Two little letters, CE. Perhaps you have seen those two letters on a machine nameplate or some other equipment. What is the meaning behind those two stylized letters and how does it drive the design of safer machinery? Let’s take a closer look.
Senior Consulting Engineer Chad Jones is a licensed professional engineer in several states and a NAFI-Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator. He has a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University.
Chad has over 23 years of engineering experience including mechanical, process, and manufacturing engineering. He participated in and led accident investigations involving lockout/tagout and participated in in-depth process safety audits. This work has included equipment design, machine safeguarding, cost estimating and safety compliance.
Chad is a Certified Machine Safety Expert and his machine design experience includes utilizing diffusion pumps in the design of high vacuum production equipment and industrial piping systems for world-wide manufacturing facilities. He designed HVAC systems and conducted HVAC design and load modeling calculations in addition to preparing engineering reports on matters that included temperature and humidity concerns.
As well as being a NAFI-Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator and IFSAC Certified Interior Structural Firefighter II, Chad is currently the Deputy Fire Chief with the Northwest Volunteer Fire Department in Greenwood, SC. He has served on the Board of Directors for the department since 2002.