DVGW-Forschungsstelle am Engler-Bunte-Institut
des Karlsruher Instituts für Technologie (KIT)


for Germany, Europe and international

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DVGW-Forschungsstelle at the Engler-Bunte-Institut of KIT – Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is a common, independent institution of DVGW – Deutscher Verein des Gas- und Wasserfaches e.V., Bonn and the KIT.

The DVGW test laboratory as part of the DVGW-Forschungsstelle is testing, surveying and certifying (by certification body of DVGW) all products for the use and distribution of gas and is auditing and certifying (by certification body of DVGW) gas supply companies as well as manufacturers of gas products.

For the free trading within Europe, according to the Gas Appliance Directive (2009/142/EU) the CE-mark shall be affixed on gas appliances. For components and fittings of gas appliances which are separately marketed, a certification of conformity according to the same directive shall be issued. The required tests are offered by the DVGW test laboratory at the Engler-Bunte-Institut. Tests according to the Efficiency Directive (92/42/EWG) and Pressure Equipment Directive (97/23/EC) according to the corresponding modules can be carried out as well.

As from 26th of September 2015 space and combi-heaters as well as water heating appliances have to meet the requirements of Ecodesign directive 2009/125/EG and Labelling Directive 2010/30/EU together with the corresponding regulations 811/2013 , 812/2013 , 813/2013 and 814/2013. For cooking appliances the Ecodesign and labeling requirements are applicable as from January 15 2015 according regulations 65/2014 and 66/2014. The necessary test can be performed by DVGW-test house and a report can be issued accordingly.

Heaters falling under the scope of boiler efficiency directive have to provide proof of conformity from September 26 2015. DVGW test laboratory is testing, surveying and certifying (by certification body of DVGW) those products.

The laboratory of DVGW-Forschungsstelle at the KIT carries out and certifies all electric and electronic testing and all tests of the electromagnetic compatibility. Fittings and components of the gas supply in every size and design can be tested at the laboratory at the Engler-Bunte-Institut and can be certified by the DVGW.

In the line of commercial launches testings of used materials and components for the envisioned individual case can be carried out. Innovative technologies such as fuel cells, gas fired heat pumps and power-heat cogeneration can be energetically analysed at the test rigs. Analyses of the used energy sources can also be performed at the laboratories of the Combustion Analytics.

The DVGW-Forschungsstelle at the Engler-Bunte-Institut of the KIT and the test laboratory are approved throughout Europe and have the technical qualifications and facilities for all required tests.



DVGW e. V.
Gasforschungs-Institute in Deutschland
Technologiezentrum Wasser
Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

DVGW-EBI is member of LABTQ "European Association of Independent Test Laboraties" (www.labtq.eu)