Fellow ASPE Members,
Thank you all for joining us at our first meeting of the 2019-2020 year and to Delta P. Carver’s Chip Toornman for a wonderful presentation on Booster Pump systems. I look forward to seeing you all at the next meeting in October.  
Below are a few updates to the ASSE that should interest everyone as it will affect how we design our hot water delivery systems and the equipment we buy or specify for projects. From my reading, these will come into play with the ICC-2021 code. I’ve linked all the sources I found at the bottom of the newsletter for anyone who may be interested in learning more about this subject.


Code Updates/Proposals Report
ASSE 1082-2018, ASSE 1084-2018 and ASSE 1085-2018 adoption
Currently only ASSE 1070 or ASSE 1016 are recognized for controlling temperature of water heaters by the ICC.
ASSE 1082-2018 Performance Requirements for Water Heaters with Integral Temperature Control Devices for Hot Water Distribution Systems
Adoption of this standard will affect the following codes:
IPC: 412.3, 412.5, 412.10, 419.5, 423.3, 607.1.1, 607.1.2
Important takeaways:
Residential Water heaters will now be able to control the output temperature changing the delivery temperature for all fixtures with one adjustment.
This does not provide scald protection.
ASSE 1084-2018 Performance Requirements for Water Heaters with Temperature Limiting Capacity
Adoption of this standard will affect the following codes:
IPC: 408.3, 412.3, 412.5, 412.10,419.5, 423.3; 607.1.1
Important takeaways
An ASSE 1084 compliant device performs like a water heater in line with a ASSE-1070 water temperature limiting device.
Must have the ability to compensate for supply and temperature changes while maintaining the output temperature at 120° F.
This applies to water heaters used for kitchens, bathrooms, or any other point-of-use application
ASSE 1085-2018, Performance Requirements for Water Heaters for Emergency Equipment
Adoption of this standard will affect the following codes:
IPC: 411.3; 607.1.1
Important takeaways
An ASSE 1085 compliant water heater performs like a point-of-use water heater used for plumbed emergency equipment in line with an ASSE 1071 compliant temperature actuated mixing valve.
Similar requirements to ASSE 1084 however, is written for Emergency Eyewash Stations.
Performs as a point of use water heater.
Compliant devices and flow requirements to heat and deliver 90°F water to the fixture within 60 seconds.
Sources:
Special thanks to Mr. John Lee for bringing this to my attention.
https://www.workingpressuremag.com/asse-certified-water-heaters/
Tim Reising- (March 29, 2019)
http://iapmo.org/group/update/water-heater-temp-control
IAPMO - Mokena, Ill. (Feb. 21, 2019)
https://www.iccsafe.org/wp-content/uploads/2018-Proposed-Standards-Group-A-FINAL_032818.pdf
ICC Code Proposals (April 2, 2018)
https://www.pmengineer.com/articles/93574-julius-ballanco-hot-water-is-the-burning-topic-with-ipc
Julius Ballanco P.E., CPD – (February 28, 2018
I’d like to encourage anyone that has knowledge on code updates or proposals to reach out to me at DBernstein@Southlandind.com so I can research the topics  and report back.

D A N I E L B E R N S T E I N
Phoenix ASPE Chapter V.P. Legislative
Plumbing Designer
Southland Industries
1500 N. Priest Drive, Suite 114
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