Solid Fuel Appliances

We test appliance fuelled with wood, coal and wood pellets for performance and safety.

Tests include:

  • AS/NZS 4012 – power output and efficiency
  • AS/NZS 4013 – particulate emissions
  • AS/NZS 2918 Appendix B – installation clearances
  • AS/NZS 2918 Appendix E – fireplace insert appliances
  • AS/NZS2918 Appendix F – tests on Flue Sytems

Facilities include:

  • Calorimeter Room
  • Dilution Tunnel
  • Clearance Rigs
  • Test rigs for fireplace insert and zero clearance appliances
  • Flue Gas Analysis
  • Heat distribution
  • Thermal Comfort
  • Radiant Energy
  • Imaging

More information on some of these facilities can accessed from the links on our heater testing page. 

Using our research and development lab you can get in depth information to help you develop your appliance – there’s more information on our solid fuel heater R & D page.

We are IANZ accredited for the key tests in this section.

Contact us for further information


Wood Fired Heater under Test