Testing method for measuring efficiency and energy consumption of gas-fired unit heaters
This is the first edition of CSA P.11, Testing method for measuring efficiency and energy consumption of gas-fired unit heaters.
This Standard specifies requirements for measuring the thermal efficiency, electric power consumption, and power factor of gas-fired unit heaters and references test procedure and thermal efficiency performance requirements specified in ANSI Z83.8/CSA 2.6, Gas unit heaters and gas-fired duct furnaces.
CSA acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan).
This Standard is considered suitable for use for conformity assessment within the stated scope of the Standard.
This Standard was prepared by the Subcommittee on Unit Heaters, under the jurisdiction of the Technical Committee on Gas Appliances and Related Accessories and the Strategic Steering Committee on Fuel Burning Equipment, and has been 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 Standard specifies requirements for measuring the thermal efficiency, electric power consumption, and power factor of gas-fired unit heaters with a maximum input rate of 2 931 kW (10 000 000 Btu/h) or less (including utility heaters with a maximum input rate of 117.2 kW [400 000 Btu/h] or less) constructed of unused parts and materials, for use with
(a) natural gas with an inlet pressure of 34.5 kPa (5.0 psi) or less;
(b) manufactured gas;
(c) mixed gas;
(d) liquefied petroleum gases; and
(e) liquefied petroleum gas-air mixtures.
This Standard covers unit heaters designed to be convertible from natural gas to liquefied petroleum gases and vice versa.
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