5.3003.14 Combustion Analysis of Gas-Fired Appliances (LP and Natural Gas)

Topic: 
Forced Air
Subtopic: 
System Assessment and Maintenance
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Desired Outcome: 
Analysis of critical components and operations completed in accordance with industry and manufacturer specifications
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3003.14a
Gas Pressure

Measurement will be verified by a certified professional in accordance with fuel type and manufacturer specifications

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14b
Place appliance in operation

Heating equipment will be placed in operation in accordance with applicable NFPA standards and manufacturer specifications when available

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14c
Carbon dioxide (CO2)and oxygen (O2)

Measurement will be verified in accordance with industry manuals (e.g., Testo, Bacharach)

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14d
Carbon monoxide ( CO CO Carbon monoxide ) in flue gas

CO CO Carbon monoxide in the undiluted flue gas will be less than 400 ppm air-free

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14e
Testing/inspection holes

All testing and inspection holes will be sealed with manufacturer approved materials

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
TitleSpecification(s)Objective(s)
5.3003.14a
Gas Pressure

Measurement will be verified by a certified professional in accordance with fuel type and manufacturer specifications

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14b
Place appliance in operation

Heating equipment will be placed in operation in accordance with applicable NFPA standards and manufacturer specifications when available

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14c
Carbon dioxide (CO2)and oxygen (O2)

Measurement will be verified in accordance with industry manuals (e.g., Testo, Bacharach)

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14d
Carbon monoxide ( CO CO Carbon monoxide ) in flue gas

CO CO Carbon monoxide in the undiluted flue gas will be less than 400 ppm air-free

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable
5.3003.14e
Testing/inspection holes

All testing and inspection holes will be sealed with manufacturer approved materials

Ensure equipment:

  • Operates as designed
  • Operates safely
  • Operates efficiently
  • Is durable