Standards [CURRENT]

DIN EN 303-5
Heating boilers - Part 5: Heating boilers for solid fuels, manually and automatically stoked, nominal heat output of up to 500 kW - Terminology, requirements, testing and marking; German version EN 303-5:2012

Title (German)

Heizkessel - Teil 5: Heizkessel für feste Brennstoffe, manuell und automatisch beschickte Feuerungen, Nennwärmeleistung bis 500 kW - Begriffe, Anforderungen, Prüfungen und Kennzeichnung; Deutsche Fassung EN 303-5:2012


This standard applies to heating boilers including their safety devices up to a nominal heat output of 500 kW which are designed for the burning of solid fuels only and are operated according to the instructions of the boiler manufacturer. This standard deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to heating boilers used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer. This document (EN 303-5:2012) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 57 "Central heating boilers", the secretariat of which is held by DIN (Germany). The responsible German Committee is Working Committee NA 041-01-62 AA "Zentralheizungskessel (SpA CEN/TC 57)" ("Central heating boilers (mirror committee of CEN/TC 57)") of the NHRS at DIN. The boilers may operate under natural draught or forced draught. The stoking may work manually or automatically. This standard deals with boilers which are both within and outside of the scope of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC. This standard contains requirements and test methods for safety, combustion quality, operating characteristics, marking and maintenance of heating boilers; it also covers all external equipment that influences the safety systems (for example, back burning safety device, integral fuel hopper). This standard covers only boilers that include burners as a unit. The standard applies to the combination of a boiler body with a solid fuel burner according to EN 15270 as a unit only when the whole unit is tested in accordance with this standard. Heating boilers in accordance with this standard are designed for central heating installations where the heat carrier is water and the maximum allowable temperature is 110 °C, and which can operate at a maximum allowable operating pressure of 6 bars. For heating boilers with a built-in or attached water heater (storage or continuous flow heater), this standard only applies to those parts of the water heater which are necessarily subject to the operating conditions of the heating boiler (heating part). This standard does not apply to: heating boilers and other heating appliances which are also designed for the direct heating of the place of installation; cooking appliances; the design and construction of external fuel storage and transportation devices prior to the safety devices of the boiler; room sealed applications; condensing boilers. This standard specifies the necessary terminology for solid fuel heating boilers, the control and safety related requirements, the design requirements, the technical heating requirements (taking into account the environmental requirements) and testing, as well as the marking requirements. This standard is not applicable to heating boilers which are tested before the date of its publication as an EN (European Standard).

Document: references other documents

Document: referenced in other documents

Responsible national committee

NA 041-01-62 AA - Central heating boilers 

Responsible european committee

CEN/TC 57/WG 1 - Central heating boilers for solid fuels 

Edition 2012-10
Original language German
Translation English
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