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 national standards governing the compliant design and operation of ovens and furnaces is essential for everyone involved with this type of equipment.

The two-day safety standards seminar planned for May 13-14 at the Hilton Garden Inn O’Hare in Chicago. It will provide a comprehensive review of the current (2011) edition NFPA 86, including updated requirements for Class A, B, C ovens and furnaces; PC-based burner-management systems; pulse-fired systems; multiple-burner systems; safety shutoff valves; purge and restart procedures; calculation methods for the lower flammable limit (LFL); gas line evacuation (purging) and charging; loss prevention; enforcement; and insurer's perspectives.

Hosted by Industrial Heating Equipment Association, the seminar intended for individuals involved in the design, manufacture, service or operation of ovens, furnaces, kilns, dryers and thermal oxidizers operated in industrial process applications. It is primarily intended to help the attendee become better acquainted with NFPA 86 standard for ovens and furnaces and the upcoming updates to the NFPA 86 standard.

For hotel information and to register, visit www.ihea.org.