From January 1st 2017, it will be prohibited to sell gas appliances that are not
demonstrably suitable for the G+-gas and H-gas, or for G+-gas with the option
to make it suitable for H-gas. This concept was decided and communicated by the Dutch government in 2012.
implementing this concept decision is published on May 10 2016 in the Dutch amendment of May 10 2016 of
the Decision gas appliances: “Besluit van 10 mei 2016 tot wijziging van het
Besluit gastoestellen en het Warenwetbesluit bestuurlijke boeten in verband met
de veranderende samenstelling van gas in Nederland, alsmede technische
wijziging van enige andere besluiten”
Content in summary
a) As of 1-1-2017 it is forbidden
to offer for sale gas appliances that are intended to be connected to the Dutch
Natural gas grid and that are not proven suitable for H gas and G+ gas, nor
proven suitable for G+ gas and proven adaptable for H gas.
b) As of 1-1-2017 the gas
appliance must have an indelible indication of its suitability for G+ gas and H
c) As of 1-1-2017 the indication
for G+ gas is I2 (43.46 -45.3 MJ / m3 (0 ° C)) and for
It was expected that the indelible indication for the appliances that comply with the
requirements of in point a) would be I2EK. This expectation did not materialize in
the Decision of May 10 2016
Many manufacturers selling (natural) gas appliances on the Dutch market
are aware of the new requirements concerning the new Dutch natural gas. Indeed
many have had their appliances evaluated already, or are in the process, to
demonstrate that their products meet the new criteria and can be used for
connecting to the new G + gas, such as the Dutch government has named this gas.
As indicated in previous communications, an NTA was drawn up by a technical
standard committee, which sets out the test gases which can be used in order to
test the new G +-gas on gas appliances. This NTA includes for example the definition
of limit gases. This NTA 8837 has also specified an appliance category "I2EK"
for the new G +-gas and H-gas, which a manufacturer could use to indicate that
their appliance is suitable for both the new G + (K) gas and/or the higher
calorific H (E) gas.
For more background and information, please see this GADAC document
For any questions regarding this update or other
New Dutch Gas aspects, please feel free to contact Ernst.Vossers@kiwa.nl