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EU Decision Hailed By OFTEC

OFTEC claims it has helped to achieve a ‘major win over new EU emission level standard for boilers

 

Working closely with relevant government departments – DECC, DEFRA and other EU Member State organisations – the Oil Firing Technical Association (OFTEC) states it has secured a ‘major win’ for the oil heating industry over a new European Union (EU) standard limiting Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) emission levels from boilers.

The revised standard, which in its earlier form would have had ‘severe repercussions’ for UK boiler manufacturers, now gives them until 2022 to develop a new generation of oil boilers that will meet the more stringent requirements.

The limit on NOx emissions produced by oil boilers is outlined in the Ecodesign Directive that governs the design and performance of energy using products to reduce energy consumption and environmental impact.

Throughout the drafting of the Ecodesign legislation, which included a consultation period with industry, the UK and other member states assumed NOx levels would be measured using the latest standard EN 267:2009 +A1: 2011.

 

EARLIER VERSION

In May 2014, when the calculation methods were published, an earlier version of the standard, EN 267:2009 had been referenced. The difference between the two standards influences results by approximately 28mg/kWh and so testing against the withdrawn EN 267:2009 standard would have meant that manufacturers were forced to develop appliances with a lower NOx limit (92mg/kWh) in order to comply.

NOx emissions as low as 92mg/kWh can only be achieved with a blue flame burner rather than the yellow flame burners that are currently in use. Therefore, oil boilers would need to be completely redesigned and technicians retrained to maintain these new products.

 

SUFFICENT TIME

OFTEC, DEFRA and later DECC, successfully lobbied to reverse this decision and as a result, the final version of the calculation methods states that NOx levels from kerosene burning appliances will be measured using the latest standard EN 267:2009 +A1: 2011

“The EU’s decision is a major win for the oil heating industry which will now preserve the use of yellow flame burners, subject to meeting other Ecodesign requirements, for at least another eight years,” explained Paul Rose, Technical Director, OFTEC. “This should provide sufficient time for oil boiler manufacturers to develop appliances which emit lower NOx levels for future use and for technicians to acquire the necessary skills to maintain these.”

 

Caption            OFTEC believes the revised standard allows for a realistic time for new generation of oil boilers that will meet the more stringent requirements. (Above, a current oil fired boiler being examined by a Rix heating engineer.)

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