Explosions and fires in industrial heating systems can result in injury, loss of life, loss of property and loss of production. Understanding the required use of the American national standards governing the compliant design and operation of ovens and furnaces is essential for everyone involved with this type of equipment.

To help you understand and master these important codes, the Industrial Heating Equipment Association, Taylor Mill, Ky., will host a two-day safety standards and codes seminar. The course will provide a comprehensive review on the soon-to-be-released 2011 edition of NFPA 86, including updated requirements for:
  • Class A, B, C ovens and furnaces.
  • PLC-based burner management system.
  • Pulse-fired systems.
  • Multiple-burner systems.
  • Safety shutoff valves.
  • Oven purge and restart procedures.
  • Calculation methods for lower flammability limit (LFL).
Also, new this year, the safety seminar will include an introduction to NFPA 87-2011, a new standard addressing the recommended practices for fluid heaters, gas line purging and charging. Finally, sessions will look at loss prevention, product liability, enforcement and insurer perspectives.

The seminar will be held March 7-8 at the Hilton Garden Inn O'Hare in Des Plaines, Ill. For more information or to register, visit www.ihea.org.