For the first time, the National Fire Protection Association has issued a guidance document specifically for fluid heaters. The new NFPA 87 covers fluid heaters, including thermal fluid heaters and process fluid heaters, and asserts that the fluid will be flowing, under pressure and indirectly heater. Do you use fluid heaters in your facility? Then you need to get “in the know” about this new standard.

Fortunately, a webinar, or online seminar, brought to you byProcess Heating, can help you gain the knowledge you need. On June 9 at 2 p.m. ET, plan to join us for “New NFPA Recommendations for Fired Heaters: How They Affect You.”

According to NFPA’s own description of the standard, the 2011 NFPA 87: Recommended Practice for Fluid Heaters, was developed in response to requests from manufacturers, insurance companies, trade associations and users for safety guidance for fuel-fired and electric fluid heaters. Its scope includes:
  • Heater location and construction as well as heating systems.
  • Commissioning and operations.
  • Maintenance, inspection and testing.
  • Heating system safety equipment and application.
During the webinar on June 9, you can learn directly from the NFPA 87 Committee Secretary what this publication means to your operation. Dr. Rick Martin, principal of the consulting firm Martin Thermal Engineering Inc., is an expert in heating and combustion equipment, specializing in investigations of explosions, fires and hazardous material releases.

During the hour-long presentation, you will have a chance to:
  • Hear a concise summary of NFPA 87.
  • Learn how NFPA 87 could positively or negatively affect your operation or product development.
  • Ask questions and hear his answers live.
The no-cost webinar is made possible due to the support of sponsors Ari Valve Corp., Heatec, MP Pumps and Sigma Thermal. To sign up for the webinar, visit

Linda Becker, Associate Publisher and Editor,