Recommended Practice for Fluid Heaters
The next edition of this standard is now open for Public Input (formerly proposals).
What is NFPA 87?
This recommended practice provides safety guidance for fluid heaters and related equipment to minimize fire and explosion hazards that can endanger the fluid heater, the building, or personnel.
Official document scope
What does NFPA 87 address?
Requirements apply to Type F, Type G, and Type H fluid heaters and cover location and construction; heating systems, including fuel gas-fired units, liquid fuel-fired units, and resistance heating systems; commissioning; training; operations; inspection, testing, and maintenance; heating system safety equipment and application topics such as programmable logic controller systems, mechanical purging, and combustion air safety devices; and fire protection.