abovementioned Regulation as well as for “Conto Termico 2.0”. If you have any questions or interest, feel free to contact your personal contact or one of our employees.

Energy Labelling of local space heaters

The regulation was published on 21.07.2015 in the official journal of the European Union and officially came into force on 10.08.2015. This directive applies to every local space heater up to 50 kW. The requirements mentioned in the directive apply for every local space heater, that is no solid fuel heater without or with an open exhaust gas control starting 01.01.2018. For every construction product from 01.01.2022 on. The regulation as well as the framework regulation can be found under the following links:

Regulations are legally binding without additional legal transposition in the member states. Just the establishing of appropriate authorities or market authority and eventually national law, that are affected by this regulation.

Duties of the manufacturer

  • For every local space heater inside the scope, the manufacturer needs to provide the retailer with printed and electronic versions of the label according to (EU) 2015/1186.
  • As well as a printed and electronic version of a product fiche. For example, it can be placed inside the product brochure or other product literature. The label and other additional information need to be provided, so that the retailer is always able to give the customer the significant information.
  • Upon request, a technical documentation has to be delivered to the commission or the authorities of the member states.
  • Measurements and calculations need to be done according to the harmonised standards and technical specifications.
  • The manufacturer is solely responsible for the creation of the label and labelling.
  • On sale, the label must be visible on the frontside of the product.

Duties of the retailer or at point of sale

  • Product-related advertisement or technical advertising material needs to reference the energy efficiency class.
  • The label and the significant material must be provided with the product fiche if a product is not visible to the customer, while marketing (e. g. in-stock product).
  • The label and product fiche do not have to be delivered on the product or “inside the box/outer packaging”.

Calculation and classification of the label

EEI = (ns,on * BLF) – 10% + F(2) + F(3) – F(4) – F(5)

Where:

  • ns,on is the seasonal space heating energy efficiency in active mode, expressed in %
  • ns,on = nsth,nom is the useful efficiency at nominal heat output, based on the lower NCV.
  • BLF is the biomass label factor
    • for biomass local space heaters: factor = 1,45
    • for fossil fuel local space heaters: factor = 1
  • F(2) is a correction factor accounting for a positive contribution to the energy efficiency index due to adjusted contributions of controls of indoor heating comfort, the values of which are mutually exclusive, cannot be added on top of each other, expressed in %;
  • F(3) is a correction factor accounting for a positive contribution to the energy efficiency index due to adjusted contributions of controls for indoor heating comfort the values of which can be added on top of each other, expressed in %;
  • F(4) is a correction factor accounting for a negative contribution to the energy efficiency index by auxiliary electricity consumption, expressed in %;
  • F(5) is a correction factor accounting for a negative contribution to the energy efficiency index by energy consumption of a permanent pilot flame, expressed in %.

Energy efficiency class of local space heaters

The European Commission has provided a useful tool for the creation of the label on their website http://eepf-energylabelgenerator.eu. This is not a guidance for the calculation of the label, but rather helps you with the correct format and the print ready version of the label.

Exceptions from this label

  • Art. 1 (a – j)
    • e.g. sauna ovens, air heating products and solid fuel local space heaters, that were not factory mounted or prefabricated components or parts, from the same manufacturer, delivered to the place of assembly.
  • Used products. As far as they were not imported from a third country (EU) 2017/1369 Art. 1 (2) a
    • Re-sale of exchanged goods (if used)
    • Repaired products, if not significantly changed or that got a new warranty / guarantee (complete overhaul)
  • Except outlet or b-goods, because they are not used beforehand

Obviously, this information is only a brief summary of the core statements of the regulation. Further requirements can be found in the regulation in the above-mentioned link.

Should you have any further questions about the calculation or creation of the label or any other topics like internet marketing, product fiche or the technical documentation, we can create an offer about consulting for you.

Conto Termico 2.0

Since May 2016, a subsidy for fireplaces was granted by the Italian government.

The total allowance amounts to 900 million € per year. In order to receive this subsidy as a private individual, an old room heater has to be replaced by a new one. The old room heater has to be brought to a specialist retailer, together with photos and documents. . This must be documented and registered at the GSE (Gestore Servizi Energetici). The newly acquired room heater must have an efficiency of > 85% and meet the requirements of DIN EN 13240.

Formula for the calculation of the grant:

Ia tot = 3,35 * In(Pn) * hr * Ci * Ce

Explanation:

Ia tot: annual subsidy for a max. of 2 years

Pn: nominal heat output from a type test according to EN 13240

Hr: hours of heating relating to the location (by region)

Ci: typology of the product

Typology of the product Ci-factor for room heaters with a  nominal heat output of  ≤ 35kWt
Room heater for burning wood 0,040 (€/kWht)
Pellet stove 0,040 (€/kWht)

Ce: Particulate-emission-coefficient

Particles (PM)  

Ce

(mg/Nm3 related to 13% O2)
30 < Emissions ≤ 40 1
25 < Emissions ≤ 30 1,2
Emissions ≤ 25 1,5

Example:

A room heater with an efficiency of 85%, at 6 kW nominal heat output, particles under 35 kW, particulate emission of 35 mg/m3 and sold in Bozen (f-zone) may be granted an annual subsidy of:

3,35 * In(6) * 1800 * 0,04 * 1 = 432.17 €  * 2 years = 864,34 €  total subsidy

Important information of the prospective EN 16510

We would like to give you again the current information about the restructuring of series of standards of fireplaces by CENT/TC 295 to a new series of standards EN 16510 ” Residential solid fuel burning appliances”.

 

What is EN16510?

The EN 16510 part 1 together with part 2 will supersede EN 13240 for roomheater, EN 13229 for inset appliances, EN 12815 for cookers and EN 12809 for independent boilers. Besides there is also intended that the EN 16510 as well replace the EN 14785 for space heating appliances as well as the EN 15250 for slow heat release appliances.

The parts 1 as well as 2-1 until 2-4 and 2-6 of standard EN 16510 have to agree formally on European level right now.

The WG 7 is working on a preliminary version of part 2-5.

The WG 6 discussed the received comments of part 2-6. The preliminary version of FprEN 16510 Teil 2-6 has been bring to CMC for the formal agreement in May 2016. Furthermore the WG 6 are concerned with the new NWI (New Work Item) for pellet and beech log combo appliances.

The revision of these European Standards takes into account the comments received at their 5-year review. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association and supports fundamental requirements of EU Directives.

The structure of EN 16510, Residential solid fuel burning appliances, is as follows:

— Part 1: General requirements and test methods

— Part 2-1: Roomheaters

— Part 2-2: Inset appliances including open fires

— Part 2-3: Cookers

— Part 2-4: Independent boilers — Nominal heat output up to 50 kW

— Part 2-5: Slow heat release appliances

— Part 2-6: Appliances fired by wood pellets

 

How is the current status of standardization?

At the moment the parts 1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4 and 2-6 are present as preliminary FprEN (final draft).

With release of part 1 of the standard as harmonized standard in Official Journal of the European Union the measurement methods of EN 16510 can be used. This will take place expectedly in March 2017. This part of standard cannot use for appraisal procedure of confirmation. The release of parts 2-1 till 2-4 and 2-6 as harmonized standard in Official Journal of the European Union is displaced for an indefinite period of time because of protest of Norway and Finland. Already now we prepare us and our testing laboratories for the official release.

 

Which consequences does the change of standards have?

The new series of standards differs in their parts in essential points of the former standards, so in many cases additional tests right up to new type tests are required. Anyway a review of the existing test report is necessary if this one and the underlay test also fulfill the requirements of EN 16510. Is this the case we expectedly can write a new test report according to EN 16510. Because there are also new requirements set on the test report.

We are strived our tests continually adapt to the requirements of the preliminary EN 16510. So current tests fulfill the requirements and can be rewritten. Also type tests during this year before taking effect of the series of standards expectedly can rewritten (to this date valid stand of standards will be considered).

 

What is the timing?

Like already mentioned above with release of part 1 of the standard as harmonized standard in Official Journal of the European Union the measurement methods of EN 16510 can be used. This will take place expectedly in March 2017. This part of standard cannot use for appraisal procedure of confirmation. The release of parts 2-1 till 2-4 and 2-6 as harmonized standard in Official Journal of the European Union is displaced for an indefinite period of time because of protest of Norway and Finland. Already now we prepare us and our testing laboratories for the official release.

For the series of standard EN 16510 the competent committee CEN/TC 295 has to apply the interim period of three years at the European Commission. Until the end of coexistence period it is possible to place on the market according to the existing hENs (for example EN 13240). After expiration of the coexistence period the fireplaces need a valid type test according to hEN 16510.

 

Is your test report ready for EN 16510?

Important information of the prospective EN 16510

Is your test report ready for EN 16510?

We would like to give you again the current information about the prospective series of standards EN 16510.

 

What is EN16510?

The EN 16510 part 1 together with part 2 will supersede EN 13240 for roomheater, EN 13229 for inset appliances, EN 12815 for cookers and EN 12809 for independent boilers. Besides there is also intended that the EN 16510 as well replace the EN 14785 for space heating appliances as well as the EN 15250 for slow heat release appliances.

The revision of these European Standards takes into account the comments received at their 5-year review. This document has been prepared under a mandate given to CEN by the European Commission and the European Free Trade Association.

The structure of EN 16510, Residential solid fuel burning appliances, is as follows:

— Part 1: General requirements and test methods

— Part 2-1: Roomheaters

— Part 2-2: Inset appliances including open fires

— Part 2-3: Cookers

— Part 2-4: Independent boilers — Nominal heat output up to 50 kW

— Part 2-5: Slow heat release appliances

— Part 2-6: Appliances fired by wood pellets

 

How is the current status of standardization?

At the moment the parts 1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-3 and 2-4 are present as preliminary FprEN (final draft).

We cannot tell you the date of commencement by now because there are no official news. To prepare us and our testing laboratories we assume that the commencement will be start in spring 2017.

 

Which consequences does the change of standards have?

The new series of standards differs in their parts in essential points of the former standards, so in many cases additional tests right up to new type tests are required. Anyway a review of the existing test report is necessary if this one and the underlay test also fulfill the requirements of EN 16510. Is this the case we can write a new test report according to EN 16510. Because there are also new requirements set on the test report.

We are strived our tests continually adapt to the requirements of the preliminary EN 16510. So current tests fulfill the requirements and can be rewritten. Also type tests during this year 2016 are valid by the to this date valid stand of standards.

 

What is the timing?

Like already mentioned above there isn´t a concrete date of commencement. We prepare internally for a commencement starting in spring 2017. After the commencement their will be a interim period (3 years are requested / expected interim period is 2 years). If the interim period is over the declaration of performance of a building product has to be imperative base on a valid test report recording to EN 16510.

Because the review of a test report or a necessary additional test and the corresponding new test report according to EN 16510 is very time consuming, the interim period is relatively short, so you should care about the reorganization early.

We would like to inform you by phone or be available for you for a one-to-one conversation.

From 24th to 26th of February 2016 we are on the fair Progetto Fuoco in Verona. We also would like to offer a one-to-one conversation if you wish that.

New Danish regulation for fireplaces entered into force on 22.01.2015

On 22.01.2015 the new Danish regulation for fireplaces “regulering af luftforurening fra fyringsanlæg til fast brændsel under 1 MW” entered into force. It contains new limit values for fireplaces with and without boiler, which will be valid from 26.07.2015:

 

Dust/particles:

5 g/kg (10 g/kg) according to NS 3058-1 and NS 3058-2 (Norwegian method)

or  40 mg/m³ according to DINplus method

OGC:                150 mg/m³

 

2 years after entry into force the limit values for above mentioned fireplaces will be tightened:

Dust/particles:

4 g/kg (8 g/kg) according to NS 3058-1 and NS 3058-2 (Norwegian method)

or  30 mg/m³ according to DINplus method

OGC:                120 mg/m³

 

 

Link: https://www.retsinformation.dk/forms/r0710.aspx?id=167776#Kap9  (Bilag 1)

 

Grænseværdier / emissionskrav for rumopvarmere

Rumopvarmere med og uden vandtank skal opfylde grænseværdierne for støv og OGC, dog kun ved en af prøvningsmetoderne for støv:

Stof Grænseværdi Måleprincip Prøvningsmetode
Støv 5 g/kg, og en maksimal emission på 10 g/kg i de enkelte prøvningsintervaller Fortyndingstunnel NS 3058-1 og NS 3058-2 (udregnet efter NS 3059, klasse 1 eller 2, afhængig af fyringsanlæggets størrelse) eller en tilsvarende standard for måling af partikelemission fra rumopvarmere, anerkendt i EU, EFTA-lande eller Tyrkiet.
40 mg/normal m3 ved 13 % O2 Direkte i røggaskanalen Relevant harmoniseret produktstandard, eller hvis ikke denne indeholder beskrivelse af emissionsmålemetoder, så CEN/TS15883, Annex A. 1 (Apparater til fast brændsel til husholdningsbrug – Metoder til emissionsprøvning), eller tilsvarende standard for måling af partikelemissioner fra rumopvarmere, anerkendt i EU, EFTA-lande eller Tyrkiet.
OGC 150 mg C/normal m3 ved 13 % O2 Direkte i røggaskanalen Relevant harmoniseret produktstandard, eller hvis ikke denne indeholder beskrivelse af emissionsmålemetoder, så CEN/TS15883, Kapitel 4 (Apparater til fast brændsel til husholdningsbrug – Metoder til emissionsprøvning), eller tilsvarende standard for måling af OGC emission fra rumopvarmere, anerkendt i EU, EFTA-lande eller Tyrkiet.

Fra d. (= 2 år efter ikrafttrædelsesdatoen) skal rumopvarmere med og uden vandtank opfylde emissionskravene for støv og OGC, dog kun ved en af prøvningsmetoder for støv:

Stof Grænseværdi Måleprincip Prøvningsmetode
Støv 4 g/kg, og en maksimal emission på 8 g/kg i de enkelte prøvningsintervaller Fortyndingstunnel NS 3058-1 og NS 3058-2 (udregnet efter NS 3059, klasse 1 eller 2, afhængig af fyringsanlæggets størrelse) eller en tilsvarende standard for måling af partikelemission fra rumopvarmere, anerkendt i EU, EFTA-lande eller Tyrkiet.
30 mg/normal m3 ved 13 % O2 Direkte i røggaskanalen Relevant harmoniseret produktstandard, eller hvis ikke denne indeholder beskrivelse af emissionsmålemetoder, så CEN/TS15883, Annex A. 1 (Apparater til fast brændsel til husholdningsbrug – Metoder til emissionsprøvning), eller tilsvarende standard for måling af partikelemissioner fra rumopvarmere, anerkendt i EU, EFTA-lande eller Tyrkiet.
OGC 120 mg C/normal m3 ved 13 % O2 Direkte i røggaskanalen Relevant harmoniseret produktstandard, eller hvis ikke denne indeholder beskrivelse af emissionsmålemetoder, så CEN/TS15883, Kapitel 4 (Apparater til fast brændsel til husholdningsbrug – Metoder til emissionsprøvning), eller tilsvarende standard for måling af OGC emission fra rumopvarmere, anerkendt i EU, EFTA-lande eller Tyrkiet.
Grundofen

Change the limit values by new Art. 15a B-VG for Austria and important information for tiled stove/heat storage fireplace manufacturer (2015)

As of 01.01.2015 new laws in Austria apply

On 31.12.2012 the Official Gazette for Vienna published the new

agreement in accordance with Article 15a B-VG on the marketing of residential heating and review of combustion plants and cogeneration units.

The limit values in the product range of solid fuel-fired appliances have changed. These chances or tightening of the values are valid from 01.01.2015.

From this date every fireplace which is going to place on the market has to fulfill this limit values:

Excerpt from the Article 15a B-VG:

Manually-fed roomheaters *) (wood fuels):
CO emissions = 1100 mg/MJ (unchanged)
NOx = 150 mg/MJ (unchanged)
OGC emissions = 50 mg/MJ (previously 80 mg/MJ)
Dust emissions = 35 mg/MJ (previously 60 mg/MJ)
Minimum efficiency = 80% (previously 78%)

Automatically-fed roomheaters **) (wood pellets):
CO emissions = 500 mg/MJ (unchanged)
NOx = 100 mg/MJ (previously 150 mg/MJ)
OGC emissions = 30 mg/MJ (unchanged)
Dust emissions = 25 mg/MJ (previously 50 mg/MJ)
Minimum efficiency = 80% (previously 78%)

*) for example roomheaters according to: DIN EN 13240, DIN EN 13229, DIN EN 12815, DIN EN 15250, DIN EN 15821

**) for example roomheaters according to: DIN EN 14785

Compliance with the limit values shall be verified by the appropriate type tests.

 

As of 01.01.2015 heat storage fireplaces have to prevent a confirmation of emissions

With come into effect of the first regulation implementing the Bundes-Immissionsschutzgesetz (BImSchV) of 22.03.2010 heat storage fireplaces have to prevent a confirmation of emission’s as of 01.01.2015.
This confirmation can be fulfilled with two methods:

  1. Local measuring after installation of the appliance
  2. Type test of the fireplace or of a fireplace family according to an acknowledged standard through an accredited body (like RRF)

The limit values of heat storage inset appliances with fill-in firing in accordance with DIN EN 13229/A1 are valid.

If you as a manufacturer of heat storage fireplaces or tiled stoves have the request of detailed information, it would be a pleasure for us to inform you by phone or in a personal conversation.