10 CFR 431.87 - Energy conservation standards and their effective dates.

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§ 431.87 Energy conservation standards and their effective dates.

(a) Each commercial packaged boiler manufactured on or after January 1, 1994, and before March 2, 2012, must meet the following energy efficiency standard levels:

(1) For a gas-fired packaged boiler with a capacity (rated maximum input) of 300,000 Btu/h or more, the combustion efficiency at the maximum rated capacity must be not less than 80 percent.

(2) For an oil-fired packaged boiler with a capacity (rated maximum input) of 300,000 Btu/h or more, the combustion efficiency at the maximum rated capacity must be not less than 83 percent.

(b) Each commercial packaged boiler listed in Table 1 to § 431.87 and manufactured on or after the effective date listed in Table 1 of this section, must meet the applicable energy conservation standard in Table 1.

Table 1 to § 431.87 - Commercial Packaged Boiler Energy Conservation Standards

Equipment type Subcategory Size category
(input)
Efficiency level - Effective date:
March 2, 2012 *
Hot Water Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired ≥300,000 Btu/h and ≤2,500,000 Btu/h 80.0% ET
Hot Water Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired >2,500,000 Btu/h 82.0% EC
Hot Water Commercial Packaged Boilers Oil-fired ≥300,000 Btu/h and ≤2,500,000 Btu/h 82.0% ET
Hot Water Commercial Packaged Boilers Oil-fired >2,500,000 Btu/h 84.0% EC
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired - all, except natural draft ≥300,000 Btu/h and ≤2,500,000 Btu/h 79.0% ET
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired - all, except natural draft >2,500,000 Btu/h 79.0% ET
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired - natural draft ≥300,000 Btu/h and ≤2,500,000 Btu/h 77.0% ET
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired - natural draft >2,500,000 Btu/h 77.0% ET
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Oil-fired ≥300,000 Btu/h and ≤2,500,000 Btu/h 81.0% ET
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Oil-fired >2,500,000 Btu/h 81.0% ET

* Where EC is combustion efficiency and ET is thermal efficiency as defined in § 431.82.

(c) Each commercial packaged boiler listed in Table 2 to § 431.87 and manufactured on or after the effective date listed in Table 2 of this section, must meet the applicable energy conservation standard in Table 2.

Table 2 to § 431.87 - Commercial Packaged Boiler Energy Conservation Standards

Equipment type Subcategory Size category (input) Efficiency level -
Effective date: March 2, 2022 *
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired - natural draft ≥300,000 Btu/h and ≤2,500,000 Btu/h 79.0% ET
Steam Commercial Packaged Boilers Gas-fired - natural draft >2,500,000 Btu/h 79.0% ET

* Where EC is combustion efficiency and ET is thermal efficiency as defined in § 431.82.

[74 FR 36355, July 22, 2009]

Title 10 published on 2015-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 10 CFR Part 431 after this date.

  • 2015-12-09; vol. 80 # 236 - Wednesday, December 9, 2015
    1. 80 FR 76355 - Energy Conservation Program: Energy Conservation Standards for High-Intensity Discharge Lamps
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      DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
      Final determination.
      This final determination is effective December 9, 2015.
      10 CFR Part 431
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