EN 1264-3:2021

Water based surface embedded heating and cooling systems - Part 3: Dimensioning

Publication date:   Sep 16, 2021

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 19, 2021


CEN/TC 130 Space heating and/or cooling appliances without integral thermal sources

European Norm

91.140.10   Central heating systems



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The EN 1264 series gives guidelines for surface embedded heating and cooling systems installed in buildings, residential and non-residential (e.g. office, public, commercial and industrial buildings) and focuses on systems installed for the purpose of thermal comfort.
The EN 1264 series gives guidelines for water based heating and cooling systems embedded into the enclosure surfaces of the room to be heated or to be cooled. It also specifies the use of other heating media instead of water, as appropriate.
The EN 1264 series specifies standardized product characteristics by calculation and testing the thermal output of heating for technical specifications and certification. For the design, construction and operation of these systems, see EN 1264-3 and EN 1264-4 for the types A, B, C, D, H, I and J. For the types E, F and G, see the EN ISO 11855 series.
The systems specified in the EN 1264 series are adjoined to the structural base of the enclosure surfaces of the building, mounted directly or with fixing supports. The EN 1264 series does not specify ceiling systems mounted in a suspended ceiling with a designed open air gap between the system and the building structure which allows the thermally induced circulation of the air. The thermal output of these systems can be determined according to EN 14037 series and EN 14240.
EN 1264-3 specifies the use in practical engineering of the results coming from EN 1264-2 and EN 1264-5.
For heating systems, physiological limitations are taken into account when specifying the surface temperatures. In the case of floor heating systems the limitations are realized by a design based on the characteristic curves and limit curves determined in accordance with EN 1264-2.
For cooling systems, only a limitation with respect to the dew point is taken into account. In predominating practice, this means that physiological limitations are included as well.

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EN 1264-3:2009


EN 1264-3:2021
60.60 Standard published
May 19, 2021