According to Regulation (EU) 2016/426, the gas appliances must comply with the essential requirements (ER) before being placed on the EU market. Manufacturers shall ensure that their products meet the essential safety requirements. A notified body must be involved in the conformity assessment procedures. To meet the requirements of the Regulation, CerTrust Ltd. has world-class expertise in testing and certification services on the field of gas appliances. Our testing and certification process bases on the standards of the European Union.
We are a notified body in the European Union in the CE conformity assessment procedures for gas appliances, we are actively involved in the regular meetings of the notified bodies, the standardization committees, so we are up to date on the latest developments in the area and regulations. Our experts are internationally recognized, we are in daily contact with manufacturers, distributors and importers.
The purpose of the type examination is to assess whether the product meets the essential requirements (ER) of the Regulation. This assessment must be carried out by a notified body, in this case NB 2806. For this reason, the relevant available (harmonized) EU standards are used for the presumption of conformity and assessment procedures. The conformity assessment is performed according to the full content of Annex I of Regulation (EU) 2016/426.
Once the type-examination has proven that the product type complies with the ER, it must be verified that the serially produced appliances or fittings conform to the EU type-examination certificate before being placed on the EU market.
Regulation (EU) 2016/426 has legal force in all member states without any local legal acts. On the other hand we shall mention that there are significant differences between member states due to the type and pressure of various gases (according the EN 437), some local installation rules may be different, the status of the flue piping may also be different (certified together with the gas appliance or part of the building as chimney).