Wood Energy Technologies and
Technology Standards

Wood burning technologies are available with a range of output capacities suitable for almost all applications.

 

Domestic

Commercial/Industrial

  
Domestic stoves and boilers typically cover the range up to 50 kW (although larger boilers are available for larger houses and district / community heating schemes). Boilers for generating heat, steam and / or electricity are available for commercial / industrial applications and may be as large as multiples of 10 MW. Boilers over 1MW tend to be bespoke designs and are not generally available “off the shelf”. It is strongly advised that specialist consultants / suppliers are approached for larger applications.
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Technologies and Standards
  

Two standards are commonly available and used within the European Union for the testing of wood fired boilers and stoves.

EN 14785 Residential space heating appliances fired by wood pellets – requirements and test methods.

This standard is applied to pellet stoves. A stove needs to meet a number of pre-set criteria to pass the standard. The main criterion include:

  • Minimum nominal efficiency
  • Operator / Installation manual covering minimum requirements
  • CO emissions must be below pre-defined thresholds

EN 303-5Heating boilers for solid fuels, hand and automatically stoked, nominal heat output of up to 300 kW

This standard is applicable to solid fuel boilers (including chip and pellet boilers). The solid fuels covered include chips, pellets, briquettes and sawdust. A boiler needs to meet a number of pre-set criteria to pass the standard. The main criterion include:

  • Minimum nominal efficiency
  • Operator / Installation manual covering minimum requirements
  • CO emissions must be below pre-defined thresholds
  • Dust emissions must be below defined thresholds
  • Organically bound carbon emissions must be below defined thresholds

It is strongly recommended that any boilers or stoves you consider purchasing have been tested to the appropriate EN standard. In this way a degree of quality can be assured.

The above standards can be downloaded from www.standards.ie.

 

 

 
 
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