I’m proud to bring the readers of Process Heating the opportunity to learn about thermal fluid heating safety with no-cost webinar on September 27 at 2 p.m. E.T. Join us live or register in advance and watch the recorded even on demand.

Rick Martin, the president and principal engineer at Martin Thermal Engineering Inc., a consulting firm providing fire and explosion investigations as well as services related to combustion technology, heat and chemical processes, and safety and environmental regulations and standards, will present

“How to Select and Operate Fluid Heaters for Efficiency, Quality and Safety” will provide a thorough overview of NFPA 87, the standard for fluid heaters. The standard defines the requirements for process fluid heaters to minimize fire and explosion hazards.

In industrial fluid heaters, where heated fluid may flow under pressure, most failures can be traced to human error. The session also will provide insight into other standards and regulations such as OSHA PHA that affect owners and operators of fluid heaters. Key takeaways include tips for selection and sizing fluid heaters and load-delivery heat exchangers. Also get an insider’s take on commissioning and startup, heater operation, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting, and emergency procedures should the worst occur.

The one-hour live event is presented by Rick Martin, the president and principal engineer at Martin Thermal Engineering Inc. A seasoned engineering instructor and webinar speaker, Dr. Martin is a founding member of the NFPA 87 Technical Committee on Fluid Heaters. Via his consulting firm, he is provides industrial fire and explosion investigations as well as services related to combustion technology, heat and chemical processes, and safety and environmental regulations and standards. To register, visit bitly/NFPA87webinar.

In October, our sister publication, Process Cooling, also focuses on plant safety, particularly for those operating ammonia refrigeration systems. Are you prepared for any hazards you may encounter, from fire to flood to ammonia release? Emergency prefire prevention plan, evacuation plan, emergency action plan, emergency response plan — this webinar will explore which regulations require these various plans, and what should be included in each plan.

Presented by John Sherrill, a training and compliance engineer at Wagner-Meinert LLC, Tex Hildebrand Training Center, the session promises to you prepare to respond to emergencies at your facility. Visit webinars.process-cooling.com to register.

In addition to upcoming events, you can take advantage of archived events on our website. Visit webinars.process-heating.com to view these events right now:

  • Design, Operation and Troubleshooting Ovens and Furnaces. This webinar covers three main aspects of ovens and furnaces: design, operation and — when trouble rears its head — troubleshooting. Major design elements include estimating the load, choice of burners, furnace design, codes, combustion controls and, where required, air pollution control.
  • Steam Boiler Safety by Design. Are some industrial boilers safer than others by design? In this one-hour webinar, learn about steam boiler safety — and how a safer plant may start with the equipment selection process.
  • Insiders’ Guide to Fluid System Maintenance. In the final episode of our heat transfer fluids webinar series, we go beyond the basics to deliver practical tips from those working with heat transfer fluids every day. Learn the insiders’ tips for preventive maintenance for thermal fluid heating.

I look forward to sharing these events and others with you. If there’s a topic you would like to see addressed in a live event, give me a call at 262-564-0074 and tell me about it.