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First Meeting(Tour): --Wednesday, Sep 2nd,2015

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ISA CLEVELAND SECTION PROGRAM

 

Cleveland ISA Sections 2015-2016 will begin Wednesday

September 2nd

SELAS Heat Technology Co. Plant Tour

1 hour PDH Given

10012 Aurora Hudson Road

Streetsboro, Ohio 44241

Dinner will be at

Brown Derby Roadhouse

9230 Ohio Rte 14

Streetsboro, Ohio 44241

ABSTRACT:

 SELAS Heat Technology Company: Recognized as one of the true pioneers in the industry, Selas has a combustion heritage that is approaching 120 years. Passionate about combustion, SELAS began with gas lamps then expanded its innovations into a full offering of combustion components and eventually transitioned itself into a leader of heat processing furnaces. With this growth, SELAS built up its team of talent to invent and engineer many proprietary burners and other technologies, including our press and fired ceramics burners. The tour will cover the high temperature batch kiln operation, regulator assembly, and package burner fire test areas. The batch kilns are Honeywell HC900 controlled and interlocked with the company intranet for control. The regulator assembly area is a great example of old and new techniques. We are in the process of creating a new station using updated controls to complete testing and create serialized quality control inspection sheets for each regulator. The package burner fire test is an example of new Siemens PLC control of a burner to improve turn-down rate and efficiency.

 

 Bio:

The tour will be led by Chris Vandegrift and Dan Curry. Chris Vandegrift is Vice President of Engineering and Quality. He has worked in a broad spectrum of industries including power plant operation, high speed manufacturing, medical devices, job shop and batch production operations. He enjoys using technology to eliminate wasted time and effort in any manufacturing step. Chris holds a  BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Akron, an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh, and is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Ohio. Dan Curry is Engineering Manager. Dan has 38 years of combustion related experience in product research, application, development and management of industrial burners, burner control systems, temperature controls and combustion systems. He is active in committees for safety standards (NFPA, ISO, CSA) and contributes to collaborative publications for the industrial heating market. Dan graduated from the University of North Texas with a BS in Physics.

Arrive at 5:15 PM

Tour Guide will start at 5:30PM

Meeting Cost is $5

 

Dinner at Brown Derby is separate

Attendee pays their own bill

Contact Harriet Radvansky at 216-408-6013

hradvansk@gmail.com

Please reserve ASAP as tour guides need to know number of Attendees

 

 

 

ISA Cleveland Section Officer's Elected-2015-2016

 Congratulatios To:

President-Elect--- Jim Valli

Treasurer---Scott Kuntz

Secretary---Bill Cutter

Delegate---Mike Coughlin

                                                    President ---Dale Reed  (Elected last year)