Testing Protocols

Based on international developed testing protocols, the CPC has implemented and adapted them to their current working conditions. This product of several years of work and experience in testing of improved stoves has resulted in the approve of Bolivian Standard: NB – 83001 “Improved Stoves- Minimum conditions of installation, operation and performance” (spanish version).

The current accepted protocols  (http://www.pciaonline.org/testing) are:

1. WBT (Water Boiling Test). Test designed to determine under laboratory conditions, the energy efficiency of the stove in terms of heat transfer and combustion efficiency.

2. CCT (Controlled Cooking Test). Test designed for use in field conditions, measures the performance of the stove compared to traditional cooking methods for the preparation of food.

3. KPT (Kitchen Performance Test). Designed for field testing to assess the performance of the stove under actual conditions of use.

4. Safety Test – Bolivian Standard NB – 83001. Designed for assessment of security conditions relating to hot surfaces, materials, risk of falls and accident prevention during the use of the stove.

5. Emission Test – Bolivian Standard NB – 83001. Designed for the determination of indoor average concentrations of PM 2.5 and CO during a extended stage of boiling water.

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