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This specification covers the material, design, and performance requirements associated with the construction of non-tilting (Type I) and tilting (Type II) jacketed kettles that use steam as a heat source for cooking food in commercial and institutional food service establishments. The kettles shall be available in four styles as follows: Style 1—floor mounted, pedestal; Style 2—floor mounted, with legs; Style 3—wall mounted; and Style 4—cabinetized. The kettles shall be classified into the following classes: Class A—directly connected to an external heat source; Class B—self-contained, gas-fired steam generator; and Class C—self-contained, electric steam generator. They shall also be grouped into three Grades according to maximum working pressure rating, and ten sizes according to capacity. The products shall be evaluated for their conformance with capacity, heating time, and energy utilization requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers jacketed kettles that use steam as a heat source for cooking food in commercial and institutional food service establishments. This specification does not cover equipment used by food processors who normally package the food that they cook.
1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.3 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, health, and environmental practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.4 This international standard was developed in accordance with internationally recognized principles on standardization established in the Decision on Principles for the Development of International Standards, Guides and Recommendations issued by the World Trade Organization Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT) Committee.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
A36/A36M Specification for Carbon Structural Steel
A167 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium-Nickel Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
A176 Specification for Stainless and Heat-Resisting Chromium Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip
A240/A240M Specification for Chromium and Chromium-Nickel Stainless Steel Plate, Sheet, and Strip for Pressure Vessels and for General Applications
A285/A285M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, Low- and Intermediate-Tensile Strength
A516/A516M Specification for Pressure Vessel Plates, Carbon Steel, for Moderate- and Lower-Temperature Service
A580/A580M Specification for Stainless Steel Wire
B456 Specification for Electrodeposited Coatings of Copper Plus Nickel Plus Chromium and Nickel Plus Chromium
D3951 Practice for Commercial Packaging
F760 Specification for Food Service Equipment Manuals
F1166 Practice for Human Engineering Design for Marine Systems, Equipment, and Facilities
F1785 Test Method for Performance of Steam Kettles
ANSI StandardsANSI/NFPA 70 ANSI/UL 197 Commercial Electric Cooking Appliances ANSI Z1.4 Sampling Procedures and Tables for Inspection by Attributes ANSI/Z223.1 National Fuel Gas Code ANSI/Z83.11
ICS Number Code 91.140.65 (Water heating equipment)
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ASTM F1602-12(2017), Standard Specification for Kettles, Steam-Jacketed, 20 to 200 gal (75.7 to 757 L), Floor or Wall Mounted, Direct Steam, Gas and Electric Heated, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2017, www.astm.orgBack to Top