Do I need to retest my burner controls previously tested to EN 298:2012?
According to the Gas Appliances Regulation (GAR), there are no specific requirements for retesting controls due to the change in standards. Control manufacturers have the flexibility to review the design themselves and provide evidence that their burner controls continue to comply with EN 298:2022. Alternatively, manufacturers may choose to engage a Notified Body like LabTest Certification to conduct an independent review. Our expertise in both versions of the standard can expedite the process significantly.
If, as a result of the review, any retesting is deemed necessary, we would focus solely on the clauses that involve new requirements specifically applicable to your burner controls. This targeted approach minimizes the scope of the required testing.
In the event that the manufacturer determines modifications are needed to meet the new requirements, the modified control would need to undergo testing to validate these modifications.
By conducting a thorough review and, if necessary, engaging in targeted retesting or modification, manufacturers can ensure that their controls comply with the latest EN 298:2022 standard while maximizing efficiency and time savings.