Process Automation Webinars

Topic: Process Safety and Security

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINAR!

Using Certified PLCs as BMS for a Natural Draft Gas-Fired Multi-Burner Process Heater

November 10, 2020 2:00 pm EST

Presented by Luis Garcia, Siemens Process Safety Expert

 

How do you determine how much automation is needed in a fired heater? Are all fired heaters the same in refineries and petrochemical plants? During this 90-minute webinar and live demo, we will address these questions and many more by reviewing Annex A of the ANSI/ISA TR84.00.05 - Guidance on the Identification of Safety Instrumented Functions (SIF) in Burner Management Systems. Webinar goals include:

  • Review the advantages of using safety-certified PLCs for BMS 
  • Review the advantages of automating different operational phases in Annex A application examples (pre-firing, light-off, post-firing and normal)
  • Evaluate the performance of a Safety Instrumented Function (SIF) in a BMS application

 

Meet the Process Safety experts

Luis Garcia

Business Developer, Process Safety

Luis Garcia is a Certified Functional Safety Expert and has been a Safety Systems Specialist for more than 20 years, with a focus on process safety. He serves as a voting member of the ISA's technical committee ISA 84 (Safety and Security). He has developed Safety Instrumented Systems courses in Spanish and English, instructed ISA's courses on the subject, and published numerous papers on Safety Instrumented Systems in The Americas, Europe and Australia. Luis holds Mechanical Engineering and Metallurgy & Material Science Bachelor’s degrees obtained in Rosario (Argentina) and Liverpool (United Kingdom). Luis is currently responsible for Siemens Process Safety for The Americas. He was born in Venezuela and is now a US citizen residing in the Houston, Texas, area with his wife, three children and five grandchildren.

 

Connect with Luis:

luisgarcia@siemens.com | LinkedIn profile

Charlie Fialkowski

Marketing Manager, Process Automation & Instrumentation

Charlie Fialkowski is a Certified Functional Safety Expert and has been a Safety Systems Specialist for more than 20 years, with a focus on process safety. He served as Chairman of ISA's Safety Division for both Burner Management (BMS) and Fire and Gas Systems (F&G), and is a former voting member of the ISA's technical committee ISA84 on Safety Systems. He has instructed ISA's BMS, LOPA and SIS courses, published numerous papers on Safety Instrumented Systems, and recently developed ISA’s course on Burner Management Systems (BMS). Charlie holds a BSEE from Oklahoma State University. Fun fact: Charlie is a descendant of Cyrus McCormick!

 

Connect with Charlie:

charles.fialkowski@siemens.com | LinkedIn profile

David Burrell

IT/OT Network Consultant, Process Automation

David Burrell is experienced with network architecture design and implementation along with a focus on cybersecurity. He holds several networking certifications.

 

Connect with David:

david.burrell@siemens.com | LinkedIn profile

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