This publication represents a basic standard for safe operation, substantial and durable construction, and acceptable performance of outdoor decorative gas appliances. It is the result of years of experience in the manufacture, testing, installation, maintenance, inspection and research on appliances designed for the utilization of gas. There are risks of injury to persons inherent in appliances that, if completely eliminated, would defeat the utility of the appliance. The provisions in this Standard are intended to help reduce such risks while retaining the normal function of the appliance.
This Standard applies to newly produced, decorative gas appliances for outdoor installation (see Part IV, Definitions), constructed entirely of new, unused parts and materials; hereinafter referred to as appliance. Appliances submitted for examination under this standard shall be classified as one of the following: portable, stationary or built-in.