Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances - Part 2: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures above 50 kPa up to and including 500 kPa

This European Standard specifies the safety, construction and performance requirements for pressure regulators (hereafter referred to as regulators) intended for use with gas burners and gas-burning appliances using fuel gases of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd families. This European Standard covers type testing only. It also provides additional information for the purchaser and user.
This European Standard is applicable to regulators that may be tested independently of gas burners and gas-burning appliances, which have a declared working pressure from above 500 mbar up to and including 5 bar.
This European Standard is also applicable to regulators incorporating safety devices.
NOTE 1   For safety accessories and pressure accessories, the requirements of EN 13611:2000, Annex F also apply.
NOTE 2   Regulators conforming to EN 88-2 fulfil also the requirements of EN 88-1.
Regulators intended to be used on pipe work installations for third family gases are also covered by EN 13785 and EN 13786.
This European Standard is not applicable to:
a)   pressure regulators that are connected directly to mains pipe-work or to a container that maintains a standard distribution pressure;
b)   pressure regulators which use electrical auxiliary energy.
pressure;
b)   pressure regulators which use electrical auxiliary energy.

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasgeräte - Teil 2: Druckregler für Eingangsdrücke über 50 kPa bis einschließlich 500 kPa

Es gilt EN 13611:2019, Abschnitt 1 mit der folgenden Änderung und der folgenden Ergänzung:
Änderung:
Der 1. Absatz von EN 13611:2019, Abschnitt 1, wird durch Folgendes ersetzt:
Dieses Dokument legt die Sicherheits-, Auslegungs-, Konstruktions- und Leistungs¬anforderungen sowie die Prüfung von pneumatischen Druckreglern und Sicherheitseinrichtungen für Brenner und Brennstoffgeräte für einen oder mehrere gasförmige(n) Brennstoff(e) oder flüssige Brennstoffe, die im Folgenden als „Druckregler“ bezeichnet werden.
Dieses Dokument gilt für Druckregler mit angegebenen höchsten Eingangsdrücken über 50 kPa und bis einschließlich 500 kPa mit Anschlussnennweiten bis einschließlich DN 250.
Ergänzung:
Dieses Dokument ist anwendbar auf:
-   Druckregler mit integrierten Sicherheitseinrichtungen;
-   Druckregler und Sicherheitseinrichtungen, die elektrische Hilfsenergie benötigen;
-   unabhängige Druckregler oder Druckregler mit einer Regeleinrichtung für höchsten oder niedrigsten Gasdruck.
Dieses Dokument ist nicht anwendbar auf:
-   Druckregler, die unmittelbar an ein Gasverteilungsnetz oder an einen Behälter mit genormtem Verteilungsdruck angeschlossen sind;
-   Druckregler für Gasgeräte in Freiluftausführung, die Umwelteinflüssen ausgesetzt sind.

Dispositifs de sécurité et de contrôle pour les brûleurs à gaz et appareils utilisant des combustibles gazeux - Partie 2 : Régulateurs de pression pour pressions amont comprises entre 50 kPa et 500 kPa

L’article 1 de la norme EN13611 :2019 s’applique avec la modification et l’addition suivantes :
Modification :
Le 1er paragraphe de l’article 1 de la norme EN13611 :2019 est remplacé par ce qui suit :
Le présent document prescrit les exigences et essais de sécurité, de conception, de construction et de fonctionnement relatives aux régulateurs de pression pneumatiques et dispositifs de sécurité pour brûleurs et appareils utilisant un ou plusieurs combustibles gazeux, dénommés ci-après « régulateurs de pression ».
Le présent document est applicable aux régulateurs de pression dont la pression amont maximale est comprise entre 50 kPa et 500 kPa, de diamètre nominal de raccordement inférieur ou égal à DN 250.
Addition :
Le présent document est applicable :
-   aux régulateurs de pression à dispositifs de sécurité intégrés ;
-   aux régulateurs de pression et aux dispositifs de sécurité qui utilisent une énergie électrique auxiliaire ; et
-   aux régulateurs de pression autonomes ou aux régulateurs de pression équipés d'un dispositif de régulation pour pression de gaz maximale ou minimale.
Le présent document ne s'applique pas :
-   aux régulateurs de pression qui sont raccordés directement au réseau de distribution ou à un récipient qui maintient en aval une valeur de pression de distribution normalisée ;
-   aux régulateurs de pression destinés à des appareils à gaz qui doivent être installés en plein air et exposés aux intempéries.
Le 4ième paragraphe de l’article 1 de la EN 13611 :2019 est supprimé.

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Public Enquiry End Date
02-Jun-2020
Publication Date
14-Nov-2022
Current Stage
6060 - National Implementation/Publication (Adopted Project)
Start Date
26-Oct-2022
Due Date
31-Dec-2022
Completion Date
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 88-2:2022
01-december-2022
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 88-2:2008
Varnostne in nadzorne naprave za plinske gorilnike in plinske aparate - 2. del:
Regulatorji tlaka za vstopne tlake nad 50 kPa do vključno 500 kPa

Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances - Part 2: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures above 50 kPa up to and including 500 kPa

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasgeräte - Teil 2: Druckregler

für Eingangsdrücke über 50 kPa bis einschließlich 500 kPa

Dispositifs de sécurité et de contrôle pour les brûleurs à gaz et appareils utilisant des

combustibles gazeux - Partie 2 : Régulateurs de pression pour pressions amont
comprises entre 50 kPa et 500 kPa
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 88-2:2022
ICS:
23.060.40 Tlačni regulatorji Pressure regulators
27.060.20 Plinski gorilniki Gas fuel burners
SIST EN 88-2:2022 en,fr,de

2003-01.Slovenski inštitut za standardizacijo. Razmnoževanje celote ali delov tega standarda ni dovoljeno.

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SIST EN 88-2:2022
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SIST EN 88-2:2022
EN 88-2
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
October 2022
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 23.060.40 Supersedes EN 88-2:2007
English Version
Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning
appliances - Part 2: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures
above 50 kPa up to and including 500 kPa

Dispositifs de sécurité et de contrôle pour les brûleurs Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner

à gaz et appareils utilisant des combustibles gazeux - und Gasgeräte - Teil 2: Druckregler für Eingangsdrücke

Partie 2 : Régulateurs de pression pour pressions über 50 kPa bis einschließlich 500 kPa

amont comprises entre 50 kPa et 500 kPa
This European Standard was approved by CEN on 8 August 2022.

CEN members are bound to comply with the CEN/CENELEC Internal Regulations which stipulate the conditions for giving this

European Standard the status of a national standard without any alteration. Up-to-date lists and bibliographical references

concerning such national standards may be obtained on application to the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre or to any CEN

member.

This European Standard exists in three official versions (English, French, German). A version in any other language made by

translation under the responsibility of a CEN member into its own language and notified to the CEN-CENELEC Management

Centre has the same status as the official versions.

CEN members are the national standards bodies of Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia,

Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway,

Poland, Portugal, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye and

United Kingdom.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
COMITÉ EUROPÉEN DE NORMALISATION
EUROPÄISCHES KOMITEE FÜR NORMUNG
CEN-CENELEC Management Centre: Rue de la Science 23, B-1040 Brussels

© 2022 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. EN 88-2:2022 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 88-2:2022 (E)
Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 4

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 8

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 8

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 9

4 Classification .................................................................................................................................................. 14

4.1 Classes of control .......................................................................................................................................... 14

4.2 Groups of control .......................................................................................................................................... 14

4.3 Classes of control functions ...................................................................................................................... 14

4.4 Types of DC supplied controls ................................................................................................................. 14

5 Test conditions and uncertainty of measurements ......................................................................... 14

6 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................ 15

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

6.2 Mechanical parts of the control .............................................................................................................. 15

6.3 Materials .......................................................................................................................................................... 17

6.4 Gas connections ............................................................................................................................................ 18

6.5 Electrical parts of the control .................................................................................................................. 18

6.6 Protection against internal faults for the purpose of functional safety ................................... 18

7 Performance .................................................................................................................................................. 18

7.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 18

7.2 Leak-tightness ............................................................................................................................................... 19

7.3 Torsion and bending ................................................................................................................................... 19

7.4 Rated flow rate .............................................................................................................................................. 19

7.5 Durability ........................................................................................................................................................ 20

7.6 Performance tests for electronic controls .......................................................................................... 20

7.7 Long-term performance for electronic controls ............................................................................... 20

7.8 Data exchange ............................................................................................................................................... 20

7.101 Pressure regulator performance ............................................................................................................ 20

7.102 Safety devices ................................................................................................................................................ 26

8 Electrical requirements ............................................................................................................................. 31

8.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 31

8.2 Protection by enclosure ............................................................................................................................. 31

8.101 Plug connections........................................................................................................................................... 31

9 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ................................................................................................... 32

9.1 Protection against environmental influences ................................................................................... 32

9.2 Supply voltage variations below 85 % of rated voltage ................................................................. 32

9.3 Voltage dips and interruptions ............................................................................................................... 32

9.4 Supply frequency variations .................................................................................................................... 32

9.5 Surge immunity tests .................................................................................................................................. 32

9.6 Electrical fast transient/burst ................................................................................................................. 32

9.7 Immunity to conducted disturbances induced by radio frequency fields ............................... 32

9.8 Immunity to radiated disturbances induced by radio frequency fields .................................. 32

9.9 Electrostatic discharge tests .................................................................................................................... 32

9.10 Power frequency magnetic field immunity tests .............................................................................. 32

9.11 Harmonics and interharmonics including mains signalling at a. c. power port, low

frequency immunity tests ......................................................................................................................... 32

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10 Marking, instructions .................................................................................................................................. 33

10.1 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 33

10.2 Instructions ..................................................................................................................................................... 33

10.3 Warning notice .............................................................................................................................................. 34

Annex A (informative) Abbreviations and Symbols ...................................................................................... 35

Annex B (informative) Leak-tightness tests for gas controls – volumetric method .......................... 36

Annex C (informative) Leak-tightness tests for gas controls – pressure loss method ...................... 37

Annex D (normative) Conversion of pressure loss into leakage rate ..................................................... 38

Annex E (normative) Electrical/electronic component fault modes ...................................................... 39

Annex F (normative) Additional requirements for safety accessories and pressure

accessories as defined in EU Directive 2014/68/EU........................................................................ 40

Annex G (normative) Materials for pressurized parts ................................................................................. 41

Annex H (normative) Additional materials for pressurized parts .......................................................... 42

Annex I (normative) Requirements for controls used in DC supplied burners and

appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels......................................................................................... 43

Annex J (normative) Method for the determination of a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) ....................... 44

Annex K (normative) Method for the determination of a Performance Level (PL) ........................... 45

Annex L (informative) Relationship between Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and Performance

Level (PL) ......................................................................................................................................................... 46

Annex M (normative) Reset functions ................................................................................................................ 47

Annex N (informative) Guidance document on Environmental Aspects ............................................... 48

Annex O (normative) Seals of elastomer, cork and synthetic fibre mixtures ...................................... 49

Annex AA (informative) Typical pressure regulators and safety devices ............................................. 50

AA.1 Main components of a pressure regulator .......................................................................................... 50

AA.2 Main components of a safety shut-off device ...................................................................................... 53

Annex BB (informative) Overview of requirements and test conditions (as given in 7.101),

and examples of performance curves for pressure regulators .................................................... 55

Annex CC (normative) Creep relief device ........................................................................................................ 58

CC.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 58

CC.2 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................ 58

CC.3 Performance requirements ...................................................................................................................... 58

CC.4 Marking, instructions .................................................................................................................................. 58

Annex DD (informative) Comparison between EN 334:2019 and EN 88-2:2022 ............................... 59

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 aimed to be covered ............................................. 60

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 63

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EN 88-2:2022 (E)
European foreword

This document (EN 88-2:2022) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 58 “Safety and

control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels”, the secretariat of which is

held by BSI.

This European Standard shall be given the status of a national standard, either by publication of an

identical text or by endorsement, at the latest by April 2023, and conflicting national standards shall be

withdrawn at the latest by October 2025.

Attention is drawn to the possibility that some of the elements of this document may be the subject of

patent rights. CEN shall not be held responsible for identifying any or all such patent rights.

This document supersedes EN 88-2:2007.

The following significant changes compared to the previous edition have been incorporated in this

document:
a) scope extended to “Pressure regulators incorporating safety devices”;
b) title changed to be aligned with the title of CEN/TC 58;
c) requirements from EU Directive 2014/68/EU were not adopted;
d) alignment with EN 13611:2019;
e) terms and definitions are aligned with EN 13611:2019;
f) reference to EN 437 removed;

g) requirements and tests added for pressure regulators which use auxiliary energy;

h) classifications according to accuracy, lock-up pressure, and over-pressure shut-off added;

i) Clause 6 extended to “Design and construction”;
j) 6.2.104 “Integral safety shut-off device” added;
k) 6.2.105 “Resistance to pressure” added;
l) 6.2.107 “Creep relief device” added;
m) 6.5.1 “Electronic parts of the control – General” is applicable;
n) 7.2.2 “Test for leak-tightness”, new value for test pressure;
o) design of all figures adapted to design of figures in EN 13611:2019;

p) information on life time for safe function (designed lifetime) added to instructions;

q) Annex BB “Overview of requirement and test conditions” added;
r) Annex CC “Creep relief device” added;
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s) Annex DD “Comparison between EN 334:2019 and EN 88-2:2022” added;
t) EN 88-1, EN 88-2 and EN 88-3 aligned.

This document has been prepared under a Standardization Request given to CEN by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of EU

Directive(s) / Regulation(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s) / Regulation(s), see informative Annex ZA, which is an integral part

of this document.
The EN 88 series consists of the following parts:

— EN 88-1, Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances — Part 1: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa;

— EN 88-2, Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances — Part 2: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures above 50 kPa up to and including 500 kPa;

— EN 88-3, Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances — Part 3: Pressure

and/or flow rate regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 500 kPa, electronic types.

Any feedback and questions on this document should be directed to the users’ national standards body.

A complete listing of these bodies can be found on the CEN website.

According to the CEN-CENELEC Internal Regulations, the national standards organisations of the

following countries are bound to implement this European Standard: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia,

Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland,

Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of North

Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye and the United

Kingdom.
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EN 88-2:2022 (E)
Introduction
This document is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 13611:2019.

EN 13611:2019 recognizes the safety level specified by CEN/TC 58 and is regarded as a horizontal

standard dealing with the safety, construction, performance and testing of controls for burners and

appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid fuels.

The general requirements for controls are given in EN 13611:2019, and methods for classification and

assessment for new controls and control functions are given in EN 14459:2021 (see Figure 1).

EN 126:2012 (see Figure 1) specifies multifunctional controls combining two or more controls and

Application Control Functions, one of which is a mechanical control function. The requirements for

controls and Application Control Functions are given in the specific control standard (see Figure 1,

control functions).
Figure 1 — Interrelation of control standards

EN 13611:2019 should be used in conjunction with the specific standard for a specific type of control (e.g.

EN 88-1:2022, EN 88-2:2022, EN 88-3:2022, EN 125:2022, EN 126:2012, EN 161:2022, EN 257:2022,

EN 298:2022, EN 1106:2022, EN 1643:2022, EN 1854:— , EN 12067-2:2022, EN 16304:2022,

EN 16340:2014, EN 16678:2022 and EN 16898:2022), or for controls for specific applications.

EN 13611:2019 can also be applied, so far as reasonable, to controls not mentioned in a specific standard

and to controls designed on new principles, in which case additional requirements can be necessary.

EN 14459:2021 provides methods for classification and assessment of new control principles.

Primarily in industrial applications it is common practice to rate the safety of a plant based on values

describing the likelihood of a dangerous failure. These values are being used to determine Safety Integrity

Levels or Performance Levels when the system is being assessed in its entirety.

CEN/TC 58 standards for safety relevant controls do go beyond this approach, because for a certain life

time for which the product is specified, designed and tested a dangerous failure is not allowed at all.

Failure modes are described and assessed in greater detail.
Under preparation. Stage at the time of publication: FprEN 1854:2022.
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EN 88-2:2022 (E)

Measures to prevent from dangerous situations are defined. Field experience over many decades is

reflected in the CEN/TC 58 standards. Requirements of EN 13611:2019 can be considered as proven in

practice.

This document refers to clauses of EN 13611:2019 or adapts clauses by stating “with the following

modification”, “with the following addition”, “is replaced by the following” or “is not applicable” in the

corresponding clause.

This document adds clauses or subclauses to the structure of EN 13611:2019 which are particular to this

document. Subclauses which are additional to those in EN 13611:2019 are numbered starting from 101.

Additional Annexes are designated as Annex AA, BB, CC, etc. It should be noted that these clauses,

subclauses and Annexes are not indicated as an addition.

If by reference to EN 13611:2019 the term “control” is given, this term should be read as “pressure

regulator”.
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EN 88-2:2022 (E)
1 Scope
EN 13611:2019, Clause 1 applies with the following modification and addition:
Modification:
The 1 paragraph of EN 13611:2019, Clause 1 is replaced by:

This document specifies the safety, design, construction, and performance requirements and testing for

pneumatic pressure regulators and safety devices for burners and appliances burning one or more

gaseous fuels, hereafter referred to as “pressure regulators”.

This document is applicable to pressure regulators with declared maximum inlet pressures above 50 kPa

up to and including 500 kPa and of nominal connection sizes up to and including DN 250.

Addition:
This document is applicable to:
— pressure regulators incorporating safety devices;
— pressure regulators and safety devices which use auxiliary energy;

— stand-alone pressure regulators or pressure regulators equipped with a control device for maximum

or minimum gas pressure.
This document is not applicable to:

— pressure regulators connected directly to a gas distribution network or to a container that maintains

a standard distribution pressure;

— pressure regulators intended for gas appliances to be installed in the open air and exposed to the

environment.
The 4 paragraph of EN 13611:2019, Clause 1 is removed.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 161:2022, Automatic shut-off valve for gas burners and gas appliances

EN 549:2019, Rubber materials for seals and diaphragms for gas appliances and gas equipment

EN 682:2002 , Elastomeric seals — Materials requirements for seals used in pipes and fittings carrying gas

and hydrocarbon fluids

EN 13611:2019 , Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid fuels

— General requirements
As impacted by EN 682:2002/A1:2005.
As impacted by EN 13611:2019/AC:2021.
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EN 88-2:2022 (E)

EN 60534-2-3:2016, Industrial-process control valves — Part 2-3: Flow capacity — Test procedures

(IEC 60534-2-3:2015)

EN 175301-803:2006, Detail Specification: Rectangular connectors — Flat contacts, 0,8 mm thickness,

locking screw not detachable
3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 13611:2019 and the following

apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
3.101
pressure regulator

device which maintains the outlet pressure constant independent of the variations in inlet pressure

and/or flow rate within defined limits
[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.101]
3.102
control member

movable part of the pressure regulator which varies flow rate and/or outlet pressure directly

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.107]
3.103
safety shut-off device
SSD

device having the function of staying in the open position under normal operating conditions and to shut

off the gas flow automatically and completely when the monitored pressure deviates above or below the

pre-set value
3.104
housing

part of the pressure regulator and/or SSD that is the main pressure containing envelope

3.105
controller

device which normally includes a setting element, normally a spring, to obtain a set value of the outlet

pressure, and a pressure detector element, normally a diaphragm for the outlet pressure

3.106
actuator

device or mechanism which changes the signal from the controller into a corresponding movement

controlling the position of the control member
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3.107
working diaphragm

flexible member which, under the influence of the forces arising from loading and pressure, operates the

control member

Note 1 to entry: Diaphragms used as a control member are not covered by this definition.

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.122, modified – Note 1 to entry added]
3.108
pressure containing part
part where failure would result in release of gas to the atmosphere

Note 1 to entry: Such parts comprise housings, inner partition walls, control member, bonnets, the housing of the

actuator, blind flanges and pipes for process and sensing lines.
3.109
signal connection

connection that is used to convey pressure from part of an installation to the signal chamber

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.128]
3.110
breather line

line between the controller and/or pilot regulator and atmosphere which equalizes the pressure on a

detector element when it changes its position
3.111
fixture

functional device connected to the main components of the pressure regulator or SSD

3.112
exhaust line

line to atmosphere between the pressure regulator or fixtures for the safe venting of gas in the event of a

working diaphragm failure
3.113
trip mechanism
mechanism that releases the closure member when activated by the controller
3.114
SSD-actuator
device that is activated by the trip mechanism which shuts the closure member
3.115
relatching device
device that enables the complete opening of an SSD
3.116
motorization chamber

chamber at the higher pressure of two chambers under pressure within the housing of actuator

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3.117
monitored pressure
pressure monitored and safeguarded by the SSD
3.118
trip pressure
pressure value at which the closing member starts to move
3.119
upper trip pressure
upper limit of the monitored over-pressure
3.120
lower trip pressure
lower limit of the monitored under-pressure
3.121
outlet setting pressure
outlet pressure at which the pressure regulator is set for test purposes
[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.115]
3.122
maximum outlet pressure
2max

upper limit of the outlet pressure, as stated in the instructions, at which the pressure regulator can be

operated
[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.111]
3.123
minimum outlet pressure
2min

lower limit of the outlet pressure, as stated in the instructions, at which the pressure regulator can be

operated
[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.112]
3.124
outlet pressure range

difference between maximum and minimum values of the outlet pressure, as stated in the instructions

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2022, 3.111]
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3.125
maximum inlet pressure
1max

highest inlet pressure, as stated in the instructions, at which the pressure regulator can be operated

Note 1 to entry: The definition of “maximum inlet pressure” is also known as “maximum allowable pressure PS”.

Note 2 to entry: In accordance with the strength requirements of this document.
3.126
minimum inlet pressure
1min

lowest inlet pressure, as stated in the instructions, at which the pressure regulator can be operated

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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN 88-2:2020
01-maj-2020
Varnostne in nadzorne naprave za plinske gorilnike in plinske aparate - 2. del:
Regulatorji tlaka za vstopne tlake nad 50 kPa do vključno 500 kPa in pripadajoče
varnostne naprave

Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances - Part 2: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures above 50 kPa up to and including 500 kPa and associated

safety devices

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasgeräte - Teil 2: Druckregler

für Eingangsdrücke über 50 kPa bis einschließlich 500 kPa und dazugehörigen
Sicherheitseinrichtungen

Dispositifs de sécurité et de contrôle pour les brûleurs à gaz et appareils utilisant des

combustibles gazeux - Partie 2 : Régulateurs de pression pour pressions amont
comprises entre 50 kPa et 500 kPa et dispositifs de sécurité associés
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 88-2
ICS:
23.060.40 Tlačni regulatorji Pressure regulators
27.060.20 Plinski gorilniki Gas fuel burners
oSIST prEN 88-2:2020 en,fr,de

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DRAFT
EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 88-2
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
May 2020
ICS 23.060.40 Will supersede EN 88-2:2007
English Version
Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas
appliances - Part 2: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures
above 500 mbar up to and including 5 bar

Dispositifs de sécurité et de contrôle pour les brûleurs Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner

à gaz et appareils utilisant des combustibles gazeux - und Gasgeräte - Teil 2: Druckregler für Eingangsdrücke

Partie 2 : Régulateurs de pression pour pressions über 50 kPa bis einschließlich 500 kPa und

amont comprises entre 50 kPa et 500 kPa et dispositifs dazugehörigen Sicherheitseinrichtungen

de sécurité associés

This draft European Standard is submitted to CEN members for enquiry. It has been drawn up by the Technical Committee

CEN/TC 58.

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Contents Page

European foreword ....................................................................................................................................................... 5

Introduction .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 7

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 8

4 Classification .................................................................................................................................................. 12

4.1 Classes of control .......................................................................................................................................... 12

4.2 Groups of control .......................................................................................................................................... 13

4.3 Classes of control function ........................................................................................................................ 13

4.4 Types of DC supplied controls ................................................................................................................. 13

5 Test conditions and uncertainty of measurements ......................................................................... 13

6 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................ 13

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 13

6.2 Mechanical parts of the control .............................................................................................................. 13

6.2.1 Appearance ..................................................................................................................................................... 13

6.2.2 Holes ................................................................................................................................................................. 13

6.2.3 Breather holes ............................................................................................................................................... 13

6.2.4 Screwed fastenings ...................................................................................................................................... 13

6.2.5 Jointing ............................................................................................................................................................. 13

6.2.6 Moving parts .................................................................................................................................................. 13

6.2.7 Sealing caps .................................................................................................................................................... 13

6.2.8 Dismantling and reassembly ................................................................................................................... 14

6.2.9 Auxiliary canals and orifices .................................................................................................................... 14

6.2.10 Presetting device .......................................................................................................................................... 14

6.2.101 External visual Indication of the position of the closure member ..................................... 14

6.2.102 Parts transmitting actuating forces .............................................................................................. 14

6.2.103 Adjustments ........................................................................................................................................... 14

6.2.104 Integral safety shut-off device ......................................................................................................... 14

6.2.105 Resistance to pressure ....................................................................................................................... 15

6.2.106 Signal tube connections ..................................................................................................................... 15

6.2.107 Creep relief device ............................................................................................................................... 15

6.3 Materials .......................................................................................................................................................... 16

6.3.1 General material requirements .............................................................................................................. 16

6.3.2 Housing ............................................................................................................................................................ 16

6.3.3 Zinc alloys ....................................................................................................................................................... 16

6.3.4 Springs ............................................................................................................................................................. 16

6.3.5 Resistance to corrosion and surface protection ............................................................................... 16

6.3.6 Impregnation ................................................................................................................................................. 16

6.3.7 Seals for glands for moving parts ........................................................................................................... 16

6.4 Gas connections ............................................................................................................................................ 16

6.5 Electrical parts of the control .................................................................................................................. 16

6.6 Protection against internal faults for the purpose of functional safety ................................... 16

7 Performance .................................................................................................................................................. 16

7.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 16

7.2 Leak-tightness ............................................................................................................................................... 17

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7.2.1 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................. 17

7.2.2 Tests .................................................................................................................................................................. 17

7.3 Torsion and bending ................................................................................................................................... 17

7.4 Rated flow rate .............................................................................................................................................. 17

7.4.1 Requirement ................................................................................................................................................... 17

7.4.2 Test .................................................................................................................................................................... 17

7.4.3 Conversion of air flow rate ........................................................................................................................ 17

7.5 Durability......................................................................................................................................................... 17

7.5.1 Elastomers in contact with gas ................................................................................................................ 17

7.5.2 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 18

7.5.3 Resistance to scratching ............................................................................................................................. 18

7.5.4 Resistance to humidity ............................................................................................................................... 18

7.6 Performance tests for electronic controls ........................................................................................... 18

7.7 Long-term performance for electronic controls ............................................................................... 18

7.8 Data exchange ................................................................................................................................................ 18

7.101 Pressure regulator performance ............................................................................................................ 18

7.101.1 General ..................................................................................................................................................... 18

7.101.2 General test procedure ....................................................................................................................... 18

7.102 Safety devices ................................................................................................................................................. 24

7.102.1 Over-pressure safety shut-off devices .......................................................................................... 24

7.102.2 Under-pressure safety shut-off devices ....................................................................................... 28

7.102.3 Endurance ............................................................................................................................................... 28

8 Electrical requirements .............................................................................................................................. 29

9 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ................................................................................................... 29

10 Marking, installation and operating instructions ............................................................................. 29

10.1 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 29

10.2 Installation and operating instructions ............................................................................................... 30

10.3 Warning notice .............................................................................................................................................. 30

Annex A (informative) Abbreviations and Symbols ...................................................................................... 31

Annex B (informative) Leak-tightness tests for gas controls – volumetric method .......................... 32

Annex C (informative) Leak-tightness tests for gas controls – pressure loss method ...................... 33

Annex D (normative) Conversion of pressure loss into leakage rate ..................................................... 34

Annex E (normative) Electrical/electronic component fault modes ...................................................... 35

Annex F (normative) Additional requirements for safety accessories and pressure

accessories as defined in EU Directive 97/23/EC ............................................................................. 36

Annex G (normative) Materials for pressurized parts ................................................................................. 37

Annex H (normative) Additional materials for pressurized parts .......................................................... 38

Annex I (normative) Requirements for controls used in DC supplied burners and

appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels......................................................................................... 39

Annex J (normative) Method for the determination of a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) ....................... 40

Annex K (normative) Method for the determination of a Performance Level (PL) ........................... 41

Annex L (informative) Relationship between Safety Integrity Level (SIL) and Performance

Level (PL) ......................................................................................................................................................... 42

Annex M (normative) Reset functions ................................................................................................................ 43

Annex N (informative) Guidance document on environmental aspects ................................................ 44

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Annex O (normative) Seals of elastomer, cork and synthetic fibre mixtures ...................................... 45

Annex AA (informative) Typical pressure regulators and pressure regulator parts ....................... 46

AA.1 Main components of a pressure regulator .......................................................................................... 46

AA.2 Main components of a gas safety shut-off device .............................................................................. 49

Annex BB (informative) Overview of requirements and test conditions (as given in

Clause 7), and examples of performance curves for pressure regulators ............................... 51

Annex CC (normative) Creep relief device ....................................................................................................... 54

CC.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 54

CC.2 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................ 54

CC.3 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................ 54

CC.4 Performance requirements ...................................................................................................................... 54

CC.5 Marking, installation and operating instructions ............................................................................ 55

Annex DD (informative) Comparison between EN 334:2005+A1:2009 and prEN 88-2:2020 ....... 56

Annex ZA (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 aimed to be covered ............................................. 57

Annex ZB (informative) Relationship between this European Standard and the essential

requirements of Directive 2014/68/EU aimed to be covered ..................................................... 63

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 65

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European foreword

This document (prEN 88-2:2020) has been prepared by Technical Committee CEN/TC 58 “Safety and

control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels”, the secretariat of which is

held by BSI.
This document is currently submitted to the CEN Enquiry.
This document will supersede EN 88-2:2007.

This document has been prepared under a standardization request given to CEN by the European

Commission and the European Free Trade Association, and supports essential requirements of

EU Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Directive(s), see informative Annexes ZA and ZB, which are an integral part of

this document.

prEN 88-2:2020 includes the following significant technical changes with respect to EN 88-2:2007:

a) scope extended to “Pressure regulators incorporating safety devices”;
b) alignment with EN 13611:2019;

c) requirements and tests added for pressure regulators which use auxiliary energy;

d) classifications according to accuracy, lock-up pressure, and over-pressure shut-off added;

e) Clause 6 extended to “Design and construction”;
f) Clause 6.2.104 “Integral safety shut-off device” added;
g) Clause 6.2.105 “Resistance to pressure” added;
h) Clause 6.2.107 “Creep relief device” added;
i) Clause 7.2.2 “Test for leak-tightness”, new value for test pressure;
j) design of all Figures adapted to design of Figures in EN 13611:2019;
k) Annex BB “Overview of requirement and test conditions” added;
l) Annex CC “Creep relief device” added;
m) Annex DD “Comparison between EN 334:2005+A1:2009 and prEN 88-2:2020” added.
EN 88 consists of the following parts:
— Part 1: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa;

— Part 2: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures above 500 mbar up to and including 5 bar;

— Part 3: Pressure and/or flow rate regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 500 kPa, electronic

types.
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Introduction

This document is a particular standard for pressure Regulators for gas-burners and gas-burning

appliances which cites the generic requirements of EN 13611:2019 wherever possible. This document

supplements or modifies the corresponding clauses of EN 13611:2019. The construction and

performance requirements are as far as applicable in total conformity with EN 13611:2019.

This document is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 13611:2019. This document refers to

clauses of EN 13611:2019 or adapts clauses by stating “with the following modification”, “with the

following addition”, “is replaced by the following” or “is not applicable” in the corresponding clause.

This document adds clauses or subclauses to the structure of EN 13611:2019 which are particular to

this document. It should be noted that these clauses and subclauses are not indicated as an addition.

Subclauses which are additional to those in EN 13611:2019 are numbered starting from 101. Additional

Annexes are designed as Annex AA, BB, CC, etc.

Performance Level (PL) or Safety Integrity Level (SIL) classifications according to EN ISO 13849-1 or

EN 61508-1 cannot automatically be claimed based upon compliance with this document. Pressure

regulators with SIL classification do not automatically meet the requirements of this document.

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1 Scope

This document specifies the safety, design, construction as well as performance requirements and

testing for pneumatic pressure regulators and safety devices for burners and appliances burning one or

more gaseous fuels, hereafter referred to as ‘pressure regulators’.
This document is applicable to:

— pressure regulators with declared maximum inlet pressure above 50 kPa up to and including

500 kPa, of nominal connection size up to and including DN 250 for use with one or more fuel gases

in accordance with EN 437;
— pressure regulators incorporating safety devices;
— pressure regulators and safety devices which use auxiliary energy; and

— stand-alone pressure regulators or pressure regulators equipped with a control device for

maximum or minimum gas pressure.
This document is not applicable to:

— pressure regulators that are connected directly to mains pipe-work or to a container that maintains

a standard distribution pressure;

— pressure regulators intended for gas appliances to be installed in the open air and exposed to the

environment.
2 Normative references

The following documents are referred to in the text in such a way that some or all of their content

constitutes requirements of this document. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments) applies.

EN 549, Rubber materials for seals and diaphragms for gas appliances and gas equipment

EN 682, Elastomeric Seals - Materials requirements for seals used in pipes and fittings carrying gas and

hydrocarbon fluids

EN 13611:2019, Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid

fuels - General requirements

EN 13787, Elastomers for gas pressure regulators and associated safety devices for inlet pressures up to

100 bar

EN 60534-2-3:2016, Industrial-process control valves - Part 2-3: Flow capacity - Test procedures (IEC

60534-2-3)
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3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 13611:2019 and the following

apply.

ISO and IEC maintain terminological databases for use in standardization at the following addresses:

— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
— ISO Online browsing platform: available at http://www.iso.org/obp
3.101
pressure regulator

device that maintains the outlet pressure constant independent of the variations in inlet pressure

and/or flow rate within defined limits
[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016, 3.101]
3.102
control member

movable part of the pressure regulator which varies flow rate and/or outlet pressure directly

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016, 3.107]
3.103
safety shut-off device
SSD

device the function of which is to stay in the open position under normal operating conditions and to

shut off the gas flow automatically and completely when the monitored pressure deviates above or

below the pre-set value
3.104
housing

part of the pressure regulator and/or SSD that is the main pressure containing envelope

3.105
valve seat

corresponding sealing surfaces within a pressure regulator or SSD that make full contact only when the

pressure regulator or SSD is in the closed position
3.106
controller

device which normally includes a setting element, normally a spring, to obtain a set value of the outlet

pressure and a pressure detector element, normally a diaphragm for the outlet pressure

3.107
actuator

device or mechanism which changes the signal from the controller into a corresponding movement

controlling the position of the control member
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3.108
working diaphragm

flexible member which, under the influence of the forces arising from loading and pressure, operates

the control member

Note 1 to entry: Diaphragms used as a control member are not covered by this definition.

3.109
pressure containing part
part where failure would result in release of gas to the atmosphere

Note 1 to entry: Such parts comprise housings, inner partition walls, control member, bonnets, the housing of

the actuator, blind flanges and pipes for process and sensing lines.
3.110
signal connection

part that is used to convey pressure from part of an installation to the signal chamber

3.111
breather line

line between the controller and/or pilot regulator and atmosphere which equalizes the pressure on a

detector element when it changes its position
3.112
fixture

functional device connected to the main components of the pressure regulator or SSD

3.113
exhaust line

line to atmosphere between the regulator or fixtures for the safe venting of gas in the event of a

component failure
3.114
trip mechanism
mechanism that releases the closure member when activated by the controller
3.115
SSD-actuator
device that is activated by the trip mechanism which shuts the closure member
3.116
relatching device
device that enables the complete opening of an SSD
3.117
motorization chamber

chamber at the higher pressure of two chambers under pressure within the housing of actuator

3.118
monitored pressure
pressure monitored and safeguarded by the SSD
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3.119
trip pressure
pressure value at which the closing member starts to move
3.120
upper trip pressure
upper limit of the monitored over-pressure
3.121
lower trip pressure
lower limit of the monitored under-pressure
3.122
outlet setting pressure
outlet pressure at which the pressure regulator is set for test purposes
[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016, 3.113]
3.123
maximum outlet pressure
2max

upper limit of the outlet pressure, as stated in the installation and operating instructions

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016, 3.109]
3.124
minimum outlet pressure
2min

lower limit of the outlet pressure, as stated in the installation and operating instructions

[SOURCE: EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016, 3.110]
3.125
outlet pressure
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