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

This European Standard specifies the safety, construction and performance requirements for electronic pressure regulators and safety devices, intended for use with gas burners, gas appliances and similar use, hereafter referred to as ‘pressure regulators’.
This European Standard is applicable to:
- pressure regulators with declared maximum inlet pressure 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 incorporating safety devices specified as safety accessories,
NOTE For safety accessories and pressure accessories, the requirements of prEN 13611:2012, Annex F also apply.
- pressure regulators which use auxiliary energy,
Pressure 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:
- 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,
- safety devices which use auxiliary energy
- electronic gas/air ratio controls (EN 12067-2).

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasbrennstoffgeräte - Teil 3: Druck- und/oder Durchflussregler für Eingangsdrücke bis einschließlich 500 kPa, elektronische Ausführung

Diese Europäische Norm legt die Sicherheits-, Planungs-, Konstruktions- und Leistungsanforderungen sowie die Prüfungen für elektronische Druck- und Durchflussregler für Brenner und Geräte fest, die ein oder mehr gasförmige Brennstoffe verbrennen und im weiteren Verlauf als "Regelgerät" bezeichnet.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt für:
-   Regelgeräte mit einem angegebenen maximalen Eingangsdruck bis einschließlich 500 kPa mit Nennanschlussgrößen bis einschließlich DN 250;
-   Regelgeräte, die Hilfsenergie verwenden;
-   Regelgeräte, mit denen der Gasausgangsdruck oder der Gasdurchfluss geregelt wird;
-   Regelgeräte mit einer modularen Struktur, die als eine Einheit zugelassen sind;
-   Regelgeräte für Gasgeräte, die im Freien angebracht werden und der Umwelt ausgesetzt sind.
Diese Europäische Norm gilt nicht für:
-   Regelgeräte, die direkt an ein Gasverteilungsnetz oder einen Behälter angeschlossen sind, der einen standardmäßigen Verteilerdruck aufrechterhält;
-   elektronische Brennstoff-Luft-Verbundregler (siehe EN 12067-2).
ANMERKUNG   EN 12067-2 gilt für Regler, die Teil eines elektronischen Brennstoff-Luft-Verbundsystems sind.

Équipements auxiliaires pour brûleurs à gaz et appareils à gaz - Partie 3 - Régulateurs de pression et/ou de débit électroniques pour pression amont inférieure ou égale à 500 kPa Élément complémentaire

La présente Norme européenne spécifie les exigences et essais de sécurité, de conception, de construction et de fonctionnement relatifs aux régulateurs de pression et/ou de débit électroniques pour brûleurs et appareils utilisant un ou plusieurs combustibles gazeux, dénommés ci-après « régulateurs ».
La présente Norme européenne peut être appliquée :
-   aux régulateurs d'une pression amont maximale déclarée inférieure ou égale à 500 kPa et d'un diamètre nominal de raccordement inférieur ou égal à DN 250 ;
-   aux régulateurs utilisant une énergie auxiliaire ;
-   aux régulateurs fonctionnant par modulation d’une pression aval de gaz ou d’un débit de gaz ;
-   aux régulateurs de structure modulaire certifiés en tant qu'unités ;
-   aux régulateurs destinés à des appareils à gaz qui doivent être installés en plein air et exposés aux intempéries.
La présente Norme européenne ne couvre pas :
-   les régulateurs raccordés directement à un réseau de distribution de gaz ou à un récipient qui maintient une pression de distribution normalisée ;
-   les dispositifs électroniques de régulation du rapport air/combustible (EN 12067-2).
NOTE   L’EN 12067-2 s’applique aux régulateurs intégrés à un système électronique de régulation du rapport air/combustible.

Varnostne in nadzorne naprave za plinske gorilnike in plinske aparate - 3. del: Regulatorji tlaka in/ali regulatorji pretoka za vstopne tlake do vključno 500 kPa, elektronski tip

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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

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasbrennstoffgeräte - Teil 3:

Druck- und/oder Durchflussregler für Eingangsdrücke bis einschließlich 500 kPA,
elektronische Ausführung

Équipements auxiliaires pour brûleurs à gaz et appareils à gaz - Partie 3 - Régulateurs

de pression et/ou de débit électroniques pour pression amont inférieure ou égale à 500

kPa Élément complémentaire
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 88-3
ICS:
23.060.40 7ODþQLUHJXODWRUML Pressure regulators
27.060.20 Plinski gorilniki Gas fuel burners
oSIST prEN 88-3:2017 en,fr,de

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

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DRAFT
EUROPEAN STANDARD
prEN 88-3
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
August 2017
ICS 23.060.40
English Version
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

Équipements auxiliaires pour brûleurs à gaz et Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner

appareils à gaz - Partie 3 - Régulateurs de pression und Gasbrennstoffgeräte - Teil 3: Druck- und/oder

et/ou de débit électroniques pour pression amont Durchflussregler für Eingangsdrücke bis einschließlich

inférieure ou égale à 500 kPa Élément complémentaire 500 kPA, elektronische Ausführung

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

CEN/TC 58.

If this draft becomes a European Standard, 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.

This draft European Standard was established by CEN 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,

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Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland,

Turkey and United Kingdom.

Recipients of this draft are invited to submit, with their comments, notification of any relevant patent rights of which they are

aware and to provide supporting documentation.

Warning : This document is not a European Standard. It is distributed for review and comments. It is subject to change without

notice and shall not be referred to as a European Standard.
EUROPEAN COMMITTEE FOR STANDARDIZATION
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© 2017 CEN All rights of exploitation in any form and by any means reserved Ref. No. prEN 88-3:2017 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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Contents Page

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

1 Scope .................................................................................................................................................................... 6

2 Normative references .................................................................................................................................... 6

3 Terms and definitions ................................................................................................................................... 6

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

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

4.2 Groups of control .......................................................................................................................................... 12

4.3 Classes of control functions ...................................................................................................................... 12

4.4 Types of DC supplied controls ................................................................................................................. 12

5 Test conditions and uncertainty of measurements ......................................................................... 12

6 Design and construction ............................................................................................................................ 12

6.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 12

6.2 Mechanical parts of the control .............................................................................................................. 12

6.2.1 Appearance ..................................................................................................................................................... 12

6.2.2 Holes ................................................................................................................................................................. 12

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 ................................................................................................................... 13

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

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

6.2.101 Adjustments .............................................................................................................................................. 14

6.2.102 Resistance to pressure .......................................................................................................................... 14

6.2.103 Blockage of canals and orifices .......................................................................................................... 14

6.2.104 Signal tube connections ........................................................................................................................ 14

6.3 Materials .......................................................................................................................................................... 14

6.3.1 General material requirements .............................................................................................................. 14

6.3.2 Housing ............................................................................................................................................................ 14

6.3.3 Zinc alloys ....................................................................................................................................................... 14

6.3.4 Springs ............................................................................................................................................................. 14

6.3.5 Resistance to corrosion and surface protection ............................................................................... 15

6.3.6 Impregnation ................................................................................................................................................. 15

6.3.7 Seals for glands for moving parts ........................................................................................................... 15

6.4 Gas connections ............................................................................................................................................ 15

6.4.1 Making connections..................................................................................................................................... 15

6.4.2 Connection sizes ........................................................................................................................................... 15

6.4.3 Threads ............................................................................................................................................................ 15

6.4.4 Union joints .................................................................................................................................................... 15

6.4.5 Flanges ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

6.4.6 Compression fittings ................................................................................................................................... 15

6.4.7 Nipples for pressure test ........................................................................................................................... 15

6.4.8 Strainers .......................................................................................................................................................... 15

6.5 Electrical parts of the control .................................................................................................................. 15

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6.5.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 15

6.5.2 Switching elements ...................................................................................................................................... 16

6.5.3 Electrical Components ................................................................................................................................ 16

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

6.6.1 Design and construction requirements ................................................................................................ 16

6.6.2 Class A ............................................................................................................................................................... 16

6.6.3 Class B ............................................................................................................................................................... 16

6.6.4 Class C ............................................................................................................................................................... 16

6.6.5 Circuit and construction evaluation ...................................................................................................... 16

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

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

7.2 Leak tightness ................................................................................................................................................ 16

7.2.1 Requirements ................................................................................................................................................. 16

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

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

7.3.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 17

7.3.2 Torsion and bending moments ................................................................................................................ 17

7.4 Rated flow rate .............................................................................................................................................. 18

7.4.1 Requirement ................................................................................................................................................... 18

7.4.2 Test .................................................................................................................................................................... 18

7.4.3 Conversion of air flow rate ........................................................................................................................ 18

7.5 Durability......................................................................................................................................................... 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 Regulator performance .............................................................................................................................. 18

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

7.101.2 General test procedure ......................................................................................................................... 19

7.101.3 Pressure regulator performance and stability ............................................................................. 20

7.101.4 Flow rate regulator performance and stability ............................................................................ 22

7.101.5 Settling time .............................................................................................................................................. 23

7.101.6 Endurance .................................................................................................................................................. 24

7.102 Regulator performance with respect to application safety ........................................................... 25

8 Electrical requirements .............................................................................................................................. 25

8.1 General ............................................................................................................................................................. 25

8.2 Protection by enclosure ............................................................................................................................. 25

8.101 Electrical equipment ................................................................................................................................... 26

9 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ................................................................................................... 26

9.1 Protection against environmental influences .................................................................................... 26

9.2 Supply voltage variations below 85 % of rated voltage.................................................................. 26

9.3 Voltage dips and interruptions ................................................................................................................ 26

9.4 Supply frequency variations ..................................................................................................................... 26

9.5 Surge immunity tests ................................................................................................................................... 26

9.6 Electrical fast transient/burst ................................................................................................................. 26

9.7 Immunity to conducted disturbances induced by radio frequency fields ............................... 26

9.8 Immunity to radiated fields induced by radio frequency fields .................................................. 26

9.9 Electrostatic discharge tests ..................................................................................................................... 26

9.10 Power frequency magnetic field immunity tests .............................................................................. 26

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

frequency immunity tests .................................................................................................................... 27

10 Marking, installation and operating instructions ............................................................................. 27

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10.1 Marking ............................................................................................................................................................ 27

10.2 Installation and operating instructions ............................................................................................... 27

10.3 Warning notice .............................................................................................................................................. 29

Annex A (informative) Abbreviations and symbols ........................................................................................ 30

Annex B (informative) Leak-tightness test for gas controls — volumetric method ........................... 31

Annex C (informative) Leak-tightness test for gas controls — pressure loss method ....................... 32

Annex D (normative) Conversion of pressure loss into leakage rate....................................................... 33

Annex E (normative) Electrical/electronic component fault modes ........................................................ 34

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

accessories as defined in EC Directive 2014/68/EC .................................................................. 35

Annex G (normative) Materials for pressurized parts................................................................................... 36

Annex H (normative) Additional materials for pressurized parts ............................................................ 37

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

burning gaseous or liquid fuels ......................................................................................................... 38

Annex J (normative) Method for the determination of a Safety integrity level (SIL) ......................... 39

Annex K (normative) Method for the determination of a Performance level (PL) ............................. 40

Annex L (informative) Relationship between Safety integrity level (SIL) and Performance

level (PL) .................................................................................................................................................... 41

Annex M (normative) Reset functions ................................................................................................................. 42

Annex N (informative) Guidance document on environmental aspects ................................................. 43

Annex O (normative) Seals of elastomer, cork and synthetic fibre mixtures ....................................... 44

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

requirements of Directive 2009/142/EC aimed to be covered ............................................. 45

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

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 aimed to be covered ....................................... 48

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

requirements of Directive 2014/68/EU aimed to be covered ............................................... 51

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 54

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European foreword

This document (prEN 88-3:2017) 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 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 Regulation(s)/Directive(s).

For relationship with EU Regulation(s)/Directive(s), see informative Annexes ZA, ZB, or ZC, which are

an integral part of this document.

This document is intended to be used in conjunction with EN 13611:2015. This document refers to

clauses of EN 13611:2015 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 European Standard adds clauses or subclauses to the structure of EN 13611:2015 which are

particular to this European Standard. It should be noted that these clauses and subclauses are not

indicated as an addition. Subclauses or annexes which are additional to those in EN 13611:2015 are

numbered starting from 101 or are designated as Annex AA, BB, CC, etc.

EN 88 Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas appliances consist of the following parts:

— EN 88-1, Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas appliances — Part 1: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa;

— EN 88-2, Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas appliances — Part 2: Pressure

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

— EN 88-3, Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas appliances — Part 3: Pressure

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

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1 Scope

This European Standard specifies the safety, design, construction, and performance requirements and

testing for electronic pressure and/or flow rate regulators for burners and appliances burning one or

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

— regulators with declared maximum inlet pressures up to and including 500 kPa with nominal

connection sizes up to and including DN 250;
— regulators which use auxiliary energy;

— regulators, which function by controlling a gas outlet pressure or a gas flow rate;

— regulators with a modular structure approved as a unit;

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

environment.
This European Standard does not cover:

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

standard distribution pressure;
— electronic fuel/air ratio controls (see EN 12067-2).

NOTE EN 12067–2 is applicable to regulators being part of an electronic fuel/air ratio system.

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 161:2011+A3:2013, Automatic shut-off valves for gas burners and gas appliances

EN 13611:2015, Safety and control devices for burners and appliances burning gaseous and/or liquid

fuels - General requirements

EN 60529:1991, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) (IEC 60529:1989)

EN 60529:1991/A1:2000, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) (IEC 60529:1989)

EN 60529:1991/A2:2013, Degrees of protection provided by enclosures (IP code) (IEC 60529:1989)

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

locking screw not detachable

EN 1854:2010, Pressure sensing devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances

3 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in EN 13611:2015 and the following

apply.
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3.101
pressure regulator

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

and/or flow rate, within defined limits
3.102
flow rate regulator

device which maintains the flow rate constant, independent of the variations of inlet pressure and/or

outlet pressure, within defined limits
Note 1 to entry: Examples are shown in Figure 1 and Figure 2.
Key
1 rigid pipe
2 internal impulse line
3 gas line
E Electronic
S Sensing element
A Actuator

Figure 1 — Illustration of the components of a pressure and/or flow rate regulator

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Key
1 rigid pipe
2 wire
3 gas line
E Electronic
S Sensing element
A Actuator

Figure 2 — Illustration of the components of a pressure and/or flow rate regulator

3.103
adjustable regulator

regulator provided with means for changing the outlet pressure or flow rate set point

3.104
control member

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

3.105
minimum inlet pressure
umin

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

3.106
maximum outlet pressure
umax

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

3.107
inlet pressure range

difference between the maximum and minimum values of the inlet pressure, as stated in the installation

and operating instructions
3.108
minimum outlet pressure
dmin

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

3.109
maximum outlet pressure
dmax

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

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3.110
outlet pressure range

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

and operating instructions
3.111
outlet pressure set-point
outlet pressure to which the regulator is set

Note 1 to entry: p can be an electrical signal which is equivalent to a desired set pressure

3.112
minimum rated flow rate
min

lower limit of the rated flow rate, as stated in the installation and operating instructions

3.113
maximum rated flow rate
max

upper limit of the rated flow rate, as stated in the installation and operating instructions

3.114
rated flow rate range

difference between the maximum and minimum values of the rated flow rate, as stated in the

installation and operating instructions
3.115
rated flow rate set-poin
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