This overview presents the ins and outs of a national combustion safety standard for ovens and furnaces, which lays the groundwork for safe operation.
A furnace can be defined in a broad sense as an enclosure for the combustion of fuel, or more specifically, an enclosure where the heat of combustion is transferred by radiation or by convection to a product within the enclosure. The importance of combustion safety in industrial ovens and furnaces cannot be overstated. Therefore, combustion safeguards are required in most national combustion safety standards, such as the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 86: Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. Standard 86 is a comprehensive document covering the safe operation of ovens and furnaces, with sections on explosion relief, ventilation, equipment locations and many other helpful sections.