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    Safety and public health requirements for plumbing products - Water heaters and hot-water storage tanks

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF 1 User, PDF 3 Users, PDF 5 Users, PDF 9 Users

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  03-06-2020

    Publisher:  Standards Australia

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    Abstract - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    The objective of this Standard is to provide uniform requirements that regulatory authorities may apply in Australia for basic safety and public health issues relating to the use of water heaters and hot-water storage tanks.

    Scope - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    This Standard specifies basic requirements, related to safety and public health, for water heaters and hot-water storage tanks that are intended for connection to a drinking water supply, such as:
    (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.
    This 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 drinking water.
    This Standard also applies to water heaters intended to deliver directly to sanitary fixtures used primarily for personal hygiene purposes such that the water temperature at the outlet from such fixtures is limited to no greater than 45 °C or 50 °C.
    This 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 the Plumbing Code of Australia (PCA) and AS/NZS 3500.4.

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    Committee EL-020
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher Standards Australia
    Status Current
    Supersedes

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    Originated as AS 3888(Int)-1991.
    AS 3888(Int)-1991 revised and redesignated AS 3498(Int)-1993.
    AS 3498(Int)-1993 revised and designated AS 3498-1995.
    Fourth edition 2020. Originated as AS 3888(Int)-1991. AS 3888(Int)-1991 revised and redesignated AS 3498(Int)-1993. AS 3498(Int)-1993 revised and designated AS 3498-1995. Fourth edition 2020.

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

    AS 4552-2005 Gas fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    AS 1361-1995 Electric heat-exchange water heaters - For domestic applications (Reconfirmed 2016)
    AS/NZS 3500.4:2018 Plumbing and drainage Heated water services
    AS/NZS 4020:2018 Testing of products for use in contact with drinking water
    AS/NZS 60335.2.40:2019 Household and similar electrical appliances - Safety Particular requirements for electrical heat pumps, air-conditioners and dehumidifiers
    AS/NZS 2712:2007 Solar and heat pump water heaters - Design and construction (Reconfirmed 2020)
    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 3688:2016 Water supply and gas systems - Metallic fittings and end connectors
    AS/NZS 3500.0:2003 Plumbing and drainage Glossary of terms
    AS/NZS 5263.1.2:2020 Gas appliances Gas fired water heaters for hot water supply and/or central heating
    AS 1357.1:2019 Valves primarily for use in heated water systems Protection valves
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