The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will conduct its Combustion and Safety Standards and Codes Seminars October 31-November 1 at the Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter in Covington, Ky. Held concurrently, the fall seminars also include a joint tabletop exhibition and reception on Tuesday afternoon, Oct. 31. This gives attendees the chance for additional one-on-one interaction with suppliers from across the thermal-processing industry.
IHEA’s Combustion Seminar and Safety Standards and Codes Seminar will be held concurrently November 9-10 at the InterContinental Hotel Cleveland. The fall seminars include a joint tabletop exhibition and reception November 9. Registration is still open for the events. The Combustion Seminar includes 16 sessions focused on providing attendees with insights into industrial combustion technology. The two-day Safety Standards and Codes Seminar includes a comprehensive review of the NFPA 86 standard.
Given the thousands of boilers, furnaces and ovens currently in use worldwide, the potential of a combustion system malfunctioning is ever-present, especially as these systems grow in scale and complexity. Add to this a single-point failure, and an unqualified operator could inadvertently render a critical fuel system inoperable.
Heating with fuel-fired burners is the most effective and cost-efficient heating method. Personnel safety, production equipment protection and maintaining production schedules are all best served by understanding safety requirements. NFPA is the consensus safety authority.
When the 2011 edition of the industrial ovens safety standard NFPA 86 was released, safety programmable logic controllers (PLCs) were recognized as logic devices suitable for the safe operation of industrial heating equipment for the first time.
The Industrial Heating Equipment Association (IHEA) will present a one-day seminar that will focus on the recent changes to NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces. It will be held on Tuesday, May 14 at the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association (FMA) in Elgin, Ill., from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
My colleagues and I have been in the combustion business for many years and have a wide range of experience with single-burner and multi-burner applications. What follows is some basic information concerning the maintenance and adjustment of combustion systems.
Thermal Product Solutions (TPS) shipped a custom Gruenberg bench oven to the movable machinery industry. The oven, which is rated for Class B operation per NFPA 86 specifications, will be used in the company’s testing and product development department to process various mechanical apparatuses affixed to an electronic shaker. The oven has a maximum temperature rating of 1022°F (550°C) and work-chamber dimensions measuring 36 inches wide x 36 inches deep x 36 inches high.