Selection and installation of backflow preventers/Maintenance and field testing of backflow preventers
|Publication Date:||1 January 2017|
This Standard specifies requirements for the selection and installation of backflow preventers. Additional information on how backflow due to back siphonage and back pressure occurs, and how to select and apply specific devices, is included in Annexes A, B, and C.
This Standard does not cover
a) construction requirements or performance tests, which are covered by the CSA B64 Series;
b) plumbing supply fittings, which are covered by ASME A112.18.1/CSA B125.1;
c) plumbing fittings, which are covered by CSA B125.3; and
d) manually operated valves for use in plumbing systems, which are covered by ASME A112.4.14/ CSA B125.14.
This Standard does not specify requirements for maintenance or field testing after the initial installation. Such requirements are specified in CSA B64.10.1.
In CSA standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.
This Standard is written in SI (metric) units. For conversion tables, see Annex D. Vacuum is expressed in pressure below ambient.
This Standard specifies requirements for the maintenance and field testing of backflow preventers.
This Standard is written in SI (metric) units. For conversion tables, see Annex D of CSA B64.10. Vacuum is expressed in pressure below ambient.