On April 21st, 2018, the new Gas Appliance Regulation, EU/2016/426 GAR, will take effect replacing the current Gas Appliance Directive, 2009/142/EC GAD. All appliances and fittings/controls using gaseous fuel must be certified to the new GAR if placed on the European Union market.
Mertik Maxitrol was one of the first manufacturers to have its entire range of gas products hold GAR certification. If you have appliances currently sold in the EU market, or ones to be sold there in the near future, that are not GAR certified, using a Mertik Maxitrol fitting or control will greatly speed up the recertification process. All Mertik Maxitrol controls are also certified for North America, Australia, and New Zealand.