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Document ID (ISN)103371
CIS number 04-417
ISBN(s) 0-7176-2567-2
Year 2003
Convention or series no. HSE Research Report RR 23
Author(s) Hill R.W., Marks S.
Health and Safety Executive
Title Flueless gas fires - Concentration of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide, and particulate level produced in use
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2003. viii, 34p. Illus. 5 ref. Price: GBP 25.00. Downloadable version free of charge.
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Abstract Fixed flueless gas fires to supplement central heating systems are subject to certification by an independent Notified Body for compliance with the Gas Appliances Directive. The certification process includes an assessment of the manufacturer's installation instructions. Three manufacturers are currently offering a range of flueless fires. However, their installation instructions are inconsistent with one another. The objective of this project was to encourage manufacturers to develop common product and installation standards. It involved measuring the concentrations of carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide and particulates produced by the appliances in a test facility simulating a residential home.
Descriptors (primary) gas emission; nitrogen dioxide; determination in air; carbon dioxide; gas burners; carbon monoxide
Descriptors (secondary) infrared spectrophotometry; United Kingdom; report; confined spaces; smoke; description of technique; natural ventilation; dust measurement; standardization; sampling and analysis; test laboratories
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Fire and explosions
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Carbon dioxide
Carbon monoxide
Inorganic substances