This is the third edition of CSA C22.2 No. 72, Heater elements, one of a series of Standards issued by the Canadian Standards Association under the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II. It supersedes the previous editions published in 1984 and 1942.
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 applies to
(a) heater elements for use in equipment that is intended to be connected to a supply of nominal system voltage of 600 V or less; and
(b) those heater elements that are installed in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.
This Standard applies to the following types of heater elements:
(a) open wire (including wire, ribbon, and expanded metal);
(b) metal sheathed (including removable-type range surface and grounded plug-in type);
(c) variable resistance/temperature (VR/T); and
(d) special (e.g., quartz tube, woven mat, parallel circuit mat, rope, cartridge, and strip).
This Standard does not apply to the following:
(a) heating cables;
(b) electric duct heaters; and
(c) uninsulated heater elements used in bare element water heaters.
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