ASTM F2644 - 07(2013)

    Standard Test Method for Performance of Commercial Patio Heaters

    Active Standard ASTM F2644 | Developed by Subcommittee: F26.06

    Book of Standards Volume: 15.12


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    Significance and Use

    5.1 The energy input rate test is used to confirm that the patio heater is operating properly prior to further testing.

    5.2 Preheat energy and time can be useful to food service operators to manage energy demands and to know how quickly the patio heater can be ready for operation.

    5.3 The temperature distribution of a patio heater can be used by operators and designers to determine the most effective layout for a patio heating system.

    5.4 The effective heated area can be used by operators to choose a patio heater that meets their heating needs.

    1. Scope

    1.1 This test method covers the heating performance and energy consumption of commercial radiant patio heaters. The food service operator can use this evaluation to select a commercial patio heater and understand its energy performance and effective heated area.

    1.2 This test method is applicable to commercial gas and electric radiant patio heaters.

    1.3 The patio heater can be evaluated with respect to the following:

    1.3.1 Energy input rate (10.2),

    1.3.2  Preheat energy consumption and time (10.3),

    1.3.3 Temperature distribution (10.4), and

    1.3.4 Effective heated area (10.4).

    1.4 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

    1.5 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.


    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

    D3588 Practice for Calculating Heat Value, Compressibility Factor, and Relative Density of Gaseous Fuels

    ANSI Documents

    ANSIZ83.19 Gas-Fired High-Intensity Infrared Heaters

    ANSIZ83.20 Gas-Fired Low-Intensity Infrared Heaters

    ASHRAE Documents

    ASHRAE55–1992 Thermal Environmental Conditions for Human Occupancy


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 97.100.10 (Electric heaters)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 48101500(Cooking and warming equipment)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/F2644

    ASTM International is a member of CrossRef.

    Citation Format

    ASTM F2644-07(2013), Standard Test Method for Performance of Commercial Patio Heaters, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2013, www.astm.org

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