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New heat-pump KEYMARK certification schemes open for applications

After 9 months of development, the heat pump sceme KEYMARK has officially been added to the list of CEN certification schemes

The pre-scheme development group finished its work in early december 2015 and applied for official recognition of the heat pump KEYMARK with the CEN KEYMARK management.

The next step saw CEN officially confirme the conformity of the scheme rules with the rules and regulations of the KEYMARK.

The HEATPUMP KEYMARK has officially been added to the range of products that can be KEYMARK certified.

Martin Forsén, president of the European Heat Pump Association and participant of the scheme development group, said: “It was a lot of work and we had many long discussions in order to align opinion between industry and certification bodies, but now that the target has been reached, we look forward to using a single certificate across Europe.

”We call on governments to align their requirements for heat pumps in a single European market and use the KEYMARK as proof of highest quality.

“Tested and certified once, accepted everywhere.”

While every manufacturer and importer of heat pumps has to fulfilthe requirements of CE marking, those opting for the heat-pump KEYMARK go one step further by choosing a voluntary third party check of product quality.

Products bearing the heat-pump KEYMARK show to end-users that they have been tested by recognized third party testinglaboratories according to European standards and fulfilthe requirements of the scheme.

The requirements of the new heat-pump KEYMARK includes:

  • A set of performance test requirements carried out by third party testsbased on EN 14511, EN 15879 and EN 16147
  • A product related Factory Production Control (FPC)
  • An initial inspection of the FPC
  • Regularly surveillance of the certified products andFPC

 

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