NFPA 87, Standard for Fluid Heaters, was originally developed in response to requests from manufacturers, insurance companies, trade associations, and users for safety guidance for fuel-fired and electric fluid heaters. The standard provides requirements for fluid heaters to minimize fire risks and explosion hazards that can endanger fluid heaters, buildings, or personnel. NFPA 87 transitioned from a recommended practice to a standard during the 2018 edition.
Fluid heaters are used in industrial environments to heat thermal and process fluids of all types. The heated fluids are used in processes such as textile drying, pressboard manufacturing, gas sweetening, chemical synthesis, plastic molding, hot galvanizing, laminating, dry cleaning, and food processing.
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Updates and additions to the 2021 edition of NFPA 87 include the following:
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