The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has today published an updated Issue (6.0) of MCS 007 – Product Certification Scheme Requirements: Heat Pumps. The changes are to update the current references to external standards and EU regulations/guidance.
The changes are summarised below:
- Update to the Foreword with a six month transition period;
- Update section 2 “Definitions” to clarify definitions of Heat Pumps and System Operating temperatures/conditions to align with other standards and guides where possible;
- Clarify the scope and definition for Exhaust Air Heat Pumps;
- Amendments to the text within Clause 7 “Technical Documentation” and Clause 8 “Performance and Testing Criteria”;
- Include the adoption of the Product Family definition from Solar Keymark and Eurovent Certita Certification;
- • Clarify that the scope of MCS 007 only includes Solar Assisted Heat Pumps (SAHP) for hot water systems and advise on how to prevent ice build-up in SAHP systems;
- Review and update the external standards referenced to the latest version available, e.g. EN 14511: 2018, EN 14825:2016, EN 12309: 2014 & 2015 and BS EN 12102; and
- Amendments to Acoustic testing of Heat Pumps in Annex A.
MCS 007 Issue 6.0 can be found on the MCS website here.