DOE to Determine Its Status Re: Natural Gas Natural Draft Boilers
Aug 20, 2013
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The Department of Energy (DOE) proposed on August 13, 2013, to determine that natural draft commercial packaged boilers meet the criteria for covered equipment under the Energy Policy and Conservation Act (EPCA).

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) noted that, until recently, DOE regulated commercial packaged boilers without distinction between boilers made as natural draft and those made as mechanical draft. That changed with DOE amendments made in 2009. DOE is initiating the coverage determination to clarify its authority to cover natural draft commercial packaged boilers.

DOE will accept comments until September 12, and AHRI said it is working with boiler manufacturers to develop an industry position.

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