NFPA has opened NFPA 87, Recommended Practice for Fluid Heaters, to public input on the second draft of the next version.

NFPA 87 provides safety guidance for fluid heaters and related equipment to minimize fire and explosion hazards that can endanger the fluid heater, building or personnel. Requirements apply to Type F, Type G and Type H fluid heaters and cover location and construction; heating systems, including fuel gas-fired units, liquid fuel-fired units, and resistance heating systems; commissioning; training; operations; inspection, testing and maintenance; heating system safety equipment and application topics such as programmable logic controller systems, mechanical purging and combustion air safety devices; and fire protection.

Public comment will be accepted until January 16, 2017. Learn more about the proposed changes and provide feedback to the National Fire Protection Agency at