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EN 12976 – Factory made systems

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Performance measurement:

Thermal performance characterisation according to ISO 9459-5, Dynamic System Test Method (DST method)

Quality test:

  • Freeze resistance
  • Over temperature protection
  • Pressure resistance
  • Drinking water contamination
  • Safety equipment
  • Labelling
  • Evaluation of system documentation
  • Reverse flow protection
  • Electrical safety

To carry out the required system tests, collectors must be tested in accordance with EN 12975. Otherwise a «reduced collector test» must be carried out.
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EN 12977 – System and component testing

  • System and component tests based on EN 12977
  • Tests on solar heat and combistore in accordance with EN 12977-3:2008
  • Annual performance calculation and simulation studies