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HP Automation Safety: Are NFPA standards enough?

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 85 standard addresses the design, installation and operation of single- and multiple-burner boilers and other fired equipment. The NFPA 86 standard addr..

O'Brien, C., exida LLC

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 85 standard addresses the design, installation and operation of single- and multiple-burner boilers and other fired equipment. The NFPA 86 standard addresses similar issues for ovens, furnaces and fume incinerators. These codes are intended to prevent fires, explosions and implosions of equipment. Part of ?NFPA 85 outlines requirements for safety interlocks (Table 1). Interlocks protect the fired equipment from operating in dangerous modes. These standards are prescriptive; they stipulate specific equipment requirements such as a double block and bleed valve for a gas fuel train. Some HPI operating companies view implementing specified int

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