James McNay
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James is currently the Fire and Gas Chair for the Safety and Cybersecurity Division of the International Society for Automation (ISA) and convenor of the BSI working group developing guidance on the design of hazard detection systems. James is also currently a PhD Researcher with the Department of Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering at the University of Strathclyde, specialising in fire prevention in marine based applications.

Introduction to BS60080:2020 guidance on the placement of detection devices

One of the most challenging issues in Fire and Gas (F&G) detection is deciding: ‘How many detectors do I need, and where do I put them?’ A fair question where traditional detection codes are simply not applicable. Placing heat detectors…

Competency in flame and gas mapping

The placement of F&G Detection devices is a notoriously grey area. Determinations of coverage adequacy have been cause for debate among practitioners, some of whom have spent their entire careers looking to solve the problem. In the late 1980s, the…

What benefits can flame and gas mapping bring to a hazardous facility?

Inherent within the very nature of the energy industry, the hazards associated in refining oil and gas present a number of risks. One of the prominent and well documented risks is the potential for fire or explosions as a result…

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