Draft Details

Designation:CSA/ANSI 13.1
Review start date:Apr 26, 2021
Review end date:Jun 26, 2021
Contact email:sue.ruscetta(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:


This Standard applies to appliances that are intended to be installed in accordance with CSA C22.1, Canadian Electrical Code, Part I and NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.

This Standard applies to appliances and self-contained packaged systems manufactured after the date of publication of this Standard.

This Standard applies to appliances and self-contained packaged systems that use gaseous and liquid fuels.

This standard specifies requirements and test methods for the following devices within the field of cogeneration technologies which produce both electricity and thermal energy, including but not limited to:

Combined Heat and Power (CHP) appliances, which generate electricity and thermal energy in a single integrated system

Internal Combustion CHP

Thermoelectric Generators (TEG)

Vapour Expansion Cycle CHP

Fuel Cell CHP

Exhaust Heat Reclaimers

Stirling Engine CHP

Thermoelectric Generators (TEG), which convert heat into electrical energy


This Standard applies to newly produced combined heat and power appliances with a maximum net electrical power output of 50kW.

These requirements apply to TEGs operating at inlet gas pressures not exceeding 1720 kPa (250 psig).

These requirements apply to TEGs operating at gas input rates of 100,000 BTU/hr or less.

Where appliances use fuel, they shall be for connection to a fixed fuel piping system

These requirements apply to indoor and outdoor installations

For any other ratings see the applicable appliance standards used in conjunction with this standard.


This standard does not apply to:

Fuel storage systems that are utilized when the appliance and self contained packaged systems is not in operation


In this Standard, “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; and “may” is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.

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.

Units of measure

The values given in inch-pound units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in SI units in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

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