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Revised ASSE Standard for Outdoor Enclosures for Fluid Conveying Components Now Available

ASSE 1060-2017, Performance Requirements for Outdoor Enclosures for Fluid Conveying Components, has been designated as an American National Standard by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and is now available for purchase.

ASSE 1060 provides performance standards and compliance testing procedures for devices that provide a range of protection for fluid conveying components that are mounted outside and above ground, so that they may avoid damage from freezing, vandalism, and tampering. Fluid conveying components protected by these enclosures include backflow prevention assemblies and devices, water meters, control valves, pressure reducing valves, air release valves, pumps, and other components installed outdoors and above ground that require protection from freezing, or require system security protection.

“This edition of ASSE 1060 updates heater calculation requirements for outdoor enclosures and adds the requirement for heaters to be listed for wet or damp locations,” said Conrad Jahrling, ASSE International staff engineering supervisor and ASSE 1060 working group chairperson. “In order for fluid conveying components to properly operate when they are installed outside and above ground, they need to be properly protected from weather conditions — ASSE 1060 now better defines how outdoor enclosures are required to be heated, which is critical to preventing outdoor water distribution and plumbing infrastructure from freezing.”

ASSE 1060 performance requirements include compliance testing for air vents, structural integrity, testing and maintenance access, hinged access panel restraints, drainage performance, freeze protection capabilities, security/locking mechanism, and detailed requirements for materials, markings, and manufacturers’ instructions.

To purchase the 2017 edition of ASSE 1060, please visit the ASSE International Webstore. For questions regarding the standard, contact Jahrling by email at conrad.jahrling@asse-plumbing.org or by phone at (708) 995-3017.

ASSE International is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and product certification body comprised of members representing all disciplines of the plumbing and mechanical industries. ASSE’s product performance standards, professional qualifications standards, professional certification and product listing programs aim to improve the performance and safety of plumbing and mechanical systems. Learn more about ASSE International at http://www.asse-plumbing.org.

Last modified: March 20, 2017