UL Standard for Safety Household Electric Storage Tank Water Heaters
|Publication Date:||29 April 2004|
These requirements cover household electric storage tank and small capacity storage tank water heaters rated no more than 600 volts and 12 kilowatts to be installed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70, and with model plumbing and mechanical codes.
These requirements do not cover immersed electrode, side arm, booster, instantaneous or immersion type water heaters or water heating portions of water dispensing appliances. These requirements do not cover water heaters with a tank capacity of less than 1 gallon (3.8 L) or more than 120 gallons (454 L).
Electric booster water heaters, electric commercial storage tank water heaters, and remote control assemblies for such heaters, rated 600 volts or less are not covered by this standard. They are covered in the Standard for Electric Booster and Commercial Storage Tank Water Heaters, UL 1453.
Permanently installed electric water heaters, rated 600 volts or less, for heating the water supplied through plumbing to separately heated public or private pools or tubs, in which swimming, wading, bathing, or partial or total immersion of persons, is to be involved are not covered by this standard. They are covered in the Standard for Electric Water Heaters for Pools and Tubs, UL 1261.
Water heaters rated 600 volts or less with a tank capacity of less than 1 gallon (3.8 liters) are not covered by this standard. They are covered under the Standard for Electric Heating Appliances, UL 499.
A water heater intended for use in a hazardous location is to be judged on the basis of its compliance with these requirements; however, further examination and testing shall be conducted to determine whether it is acceptable for the intended use.