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APPENDIX B

PROCEDURES TO BE FOLLOWED TO PLACE GAS EQUIPMENT IN OPERATION


Note: Portions of this chapter have been reproduced in their entirety from Chapter 11 NFPA 54-2002 (ANSI Z223.1)

B.1.0 Adjusting the Burner Input. control to blower, temperature-and pressure-relief


B.1.1 Adjusting Input. The input shall be adjusted valve, low-water cutoff device, or manual operating
to the proper rate in accordance with the equipment features, shall be checked for proper operation.
manufacturer’s instructions by changing the size of a
fixed orifice, by changing the adjustment of an B.6.0 Checking the Draft.
adjustable orifice, or by readjusting the gas pressure
Vent-connected gas utilization equipment shall be
regulator outlet pressure (where a regulator is
operated for several minutes and checked to see that
provided). Overfiring shall be prohibited.
the combustion products are going up the chimney
B.1.2 High Altitude. Ratings of gas utilization or gas vent properly by passing a lighted match or
equipment are based on sea level operation and shall taper around the edge of the relief opening of the
not be changed for operation at elevations up to draft hood. Where the chimney or gas vent is
2,000 feet (600 m). For operation at elevations above drawing properly, the match flame will be drawn
2,000 feet (600 m), equipment ratings shall be into the draft hood. Where not, the combustion
reduced in accordance with one of the following products will tend to extinguish this flame. Where
methods: the combustion products are escaping from the relief
(1) At the rate of 4 percent for each 1,000 feet (300 m) opening of the draft hood, the equipment shall not
above sea level before selecting appropriately be operated until proper adjustments or repairs are
sized equipment. made to provide adequate draft through the
(2) As permitted by the Authority Having chimney or gas vent.
Jurisdiction.
(3) Listed appliances derated in accordance with the B.7.0 Operating Instructions.
terms of the listing shall be permitted. Operating instructions shall be furnished and shall be
left in a prominent position near the equipment for
B.2.0 Primary Air Adjustment. the use of the consumer.
The primary air for injection (Bunsen)-type burners
shall be adjusted for proper flame characteristics in TABLE B-1-1
accordance with the manufacturers’ instructions. Gas Input to Burner in Cubic Feet per Hour
After setting the primary air, the adjustment means Size of Test Meter Dial
shall be secured in position. Seconds
for One
Revolution 1/2 ft.3 1 ft.3 2 ft.3 5 ft.3
B.3.0 Safety Shutoff Devices.
Where a safety shutoff device is provided, it shall be 10 180 360 720 1800
checked for proper operation and adjustment in 11 164 327 655 1636
accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. 12 150 300 600 1500
Where the device does not function properly to turn
13 138 277 555 1385
off the gas supply in the event of pilot outage, it shall
be properly serviced or replaced with new equipment. 14 129 257 514 1286
15 120 240 480 1200
B.4.0 Automatic Ignition. 16 112 225 450 1125
Gas utilization equipment supplied with means for 17 106 212 424 1059
automatic ignition shall be checked for proper oper- 18 100 200 400 1000
ation. If necessary, proper adjustments shall be made.
19 95 189 379 947
20 90 180 360 900
B.5.0 Protective Devices.
21 86 171 343 857
All protective devices furnished with the gas
utilization equipment, such as a limit control, fan 22 82 164 327 818

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Table B-1-1 UNIFORM MECHANICAL CODE

TABLE B-1-1 (continued)


Gas Input to Burner in Cubic Feet per Hour
Size of Test Meter Dial TABLE B-1-1 (continued)
Seconds Seconds
for One for One
Revolution 1/2 ft.3 1 ft.3 2 ft.3 5 ft.3 Revolution 1/2 ft.3 1 ft.3 2 ft.3 5 ft.3
23 78 157 313 783 64 29 56 112 281
24 75 150 300 750 66 29 54 109 273
25 72 144 288 720 68 28 53 106 265
70 26 51 103 257
26 69 138 277 692
72 25 50 100 250
27 67 133 267 667
74 24 48 97 243
28 64 129 257 643
76 24 47 95 237
29 62 124 248 621
78 23 46 92 231
30 60 120 240 600
80 22 45 90 225
31 58 116 232 581
82 22 44 88 220
32 56 113 225 563
84 21 43 86 214
33 55 109 218 545
86 21 42 84 209
34 53 106 212 529
88 20 41 82 205
35 51 103 206 514
90 20 40 80 200
36 50 100 200 500
94 19 38 76 192
37 49 97 195 486
98 18 37 74 184
38 47 95 189 474
100 18 36 72 180
39 46 92 185 462
104 17 35 69 173
40 45 90 180 450
108 17 33 67 167
41 44 88 176 440
112 16 32 64 161
42 43 86 172 430
116 15 31 62 155
43 42 84 167 420
120 15 30 60 150
44 41 82 164 410
130 14 28 55 138
45 40 80 160 400
140 13 26 51 129
46 39 78 157 391
150 12 24 48 120
47 38 77 153 383
160 11 22 45 112
48 37 75 150 375
170 11 21 42 106
49 37 73 147 367
180 10 20 40 100
50 36 72 144 360
Note: To convert to Btu per hour, multiply by the Btu heating
51 35 71 141 353
value of the gas used.
52 35 69 138 346
53 34 68 136 340
54 33 67 133 333
55 33 65 131 327
56 32 64 129 321
57 32 63 126 316
58 31 62 124 310
59 30 61 122 305
60 30 60 120 300
62 29 58 116 290

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