ISO Technical Committee 285’s working group on harmonized laboratory test protocols developed a standard that specifies lab testing protocols to measure and evaluate cookstove emissions, efficiency, safety, and durability.
Standards provide rigorous definitions and goals for emissions (relevant for climate and health), efficiency, safety, durability, and quality. Review the international and national standards documents that are currently used to support donor and investment decisions and drive manufacturers to improve their technologies.
The best available international guidelines are being developed through an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) consensus process. Through this process, a standard on laboratory testing, an accompanying technical report to benchmark lab testing measurements, and a technical report on vocabulary have been developed. Additional standards and documents are under development. Join the standards development process to improve standards to be more rigorous, consistent, and clear.
In February 2012, more than 90 stakeholders from 23 countries met for an International Organization for Standardization (ISO) meeting that resulted in unanimous support among meeting participants for an International Workshop Agreement (IWA 11:2012 Guidelines for Evaluating Cookstove Performance). These interim guidelines for efficiency, total emissions, indoor emissions, and safety are a significant step forward in developing international standards. The technical content is available here.
ISO TC 285 developed a standard and a technical report on harmonized laboratory test protocols; these replace the IWA.
The Global Alliance recommends that partners use this standardized reporting form and policy, to help non-technical audiences interpret and compare test results. This form was developed with input from Alliance partners.
Condiciones técnicas mínimas de instalación, funcionamiento y de rendimiento (Minimum technical conditions of installation, operation and performance)
Energy efficiency stoves – Household biomass stoves – Performance requirements and test methods
Indonesia National Standard Method (SNI) 7926-2013, Biomass Stove Performance