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BS 6896:1991



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Specification for installation of gas-fired overhead radiant heaters for industrial and commercial heating (2nd and 3rd family gases)

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Committees responsible
Section 1. General
1. Scope
2. Definitions
Section 2. Installation
3. Heat input requirements for full space heating
4. Materials and components
5. Appliances
6. Siting
7. Air supply
8. Building ventilation
9. Gas supplies and pipework
10. Electrical controls and connections
11. Other controls
12. Flues
Section 3. Inspection and commissioning
13. Inspection
14. Commissioning
15. Instructions
16. Servicing
A. Exchange of information
B. Checks to be carried out prior to commissioning
c. Testing for carbon dioxide in the environment
1. Ventilation openings
2. Ventilation openings/flow rate

Installation, inspection and commissioning of heaters for the heating of premises other than domestic.

Supersedes BS 6896(1987). (06/2004) Supersedes 89/71641 DC (08/2005)
British Standards Institution

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