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Phil Saucier and Pete Komrowski appointed to NFPA Technical Committee

Phil Saucier and Pete Komrowski recognized as specialized experts in thermal process equipment and standards
OBG’s Phil Saucier and Pete Komrowski have been appointed to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Technical Committee on Ovens and Furnaces (NFPA 86). This appointment recognizes Phil and Pete as specialized experts in thermal process equipment and standards.

The NFPA 86 committee is responsible for standards on safeguarding against fire and explosion hazards of ovens and furnaces used for commercial and industrial processing of materials. 

Phil and Pete will support the committee in developing and continuously improving standards and regulations, which must be followed by all thermal system manufacturers in the U.S. They will represent OBG as a full committee voting member for this code, contributing OBG’s unique perspective as an engineering design company also providing fabrication, installation, and operation services. Both will continue to lead OBG in supplying clients with safe, robust thermal process systems that meet NFPA, FM, CSA, and various state gas board requirements.  

Phil Saucier 
Phil has been designing, servicing, inspecting and commissioning thermal process equipment for 32 years. His expertise has been instrumental on teams designing controls and combustion systems to meet NFPA 86, FM, CSA, GE S-291, and AMS 2750 specifications. He has extensive experience with burner selection, flue design and placement, fuel train requirements, and control system design, as well as service support. Phil conducts project start-up, training, and uniformity testing to meet all safety specifications on new and upgraded equipment. 

Pete Komrowski 
Pete has more than 27 years of experience providing design, fabrication, and construction services for custom equipment. As a product manager with OBG, Pete is a key part of the company’s fabrication and mechanical system integration team, which focuses on technology deployment in thermal process systems, fluid handling systems, air quality products, and energy technology initiatives. He is responsible for heating system design, including combustion system and electrically heated furnaces and ovens, and refractory system design, including specification of materials.

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA)
Founded in 1896, NFPA is a global, nonprofit organization devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards. The association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission. For more information, visit www.nfpa.org.

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