ASTM WK47329

    New Test Method for Standard Test Method for Determining Particulate Matter Emissions from Wood Heaters using Cordwood Test Fuel

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    Developed by Subcommittee: E06.54 | Committee E06 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    1.Scope 1.1This test method covers the fueling and operating protocol for determining particulate matter emissions from wood fires in wood-burning room heaters and fireplace inserts as well as determining heat output and efficiency. 1.2The 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. 1.3This 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.

    This standard would be used to determine emissions and heating efficiency performance of affected appliances. It would be specified by the US EPA along with specified maximum allowable emissions rate as the basis for a future modification of the EPA NSPS for Performance for New Residential Wood Heaters, New Residential Hydronic Heaters and Forced-Air Furnaces, and New Residential Masonry Heaters expected to take effect in 2020.


    emissions; wood heater; wood stove; particulate; particulate matter; wood-burning

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Robert Ferguson


    E06 (17-01)

    Ballot Item Approved as E3053-2017 and Pending Publication