This is the second edition of CSA B214, Installation code for hydronic heating systems. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2001.
This Code sets out the minimum provisions for the installation, extension, alteration, and renewal of hydronic heating systems.
This Code applies to open and closed hydronic heating systems. These systems include
(a) hydronic space heating;
(b) radiant heating (wall, floor, ceiling);
(d) fan coils;
(e) combo systems;
(f) indirect-fired domestic water heating;
(g) pool and spa heating;
(h) snow melt systems; and
(i) other auxiliary systems.
In CSA Standards, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and can is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.
The values given in SI (metric) units are the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.