How to Select and Operate Fluid Heaters for Efficiency, Quality and Safety

Webinar On-Demand
Provided by Process Heating
Presented by Rick Martin

Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the key points of NFPA 87: Standard for Fluid Heaters and identify the notable revisions in the most recent edition.
  2. Describe the types of process heating solutions and their applications in industrial processes.
  3. Discuss tips for selection and sizing fluid heaters and load-delivery heat exchangers.
  4. Explore other standards and regulations, such as OSHA PHA, that affect owners and operators of fluid heaters.

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1 PDH
1 RETA PDH
0.1 IACET CEU*
1 AIA LU/Elective
1 PDH*
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Explosions and fires in fuel-fired and electric fluid heaters due to overheating or the release of flammable or combustible fluids from the heater tubing can cause loss of life, property and production. In industrial fluid heaters, such as those used to heat thermal fluids, where heated fluid may flow under pressure, most causes of failures can be traced to human error.

Updated for 2018, NFPA 87: Standard for Fluid Heaters defines the requirements for process fluid heaters to minimize fire and explosion hazards. During this webinar, you will gain insights about key points of NFPA 87 and notable revisions in the most recent edition. You will also learn about:

  • Types of process heating solutions and their applications
  • Tips for selection and sizing fluid heaters and load-delivery heat exchangers
  • Other standards and regulations such as OSHA PHA that affect owners and operators of fluid heaters

Step-by-step on how to:

  • Commission and startup
  • Operate the heater and perform routine and preventative maintenance
  • Testing and troubleshooting
  • Emergency shutdown, fire and explosion protection
  • Interlocks and emergency procedures
  • New content anticipated for NFPA 87 for 2021 edition


Rick Martin

Rick Martin is president and principal engineer of Martin Thermal Engineering Inc., San Luis Obispo, Calif., and is a seasoned engineering instructor and webinar speaker. He has been a licensed Professional Engineer in California since 1987 and a Certified Fire Investigator since 2008. Dr. Martin was a founding member of the NFPA 87 Technical Committee on Fluid Heaters and has been a leading contributor to that document since before the First Edition was published in 2011. In addition to his consulting practice, he is also a part-time instructor at the California Polytechnic State University. Earlier this year, he published his first textbook, targeted toward 4th-year undergraduates and early-career engineers, called "Thermal Systems Design – A Most Practical Guidebook."

 

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