This publication represents a basic standard for safe operation, substantial and durable construction, and acceptable performance of portable type gas camp heaters. It is the result of years of experience in the manufacture, testing, installation, maintenance, inspection and research on portable type gas camp heaters designed for 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 operation of the appliance.
The revisions in this edition supersedes any corresponding provisions of ANSI Z21.63-2000/CSA 11.3-2000, ANSI Z21.63a-2001/CSA 11.3a-2001, and ANSI Z21.63b-2003/CSA 11.3-2003 and are identical to the coverage from the review and comment texts dated November 2005 and March 2009. No changes were made to the review and comment texts, therefore there is no Appendix.
This Standard applies to unvented portable type gas camp heaters of the infrared type only up to and including a maximum input of 12,000 Btu/hr (3 517 w) using propane, butane, and liquefied petroleum gases and mixtures thereof, and intended for outdoor use.
This Standard applies to portable type gas camp heaters having:
a. A regulated pressure; or
b. A non-regulated pressure.
Heaters and components employing materials or having forms of construction differing from those detailed in these provisions may be examined and tested according to the intent of the provisions, and if found to be satisfactorily equivalent, may be given recognition.
This Standard applies to heaters constructed entirely of new, unused parts and materials.
All references to psi throughout this standard are to be considered gauge pressures unless otherwise specified.
All accessories recommended by the manufacturer for use with appliances certified to this standard shall be supplied and with the appliance.
If a value for measurement as given in this standard is followed by an equivalent value in other units, the first stated value is to be regarded as the specification, except as noted in A.2.
Exhibit A, Items Unique to Canada, contains provisions that are unique to Canada.
Exhibit B, List of Reference Standards, contains a list of standards specifically referenced in this standard, and sources from which these standards may be obtained.