Oil-Burning Equipment: General Requirements
This is the third edition of CSA Standard B140.0, Oil-Burning Equipment: General Requirements. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 1987 and 1972 under the title General Requirements for Oil Burning Equipment.
A number of changes have been incorporated into the new edition, including
(a) updated references;
(b) editorial clarifications;
(c) added requirements for appliances that have the burner mounted on a hinged door;
(d) removal of the requirement for pressure-relief ports;
(e) revisions to the markings and instructions;
(f) clarification on the interpretation of the smoke density test;
(g) revision of the term “flue pipe” to “vent connector”;
(h) specification of generic test methods rather than specific test equipment;
(i) revision of the casing (jacket) heat loss test;
(j) added requirements for direct connection of combustion air;
(k) the addition of a gas passageway leakage test;
(l) added requirements for used-oil appliances; and
(m) added requirements for burner shut-off systems in case of an obstructed vent.
This Standard was prepared by the Technical Committee on Oil-Burning Appliance Standards, under the jurisdiction of the Strategic Steering Committee on Fire Safety and Fuel Burning Equipment, and has been formally approved by the Technical Committee. It will be submitted to the Standards Council of Canada for approval as a National Standard of Canada.
This Standard covers construction, general requirements, test methods, marking, and instructions that are common to some or all of the CSA B140 series of Standards.
This is not a complete Standard in itself and must be used in conjunction with one of the other Standards in the CSA B140 series to form a complete Standard for a particular type of oil-burning appliance or equipment.
Each of the other Standards in the B140 series covers construction requirements, marking, instructions, and the detailed testing procedures for a single classification or a closely related group of oil-burning equipment.
Devices or products that comply with the CSA B140 series of Standards may not be acceptable if they have additional features which, when examined and tested, are found to reduce the degree of protection provided by the Standards.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.