CHP and power systems

Distributed Generation (DG) and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) systems, known also as cogeneration, are increasingly coming into focus. Before selling or demonstrating, you need to show compliance to the applicable European directives. Kiwa Gastec provides 'one stop shop' services for your approval, including CE advice testing and certification services.

Common used techniques are based on e.g. fuel cell, internal combustion, gas turbine, Rankin-cycle and Stirling technology. Independent of the used technology, a DG or CHP system has to show compliance to the relevant European Directives before selling it on the European market or putting it in service. Also for field testing, the product safety has to be shown by compliance to the relevant Directives.

European directives In general DG and CHP systems have to apply to the following European Directives:

  • Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC-D);
  • Explosion Directives (ATEX);
  • Gas Appliance Directive (GAD) (see the Kiwa Update on the forthcoming Gas Appliance Regulation (GAR));
  • Low Voltage Directive (LVD);
  • Machinery Directive (MD);
  • Pressure Equipment Directive (PED).

Kiwa is the right partner to test and certify conformity of your DG and CHP system to the relevant European Directives and standards. We provide the shortest time to market against lowest cost testing for Japan and North America. Besides offering you a full service concept to test and approve your DG or CHP system for the European market, we also can test your system for the Japanese and North American market.

Our test results are recognised for certification purposes in Japan and North America. By combining testing for multiple markets the total effort and cost can be strongly limited.

We will be happy to provide you with any information you might need, so please contact us!