This is the second edition of CSA F383, Installation of packaged solar domestic hot water systems. It replaces the previous edition, published in 1987 under the title Installation Code for Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems.
This Standard specifies requirements for the installation of packaged solar domestic hot water (SDHW) systems that meet the requirements of the CSA F379 Series.
Note: SDHW systems include those designed to
(a) provide hot water in the absence of an auxiliary water heater;
(b) preheat water for a stand-alone gas, propane, electric, or oil water heater;
(c) use gas, propane, electricity, solid fuels, or oil for auxiliary water heating in an integrated fashion; and
(d) use liquid/liquid or boiling/condensing heat transfer between the solar collectors and potable water.
This Standard does not apply to space heating equipment or to collectors designed to form part of a building's load bearing structure.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. Any values given in parentheses are for information only.
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