areas of expertise

The CERIC laboratory has 20 years of experience under its belt, and is the leading European laboratory when it comes to chimneys and sustainable energy.

It's the only laboratory that develops, tests and approves every aspect of combustion (including fuels, pipes and equipment) through its three main areas of activity:

  • Applied research,
  • Product development,
  • Quality control.

The results of these tests are used to feed in to French and European standardisation work, as well as professional training programmes in partnership with the AGECIC.

In the years to come, the CERIC will continue to invest in order to extend its research and development resources in the fields of energy efficiency, safety and renewable energy.

Flues
Research into the safety of chimney flues

Flue elements

Flue elements

Resistance tests

Resistance tests

Combustion systems
Research into the performance of combustion systems: stoves, inset fireplaces, boilers)

Multi-energy testing zone

"Multi-energy" testing zone

Wood-burning stove tests

Wood-burning stove tests

Fuels
Research into fuel quality: liquids, gases and solids

Wood pellets

Wood pellets

Gas fuels

Gas fuels

Wood logs

Wood logs

Photovoltaics
Research into the integration of photovoltaic panels

Compression tests

Compression tests

Integration tests

Integration tests

 
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Equipements

The CERIC laboratory covers 550m² and boasts cutting-edge facilities unlike anywhere else in Europe.

The 6 test areas of the laboratory are suitable for a broad range of mechanical, chemical and thermal tests: wind tunnel tests, air tightness tests, flexibility tests, tests for resistance to condensation and rain water, dimensional tests and studies looking at combining combustion solutions with smoke removal systems.

Test benches are also installed outside, as well as a test platform for photovoltaic systems.

The CELSIUS heating system completes the range and is used to test medium and high power products.

Laboratory

Heating system

CELSIUS heating system

View of the heating system

The heating system covers a total surface area of 600m² and has a total power of 3.8MW.
It is made up of three boilers:

1

3

2

4

It fulfils 3 main functions:

puceheating the Poujoulat premises and the CERIC laboratory
pucetraining (tours of the system by AGECIC trainees etc.)
puceresearch and development for the CERIC

 

External view of the CERIC laboratory

Up: Wind tunnel (1st floor)
Down: «Chimney flue» and «Materials» test room (on the ground floor)

Management/Engineers/Administration

« Thermal » test room

« Fuel » test room

(Multi-energy) « Device » test room

Technician and model preparation area

Wood chip boiler, 1.3MW

Wood pellet boiler, 500kW

Gas boiler, 2MW

External view of the CELSIUS heating system

organisation

The CERIC team is multi-disciplinary.
It is made up of engineers, technicians and an assistant, grouped together into different areas of activity:

Quality and metrology

Technical and standardisation

Research

studies

tests

administration

1 director

Lionel
DRUETTE

5 engineers

Anne-Sandrine BEAUMONT

François COIFFET

Pierre
CREMONA

Julien
LANDREAU

Pierre
PEIGNÉ

4 technicians

Pierre
LITERS

Jérémy
AMADIEU

Nicolas
MASSETEAU

Simon
ROTURIER

1 assistant

Céline LAIDET

accreditation

The CERIC laboratory is the central laboratory of POUJOULAT SA
(1-1033 accreditation – available on www.cofrac.fr).

It carries out studies and tests within the context of monitoring and developing products for all the production units of the POUJOULAT group.

Since June 2005, the CERIC has been a member of the EUROLAB association (European federation of national associations of measurement, testing and analytical laboratories).

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Contact

CERIC Laboratory
Experts in chimneys and sustainable energy

CS 500 16
79270 Saint-Symphorien

Tel 05 49 09 53 92
Fax 05 49 09 50 05

info@laboratoire-ceric.com

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