Effective September 18, 2015

Standard Information
Standard Number:
ANSI Z83.8 / CSA 2.6
Standard Name:
Gas Unit Heaters, Gas Packaged Heaters, Gas Utility Heaters, and Gas-Fired Duct Furnaces
Standard Edition and Issue Date:
5th Edition Dated April 1, 2013
Date of Revisions:
April 1, 2013
Date of Previous Revisions to Standard:
4th Edition Revised January 1, 2010
Effective Date of New/Revised Requirements

Effective Date (see Schedule below): September 18, 2015

Impact, Overview, Fees and Action Required

Impact Statement: A review of all Listing Reports is necessary to determine which products comply with new/revised requirements and which products will require re-evaluation. NOTE: Effective immediately, this revised standard will be exclusively used for evaluation of new products unless the Applicant requests in writing that current requirements be used along with their understanding that their listings will be withdrawn on Effective Date noted above, unless the product is found to comply with new/revised requirements. 

Overview of Changes: Include a new US Requirement, clause 6.3, with requirements for the use of non-metallic tubing. Specific details of new/revised requirements are found in table below.

Schedule: So that shipping of products with Listing Marks will not be interrupted, an approximate schedule has been established to ensure Listing Reports are found compliant by Effective Date:

  • February 6, 2015 = 7-8 Month Report Review – Intertek will review all Reports. Update if compliance is verified or issue Findings Letter/Quote for any re-evaluations needed
  • March 20, 2015 = 6 Month Quote Cut-off – Quotes returned for necessary re-evaluations
  • August 19, 2015 = 30 Day Warning – Client advised of all non-compliant Reports to be Suspended
  • September 18, 2015 = Effective Date – ATM Suspended for all non-compliant Reports

Fees: An initial review of Listing Report (s) will be covered by a direct billing project and will be invoiced at not more than $1000 per report.

Client Action Required:

Information – To assist our Engineer with review of your Listing Reports, please submit technical information in response to the new/revised paragraphs noted in the attached or explain why these new/revised requirements do not apply to your product (s).

Current Listings Not Active? – Please immediately identify any current Listing Reports or products that are no longer active and should be removed from our records. We will do this at no charge as long as Intertek is notified in writing prior to the review of your reports.

Description of New/Revised Technical Requirements
6InfoItems unique to the United States

Added new US Requirement for the use of non-metallic tubing.

Non-metallic tubing used in an appliance shall be suitable for the application and the temperatures to which exposed in service and shall not show evidence of deterioration when operated as specified in Clause 5.20. If the non-metallic tubing is connected to the atmospheric side of a component that can introduce fuel gas into the tubing under a failure condition, the amount of gas released into the tubing shall not exceed a flow rate of 2.5 ft3/hr (19.6 cm3/s) for natural gas, and 1.0 ft3/hr (7.9 cm3/s) for propane gas

CUSTOMERS PLEASE NOTE: This Table and column "Verdict" can be used in determining how your current or future production is or will be in compliance with new/revised requirements.

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