MCS Technical Working Groups develop the MCS standards, which are predominantly based on international and European standards already in existence.
Micro Combined Heat & Power (Micro CHP) is the simultaneous production of heat and electricity. Effectively the Micro CHP unit is either a gas central heating boiler that provides heat and hot water as usual, but additionally can provide a home’s electricity needs, or a stand-alone generator which can be added to an existing heating system.
MCS approved products satisfy rigorous and established European and International standards. In addition to European test and quality standards, the product manufacturers also must undertake factory production control audits to show that they have the management systems in place to support the quality production practices and demonstrate the products at the end of the production line are of the same quality as those that are tested. Furthermore, manufacturers have to carry out additional product testing (PAS67) so the Micro CHP can be added to the SAP (Standard Assessment Procedure) database.
Below are the standards requried to be met for Micro CHP (Heat and Electricity led) products under the MCS scheme.
|Technology Specific Scheme Requirements|
|Combined Heat and Power Systems (CHP)|
|MCS 014||Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Heat Led||2.0||12.11.2018|
|MCS 015||Product Certification Scheme Requirements – CHP – Electricity Led||2.0||12.11.2018|
Product standards that have been withdrawn are available for reference here.
Micro CHP Reference Materials
|MCS Micro Cogeneration Add On Calculator||Click here||v1.0||12.11.2018|
|Add-On mCHP package test methodology||Click here||v1.0||12.11.2018|