ASSE 1064

Performance Requirements for Backflow Prevention Assembly Field Test Kits

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Organization: ASSE
Publication Date: 17 April 2006
Status: active
Page Count: 28
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This standard covers the performance requirements and accuracy of a BFTK. This standard is confined to analog dial type and digital instrumentation. Duplex gauges are not a part of this standard.

Description

BFTKs shall be of a design making them portable. They shall be designed to indicate the operation of a backflow prevention assembly to pre-established testing procedures. The BFTK shall include all gauges, hoses, valves and fittings as required for testing purposes. 

BFTK Accuracy Requirements

Differential Pressure Gauge Accuracy Requirements

On descending pressure, differential gauges shall have an accuracy of ± 0.2 psid (± 1.4 kPa).

NOTE: All referenced kPa values are rounded for proper gauge readability.

Line Pressure Gauge Accuracy Requirements

Pressure gauges used for the purpose of indicating line pressure on a backflow preventer shall have an ASME B40.100 accuracy, grade C or better.

Pressure Range

Portable BFTKs shall indicate a full-scale pressure reading of 15.0 psid (103.4 kPa). Gauges designed to read a line pressure shall have a maximum range of 300.0 psi (2068.4 kPa).

Temperature Range

All BFTKs shall have a water temperature range of 33.0 °F (0.6 °C) to a maximum of 150.0 °F (65.6 °C).

Gauge Resolution 

Differential Pressure Test Kit

Differential pressure BFTKs shall be able to resolve 0.1 psi (0.7 kPa). 

Line Pressure Gauges

Line pressure gauges shall be able to resolve 5.0 psi (34.5 kPa).

Working Pressure

BFTKs shall have a minimum working pressure rating of 200.0 psi (1379.0 kPa).

Document History

ASSE 1064
April 17, 2006
Performance Requirements for Backflow Prevention Assembly Field Test Kits
This standard covers the performance requirements and accuracy of a BFTK. This standard is confined to analog dial type and digital instrumentation. Duplex gauges are not a part of this standard....
April 17, 2006
Performance Requirements for Backflow Prevention Assembly Field Test Kits
Description Portable backflow prevention assembly field test kits shall be used in testing the performance of backflow prevention assemblies. This standard is confined to analog dial and digital...
February 23, 2001
Performance Requirements for Backflow Prevention Assembly Field Test Kits
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