Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances - Part 1: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa

This European Standard specifies the safety, construction and performance requirements for pressure regulators and pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators (zero pressure regulators are included as a special type of pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator), 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 pressures up to and including 50 kPa (500 mbar) of nominal connection sizes up to and including DN 250 for use with one or more fuel gases in accordance with EN 437,
-   pressure regulators which use auxiliary energy,
-   pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators, which function by controlling a gas outlet pressure in response to an air signal pressure, air signal differential pressure, and/or to a furnace pressure signal (zero pressure regulators are included as a special type of pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator),
-   gas/air ratio pressure regulators which change an air outlet pressure in response to a gas signal pressure or a gas signal differential pressure.
This European Standard does not cover
-   pressure regulators connected directly to 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,
-   mechanically linked gas/air ratio controls,
-   electronic gas/air ratio controls (EN 12067-2).

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasgeräte - Teil 1: Druckregler für Eingangsdrücke bis einschließlich 50 kPa

Nach 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 Druckreglern und pneumatischen Gas-Luft-Verbundreglern fest (Nulldruckregler sind als besonderer Typ von pneumatischen Gas-Luft-Verbundreglern eingeschlossen) für Brenner und Brennstoffgeräte für einen oder mehrere gasförmige(n) Brennstoff(e) oder flüssige Brennstoffe fest, die nachstehend als "Druckregler" bezeichnet werden.
Dieses Dokument gilt für Druckregler mit angegebenen höchsten Eingangsdrücken bis einschließlich 50 kPa und mit Anschlussnennweiten bis einschließlich DN 250.
Ergänzung:
Dieses Dokument ist anwendbar auf:
-   Druckregler, die elektrische Hilfsenergie benötigen;
-   pneumatische Gas-Luft-Verbundregler (Nulldruckregler sind als besonderer Typ von pneumatischen Gas-Luft-Verbundreglern eingeschlossen), die einen Gasausgangsdruck in Abhängigkeit von einem Luftsignaldruck, einem Luftsignal-Differenzdruck und/oder einem Feuerraumdrucksignal regeln;
-   pneumatische Gas-Luft-Verbundregler, die eine Änderung des Luftausgangsdrucks in Abhängigkeit von einem Gassignaldruck oder einem Gassignal-Differenzdruck regeln.
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;
-   mechanisch verbundene Gas-Luft-Verbundregler;
-   elektronische Gas-Luft-Verbundregler (EN 12067-2:-).

Dispositifs de sécurité et de contrôle pour les brûleurs à gaz et appareils utilisant des combustibles gazeux - Partie 1 : Régulateurs de pression pour pression amont inférieure ou égale à 50 kPa

L’article 1 de la norme EN 13611:2019 s’applique avec la modification et l’addition suivantes :
Modification :
Le 1er paragraphe de l’article 1 de la norme EN 13611:2019 est remplacé par ce qui suit :
Le présent document spécifie les exigences en termes de sécurité, de construction, de fonctionnement et les essais des régulateurs de pression et des régulateurs pneumatiques de pression du rapport air/gaz (les détendeurs à pression atmosphérique sont inclus à titre de modèle spécial de régulateur pneumatique de pression du rapport air/gaz), destinés à équiper des brûleurs à gaz, des appareils à gaz et des dispositifs analogues, désignés par la suite par « régulateurs de pression ».
Ce document est applicable aux régulateurs de pression supportant des pressions amont maximales déclarées inférieures ou égales à 50 kPa, ayant un diamètre nominal de raccordement jusqu'à DN 250 inclus.
Addition :
Le présent document est applicable :
-   aux régulateurs de pression alimentés par une énergie auxiliaire ;
-   aux régulateurs pneumatiques de pression du rapport air/gaz, qui fonctionnent en délivrant une pression de gaz en sortie en réponse à un signal de pression d'air, à un signal de pression différentielle d'air et/ou à un signal de pression de combustion (les détendeurs à zéro sont inclus à titre de modèle spécial de régulateurs pneumatiques de pression du rapport air/gaz) ;
-   aux régulateurs de pression du rapport air/gaz qui font varier une pression d'air en sortie en fonction d'un signal de pression de gaz ou d'un signal de pression différentielle de gaz.
Le présent document ne couvre pas :
-   les régulateurs de pression raccordés directement au réseau de distribution de gaz ou à un récipient qui maintient une pression de distribution normalisée ;
-   les régulateurs de pression destinés à des appareils à gaz qui doivent être installés en plein air et exposés aux intempéries ;
-   les dispositifs de régulation du rapport air/gaz liés mécaniquement ;
-   les dispositifs électroniques de régulation du rapport air/gaz (EN 12067-2).
Le 4ième paragraphe de l’article 1 de la EN 13611 :2019 est supprimé.

Varnostne in nadzorne naprave za plinske gorilnike in plinske aparate - 1. del: Regulatorji tlaka za vstopne tlake do vključno 50 kPa

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Public Enquiry End Date
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Publication Date
14-Nov-2022
Current Stage
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Start Date
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
SIST EN 88-1:2022
01-december-2022
Nadomešča:
SIST EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016
Varnostne in nadzorne naprave za plinske gorilnike in plinske aparate - 1. del:
Regulatorji tlaka za vstopne tlake do vključno 50 kPa

Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning appliances - Part 1: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa

Sicherheits- und Regeleinrichtungen für Gasbrenner und Gasgeräte - Teil 1: Druckregler

für Eingangsdrücke bis einschließlich 50 kPa

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

combustibles gazeux - Partie 1 : Régulateurs de pression pour pression amont inférieure

ou égale à 50 kPa
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: EN 88-1:2022
ICS:
23.060.40 Tlačni regulatorji Pressure regulators
27.060.20 Plinski gorilniki Gas fuel burners
SIST EN 88-1:2022 en,fr,de

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

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SIST EN 88-1:2022
EN 88-1
EUROPEAN STANDARD
NORME EUROPÉENNE
October 2022
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
ICS 23.060.40 Supersedes EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016
English Version
Safety and control devices for gas burners and gas burning
appliances - Part 1: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures
up to and including 50 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 1: Druckregler für Eingangsdrücke

Partie 1 : Régulateurs de pression pour pression amont bis einschließlich 50 kPa
inférieure ou égale à 50 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.
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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 88-1:2022 E

worldwide for CEN national Members.
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EN 88-1:2022 (E)
Contents Page

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

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

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

2 Normative references ................................................................................................................................. 9

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

4 Classification ............................................................................................................................................... 13

4.1 Classes of control ....................................................................................................................................... 13

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

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 ......................................................................................................................... 14

6.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 14

6.2 Mechanical parts of the control ............................................................................................................ 14

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

7.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 17

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

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

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

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

7.102 Pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator performance ........................................................ 25

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

8.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 29

8.2 Protection by enclosure .......................................................................................................................... 29

8.101 Plug connections ........................................................................................................................................ 29

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

9.1 Protection against environmental influences ................................................................................. 29

9.2 Supply voltage variations below 85 % of rated voltage .............................................................. 29

9.3 Voltage dips and interruptions ............................................................................................................. 29

9.4 Supply frequency variations .................................................................................................................. 29

9.5 Surge immunity tests ............................................................................................................................... 30

9.6 Electrical fast transient/burst .............................................................................................................. 30

9.7 Immunity to conducted disturbances induced by radio frequency fields ............................ 30

9.8 Immunity to radiated disturbances induced by radio frequency fields ................................ 30

9.9 Electrostatic discharge tests .................................................................................................................. 30

9.10 Power frequency magnetic field immunity tests ........................................................................... 30

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

frequency immunity tests ....................................................................................................................... 30

10 Marking, instructions ............................................................................................................................... 30

10.1 Marking .......................................................................................................................................................... 30

10.2 Instructions .................................................................................................................................................. 31

10.3 Warning notice ............................................................................................................................................ 32

Annex A (informative) Abbreviations and Symbols ...................................................................................... 33

Annex B (informative) Leak-tightness test for gas controls – volumetric method ............................ 34

Annex C (informative) Leak-tightness test for gas controls – pressure loss method ........................ 35

Annex D (normative) Calculation of pressure loss into leakage rate ..................................................... 36

Annex E (normative) Electrical/electronic component fault modes ...................................................... 37

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

accessories as defined in EU Directive 2014/68/EU ..................................................................... 38

Annex G (normative) Materials for pressurized parts ................................................................................. 39

Annex H (normative) Additional materials for pressurized parts .......................................................... 40

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

appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels ...................................................................................... 41

Annex J (normative) Method for the determination of a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) ....................... 42

Annex K (normative) Method for the determination of a Peformance Level (PL) ............................. 43

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

Level (PL) ...................................................................................................................................................... 44

Annex M (normative) Reset functions ................................................................................................................ 45

Annex N (informative) Guidance document on Environmental Aspects ............................................... 46

Annex O (normative) Seals of elastomer, cork and synthetic fibre mixtures ...................................... 47

Annex AA (informative) Typical pressure regulators and pressure regulator parts ....................... 48

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

and examples of performance curves for pressure regulators ................................................. 49

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

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 aimed to be covered .......................................... 56

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 59

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European foreword

This document (EN 88-1:2022) 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 88-1:2011+A1:2016.

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

document:
a) title changed to be aligned with the title of CEN/TC 58;
b) alignment with EN 13611:2019;
c) requirements from EU Directive 2014/68/EU were not adopted;
d) terms and definitions are aligned with EN 13611:2019;
e) reference to EN 437 in the scope removed;
f) EN 88-1, EN 88-2 and EN 88-3 aligned;
g) 6.5.1 “Electronic parts of the control – General” is applicable;

h) 7.2.101 and 7.2.102 “External leak-tightness for signal carrying compartment” separation between

air and gas signal;

i) information on life time for safe function (designed lifetime) added to instructions.

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.

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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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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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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 and Annex BB. 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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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

pressure regulators and pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators (zero pressure regulators are

included as a special type of pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators) 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 up to and

including 50 kPa and of nominal connection sizes up to and including DN 250.
Addition:
This document is applicable to:
— pressure regulators which use auxiliary energy;

— pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators, which function by controlling a gas outlet pressure in

response to an air signal pressure, air signal differential pressure, and/or to a furnace pressure signal

(zero pressure regulators are included as a special type of pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure

regulators);

— pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators, which change an air outlet pressure in response to a gas

signal pressure or a gas signal differential 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;
— mechanically linked gas/air ratio controls;
— electronic gas/air ratio controls (EN 12067-2:2022).
The 4 paragraph of EN 13611:2019, Clause 1 is removed.
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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 valves for gas burners and gas appliances
EN 437:2021, Test gases — Test pressures — Appliance categories

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

— General requirements

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:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at https://www.electropedia.org/
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
Note 1 to entry: Examples of typical pressure regulators are given in Annex AA.
3.102
direct regulator

pressure regulator where the spring or pressure signal acts directly on the working diaphragm

3.103
indirect regulator

pressure regulator where the spring or pressure signal acts directly on a regulator diaphragm that

controls the working diaphragm or the control member with pneumatic, hydraulic or electric means

3.104
adjustable pressure regulator
pressure regulator provided with means for changing the outlet pressure setting
3.105
pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator

pressure regulator, which supplies gas at specified pressure at its outlet in response to control pressure

As impacted by EN 13611:2019/AC:2021.
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3.106
zero pressure regulator

pressure regulator, which maintains the outlet pressure constant at atmospheric pressure

3.107
control member

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

3.108
inlet pressure range

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

3.109
maximum inlet pressure
1max

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

3.110
minimum inlet pressure
1min

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

3.111
maximum outlet pressure
2max

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

operated
3.112
minimum outlet pressure
2min

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

operated
3.113
outlet pressure range

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

3.114
inlet setting pressure
inlet pressure at which the pressure regulator is set for test purposes
3.115
outlet setting pressure
outlet pressure at which the pressure regulator is set for test purposes
3.116
maximum rated flow rate
max

upper limit of the rated air flow rate, corrected to standard conditions, as stated in the instructions

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3.117
minimum rated flow rate
min

lower limit of the rated air flow rate, corrected to standard conditions, as stated in the instructions

3.118
signal pressure

pressure, differential pressure or a combination of both applied to the regulator in order to provide the

specified outlet pressure
3.119
signal pressure range

range of signal pressure between the maximum and minimum values, as stated in the instructions

3.120
load determining pressure

underpressure as a result of an air flow, e.g. produced by a sucking fan, through a restriction

3.121
gas/air ratio

slope of a straight line relationship between the outlet pressure p and signal pressure p

2 3
3.122
working diaphragm

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

control member
3.123
diaphragm plate
stiffening plate fitted to the diaphragm
3.124
lock-up pressure

outlet pressure at which a pressure regulator closes when the outlet of the pressure regulator is sealed

3.125
put out of action

block the operation of the pressure regulator by fixing the control member in the fully open position

3.126
furnace pressure

pressure of combustion gases from the combustion chamber connected to the pressure regulator

3.127
signal chamber

part of the pressure regulator to which the air signal pressure, gas pressure, or furnace pressure signal is

connected
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3.128
signal connection

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

3.129
offset

outlet pressure shift at pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators independent of signal or load

determining pressure(s)
Note 1 to entry: Typically, this is achieved by means of a spring.
3.130
step response

outlet pressure change of a pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator having a step change of the signal

pressure or load determining pressure
Note 1 to entry: For further information refer to Figure 2.
Key
1 step function (y1) 5 steady-state value
2 step response (y2) 6 response time
3 overshoot value 7 settling time
4 settling tolerance t time
Figure 2 — Step response of a transfer element
3.131
steady state value
outlet pressure measured after step response remains constant
Note 1 to entry: For further information refer to Figure 2.
3.132
settling tolerance

maximum difference between the current outlet pressure and its steady state value

Note 1 to entry: For further information refer to Figure 2.
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3.133
response time

time counted from start of the step change of the signal pressure or load determining pressure until the

outlet pressure is in the settling tolerance for the first time
Note 1 to entry: For further information refer to Figure 2.
3.134
settling time

time counted from start of the step change of the signal pressure or load determining pressure until the

outlet pressure remains within the settling tolerance
Note 1 to entry: For further information refer to Figure 2.
3.135
overshoot value

largest difference between the outlet pressure and its steady state value after step change of the signal

pressure or load determining pressure exceeding the settling tolerance for the first time

Note 1 to entry: For further information refer to Figure 2.
3.136
withstand pressure

pressure that is withstood without degraded characteristic after returning below the maximum inlet

pressure

Note 1 to entry: The withstand pressure is equal to or higher than the maximum inlet pressure.

[SOURCE: EN 1854:— , 3.115, modified –
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SLOVENSKI STANDARD
oSIST prEN 88-1:2020
01-maj-2020
Regulatorji tlaka in pripadajoče varnostne naprave za plinske aparate - 1. del:
Regulatorji tlaka za vstopne tlake do vključno 50 kPa

Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas appliances - Part 1: Pressure

regulators for inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa

Druckregler und zugehörige Sicherheitseinrichtungen für Gasgeräte - Teil 1: Druckregler

für Eingangsdrücke bis einschließlich 50 kPa

Régulateurs de pression et dispositifs de sécurité associés pour appareils à gaz - Partie

1: Régulateurs de pression pour pression amont inférieure ou égale à 50 kPa
Ta slovenski standard je istoveten z: prEN 88-1
ICS:
23.060.40 Tlačni regulatorji Pressure regulators
27.060.20 Plinski gorilniki Gas fuel burners
oSIST prEN 88-1:2020 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 88-1
NORME EUROPÉENNE
EUROPÄISCHE NORM
May 2020
ICS 23.060.40 Will supersede EN 88-1:2011+A1:2016
English Version
Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas
appliances - Part 1: Pressure regulators for inlet pressures
up to and including 50 kPa

Régulateurs de pression et dispositifs de sécurité Druckregler und zugehörige Sicherheitseinrichtungen

associés pour appareils à gaz - Partie 1: Régulateurs de für Gasgeräte - Teil 1: Druckregler für Eingangsdrücke

pression pour pression amont inférieure ou égale à 50 bis einschließlich 50 kPa
kPa

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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 ............................................................................................................................................... 11

4.1 Classes of control ....................................................................................................................................... 11

4.2 Groups of control ....................................................................................................................................... 11

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

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

5 Units of measurement and test conditions ...................................................................................... 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 ............................................................................................................................................ 12

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

6.2.10 Presetting device ....................................................................................................................................... 13

6.2.101 Adjustments ................................................................................................................................................. 13

6.2.102 Resistance to pressure ............................................................................................................................. 13

6.2.103 Blockage of canals and orifices ............................................................................................................. 13

6.2.104 Signal tube connections........................................................................................................................... 13

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 ............................................................................. 14

6.3.6 Impregnation .............................................................................................................................................. 14

6.3.7 Seals for glands for moving parts ........................................................................................................ 14

6.4 Gas connections .......................................................................................................................................... 14

6.5 Electrical parts of the control ................................................................................................................ 14

6.6 Protection against internal faults for the purpose of functional safety ................................. 14

7 Performance ................................................................................................................................................ 14

7.1 General .......................................................................................................................................................... 14

7.2 Leak tightness ............................................................................................................................................. 14

7.2.1 Requirements ............................................................................................................................................. 14

7.2.2 Tests ............................................................................................................................................................... 15

7.2.101 External leak-tightness for gas signal carrying compartment(s) ............................................ 15

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7.2.102 External leak-tightness for air signal carrying compartment(s) .............................................. 15

7.3 Torsion and bending ................................................................................................................................. 15

7.4 Rated flow rate ............................................................................................................................................ 15

7.4.1 Requirements .............................................................................................................................................. 15

7.4.2 Test .................................................................................................................................................................. 15

7.4.3 Conversion of air flow rate ..................................................................................................................... 15

7.5 Durability ...................................................................................................................................................... 15

7.6 Performance tests for electronic controls ........................................................................................ 15

7.7 Long-term performance for electronic controls ............................................................................. 16

7.8 Data exchange ............................................................................................................................................. 16

7.101 Pressure regulator performance .......................................................................................................... 16

7.101.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................... 16

7.101.2 General test procedure ............................................................................................................................ 17

7.101.3 Class A pressure regulator performance ........................................................................................... 19

7.101.4 Class B pressure regulator performance ........................................................................................... 19

7.101.5 Class C pressure regulator performance ........................................................................................... 20

7.101.6 Endurance ..................................................................................................................................................... 21

7.101.7 Lock-up pressure ....................................................................................................................................... 22

7.101.8 Rendered inoperative pressure regulators ...................................................................................... 22

7.102 Pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator performance ......................................................... 22

7.102.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................... 22

7.102.2 General test procedure ............................................................................................................................ 23

7.102.3 Control performance and stability ...................................................................................................... 23

7.102.4 Settling time ................................................................................................................................................. 25

7.102.5 Gas/air ratio adjustment ......................................................................................................................... 26

7.102.6 Offset adjustment ....................................................................................................................................... 26

7.102.7 Endurance ..................................................................................................................................................... 26

8 Electrical requirements ........................................................................................................................... 27

8.1 General ........................................................................................................................................................... 27

8.2 Protection by enclosure ........................................................................................................................... 27

8.101 Plug connections ........................................................................................................................................ 27

8.102 Power saving circuits ................................................................................................................................ 27

8.102.1 Closing of the valve .................................................................................................................................... 27

8.102.2 Overheating .................................................................................................................................................. 28

8.102.3 Test of power-saving circuits ................................................................................................................. 28

9 Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) ................................................................................................. 28

9.1 Protection against environmental influences ................................................................................. 28

9.2 Supply voltage variations below 85 % of rated voltage ............................................................... 28

9.3 Voltage dips and interruptions ............................................................................................................. 28

9.4 Supply frequency variations .................................................................................................................. 28

9.5 Surge immunity tests ................................................................................................................................ 28

9.6 Electrical fast transient/burst ............................................................................................................... 28

9.7 Immunity to conducted disturbances induced by radio frequency fields ............................. 28

9.8 Immunity to radiated disturbances induced by radio frequency fields ................................ 28

9.9 Electrostatic discharge tests .................................................................................................................. 28

9.10 Power frequency magnetic field immunity tests ............................................................................ 28

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

frequency immunity tests ....................................................................................................................... 29

10 Marking andinstructions ......................................................................................................................... 29

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

10.2 Installation, instructions ......................................................................................................................... 29

10.3 Warning notice ............................................................................................................................................ 31

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Annex A (informative) Gas connections in common use in the various countries ............................ 32

Annex B (informative) Leak-tightness test for gas controls — volumetric method ......................... 33

Annex C (informative) Leak-tightness test for gas controls — pressure loss method ..................... 34

Annex D (normative) Calculation of pressure loss into leakage rate ..................................................... 35

Annex E (normative) Electrical/electronic component fault modes ...................................................... 36

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

accessories as defined in EU Directive 2014/68/EU .................................................................... 37

Annex G (normative) Materials for pressurized parts ................................................................................. 38

Annex H (informative) Additional materials for pressurized parts ....................................................... 39

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

appliances burning gaseous or liquid fuels ..................................................................................... 40

Annex J (normative) Method for the determination of a Safety Integrity Level (SIL) ...................... 41

Annex K (normative) Method for the determination of a Peformance Level (PL)............................. 42

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

Level (PL) ...................................................................................................................................................... 43

Annex M (normative) Reset functions ............................................................................................................... 44

Annex N (informative) Guidance document on environmental aspects ............................................... 45

Annex O (normative) Seals of elastomer, cork and synthetic fibre mixtures ...................................... 46

Annex AA (informative) Typical pressure regulators and pressure regulator parts ....................... 47

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

Clause 7), and examples of performance curves for pressure regulators ............................ 48

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

requirements of Regulation (EU) 2016/426 aimed to be covered .......................................... 54

Bibliography ................................................................................................................................................................. 60

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European foreword

This document (prEN 88-1:2019) 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 88-1:2011+A1:2016.

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 Annex ZA, which is an integral part of this

document.

EN 88, Pressure regulators and associated safety devices for gas appliances consists 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 500 mbar up to and including 5 bar;

— 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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Introduction

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 designated 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 PL or SIL classification do not automatically meet the requirements of this document.

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1 Scope

This document specifies the safety, construction and performance requirements for pressure regulators

and pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators (zero pressure regulators are included as a special

type of pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator), intended for use with gas burners, gas appliances

and similar use, hereafter referred to as ‘pressure regulators’.
This document is applicable to

— pressure regulators with declared maximum inlet pressures up to and including 50 kPa (500 mbar)

of nominal connection sizes up to and including DN 250 for use with one or more fuel gases in

accordance with EN 437,
— pressure regulators which use auxiliary energy,

— pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulators, which function by controlling a gas outlet pressure in

response to an air signal pressure, air signal differential pressure, and/or to a furnace pressure

signal (zero pressure regulators are included as a special type of pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure

regulator),

— gas/air ratio pressure regulators, which change an air outlet pressure in response to a gas signal

pressure or a gas signal differential pressure.
This document does not cover

— pressure regulators connected directly to 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,
— mechanically linked gas/air ratio controls,
— electronic gas/air ratio controls (EN 12067-2).
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, Automatic shut-off valves for gas burners and gas appliances

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

fuels - General requirements

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

screw not detachable
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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:

— ISO Online browsing platform: available at https://www.iso.org/obp
— IEC Electropedia: available at http://www.electropedia.org/
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
3.102
direct regulator

pressure regulator where the spring or pressure signal acts directly on the working diaphragm

3.103
indirect regulator

pressure regulator where the spring or pressure signal acts directly on a regulator diaphragm that

controls the working diaphragm or the control member with pneumatic, hydraulic or electric means

3.104
adjustable pressure regulator
pressure regulator provided with means for changing the outlet pressure setting
3.105
pneumatic gas/air ratio pressure regulator

pressure regulator, which supplies gas at specified pressure at it’s outlet in response to control pressure

3.106
zero pressure regulator

pressure regulator, which maintains the outlet pressure constant at atmospheric pressure

3.107
control member

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

3.108
inlet pressure range
difference between the minimum and maximum values of the inlet pressure
3.109
maximum outlet pressure
2max
upper limit of the outlet pressure, as stated in the instructions
3.110
minimum outlet pressure
2min
lower limit of the outlet pressure, as stated in the instructions
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3.111
outlet pressure range
difference between minimum and maximum values of the outlet pressure
3.112
inlet setting pressure
inlet pressure at which the pressure regulator is set for test purposes
3.113
outlet setting pressure
outlet pressure at which the pressure regulator is set for test purposes
3.114
signal pressure

pressure, differential pressure or a combination of both applied to the regulator in order to provide the

specified outlet pressure
3.115
signal pressure range
range of signal pressure between the minimum and maximum values
3.116
load determining pressure

underpressure as a result of an air flow, e.g. produced by a sucking fan, through a restriction

3.117
gas/air ratio

slope of a straight line relationship between the outlet pressure p and signal pressure p

2 3
3.118
working diaphragm

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

the control member
3.119
diaphragm plate
stiffening plate fitted to the diaphragm
3.120
lock-up pressure

outlet pressure at which a pressure regulator closes when the outlet of the pressure regulator is sealed

3.121
put out of action

block the operation of the pressure regulator by fixing the control member in the fully open position

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3.122
furnace pressure

pressure of combustion gases from the combustion chamber connected to the pressure regulator

3.123
signal chamber
part of the regula
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