These requirements cover fixed electric duct heaters, and remote control assemblies for such equipment, rated at 600 volts or less to be employed in ordinary locations in accordance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70.
These requirements do not cover fan-coil units, central heating furnaces, panel or cable type radiant heating equipment, electric boilers, baseboard heaters, air heaters, nor any other electric heating equipment or appliances which are covered in or as a part of separate, individual requirements.
Duct heaters intended for use in a hazardous location are judged on the basis of its compliance with the requirements in this standard, together with the requirements for hazardous location equipment included in other applicable standards.
Duct heaters designed to be connected to air-duct systems are intended for installation in accordance with the Standard for the Installation of Air Conditioning and Ventilating Systems, NFPA 90A, and the Standard for the Installation of Warm Air Heating and Air Conditioning Systems, NFPA 90B.
These requirements apply to relays and other auxiliary control devices that may be provided as part of a duct heater to make it usable with other heating or cooling equipment, and are intended to take into account the effects of operating the duct heater in conjunction with or in proximity to such equipment.
A duct heater is a self-contained heater designed to be installed in the field in the air stream of a ducted system, external to the air-moving unit. It is designed to be installed in a duct where an adequate flow of air from a separate, interlocked fan or blower system is provided. Such a heater may be located in the main supply duct of an air heating system, or in one of the branch ducts. Two or more duct heaters may be installed in a group (in proximity to one another in the duct) if tests indicate acceptable results when the heaters are installed in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions.
A duct heater intended to be employed in conjunction with another source of heat is judged on the basis of its compliance with the requirements in this standard, and further examination and tests to determine whether or not the combination is acceptable.