AS/NZS 5263.1.3:2016


Gas appliances, Part 1.3: Gas space heating appliances

Specifies particular requirements and test methods that apply in addition to or in place of the general requirements for gas appliances set out in AS5263.0 for gas space heating appliances (convectors, radiant convectors, wall furnaces) with natural draught or fan assisted combustion systems which use natural gas, town gas, liquefied petroleum gas and tempered liquefied petroleum gas (TLP) as a fuel, with an energy input not exceeding, 50MJ/h for direct fired air heater, and 150MJ/h for other appliances.
Published: 08/03/2016
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Table of contents
Cited references
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Table of contents
About this publication
1 Scope and definitions
1.1 Scope
1.1.101 Application
1.2 Referenced documents
1.3 Definitions
1.4 Test methods
2 Design and construction
2.1 Scope
2.2 General design requirements
2.2.13 Design of appliance base
2.2.101 Fuel storage container
2.2.102 Means of ignition for room sealed appliances
2.2.103 Surface finish of primary guard
2.3 Materials
2.4 Design for assembly and installation
2.4.3 Gas inlet connection
2.5 Maintenance
2.6 Operation
2.7 Controls and safety devices
2.7.101 Flueless appliances — Additional shut off provision
2.7.102 Safety controls for exposed burners
2.8 Gas train
2.9 Combustion air and flue sytems
2.9.5 Design of flue connection
2.9.101 Combustion products temperature limit device
2.9.102 Circulating air system
2.10 Fan assisted combustion systems
2.11 Burners and ignition systems
2.12 Components
2.12.1 Safety components
2.12.3 Protection of bearings
2.13 Cylinders and cylinder compartments
2.14 Markings
2.14.2 Permanent markings on appliances
2.14.7 Marking of thermostat controls
2.14.8 Interference with combustion air
2.14.14 Markings on packaging
2.14.101 Marking of radiants
2.14.102 Energy label (Australia only)
2.14.103 Emission label (Australia only)
2.15 Instructions
2.15.2 Installation Instructions supplied with the appliance
2.15.3 Operation General
2.15.101 Console appliances
2.15.102 Appliances incorporating live fuel effect
3 Preliminary tests — line gases
3.1 General
3.2 Preparation for testing
3.3 Gas leakage
3.4 Gas consumption
3.5 Gas pressure regulators
3.6 Ignition and safety shut off systems Self-check for safety shut off systems
3.7 Ignition of draped fabric
4 Limit gas tests
4.1 General
4.2 CO/CO2 ratio limits for any independent surface combustion burner — underload
4.3 CO/CO2 ratio limits for any independent burner — overload
4.4 CO/CO2 Ratio for any permanent pilots — overload
4.5 Flame abnormality
4.6 Burner ignition at maximum and minimum limiting conditions
4.7 Delayed ignition at maximum and minimum limiting conditions
4.8 Reignition at turndown under draught conditions
4.9 Pilot ignition and stability at maximum and minimum limiting conditions
4.10 Burner stability when changing setting
4.11 Unburnt gas release from burner system
4.12 Blocked flueway terminal
4.13 Case pressure test
4.14 Noise of extinction
4.15 Effect of opening and closing doors at turndown condition
4.16 Sooting — luminous effect appliances
4.17 Burner interference at ignition or during combustion
4.101 Light back in flueless appliances with concealed burner(s)
5 Performance specifications
5.1 Combustion air supply
5.1.1 Combustion air flow proving
5.1.2 Obstruction of air inlets with fan assisted combustion systems
5.2 Flue operation
5.2.101 Safety shutdown — Combustion products limits
5.3 Condensate
5.4 Noise of operation
5.5 Temperature hazards
5.5.2 Appliance operating conditions
5.5.5 Temperature limits — Surfaces likely to be accidentally touched
5.6 Heat resistance of appliance
5.6.1 Resistance to temperatures General Test conditions Assessment
5.7 Durability
5.7.3 Effect of spillover on ignition systems
5.8 Electrical supply variation or failure
5.9 Appliance operation under linting conditions
5.10 Rain test for outdoor and room sealed appliances
5.11 Operation under windy conditions
5.12 Strength and stability
5.12.1 Bearing pressure
5.13 Thermal efficiency (Australia only)
5.13.101 General
5.13.102 Flued forced convection and flued forced radiant convection heaters
5.13.103 Reduction in thermal efficiency with maximum flue length
5.13.104 Rear registers
5.13.105 Thermal efficiency in wind conditions
5.14 Vitiation and emissions
5.14.5 Nitrogen dioxide emission rate (Australia only)
5.101 Room temperature controls
5.101.1 Appliance temperature controls
5.101.2 Location of temperature controls
5.102 Energy labelling (Australia only)
5.103 Emission labelling (Australia only)
Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
C.1 CC.1 Scope
C.2 CC.2 Variations to AS 5263.0 — 2013
Appendix ZA
Appendix ZB
ZB.1 Determination of CO/CO2 ratio for independent surface combustion burners — underload test
ZB.1.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZB.101 Light back in flueless appliances with concealed burners(s)
ZB.101.1 Scope
ZB.101.2 Principle
ZB.101.3 Apparatus
ZB.101.4 Materials
ZB.101.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZB.101.6 Procedure
ZB.101.7 Test report
Appendix ZC
ZC.3 Spillage of combustion products test
ZC.3.3 Apparatus
ZC.3.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.101 Radiant efficiency — radiant heaters test
ZC.101.1 Scope
ZC.101.2 Principle
ZC.101.3 Apparatus
ZC.101.4 Materials
ZC.101.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.101.6 Procedure
ZC.101.7 Test report
ZC.102 Thermal efficiency — convection, radiant convection and room sealed heaters test
ZC.102.1 Scope
ZC.102.2 Principle
ZC.102.3 Apparatus
ZC.102.4 Materials
ZC.102.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.102.6 Procedure (for open flued appliances)
ZC.102.7 Procedure (for room sealed appliances)
ZC.102.8 Calculations
ZC.102.9 Test report
ZC.103 Flue terminal wind test
ZC.103.1 Scope
ZC.103.2 Principle
ZC.103.3 Apparatus
ZC.103.4 Materials
ZC.103.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.103.6 Procedure
ZC.103.6 Result
ZC.104 Rear register — recessed heater test
ZC.104.1 Scope
ZC.104.2 Principle
ZC.104.3 Apparatus
ZC.104.4 Materials
ZC.104.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.104.6 Procedure
ZC.104.7 Result
ZC.105 Temperature control characteristics — snap acting thermostats test
ZC.105.1 Scope
ZC.105.2 Principle
ZC.105.3 Apparatus
ZC.105.4 Materials
ZC.105.4 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.105.5 Procedure
ZC.105.6 Test report
ZC.106 Temperature control operation test
ZC.106.1 Scope
ZC.106.2 Principle
ZC.106.3 Apparatus
ZC.106.4 Materials
ZC.106.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.106.6 Procedure
ZC.106.7 Result
ZC.107 Energy labelling test
ZC.107.1 Scope
ZC.107.2 Principle
ZC.107.3 Apparatus
ZC.107.4 Materials
ZC.107.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.107.6 Procedure
ZC.107.6.1 General
ZC.107.6.2 Measurements
ZC.107.6.3 Calculations
ZC.107.7 Test report
ZC.108 Spillage monitoring system test for appliances with an atmosphere sensing device
ZC.108.1 Scope
ZC.108.2 Principle
ZC.108.3 Materials
ZC.108.4 Apparatus
ZC.108.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.108.6 Procedure
ZC.108.7 Test report
ZC.109 Spillage monitoring system test for appliances with a combustion products discharge safety device
ZC.109.1 Scope
ZC.109.2 Principle
ZC.109.3 Apparatus
ZC.109.4 Materials
ZC.109.5 Preparation of apparatus
ZC.109.6 Procedure
ZC.109.6.1 Nuisance shut down
ZC.109.6.2 Test with complete blockage
ZC.109.6.3 Test with partial blockage — Appliances with atmospheric burner
ZC.109.6.4 Test with partial blockage — Appliances with fan assisted combustion systems
ZC.109.7 Test report
Cited references in this standard
Pipe threads of Whitworth form, Part 2: Fastening pipe threads
Commercial propane and commercial butane for heating purposes
Twin wall metal flues — Gas appliances
General-purpose natural gas
[Available Superseded]
Decorative gas log and other fuel effect appliances
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