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Technical Certification Rules

ABOUT THE INTERPRETATION OF ECODESIGN REGULATION (EU) 2016/2281 

After the consultations done with TC 113/WG 7, who is in charge of EN 14825 standard, it has been clarified that F(2) factor is only applied to the calculation of 'seasonal space cooling efficiency’ (ηs,c) of the ground coupled water-to-water and brine-to-water units. Correspondingly, all ηs,c values of concerned units have been corrected in the ‘Certified Product Directory’. The further information related to this modification can be found in the article of Eurovent Association, titled as “Eurovent 6/17 - 2020: Ecodesign Regulation (EU) 2016/2281”. 

Scope of the programme

The scope of the LCP-HP program covers the standard air and water(brine) source chillers and hydronic heat pumps used for heating, air conditioning and refrigeration applications, which are equipped with any type of electrically-driven compressors. The intended use of the certified models can be residential, commercial, or industrial. 

The company participating in this certification program shall certify all the cooling-only and reversible standard production models with a cooling capacity at the standard rating conditions below the limits given in the program specific TCR document. The units with higher capacities than those given in the TCR, heating-only units, multipurpose units (4-pipe units), process chillers can also be certified as an option by the participants. 

The market-specific certification for India and/or Middle East are also available as an option for the participants. 

The following units are specifically excluded from the scope: 

  • chillers and heat pumps powered by other than electric-motor drives 

  • free cooling mode 

  • partial & total heat recovery modes for chillers/heat pumps 

  • 6-pipes units 

  • evaporative cooled units 

  • the units specifically designed for domestic hot water (DHW) or sanitary hot water (SHW) 

Within the scope of this program, the certification of the selection tools is mandatory, which may be online or can be installed. Each certified model shall be available only in one software in accordance with the certification rules, in case the participant has several software. 

Definitions

The definitions for the product types covered by this program are as follows. 

  • Comfort Chiller: A unit designed to cool or heat (applicable only for reversible chillers) liquid, using an evaporator, a condenser, a refrigerant compressor, and appropriate controls. Leaving chilled water temperatures for cooling mode are greater than or equal to + 2 °C. Also known as a liquid chilling package. 

  • Heat pump: A unit designed only to heat liquid, using an evaporator, a condenser, a refrigerant compressor, and appropriate controls. Also known as a hydronic heat pump. 

  • 2+2-pipe Multipurpose chiller: A chiller designed to cool and heat the liquid simultaneously with two different water loops. For its cooling-only and heating-only function, the same water loop can be used. The second water loop is generally used for domestic hot water during heating-only or during the simultaneous cooling and heating function. 

  • 4-pipe Multipurpose chiller: A chiller designed to cool and heat the liquid simultaneously with two different water loops. For its cooling-only and heating-only function, the same water loop cannot be used. 

  • Process chiller: A chiller capable of cooling down and continuously maintaining the temperature of a liquid in order to provide cooling to a refrigerated appliance or to a process cooling system. 

The heat source options of the units are as follows.  

  • Air-cooled or Air to water: It means that heat is taken from the outside air and transferred to the indoor water-based system during the units heating function. For cooling function, the unit extracts the heat from the indoor water-based system and transfers it to the outside air. 

  • Water-cooled or Water to water: It means that heat is taken from the outdoor water loop and transferred to the indoor water-based system during the units heating function. For cooling function, the unit extracts the heat from the indoor water-based system and transfers it to the outdoor water which might be sent to a cooling tower/water loop system or a ground loop. 

Unit structure is split in two different categories below. 

  • Packaged: Factory assembly of components of refrigeration system fixed on a common mounting to form a discrete unit 

  • Split: Factory assembly of components of refrigeration system fixed on two mountings to form a discrete matched functional unit 

With the combinations of the given three main characteristics above, product types are defined. Such as, Comfort chiller, air-cooled, packaged, cooling only or Heat pump, water to water, packaged, heating only, etc. 

Important points about the search engine 

  • The conditions of certified performances are provided by using the initials of the heat sources (A-air and W-water) and by giving first the outdoor side and then the indoor side. Such as:

    • A35/W12-7 = Outdoor side air temperature 35 °C / Indoor side water inlet 12 °C and water outlet 7 °C

    • W30-35/Wm19-m25 = Outdoor side water inlet 30 °C and water outlet 35 °C / Indoor side water inlet -19 °C and water outlet -25 °C 

  • If a unit has an integrated water pump, then available (serviceable) pressure performance filter should be used. 

  • TER (total efficiency ratio) refers the ratio of the sum of the simultaneous cooling and heating capacity to the power input of the unit when the chilled water outlet is 7 °C and heated water outlet is 45 °C. 

  • Capacity control refers the ability of a unit to change its heating or cooling capacity by changing the volumetric flow rate of the refrigerant. It can be fixed, staged or variable.  

  • Main power supply is provided as Voltage (Volts)-Phase-Frequency (Hz). 

  • ESP (external static pressure) filter can be used for only the air to water units ducted on outdoor side. 

Example: In order to search an air to water non-ducted packaged cooling only chillers operating with R410A refrigerant, with a capacity up to 120 kW capacity, an EER between 3 and 3,5, a sound power up to 75 db(A), and an indoor side pressure drop up to 40 kPA, then the following advanced search filters shall be filled in as given below, after selecting the ‘Comfort chiller, air-cooled, packaged, cooling only’ product type, 

  • A-weighted sound power level of non-ducted unit at A35/W12-7 – Min=0 Max=75 

  • A35/W12-7 - Cooling capacity – Min=0 Max=120 

  • A35/W12-7 - Energy efficiency ratio (EER) – Min=3 Max=3.5 

  • A35/W12-7 - Indoor side water pressure drop – Min=0 Max=40 

  • Refrigerant – R410A 

Certified characteristics

Chillers and reversible chillers:

The following performances at standard conditions are certified:

  • Cooling capacity [kW]
  • Energy efficiency Ratio (EER) [-]
  • Water pressure drop at evaporator in cooling [kPa]
  • Water pressure drop at condenser in cooling for water-to-water units [kPa]
  • Heating capacity for reverse cycle units [kW]
  • Coefficient of Performance (COP) for reverse cycle units [-]
  • Water pressure drop at evaporator in heating for reverse cycle water-to-water units [kPa]
  • Water pressure drop at condenser in heating for reverse cycle chillers [kPa]
  • A-weighted sound power level for Air Cooled Units in cooling mode [dB(A)]

All ratings refer to a fouling factor equal to zero.

From 1st January 2018 and for relevant units :

  • Total Efficiency Ratio (TER) [-] for 4-pipe units                                            
  • Seasonal Efficiency in Cooling (SEER & ηsc) [-] for comfort chillers           
  • Seasonal Energy performance ratio (SEPR) [-] for process chillers            

Supplementary performances can be certified as an option:

  • Psb, LRcontmin and CcpLRcontmin in cooling and heating
  • ISEER according to Indian Standard                                                            
  • T3 (46°C) & Operability at 52°C according to Middle East Standards         

From 26 September 2015 and for relevant units:

  • Capacity at Pdesignh [kW]
  • Seasonal Efficiency (SCOP & ηs) [-]
  • A-weighted sound power level for Air Cooled Units in heating mode [dB(A)] 

Heat Pumps (Heating only):

The following performances at standard conditions shall be certified for heating-only Heat Pumps:

  • Heating capacity [kW]
  • Coefficient of Performance (COP) for the same conditions of the heating capacity [-]
  • Water pressure drop at evaporator in heating mode for water-to-water units [kPa]
  • Water pressure drop at condenser in heating mode [kPa]
  • A-weighted sound power level for air source units in heating mode at +7°C [Lw(A)]

All ratings refer to a fouling factor equal to zero.

  • Psb, LRcontmin and CcpLRcontmin in heating

From 26 September 2015 and for relevant units:

  • Capacity at Pdesignh [kW]
  • Seasonal Efficiency (SCOP & ηs) [-]
  • A-weighted sound power level for Air Cooled Units in heating mode [dB(A)]

The published literature or computer programme for all the products shall include all the certified performances.