Engineering A Fire Safe World

Industrial Ovens and Furnaces

  • Tuesday, December 14, 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Cisco Webex Meeting
  • 90


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • For members of our Chapter in good standing.
  • For all non-members of our Chapter.

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Chris Della Mora, P.Eng.
Sr. Risk Consultant

Chris Della Mora is located at the HUB Toronto office where he supports regional and international activities as a Sr. Risk Consultant. He brings over 11 years of industrial engineering experience to this role and has an extensive background in project management and process and safety improvement. Chris is a subject matter expert on industrial furnaces and sits on the Canadian Standards Association Committee for CSA B149.3 Field Approval for Fuel Related Components. He currently runs the Manufacturing specialty group within HUB’s Risk Services Division, and has a focus on helping clients reduce their property loss exposures.

Prior to joining HUB, Chris worked as a process engineer and project manager with an international steel manufacturing company where he supported failure analysis and process/safety improvement programs in facilities across North America. He performed detailed yield and bottleneck studies to identify inefficiencies and implement capital upgrades. Chris also acted as the chair of the Canadian Steel Producers Association energy committee.

Chris is a graduate of McMaster University where he played varsity soccer and earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Materials Engineering and Management.  He is a Professional Engineer licensed in Ontario, a certified Industrial Maintenance Technician (IMT) and a Six Sigma Black Belt.


As fire protection engineers, our goal is to prevent fires from occurring, while also ensuring adequate protection systems are in place to extinguish fires if they do occur. Yet there are many processes that exist where suppression systems will not be able to extinguish a fire, no matter how robust their design – and that is where prevention is critical. Industrial furnaces and ovens are often purpose built, unique appliances that have the potential for catastrophic damage if not adequately maintained and operated. Even though these furnaces are extremely powerful, have high operating costs, and are often critical equipment in processing facilities, their associated risks are often an afterthought. In this presentation we will explore some examples of industrial furnaces losses, the factors that contributed to the losses (people, process, and equipment), and mitigation actions designed to prevent failures from occurring.


1:00 PM to 2:30 PM Presentation & Questions


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