Heat cost allocators; application for confirmation of suitability as an expert body

Heat cost allocators for recording the proportionate heat consumption may only be used if they comply with the recognized rules of technology or their suitability has been proven in another way.



The personnel and technical requirements for the bodies, the confirmation of suitability as well as the regular monitoring are described in detail in the administrative regulations of PTB (PTB-Mitteilungen No. 95 and 96). They concern

  • the necessary test equipment,
  • Specialist knowledge (engineering degree from a university or scientific college and one year of practical experience),
  • Reliability and neutrality (no economic dependence on the manufacturer of the products to be tested) of the management and staff and the availability of sufficient economic resources for the proper operation of the testing laboratory.

Operation may only commence after acceptance of the premises and facilities by the competent authority and after all other requirements have been met. The documents relating to the inspections carried out must be submitted to the authority. At the request of the authority, the body of experts must participate in interlaboratory tests at its own expense.



Required documents

  • information on the premises and technical equipment of the expert body

  • information on the management and staff of the expert body (evidence of competence, reliability and independence)

  • Information on the type of heat cost allocators to be inspected


Please select a location in "Localization" so that the address of the responsible authority can be filled in.

  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide: Formloser Antrag (mit Unterschrift)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


  • At cost in accordance with the Administrative Procedure Act.

Legal bases


Appeal procedure (optional); lodging an appeal

In Bavaria, there is generally no appeal procedure against the administrative act of withdrawal or revocation of the confirmation of the expert body. The person concerned can either lodge an objection against the administrative act or bring an action directly (personal examination decision in accordance with Art. 15 Para. 1 No. 6 AGVwGO). In addition to the provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, the operation of the expert body must be prohibited if the legal provisions are not observed.


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