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BSRIA delighted to announce extending scope of UKAS Accreditation for HIU testingDecember 2018

Tom Garrigan, BSRIA's new Technical Director

BSRIA is delighted to announce it has extended the scope of its UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) accredited testing services, which now includes the latest version of the BESA UK HIU Test Regime: October 2018.

The accreditation follows the announcement that BSRIA became a BESA approved laboratory in accordance with the above mentioned standard in October, as well as BSRIA attaining UKAS accreditation to the December 2016 version of the test regime in January of this year.

The timing of the accreditation fits in neatly with the release of the District Energy & Network Components study this month by BSRIA’s WMI department. The study highlights the latest updates and developments in district heating and cooling. Along with the components of heat networks – both in the energy centre and the distribution network – including heat interface units and heat meters. These include detailed segmentation, evolving technology, forecast, market share information and main drivers.

It focuses on seven strong markets (UK, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Russia and China).

Tom Garrigan, Business Manager, BSRIA Test House, said:

“Further extending the scope of our UKAS accreditation ensures we are fully compliant with the latest requirements to carry out testing in accordance with the October 2018 version of the BESA UK HIU Test Regime. This testing activity dovetails neatly with our other product testing, consultancy and market intelligence services, whilst also meeting the growing demand for increased laboratory based performance data and market data for this technology type.

We are delighted to be able to offer this extended service and look forward to working with new and existing clients.”

HIUs extract heat from district heating networks to feed individual buildings and dwellings. How they perform is central to the overall efficiency of the heat network in a district heating scheme. The standard was developed to help developers of UK heat networks procure HIUs based on comparative performance data.


UK HIU Test Regime, October 2018

BESA is the UK's leading trade organisation for building engineering services contractors – representing the interests of firms active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control and management of engineering systems and services in buildings.

UKAS is the sole national accreditation body recognised by government to assess, against internationally agreed standards, organisations that provide certification, testing, inspection and calibration services. Accreditation by UKAS demonstrates the competence, impartiality and performance capability of these evaluators.

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