ASTM E1056 - 13

    Standard Practice for Installation and Service of Solar Domestic Water Heating Systems for One- and Two-Family Dwellings

    Active Standard ASTM E1056 | Developed by Subcommittee: E44.05

    Book of Standards Volume: 12.02


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    Significance and Use

    4.1 This practice is intended to serve as a guide to manufacturers, distributors, installers, contractors, regulatory officials, and owners. It is not intended to specify detailed methods of testing, installation, or servicing for the system or any of its components.

    4.2 This practice sets forth those methods and components necessary for minimum operation and safety. It also suggests methods for improved operation and effectiveness.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This practice provides descriptions of solar domestic water heating systems and sets forth installation and service practices in new and existing one- and two-family dwellings to help ensure adequate operation and safety.2,3

    1.2 This practice applies regardless of the fraction of heating requirement supplied by solar energy, the type of conventional fuel used in conjunction with solar, or the heat transfer fluid (or fluids) used as the energy transport medium. However, where more stringent requirements are recommended by the manufacturer, these manufacturer requirements shall prevail.

    1.3 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements, see Sections 6 and 7.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    E772 Terminology of Solar Energy Conversion


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 27.160 (Solar energy engineering)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 40101807(Solar heating units)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E1056

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E1056-13, Standard Practice for Installation and Service of Solar Domestic Water Heating Systems for One- and Two-Family Dwellings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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