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