So I got asked to take part in a work group (well, kinda true...I asked to be part of it) to help write an ANSI standard for the inspection of solid fuel appliances. The standard is a BPI standard and is the second part of two standards, BPI-1000 and BPI-2000. Where is 1000 is the "what to do", 2000 is the "how to do it". These standards are for energy auditors. When conducting an energy audit, there needs to be a way to include solid fuel appliances as part of the overall heating system people use in there house. Two years ago I tried to spearhead a move to write a "service Standard" for solid fuel appliances...predominantly...pellet appliances. Kinda psyched here...thinking about what is involved got me to sit and think about the day to day work we do and how we do it. So I wrote up a SOP (standard operating procedure) for my company for when we do inspections and why we do inspections. Attached is my SOP.