Draft Details

Designation:B415.1
Source:CSA
Review start date:Aug 11, 2021
Review end date:Oct 10, 2021
Categories:Energy
Contact email:kelly.yaremko(at)csagroup.org
Draft Scope/Description:

1.1 Product range
This Standard specifies requirements for performance testing of solid-fuel-burning heating appliances, including maximum emission rates.

1.2 Reporting metricsThis Standard specifies a method for determining

a) heat outputs;
b) appliance efficiencies;
c) emission levels and composition; and
d) electrical energy consumption and production

1.3 Product types
This Standard applies to
a) Type 1: Site-built heating appliances
b) Type 2: Room heaters
c) Type 3: Forced-air furnaces
d) Type 4: Hydronic heaters
e) Type 5: Hybrid heating appliances

Note: Typically, units tested under this Standard will have outputs less than 150 kW (500 000 Btu/h).

For the purposes of this Standard, solid-fuel-burning appliances include manually and automatically fueled systems (including add-ons and combinations).

1.4 Fuels
This Standard covers appliances that burn biomass fuels such as
a) cordwood;
b) wood chips;
c) wood pellets;
d) sawdust;
e) firelogs;
f) wood, paper, and other biomass pellets and briquettes; and
g) non-woody solid biofuels from agricultural, herbaceous and fruit origin such as kernel corn, other grains, cherry pits and pelletized or briquetted straw, hay and corn stover.

1.5 Products not covered

This Standard does not apply to

a) factory-built fireplaces intended to be used primarily for aesthetic enjoyment and not as a space heater.
b) solid fossil fuel appliances

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

1.7 Terms and clauses
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; 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 (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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