Length: 1 day
CEU Credits: 0.7
Course hours: 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion indicating the total number of CEUs earned will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

This is a one-day seminar. For more complete training please see ES16.


"Good overview of subject."  
- Alva Neal, I&C Tech

Boiler explosions have resulted in loss of major facilities as well as loss of life. With emphasis in industry on process safety, the design of Burner Management Systems (BMSs) is now more important than ever. This seminar provides a quick overview of the requirements for single and multiple boiler burners using the 85 Code.

You will be able to:

  • Define resources for defining design criteria
  • Evaluate considerations for BMS design
  • Identify the primary causes of furnace explosions
  • Explain primary shutdowns as defined by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 85 Code
  • Discuss pre-firing purge requirements for both single- and multiple-burner boilers
  • Discuss alarms, interlocks, and emergency shutdown systems
  • Discuss the format of individual safety standards and how to use them appropriately
  • Discuss the NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code, other safety-related standards, and how they apply to BMS

You will cover:

  • Current NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Code: Format | Use | Cross-Referencing Information | Application to Different Types of Boilers
  • ANSI/ISA84.01-2004 standard: Application to Boilers
  • BMS design: Considerations | Requirements for Independence | Requirements for Logical Solver
  • Single- and Multiple-Burner Boilers: Permissives | Shut downs | Alarms | Purge Requirements | Requirements Comparison
  • Definitions: Safety Instrumented System (SIS) and Safety Integrity Level (SIL) as Applied to Boilers

If you wish to register offline, download the Training Registration Form, complete, and return to ISA with your payment.

Not sure this particular course is for you?
pre-instructional survey is available for you to evaluate your level of understanding of the course material and to show you the types of questions you'll be able to answer after completing the course.