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Common Fire and Gas Detector Design Guidelines

September 4 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The ISA Houston Section September Program Meeting will be held at TechnipFMC

What We Will Cover

Common Fire and Gas Detector Guidelines

Historically, fire and gas detector placement has been performed by experienced engineers using rules of thumb and expert judgement. Over the past few years, detector placement has evolved into more of a quantitative science, and less of an art. Experience with quantitative design techniques and advanced modeling has demonstrated that some of the historical rules of thumb actually result in very poor choices for detector locations. Modern fire and gas mapping and dispersion modeling allows for a much better understanding of the nature of gas clouds and fires that result from accidental loss of containment. All of the transport mechanisms, including momentum effects and impingement on process equipment, are included in these modern techniques. This discussion will include listing of some common rules of thumb for placing detectors and then explores those designs with modern modeling techniques to demonstrate the lack of accuracy in the design and explains why the rules of thumb got it wrong.

(Speaker: James McGlone, GICSP, Chief Marketing Officer )

Speaker Biography

Mr. McGlone is the Chief Marketing Officer of Kenexis. He has over 30 years of experience in the design, development, sales and life cycle management of industrial automation, industrial software, critical control systems, measurement systems, communications systems, and networked embedded controllers. Jim has worked for major vendors to bring industrial and commercial products to market to solve automation and control challenges globally.

Mr. McGlone began his professional career as a production supervisor where he managed a printed circuit board manufacturing department and redesigning the department’s electromechanical systems, measurement equipment, workflow, and processes to increase productivity and accuracy.

Mr. McGlone served as a multistate regional manager providing technical sales and support for industrial automation software. He became the global business development manager for Rockwell Automation’s software business and provided sales and support to Rockwell Automation’s largest global customers. Mr. McGlone developed a business to provide robust sustainability to industrial control systems and improved security.

As vice president sales and operations of Tridium, a Honeywell subsidiary, Mr. McGlone developed a technology-inside strategy focused on minimizing cost to serve to grow the business while optimizing logistics worldwide. As the acting general manager of the Asia Pacific business, he developed the market in China, Singapore, Australia, and South Korea.
Mr. McGlone has successfully managed industrial cybersecurity projects in the food, oil & gas, power generation, and water industries as a Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional (GICSP)

Ticket Prices ($20.00 Member with RSVP and Non-Member $30.00)

(Parking Info)

Attendees should park on the first floor of the garage in visitor parking then proceed to the TechnipFMC reception desk on the first floor of the building (Energy Tower II ET2) for a name tag. Please wait to be escorted to the meeting room.

 

Organizer

Clifford D. Wuertz
Email:
cdwuertz@gmail.com

Venue

TechnipFMC
11720 Katy Fwy
Houston, TX 77079 United States
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