Installation Code for Oil Burning Equipment
This is the sixth edition of B139, Installation Code for Oil-Burning Equipment. It supersedes previous editions issued in 1991, 1976, 1971, 1962, and 1957. It is written in SI (metric) units, with approximate imperial equivalents shown for convenience.
This new edition of the Code includes a number of changes. Major changes from the previous edition are as follows:
(a) Tank requirements — Installation requirements for tanks exceeding 2500 L (550 gal) in capacity, and all tanks other than CAN/ULC-S602, CTC, or US DOT Standard Drums, including underground tanks, are provided in Appendix A. The new requirements in this Appendix were developed as a result of national interest in oil tank installations. It is not a mandatory part of this Code but is written in mandatory language to accommodate its adoption by anyone wishing to do so. As the Technical Committee prefers to avoid quoting requirements from other documents, it is planning to simplify the format of Appendix A. Much of the material in Appendix A is from the National Fire Code of Canada, the CCME Environmental Code of Practice for Aboveground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum Products, and the CCME Environmental Code of Practice for Underground Storage Tank Systems Containing Petroleum Products and Allied Petroleum Products. This simplification of the format of Appendix A is planned for the next edition of the Code.
Clause 6 of this Code now deals principally with installation requirements for tanks certified to ULC Standard CAN/ULC-S602.
The requirements for fuel oil pumps, piping, tubing, pipe testing, and valves for all tanks, including those which are now described in Appendix A, remain in Clause 8.
(b) Underground piping or tubing — Clause 8.3.2 has been enlarged to include more detail on underground piping and tubing.
(c) Used-oil — This Code includes installation requirements for certified point-of-collection used-oil-burning appliances under 82.1 kW (280 000 Btu/h) output and used-oil tanks, such as those installed in service garages. Additional information in Appendix B is included as an example of a typical basis on which regulatory authorities can develop their own additional requirements for used-oil-burning equipment.
(d) Chimney vent (flue) sizing — The minimum flue gas entry temperature Tables 1 and 2 cited in Clause 18.104.22.168 have been extended to 1.14 L (0.3 USGPH) combined fuel oil input and to 18.5 m (60 ft) chimney vent (flue) height. Appendix C, which describes the calculations used to create the Tables, has been enlarged to provide more detail.
(e) Hydronic heating with service water heaters — Requirements have been included for the use of potable water from service water heaters as a heat distribution medium in approved installations.
(f) Chimney lining — The methods of lining masonry chimneys have been clarified.
(g) Component part replacement — A new Clause — Clause 3.3.4 — requires the use of equivalent replacement parts when servicing equipment.
(h) Construction heaters — Additional requirements have been included in Clause 12.
This Code was prepared by the Technical Committee on Installation Code for Oil-Burning Equipment under the jurisdiction of the Steering Committee on Fire Safety and Fuel Burning Equipment, and was formally approved by the Technical Committee.
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
This Code provides minimum requirements for the installation of, alteration to, or addition to oil-burning equipment, including supply tanks, piping, pumps, control devices, and venting systems, as well as accessories and the heating distribution system, insofar as these affect the proper operation of the oil-burning equipment.
This Code applies to the installation of all stationary and portable oil-burning equipment, including a fuel supply, piping, and nonintegrated tanks for fuel-oil-driven internal combustion engines, but excluding equipment installed in refineries, appliances installed in mobile housing, recreational vehicles, and marine craft, lamps, and such portable devices as blowtorches, melting pots, and weed burners.
Note: For installation of oil-burning equipment in mobile housing and recreational vehicles, refer to CSA Standard CAN/CSA-Z240 MH Series-92.
In the preparation of this Code, consideration has been given to the safe operation of oil-burning equipment with respect to fire hazard damage to property and health and safety.
Users of this Code should satisfy themselves that their level of understanding of the Code and the installation of oil-burning appliances is adequate to prevent errors that could result in hazards to persons or property.
Clause 14 provides regular maintenance requirements.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.