CSA/AM - ANSI Z21.81/CSA 6.25
Cylinder Connection Devices
|Publication Date:||1 January 1997|
This publication represents a basic standard for safe operation, substantial and durable construction, and acceptable performance of cylinder connection devices. It is the result of years of experience in the manufacture-, testing, installation, maintenance, inspection and research on cylinder connection devices designed for utilization of gas. There are risks of injury to persons inherent in appliances that, if completely eliminated, would defeat the utility of the appliance. The provisions in this standard are intended to help reduce such risks while retaining the normal operation of the appliance.
Nothing in this standard is to be considered in any way as indicating a measure of quality beyond compliance with the provisions it contains. It is designed to allow compliance of cylinder connection devices, the safety construction and performance of which may exceed the various provisions specified herein. In its preparation, full recognition has been given to possibilities of improvement through ingenuity of design. As progress takes place, revisions may become necessary. When they are believed desirable, recommendations or suggestions should be forwarded to the Chairman of Accredited Standards Committee Z21/Z83, 8501 East Pleasant Valley Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44131, or the Chairman (Interim CSA) Gas Equipment Standards Steering Committee, 178 Rexdale Boulevard, Etobicoke, Ontario, Canada M9W 1R3.
Safe and satisfactory operation of u cylinder connection device depends to a great extent upon its proper installation, use and maintenance. It should be installed, as applicable, in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1; the Natural Gas Installation Code, CAN/CGA- B149.1; the Propane Installation Code, CAN/CGA-B149.2.
Users of this American National Standard/CSA Standard are advised that the devices, products and activities within its scope may be subject to regulation at the Federal, Territorial, Provincial, state or local level Users are strongly urged to investigate this possibility through appropriate channels. In the event of a conflict with this standard, the Federal, Territorial, Provincial, state- or local regulation should be followed.
THIS STANDARD IS INTENDED TO BE USED BY THE MANUFACTURING SECTOR AND BY THOSE APPLYING THE EQUIPMENT AND BY THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS PROPER INSTALLATION. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THESE USERS TO DETERMINE THAT IN EACH CASE THIS STANDARD IS SUITABLE FOR AND APPLICABLE TO THE SPECIFIC USE THEY INTEND.
CAUTION NOTICE: This American National Standard may be revised or withdrawn at any time. The procedures of the American National Standards Institute., Inc., require that action be token to reaffirm, revise or withdraw this standard no later than five (5) years from the date of approval Purchasers of American National Standards may receive current information on all standards by calling or writing the American National Standards Institute, Inc., 11 West 42nd Street, New York, N.Y. 10036, (212) 642-4900.
EFFECTIVE DATE: An organization using this standard for product evaluation us a part of its certification program will normally establish the date by which all products certified by that organization should comply with this standard. In Canada the Standards Committee and the Interprovincial Gas Advisory Council normally stipulate an effective date for the standard.