Gas appliances directive (GAD 2009/142/EC)

What is the directive?

The Appliances Burning Gaseous Fuels Directive (GAD 2009/142/EC) relates to appliances burning gaseous fuels (adopted in 1990) and contains essential requirements that must be met when placed in the European market. The Directive does not indicate how these requirements must be met, and so it gives flexibility to manufacturers as regards to technical solutions that can be adopted. Gas appliances and fittings that comply with the Regulations will be presumed to comply with the Gas Appliances Directive, and be entitled to free circulation throughout the European Union.

We offer technical advice, testing and CE Marking for the Gas appliances directive (GAD 2009/142/EC).

Who is the directive for?

This Directive is for manufacturers of Gas Appliances who are wishing to sell their products in the European Union. Once a manufacturer meets the requirements of the Directive they will be able to apply CE marking to their products.

What products do we test?

Appliances that burn gas (of any type) from small household products up to larger commercial appliances for the purposes of:

space heating
water heating

We also test the supply of forced draught gas burners along with safety and control devices that are intended to be used within gas appliances.

The Directive excludes gas appliances that are used as part of an industrial process on industrial premises, (the Machinery Directive may apply here), and gas appliances that have a normal water temperature exceeding 105°C ( the Pressure Equipment Directive may apply here).

Our commitment to service and expertise

As a Notified Body for the Gas Appliance Directive we have a wealth of expertise in this industry. We have a team of experts who can help you to meet the requirements of the Directive. Our Loughborough site has a dedicated laboratory where we can provide you with ongoing support. We can also help you gain certification to other schemes giving you even greater market access.

Our testing service means more than producing a report. We’ve been experts in product certification and testing for over 60 years. With us you can be confident of the integrity of the certification and testing services for your products. Plus we provide innovative and efficient testing and certification solutions, saving you time and money.

Our certification managers, client managers, laboratory technicians and business development managers have a thorough understanding of the intricacies of the testing process and can help you every step of the way.