CE for Hot Water Boilers

Hot water boilers used in commercial and homes spaces for heating purposes serve as an important part of overall energy consumption in Europe. Therefore ensuring that they meet the stringent energy efficiency requirements is of great importance in the light of the EU’s commitment to increase overall energy efficiency. Improved boiler efficiency is also in the interests of consumers in terms of reducing fuel costs. Thus, for placing the hot water boilers in the EU market, the manufacturer needs to make sure that it is CE marked. The presence of the CE marking on these boilers indicates that they fulfill the harmonized requirements set in place to allow them to be sold any-where in the European Economic Area (i.e. made up of the EU countries plus Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein) as well as in Turkey.

Finding the relevant European Harmonized standards

The first step that manufacturers have to take to ensure that their boiler will be compliant with the Directive is to confirm which European Harmonized standards are applicable. This can be done with the help of the relevant page of the European Commission’s Enterprise and Industry website.

CE marking and the Directive on Hot-Water Boilers

Hot Water Boilers Directive 92/42/EEC is intended to ensure that the new hot-water boilers fired with gaseous or liquid fuels offer a high level of energy efficiency and also harmonize the rules regulating the sale of such boilers within the EU. Article 5 of the Directive lays down the energy efficiency requirements to be complied with, both at part load and at rated output.

It is the legal responsibility of the manufacturers of hot water boilers to verify the compliance of their product with this directive before placing the CE mark on it, and selling it in the European Economic Area, by having a Notified Body certify conformity to the directive. This includes having a proper documentary evidence (i.e. test reports, etc.) and proper product design to show that the product complies with all relevant criteria in the directive 92/42/EEC.

Where can I find the legal texts and explanatory information?

The Directive can be downloaded from the relevant section of the EU’s Europa website, where some explanatory information can also be found.

Conformity Assessment for CE Marking

Conformity assessment for boilers comprises of two steps:

  • Analyzing the efficiency of a boiler type in accordance with module B (described in Annex III of the Directive)
  • Completing the declaration of conformity to the approved type in accordance with module C, D or E (described in Annex IV of the Directive)

For boilers burning gaseous fuels, conformity assessment procedures are the same as those laid down in the Gas Appliances Directive 2009/142/EC, namely:

  • First is, the EC-type examination by a Notified Body, the details of which are explained in point 1 of Annex II of Directive 2009/142/EC.
  • Second is, completion by the manufacturer of one of three EC declaration of conformity to type procedures, or of the EC verification procedure, details of which are provided in points 2-5 of Annex II of Directive 2009/142/EC.

Each appliance placed on the market must bear the CE marking and must come along with the EC Declaration of Conformity signed by the manufacturer. The manufacturer must affix the CE marking on the boiler in an easily legible, visible and indelible manner.

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CE Certification for Pressure Vessels

According to Pressure Equipment Directive, the term ‘pressure equipment’ includes pressure vessels, safety devices, plumbing pipes and elements attached to pressure parts such as tubules, couplings and flanges.

Importing and manufacturing companies should know whether a notified body is to be involved or the pressure equipment is to be evaluated directly. The PED classifies pressure equipment into 4 categories, on the basis of product characteristics like, the maximum permissible diameter, pressure and volume of the pressure equipment and the state of the desired material content.

In case different categories of pressure equipment are installed in an integrated and functional unit, the pressure equipment of the highest category determines the entire installation. Every module specifies an eligibility process to be followed and the appropriate module is applied according to the applicable category.

By putting the CE Mark on the pressure equipment, the importer or the manufacturer discloses that his product meets the essential requirements of the 2014 / 68 / EU Pressure Equipment Directive. Only those pressure receptacles that are CE marked are free to operate within the European Economic Area.

Devices and parts that contribute in the resistance of pressurized containers are mostly unalloyed aluminum, unalloyed quality steel, or aging hardened aluminum alloys. The products that are not covered by 2014/68/EU are:

  • Pipelines for the transport of any fluid or substance to a facility by land or sea
  • Aerosol dispensers (Directive 75/324/EEC)
  • Pressure equipment consisting of a flexible body (e.g tires and airbags)
  • Bottles or cans used for carbonated drinks
  • Blast furnaces
  • Radiators and pipes in hot water heating
  • Simple pressure vessels (directive 2014/29/EU)

Comprehensive CE Mark Certification for pressure equipment is done by competent authorities in accordance with this regulation. In addition to the CE certification, product classification to determine the relevant requirements, regulatory risk analysis, product conformity testing based on European harmonized standards, selection and guidance for the notified body if necessary, preparation and evaluation of the technical file, preparation and control of user instructions and Services for verifying the European Union declaration of conformity are also provided.

The Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) contains legal obligations for distributors, manufacturers and importers. A technical dossier needs to be prepared by manufacturers for pressure equipment and they need to carry out the conformity assessment process. The EU then declares the conformity of the concerned pressure equipment to the applicable requirements and affix the CE mark on the product.

Safety assessment and product testing based on European harmonized standards has to be carried out while conducting conformity assessment.

We at Eurotech provide CE Certification Services of pressure vessels. With the help of our services, enterprises are able to produce more efficient, high performing and quality products in a fast, safe and uninterrupted manner.

CE Certification of pressure vessels are is only one of the certifications provided by our organization. Many other certification services are also available.

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