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C22.2 NO. 113-15 - Fans and ventilators

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  • 2015

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  • CSA
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This is the tenth edition of CSA C22.2 No. 113, Fans and ventilators, one of a series of Standards issued under Part II of the Canadian Electrical Code. It supersedes the previous editions, published in 2012, 2010, 2008, 1984, 1982, 1981, 1976, 1974, and 1959.

This edition includes the incorporation of update one, changes to Clauses 5.1.5,,, 5.3.12,,,, 5.16.1, 5, 5.20.5, 6.7.2, 6.12.1, 6.12.3, 6.13.1,, 7.11.1, 7.11.2, 8.6.1, 10.1.2, and a new Clause 5.16.5 (LED lighting) was added.

For general information on the Standards of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part II, see the preface of CAN/CSA-C22.2 No. 0.


This Standard applies to fans and ventilation equipment that is

a) cord-connected, rated at not more than 250 V;

b) permanently-connected to supply circuits of 600 V and less, single-phase or three-phase;

c) used in non-hazardous locations;

d) used in household, commercial, agricultural, or industrial locations;

e) used indoors or outdoors; and

f) used in accordance with the Rules of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I.

This Standard applies to roof and wall-mounted power ventilators, exhaust and filter units consisting of an air-circulating fan and a mechanical filter, fans for use in unattended areas, clothes dryer booster fans for use in the exhaust duct of household clothes dryers, blowers intended for household, commercial or industrial use, and air curtains without any heating.

This Standard applies to air-circulating-type fans and ventilators, such as desk, pedestal, hassock, utility, suitcase, and ceiling fans.

This Standard applies to fans such as wall insert, ceiling insert, attic, duct, bathtub and shower stall, household range hoods or canopies, household down-draft fans, and window fans. It also applies to fan- type air-to-air heat exchangers, component fans including extra-low voltage component fans, and to commercial fans and blowers used for carpet cleaning or flood restoration and remediation.

This Standard does not apply to the following:

a) air conditioning equipment;

b) electric air heaters;

c) fan coil units;

d) humidifiers;

e) evaporative coolers;

f) electrostatic or ionizer air cleaners;

g) blowers of particulate matter;

h) air-to-air heat exchangers with gas or oil-fired heating means;

i) air curtains with heaters;

j) fans and ventilators intended to exhaust flammable vapours;

k) fans and ventilators intended to be used with vehicle exhaust systems; and

l) combination microwave/range hood units.

Throughout this Standard, the term "fan" also includes ventilators.

The values given in SI units are the units of record for the purposes of this Standard. The values given in parentheses are for information and comparison only.

In this Standard, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard.

Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.

Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.

Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (nonmandatory) to define their application.

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