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Steam Boiler Efficiency

Roma Member Posts: 71
Does anyone know what year the government required oil fired steam boilers to be a minimum efficiency of 82%?


  • moneypitfeeder
    moneypitfeeder Member Posts: 248
    maybe a pro will weigh in, 2007?

    TITLE 39

    Public Utilities and Carriers

    CHAPTER 39-27

    The Energy and Consumer Savings Act of 2005

    SECTION 39-27-5


    (b) Not later than June 1, 2007, the commission, in

    consultation with the state building commissioner and the chief of energy and

    community services, shall adopt regulations, in accordance with the provisions

    of chapter 42-35, establishing minimum efficiency standards for the types of

    new products set forth in paragraph (b) of § 39-27-4. The regulations

    shall provide for the following minimum efficiency standards.

       (1) Bottle-type water dispensers designed for dispensing both

    hot and cold water shall not have standby energy consumption greater than one

    and two tenths (1.2) kilowatt-hours per day.

       (2) Commercial hot food holding cabinets shall have a maximum

    idle energy rate of forty (40) watts per cubic foot of interior volume.

       (3) Residential furnaces and residential boilers shall comply

    with the following Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) and electricity

    ratio values.

       Product Type Minimum AFUE     Maximum

       Natural gas, oil, and

       propane-fired steam

       residential boilers       82%

    Not applicable
    steam newbie
  • Roma
    Roma Member Posts: 71
    Steam Boiler Efficiency Government Restrictions

    Does anyone know when was the initial regulations that required oil fired steam boilers to be 82% efficient.  Possibly 1984 or 1992?
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