For many domestic RHI installations, heat metering is essential in order to claim payments. To help renewable installers carry out heat meter installation successfully, we’re running a new heat meter training courses.
The QCF Level 2 in the Principles of Metering for Renewable Heat Installations, covers all you need to know about heat meters; what type of applications they’re needed for, how to select and position them correctly, heat meter installation and commissioning.
Heat meters are used on RHI installations where it is not possible to estimate heat use or generation. For these applications, heat meters regularly submit readings to work out how much the customer is owed. Heat meters are currently required in the following scenarios:
- If there is a back-up space heating system in the property. I.e. an eligible renewable heating system installed alongside another fossil-fuel space heating system.
- If the heating system combines a heat pump with a fossil fuel system, like a gas boiler within the same product.
- If the biomass boiler or stove has an installation capacity which does not provide 100 per cent of the space heating requirement.
- If the property was occupied for less than 183 days of the previous year.
New heat meter training!
There are no prerequisites for the new heat meter qualification, but learners should have an understanding of the legislation and requirements affecting the renewable heat sector, including the RHI, as well as knowledge of renewable wet heating and hot water technologies and system. The heat meter course also covers retrospective installations that are moving across to the RHI.