A major overhaul to the recognized standard governing ovens and furnaces is now underway. In late June, the National Fire Protection Association plans to release its proposed changes to NFPA Standard 86. At that time, an approximately two-month time period begins in which the public can comment on the changes.

On July 14,Process Heatingwill co-host a free webinar in conjunction with two other industrial magazines to fully explain the proposals. NFPA 86 committee secretary Richard J. Martin will present the most important proposed changes, explain their impact, and detail how and when to file comments. Filing comments and concerns in the right format within the right time-frame is the only way that manufacturers and end-users can impact the development of this standard, which affects their companies as well as the environment.

To attend the no-cost, one-hour webinar, which includes a 15- to 20-minute question-and-answer session, interested parties can register at webinars.process-heating.com.

The event is sponsored by Fives North American Combustion, Cleveland; Hauck Manufacturing Co., Lebanon, Pa.; Nanmac Corp., Framingham, Mass.; Protection Controls Inc., Skokie, Ill.; Pyromaitre Inc., St. Nicolas, Quebec; Red-Ray Manufacturing Inc., Branchburg, N.J.; Selas Heat Technology Co. LLC, Montgomeryville, Pa.; and Yokogawa, Newnan, Ga.