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NFPA 86 Combustion Basics

Length: 1 day (8 hours)
Certification of Completion: A Certificate of Completion will be provided upon successful completion of the course.

Course Overview

This One (1) Day Workshop provides an introduction or a refresher class for all employee skill levels and job responsibilities. Class topics follow the flow of fuel, starting at the facility inlet continuing through the fuel train, the burner and then out to the atmosphere. The workshop teaches many types of combustion systems, ranging from vintage to modern. Attendees will learn how to identify and use best safety practices when interacting with fuel-fired equipment.


• Combustion Basics
• Fuel Train Basics
• Safety Interlock Testing
• Safety Shutoff Valve Tightness Testing
• NFPA 54 Gas Piping Safety
• Combustion Hazard Awareness


The workshop is led by Mr. Charles (Chuck) Campbell, an industrial combustion safety expert with over 35 years of field training experience.

Typical Attendees

• Supervisors, Managers
• EHS & Risk Professionals
• Engineering Staff
• Maintenance, MTE’S, MTM’S
• Operations, Facilities, Utilities Employees
• Planners, Buyers, Purchasing Agents

Knowledge Outcome

• Apply NFPA 86 learned lessons to your facility
• Understand fuel-train components
• Recognize vented and ventless gas-train designs
• Apply combustion and air/fuel ratio controls
• Learn the importance of annual valve-train safety inspections
• Identify applicable Standard and Code requirements

Available At Your Location

Please contact our training experts for pricing and to schedule this workshop at your location at your convenience.

Talk to Our Experts

Workshop Attendees Say

“I learned several new codes that I was not aware of and troubleshooting tips on the gas trains. Great class, 5+!”
Ford Company
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“ I enjoyed the class very much, instructors break it down so that everyone understands, no rushing of topics. The class was very informative and kept me engaged & interested both days. I know have a better understanding of how a combustion system works and feeling more confident and comfortable with my ability to troubleshoot these systems. Gave me ideas on how to improve my operations and safety program."
ECI with ATI Company
“Workshop was amazing! Everything was applicable to my plant process, thank you for the knowledge. Troubleshooting combustion systems, annual testing requirements, Look, Listen and feel, know your equipment! BMS sequencing."
Purdue University
“Instructor was extremely knowledgeable, went above and beyond answering questions. Excellent training and very helpful. Safety is everyone’s responsibility."
Gerdau Steel Company

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