International investments may be the key to future growth and success, but opportunities abroad come with their own set of challenges, particularly in developing nations such as India and China. If you are the Risk or Safety Manager of a U.S. company with operations in any of these developing countries, you need to take special precautions to address the risks that exist with fuel and combustion system equipment.
For industrial settings, training is imperative to safety, success and daily efficiency. It’s so imperative that U.S. and International Codes and Standards such as NFPA 86 (Standard for Ovens and Furnaces) and EN 746 (European Standard for Industrial Thermoprocessing Equipment), actually list requirements to be met on an annual basis regarding employee education. Are you in compliance?
Equipment reliability is at the core of production. Industrial facilities can’t operate and meet expected production standards and timelines when the combustion equipment utilized to create their product keeps tripping out, if the burners won’t stay lit, or if temperatures aren’t remaining consistent through the operating cycle. The issues seem to surround dirt and the ambient conditions that safety interlock components are asked to exist within. The two main culprits that have a negative impact on combustion system reliability are dirt and heat.