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Appliances burning gaseous fuels are appliances and equipment used for cooking, heating, hot water production, refrigeration, lighting or washing with normal water temperature up to 105 °C.

Requirements for appliances burning gaseous fuels

Appliances burning gaseous fuels must fulfil requirements that refer to materials, planning, production, gas exhaustion when the flame is extinguished, burning, flame ignition and temperature of components. When placed on the market, all appliances must contain technical instructions for installers, attached instructions for use and servicing intended for the user and appropriate warnings that must be evident on the packaging. Instructions and warnings must be in the official language or the languages of member states.

Definition of types of gaseous appliances and fittings:

  • appliances are appliances burning gaseous fuels. Forced draught burners and heating bodies, equipped with such burners, are considered to be appliances;
  • fittings means safety devices, controlling devices or regulating devices and sub-assemblies thereof, which are not forced draught burners, and heating bodies fitted with such burners, and are separately marketed for trade and designed to be incorporated into an appliance or to be assembled to constitute an appliance;
  • gaseous fuel means any fuel which is in a gaseous state at a temperature of 15 °C under an absolute pressure of 1 bar;

When placing appliances burning gaseous fuels on the market, the manufacturer must acquire the type conformity certificate issued by the notified body, placement of a four-digit CE marking by the notified body, issue of the type conformity declaration and preparation of technical documentation about the planning, manufacture, control, installation, operation and maintenance of the appliance.