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Firomatic Fusible Oil Valves

brenttbrentt Posts: 1Member
I am doing some research for a paper on oil heating. I live in Massachusetts where they use a thermal cut-off switch above the oil burner that will disconnect the power to the burner should the temperature reach 165 degrees. They also use an oil safety valve that stops the flow of oil should the same condition occur. I believe this is part of the Massachusetts code. Does anyone know if other states require the use of such devices?

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  • Steve_152Steve_152 Posts: 26Member
    firematic valves

    in  Maine,  we  follow   NFPA  #31    closely... //    thermal  electric    firematic  above  burner   ///     firematic    oil   valves  at  the   oil tank,   &   at the burner..
  • meplumbermeplumber Posts: 678Member
    As steve stated.

    I am in Maine as well. I think you will find that most all states that burn fuel oil follow NFPA #31 very closely. With some even more stringent than the NFPA guidance.
  • lchmblchmb Posts: 2,846Member
    ayuh

    New Hampshire is on board with that ruling also..:)
  • billtwocasebilltwocase Posts: 2,385Member
    It's been code

    for decades here in Mass
  • John LeveyJohn Levey Posts: 32Member
    NFPA 31

    NFPA 31 requires thermally activated shutoff valves in 3 places:

    1 - at the tank

    2 - within 6" of the filter on the inlet side

    3 - within 12" of the inlet connection of the burner

    See the 2011 edition of NFPA 31 - 7.5.8 and 8.10.6.  Also, note that figures in 8.9.2 are not accurate and have been changed for the next edition.



     
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