NFPA 31: Standard for the Installation of Oil-Burning Equipment
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What is NFPA 31?
NFPA 31: Document Scope
1.1 Scope. 1.1.1 This standard shall apply to the installation of stationary oil-burning equipment and appliances, including but not limited to industrial-, commercial-, and residential-type steam, hot water, or warm air heating plants; domestic-type range burners and space heaters; and portable oil-burning equipment. 1.1.2 This standard shall also apply to all accessory equipment and control systems, whether electric, thermostatic, or mechanical, and all electrical wiring connected to oil-fired equipment. 1.1.3 This standard shall also apply to the installation of oil storage and supply systems connected to oil-fired equipment and appliances. 1.1.4 This standard shall also apply to those multi-fueled appliances in which fuel oil is one of the optional fuels. 1.1.5* This standard shall not apply to internal combustion engines, oil lamps, or portable devices not specifically covered in this standard. (See Chapter 11 for portable devices that are covered in this standard.)
NFPA 31 is a standard for the safe, efficient design and installation of heating appliances that use a liquid fuel, typically No. 2 heating oil, but also lighter fuels, such as kerosene and diesel fuel, and heavier fuels, such as No. 4 fuel oil. NFPA 31 applies to the installation of these systems in residential, commercial, and industrial occupancies. Official document scope
What does NFPA 31 address?
The provisions of NFPA 31 apply to stationary oil-burning equipment and appliances, including steam, hot water, and warm air heating system; domestic-type range burners and space heaters; and portable oil-burning equipment. Related fuel oil storage and supply, accessory equipment, and control systems are also covered. Table of Contents

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