“Attending the IHEA Safety Standards Seminar is always important to stay on top of the latest safety developments,” says Ray Ostrowski, seminar chairman. “Our speakers are closely involved with all of the revisions that have been made to NFPA 86, and this is the best place for someone to learn first-hand of the updates to the newly published code.”
The seminar will highlight changes in the newest version of NFPA 86, including:
- Proof-of-closure and valve-proving
- Leak testing of safety-shutoff valves (SSOVs) and allowable leak rates.
- Oil system requirements.
- Interposing relays.
- Isolation valves.
- Contaminant control/strainer and drip leg.
- Venting to an approved location.
- Vent limiters.
- Temperature-limit controller requirement for indication and cautions on component failures.
- Purging and safety ventilation.
- Continuous-vapor concentration high limit controllers.
- Storage systems for special atmospheres.
- Inert purge gas requirements.
IHEA's Safety Standards and Codes Committee provided technical proposals for the 2003 edition and also for the 2006 edition, now under development.
“The focus of many of these proposals is to bring additional clarity to the specific requirements of the NFPA 86 Standard for the benefit of all those using the standard,” Ostrowski says.
Registration for the two-day seminar is $675 per person, and the registration fee includes a copy of NFPA 86. For a course outline and details, visit www.ihea.org or call (513) 231-5613.