Process Gas. Process gas is natural or propane that is used
as a point-of-use heat or flame source. The process is typically found
in laboratories and sometimes in other areas such as equipment repair and
DTR's to support medical or dental functions. The gas system design shall
be in accordance with NFPA 54 and 58 (references 9o and 9p).
188.8.131.52 Load. The load is the sum of the consumption rates for the
given apparatus or equipment to be serviced. Laboratory burners are
typically sized at 1465 W (5,000 Btuh) for small burners and 3075 W
(10,500 Btuh) for large burners. For other equipment such as casting
ovens, use manufacturers data.
Demand is based upon the number of outlets shown in Table 9-19.
PROCESS GAS UTILIZATION FACTORS
Percent Usage (%)
Number of Outlets
80 - 162
163 - 325
326 - 742
743 - 1570
1571 - 2900
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