EN 1397:2021

Heat exchangers - Hydronic room fan coil units - Test procedures for establishing the performance EN 1397:2021

Publication date:   Feb 17, 2022

General information

60.60 Standard published   Sep 1, 2021


CEN/TC 113 Heat pumps and air conditioning units

European Norm

27.060.30   Boilers and heat exchangers



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This European Standard applies to hydronic fan coil units (FCU) as factory-made single assemblies which provide the functions of cooling and/or heating but do not include the source of cooling or heating.
The standard covers both air free delivery and air ducted units with a maximum external static pressure due to duct resistance of 120 Pa max.
The standard applies to all types of fan speed control of a fan coil unit (variable speed, multispeed).
This standard deals with the cooling and heating functions of the FCU considered as an emitter for cooling/heating of a room/space. It does not cover any ventilation function of the unit.
If the FCU can also provide fresh air, this function is not considered and the fresh air inlet closed during testing.
This European Standard provides a method for the determination of the thermal performance of fan coil units in standard conditions, for the use with hot or chilled water or water mixtures. The test procedures given in this standard may additionally be used for determining performance at other conditions.
It also provides the method for the determination of the air flow rate supplied by the fan coil unit.
The standard does not cover the rating of heating or cooling from direct expansion coils or heating from electric resistance elements.
The standard does not cover acoustic performance of fan coil units which is dealt with in EN 16583.
It is not the purpose of this standard to specify the tests used for production or field testing.
NOTE For the purpose of remaining clauses, the term “unit” is used to mean “fan coil unit” as defined in 3.1.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/2281 of 30 November 2016 implementing Directive 2009/125/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-related products, with regard to ecodesign requirements for air heating products, cooling products, high temperature process chillers and fan coil units

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EN 1397:2015

EN 1397:2015/AC:2016


EN 1397:2021
60.60 Standard published
Sep 1, 2021