This specification covers food cookers and food reheaters which use steam as the heat source. These units are also known as steamers, steam ovens, and steam cookers which utilize steam generated by gas, electric heat, or steam coil sources, or a combination thereof, in commercial and institutional food service establishments. This specification can be used for zero- pressure steam cookers, pressure steamers, and combination pressure/pressureless steamers and does not cover steam cooking equipment used by food processors who normally package the food that they cook. Steam cookers covered by this specification are classified by type, grade, class, size, style: Types IA, IB, II, and III; Grades A, B, and C; Classes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11; and Sizes a, b, and c. Materials used shall be free from defects, which would affect the performance or maintainability of individual components, or of the overall assembly. Steam cooker shall be delivered assembled and ready for connection to steam, water, or gas piping, and electrical supply, as applicable.
1.1 This specification covers food cookers and food reheaters which use steam as the heat source. These units are also known as steamers, steam ovens, and steam cookers which utilize steam generated by gas, electric heat, or steam coil sources, or a combination thereof, in commercial and institutional food service establishments. This specification can be used for zero-pressure steam cookers, pressure steamers, and combination pressure/pressureless steamers and does not cover steam cooking 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 SI values given in parentheses are provided for information only.
1.3 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. 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.
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