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Testing and Certification of Gas Appliances

Testing and Certification of Gas Appliances

If it Burns Gas, Make Sure it's Safe to Use

Whether it's gas burners for cooking food on campsites, gas boilers in apartments for heating or even water heaters that run on gas fuel, any appliances that burn gas fuel need to be extra safe for consumers to use. With the right approvals and marks, you can give your customers peace of mind that your appliances won't do them any harm – through leaks, insufficient safety, or faulty manufacturing.

Moreover, a certification always confirms that the assessed product fulfills the efficiency requirements for a sustainable use of energy.

Gas appliances in compliance with European Directives/regulations

To ensure your products comply with European safety directives/regulations, TÜV Rheinland offers EC type-examination and production control. With our conformity assessment, you can therefore label your appliances as CE approved and sell them in the European Union.

We provide conformity assessment services in accordance with:

  • 2009/142/EC (Gas Appliances Directive – GAD) (from April 21th 2018, 2016/426 – GAR)
  • 92/42/EEC (Hot water boiler efficiency – BED, now replaced by the 813/2013 Regulation)

As a fully recognized Notified Body, we can cover the full scope of these directives, with a wide range of services and product tests.

Binding EU requirements for manufacturers of appliances burning gaseous fuels

Binding EU requirements for manufacturers of appliances burning gaseous fuels

The European Union has been safeguarding the end-users by making the above mentioned Directives mandatory. Consequently, manufacturers are obliged to have their products tested and monitored by an independent third party.

Your way to the market with TÜV Rheinland

1. Application

The client defines the type of TÜV Rheinland‘s involvement (Type Test Certification, Surveillance or both) as well as the products, that shall be subject to testing and certification, including their main technical characteristics. As determined in Annex II of the Directive 2009/142/EC, this application is mandatory and must be sent to one Notified Body only, no double applications are allowed.

2. Quotation

TÜV Rheinland analyses the application and identifies the minimum number of tests and samples that are necessary to be confident about the compliance of the whole series, followed by a calculation of time and costs. This quotation will be the basis for the contract.

3. Testing

In case the assigned tasks include testing, TÜV Rheinland performs these acitivities either in its own lab or, in case the necessary quality requirements are met, in a lab of the client. These tests are state of the art, driven by the European harmonized standards.

4. Surveillance

In case the assigned tasks include surveillance, TÜV Rheinland performs the inspection/audit according to the quality module chosen by the Manufacturer.

Access Marketplace

In case of a positive result, the approved product can be affixed with the CE marking - KZ which allows it to access the European marketplace.

For addressing markets outside of the European Union, the process will be adjusted on a case-by-case basis according to the respective local legal requirements.

Benefits at a glance

Why we are the best choice - TÜV Rheinland's comprehensive range of expertise:

  • international Network with two Notified Bodies;
  • four labs (EU and China);
  • more than 60 specialists;
  • complete and upgrade tests equipment;
  • wide notification scope;
  • excellent delivery time;
  • market access services;
  • complete set of services and labs for conformity evaluation regarding also other Directives/sector: Machinery, Electrical, EMC, Wireless, Environmental, Mechanical, Micro Co-Generation mCHP.

The conformity assessment of gas appliances by TÜV Rheinland allows you to:

  • satisfy the mandatory Directives, for a fast market access of the product;
  • take advantage of a quick timing for testing and a wide expertise;
  • increase the end users’ perception of the level of quality and safety of your products;
  • take advantage of the services provided by an internationally recognized Body.

Categories of products that are subject to testing and certification

Any appliance burning gaseous fuels for the purpose of heating, cooking, lighting up, cooling down or washing, including:

  • Commercial and Domestic cooking appliances;
  • Central Heating Boilers;
  • Heating boilers with forced draught burners;
  • Convection Heaters;
  • Instant water heaters;
  • Camping appliances;
  • Machines for the production of foods;
  • Absorption refrigerating appliances;
  • Micro Combined Heating Systems and Power (MCHP).

Further conformity assessments

TÜV Rheinland is also able to offer additional conformity assessment services in accordance with the following Directives:

  • 2014/35/EU (Low Voltage Directive – LVD)
  • 2014/30/EU (Electromagnetic Compatibility – EMC)
  • 2014/53/EU (Radio Equipment – RED)
  • 2014/68/EU (Pressure Equipment Directive – PED)
  • 2006/42/EC (Machinery Directive)
  • 1935/2004 – 98/83/EC (Food and Water Contact – FCM)

Our notifications

TÜV Rheinland is notified for all the modules of conformity assessment foreseen by the GAD and BED Directives.

TÜV Rheinland entry on European Commission website

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