EN 303-5:2012

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

Publication date:   Aug 15, 2012

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   Apr 7, 2021


CEN/TC 57 Central heating boilers

European Norm

01.040.91   Construction materials and building (Vocabularies) | 91.140.10   Central heating systems



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1.1 General
This European Standard applies to heating boilers including 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 European Standard deals with significant hazards, hazardous situations and events relevant to heating boilers used as intended and under the conditions foreseen by the manufacturer (see Clause 4).
The boilers may operate under natural draught or forced draught. The stoking may work manually or automatically.
NOTE This European Standard deals with boilers which are both within and outside of the scope of the Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC.
This European 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 (e.g. back burning safety device, integral fuel hopper).
This European 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 European Standard.
Heating boilers in accordance with this European 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 European 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 European 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 European 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 European Standard is not applicable to heating boilers which are tested before the date of its publication as an EN (European Standard).

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2006/42/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 May 2006 on machinery, and amending Directive 95/16/EC (recast)


Life cycle


EN 303-5:1999


EN 303-5:2012
99.60 Withdrawal effective
Apr 7, 2021


EN 303-5:2021