FprEN 509

Decorative fuel-effect gas appliances FprEN 509

Publication date:   Mar 25, 2021

General information

60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)   Apr 15, 2024


CEN/TC 62 Independent gas-fired space heaters

European Norm

97.100.20   Gas heaters



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This document specifies the requirements and test methods for the construction, safety, and marking of decorative fuel effect gas appliances not exceeding a nominal heat input of 20 kW (based on the net calorific value), thereafter referred to as appliances.
This document is applicable to appliances that are designed to simulate a solid fuel fire and incorporate a natural draught burner with or without an ignition burner, that uses one or more combustible gases of the three gas families at the pressures stated in EN 437:2021. The appliances are for decorative purposes only and are not heating appliances.
This document is applicable to type BAS, as described in 4.2, decorative fuel effect gas appliances that are designed to be installed within a non-combustible builder's opening or a non-combustible fireplace recess.
This document specifies special national conditions in Annex C for appliances of category I2E+, marketed in Belgium.
This document specifies special A-deviations in Annex D for appliances in Switzerland which require additional requirements for subclauses 6.6 and 6.7. This document includes additional requirements for Type BBS appliances which are specified in Annex F.
In addition, this document is applicable to decorative fuel-effect gas appliances that are designed to be installed under a non-combustible canopy which is independent or integral with a flue box, for which additional requirements are specified in Annex A.
The use of toxic gases is not covered.
This document is not applicable to:
- catalytic combustion appliances;
- appliances in which the supply of combustion air and/or the evacuation of products of combustion is achieved by mechanical means.
NOTE Requirements concerning the rational use of energy have not been included in this document because the appliances are for decorative purposes.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


REGULATION (EU) 2016/426 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 9 March 2016 on appliances burning gaseous fuels and repealing Directive 2009/142/EC

Life cycle


EN 509:1999


FprEN 509
60.55 Ratification completed (DOR)
Apr 15, 2024