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Development of a new Type test method for residential wood combusiton (RWC) appliances focusing on real life operation

Published 2014

Citation: Reichert G, Schmidl C, Aigenbauer S, Figl F, Moser W, Stressler H, Haslinger W, Development of a new Type test method for residential wood combusiton (RWC) appliances focusing on real life operation, 22nd European Biomass Conference 2014, 23rd-26th of June 2014, Hamburg, Germany. p 373-380.

Abstract

Since batch-wise operated biomass roomheaters are claimed to cause high amounts of gaseous and particulate emissions effective measures for a reduction of these emissions especially in real life operation have to be implemented in the future. For a verification of the real life operation performance as well as for a better product differentiation of biomass room heating appliances on the market advanced testing methods will be necessary in the future. Therefore a new test method for roomheaters called “Stove Testing 2020” (ST2020) was developed. According to the new test method the emission and efficiency performance of roomheaters is determined under operating conditions that are closer to real life. Compared to the existing EN 13240 standard also transient combustion phases are included. For a final evaluation of the test method the reproducibility as well as the real life relevance was analysed by a Round-Robin-Test as well as by field tests. The results showed sufficient reproducibility as well as a high real life relevance of the ST2020 test method. However, due to the strong impact of user behavior on emission and efficiency performance in real life operation further technological improvements of biomass roomheaters have to be strongly supported by effective measures to guarantee a correct operation.