Many process industry manufacturing plants have some sort of boiler or fired heater as part of their processes. Heat is a basic element for making everything from ketchup to polymers, so there are invariably burners somewhere in the plant. And, where there are burners, there are burner-management safety standards that need to be met.
A burner-management system (BMS) does exactly what its name suggests: It prevents a hazardous condition from occurring due to an accumulation of unburned fuel capable of causing an uncontrolled fire or explosion. This makes sense given the dangers involved, but regulations governing how they work and who has responsibility for them can be confusing.