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Gas appliances Regulation

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  Directive

Gas appliances Regulation ((EU) 2016/426)

  Scope

1. This Regulation applies to appliances and fittings.

2. For the purposes of this Regulation, an appliance is considered to be ‘normally used’ where the following conditions are met:

(a) it is correctly installed and regularly serviced in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions;

(b) it is used with a normal variation in the gas quality and a normal fluctuation in the supply pressure as set out by Member States in their communication pursuant to Article 4(1);

(c) it is used in accordance with its intended purpose or in a way which can be reasonably foreseen.

3. This Regulation does not apply to appliances specifically designed:

(a) for use in industrial processes carried out on industrial premises;

(b) for use on aircrafts and railways;

(c) for research purposes for temporary use in laboratories.

For the purposes of this paragraph, an appliance is considered to be ‘specifically designed’ when the design is only intended to address a specific need for a specific process or use.

4. Where, for appliances or fittings, the aspects covered by this Regulation are covered more specifically by other acts of Union harmonisation legislation, this Regulation does not apply or ceases to apply to such appliances or fittings in respect of those aspects.

5. The rational use of energy essential requirement laid down in point 3.5 of Annex I to this Regulation does not apply to appliances covered by a measure adopted pursuant to Article 15 of Directive 2009/125/EC.

6. This Regulation shall not affect the obligation upon Member States to adopt measures with respect to the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources and to the energy efficiency of buildings, in accordance with Directives 2009/28/EC, 2010/31/EU and 2012/27/EU. Such measures shall be compatible with the TFEU.

Definitions:

‘appliances’ means appliances burning gaseous fuels used for cooking, refrigeration, air-conditioning, space heating, hot water production, lighting or washing, and also forced draught burners and heating bodies to be equipped with such burners;

‘fittings’ means safety devices, controlling devices or regulating devices and sub-assemblies thereof, designed to be incorporated into an appliance or to be assembled to constitute an appliance;

  Description

The legal framework for the placing on the market and putting into service of gas appliances and their fittings is Regulation (EU) 2016/426 on appliances burning gaseous fuels (GAR). It became fully applicable as of 21 April 2018, replacing the previous Directive 2009/142/EC.

This Regulation is a full harmonisation legislation based on the ‘New Approach’ principles and aligned to the ‘New Legislative Framework’ policy. In addition, it clarifies the requirements each gas appliance and fitting has to fulfil. The need for interpretation of the provisions of the Regulation is reduced compared to Directive 2009/142/EC through an introduction of definitions for the sector-specific terminology used to facilitate the application of the legislation. The Regulation also introduces harmonised content for the communication of gas supply conditions in EU countries, enabling the design and construction of safe and correctly performing products.

The scope of the GAR is restricted to appliances burning gaseous fuels used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting and washing. Regulating, controlling and safety devices and sub-assemblies thereof intended to be incorporated into appliances or assembled to constitute appliances – so-called fittings – are also covered. Appliances specifically designed for use in industrial processes carried out on industrial premises, for use on aircraft and railways as well as for research purposes for temporary use in laboratories are excluded.

  Harmonised standards

EN 26:1997 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners (Including Corrigendum 1998)
EN 26:1997/AC:1998 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners (Including Corrigendum 1998)
EN 26:1997/A1:2000 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners (Including Corrigendum 1998)
EN 26:1997/A3:2006 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners (Including Corrigendum 1998)
EN 26:1997/A2:2004 Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners (Including Corrigendum 1998)
EN 30-1-1:2008 +A1:2010 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-1: Safety - General
EN 30-1-2:1999 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-2: Safety - Appliances having forced-convection ovens and/or grills
EN 30-1-3:2003 +A1:2006 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-3: Safety - Appliances having a glass ceramic hotplate
EN 30-1-4:2002 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-4: Safety - Appliances having one or more burners with an automatic burner control system
EN 30-1-4:2002/A1:2006 Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-4: Safety - Appliances having one or more burners with an automatic burner control system
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EN 26:1997
Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners ...
EN 26:1997/AC:1998
Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners ...
EN 26:1997/A1:2000
Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners ...
EN 26:1997/A3:2006
Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners ...
EN 26:1997/A2:2004
Gas-fired instantaneous water heaters for sanitary uses production, fitted with atmospheric burners ...
EN 30-1-1:2008 +A1:2010
Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-1: Safety - General
EN 30-1-2:1999
Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-2: Safety - Appliances having forced-convection ove...
EN 30-1-3:2003 +A1:2006
Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-3: Safety - Appliances having a glass ceramic hotpl...
EN 30-1-4:2002
Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-4: Safety - Appliances having one or more burners w...
EN 30-1-4:2002/A1:2006
Domestic cooking appliances burning gas - Part 1-4: Safety - Appliances having one or more burners w...
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