Filoon is the director of safety
systems for Coen Company, Inc., based in Foster City, California. He
has 15 years of experience in industrial combustion, specializing in
flame detection, burner management systems and fuel trains. He holds
a BS in mechanical engineering from Pennsylvania State University and
a master’s in global management from the University of Phoenix.
Here, the manufacturer contemplates some possible ways that traditional flame scanners can wind up reporting a false flame status, followed by an outline of the company’s newest improvements in advanced flame detection.
Leaning on experience and data from various K-12 cities and projects, the author pursues some less conventional design approaches. They may revolve around radiant heating and/or cooling, but depending on school size and other factors, the smart use of heat recovery, DOAS, and improved central plants could also put a project on the HVAC honor roll.