• AS 3498-2003

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    Authorization requirements for plumbing products - Water heaters and hot-water storage tanks

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    Superseded date:  06-25-2021

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    Published date:  01-01-2003

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    This Standard specifies basic safety and public health related requirements for water heaters and hot-water storage tanks that are intended for connection to a potable water supply, such as water heaters designed for connection to cold-water supply mains, including-(a) storage water heaters; (b) heat-exchange water heaters; (c) hot-water storage tanks with an external energy source;(d) instantaneous water heaters; and(e) boiling-water dispensers. The Standard applies to water heaters using any type of heating, irrespective of the source of the heat energy imparted to the water, including electric resistance, gas, liquid or solid fuels, heat pumps, waste-heat recovery systems, solar energy or any other means of heating potable water. In addition to the requirements of this Standard, additional requirements may be applicable for early childhood centres, primary and secondary schools and nursing homes or similar facilities for young, aged, sick or disabled persons, as described in AS/NZS 3500.4.2. The Standard does not include requirements affecting the durability of water heaters, except those applying to safety devices. It does not apply to steam generators, sterilizers, washing machines, wash boilers, urns, kettles, or hot-water supply systems intended solely for space heating, swimming pools, spa pools or industrial processes. NOTE: The installation of water heaters and hot-water supply systems is covered by AS 3500.4.1, AS/NZS 3500.4.2 and AS/NZS 3500.5.

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    Committee EL-020
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes
    Under Revision

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    First published as AS 3888(Int)-1991.Revised and redesignated AS 3498(Int)-1993.Revised and designated AS 3498-1995.Third edition 2003. First published as AS 3888(Int)-1991. Revised and redesignated AS 3498(Int)-1993. Revised and designated AS 3498-1995. Third edition 2003.

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 4032.2-2005 Water supply - Valves for the control of hot water supply temperatures Tempering valves and end-of-line temperature-actuated devices (Reconfirmed 2015)
    AS/NZS 3500.5:2000 National Plumbing and Drainage - Domestic installations
    AS/NZS 3500.0:1995 National Plumbing and Drainage Code Glossary of terms
    AS/NZS 3500.0:2003 Plumbing and drainage Glossary of terms
    AS 3688-2005 Water supply - Metallic fittings and end connectors
    AS 3500.4.1-1997 National Plumbing and Drainage - Hot water supply systems - Performance requirements
    AS 4032.2-2002 Water supply - Valves for the control of hot water supply temperatures - Tempering valves and end of line temperature actuated devices
    AS/NZS 3350.2.35:1999 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances - Particular requirements - Instantaneous water heaters
    AS 1357.1-2004 Valves primarily for use in heated water systems - Protection valves
    AS/NZS 3350.2.21:1999 Safety of household and similar electrical appliances Particular requirements - Storage water heaters
    AS/NZS 4020:2005 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water
    AS 1357.1-1992 Water supply - Valves for use with unvented water heaters - Protection valves
    AS/NZS 4020:2002 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water
    AS 4552-2005 Gas fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    AS/NZS 3500.4.2:1997 National Plumbing and Drainage Hot water supply systems - Acceptable solutions
    AS/NZS 2712:2007 Solar and heat pump water heaters - Design and construction (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS 3688-1994 Water supply - Copper and copper alloy body compression and capillary fittings and threaded-end connectors

    Standards Referencing This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    AS 5200.000-2006 Technical specification for plumbing and drainage products Procedures for certification of plumbing and drainage products (Reconfirmed 2018)
    AS/NZS 4692.1:2005 Electric water heaters Energy consumption, performance and general requirements (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2003 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    MP 52-2005 Manual of authorization procedures for plumbing and drainage products
    AS/NZS 4234:2008 Heated water systems - Calculation of energy consumption
    AS/NZS 2712:2007 Solar and heat pump water heaters - Design and construction (Reconfirmed 2020)
    AS/NZS 3869:1999 Domestic solid fuel burning appliances - Design and construction
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