DOE Floats New Energy Efficiency Testing For Boilers

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 2:29 PM EST) -- The U.S. Department of Energy is considering revising energy efficiency test procedures for commercial packaged boilers, proposing Wednesday that new standards take into account efficiency differences when burners are running at partial capacity, according to a Federal Register notice to be published Thursday.

The current test procedure only measures steady-state efficiency at maximum capacity. But after discovering a spike in modulating burner usage in the commercial packaged boiler industry, the DOE said it should amend its testing procedures to adopt partial-load test conditions that better reflect...
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