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BS EN 14785:2006 Residential space heating appliances fired by wood pellets - Requirements and test methods

Up-to date information, and printed copies, can be purchased from National Standards Organizations, such as: BSI or NSAI, or your local library may offer online access at no direct cost to you. See also Test Laboratories, Standards and CE Marking.

This is the European Standard for room-heating solid fuel stoves, with or without boilers which burn compressed wood pellets.

Wood pellets

Among other provisions, it lays down that pellet stoves must be:

Soundly constructed
Have means of cleaning their internal flueways
Be provided with a glove or tool for handling hot surfaces
When operated according to the manufacturer's instructions, have an Efficiency of at least 75% at nominal output
Have CO emission <0.04% at nominal heat output
Need refueling no more than every 3 hrs at nominal output, or 6 hrs at reduced output.

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