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About the Principal
Codes and Standards


Franklin R. Switzer Jr. - President

13 Years with Ingersoll-Rand/Dresser-Rand.
    4 years as a Valve Engineer in the Heavy Compressor/Gas Engines area.
    4 years in the Analog Acoustics Simulation Area working in Pipeline Vibrations and Valve & Piping Dynamics.
    Numerous years of experience in the field dealing with vibration and acoustic control.

12 Years with Maxon Corp.
    4 years as a Combustion Engineer working in Infrared heating, Nozzle mixed burners, Premix Blower/Mixers, and Agency certification of Industrial Burners.
    8 years in Industrial Gas Shut-Off valves covering areas of design, production, and product certification.

13 Years as S-afe, Inc. (since 9/2002)

Member of NFPA since 2001 and on the Furnaces and Ovens technical subcommittee for NFPA 86. 
    Actively involved with the writing of the revisions in NFPA 86-2003 edition.

Current Committee Memberships

NFPA 54 National Fuel Gas Code

NFPA 56 Standard for Fire and Explosion Prevention During Cleaning and Purging of Flammable Gas Piping Systems

NFPA 85 Boiler and Combustion Systems Hazards Code

Single Burner Boilers

Multiple Burner Boilers

Fundamentals of Combustion Systems Hazards

ASME CSD-1 Controls and Safety Devices for Automatically Fired Boilers

NFPA 86 Standard for Ovens and Furnaces

NFPA 87 Recommended Practice for Fluid Heaters

Member of ASME since 1982

                 NFPA since 2001

Instructor for IHEA Combustion Safety Classes usually held in May of each year since 1999

AAS from Corning Community College (CCC), Corning, NY

BSMET from Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), Rochester, NY

MBA from Anderson University (AU), Anderson, IN



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