ASTM-E1160 Standard Guide for On-Site Inspection and Verification of Operation of Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems

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Standard Guide for On-Site Inspection and Verification of Operation of Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems



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1.1 This guide establishes procedures and test methods for conducting an on-site inspection and acceptance test of an installed domestic hot water system (DHW) using flat plate, concentrating-type collectors or tank absorber systems.

1.2 It is intended as a simple and economical acceptance test to be performed by the system installer or an independent tester to verify that critical components of the system are functioning and to acquire baseline data reflecting overall short term system heat output.

1.3 This guide is not intended to generate accurate measurements of system performance (see ASHRAE standard 95-1981 for a laboratory test) or thermal efficiency.

1.4 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.

1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems, 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.


collector; controller; freeze protection; on-site inspection; solar domestic hot water system; verification of operation; ICS Number Code 27.160 (Solar energy engineering)

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2013 R21 EDITION



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Jan. 20, 2021

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7 pages

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