Fike Corporation’s Tom Farrell has earned the prestigious William H. Doyle award. The award will be presented in New Orleans, Louisiana at the Loss Prevention Symposium during the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) Global Congress on Process Safety held March 30-April 3, 2014. Given annually since 1984, the William H. Doyle award recognizes the best paper presented at the previous year’s Loss Prevention Symposium. Information contained in the submission must have applicability to the chemical industry and add substantial knowledge to the field of loss prevention. The submitted papers are reviewed, selected and voted upon by the members of the Loss Prevention Symposium Committee. Proper execution and interpretation methods The winning paper, Dust Flame Propagation in Industrial Scale Piping, Part I: Empirical Study in a Conveying Vessel-Pipeline System was presented orally by Fike senior test engineer, Tom Farrell, at last year’s conference in San Antonio, Texas. The following Fike employees were primary authors of the research paper: Tom Farrell, Jim Vingerhoets, Jef Snoeys, and John Going. Many of the tests and information presented in the paper were conducted at Fike’s unique, state-of-the-art, comprehensive combustion and research testing facility, located at its global headquarters in Blue Springs, Missouri. All tests were in compliance with ASTM and CEN standards assuring proper execution and interpretation methods were taken while conducting the studies. Global explosion protection research team “This paper represents a significant multi-year research effort conducted by Fike’s global explosion protection research team, to gain significant understanding of flame propagation in flowing pipes on an industrial scale, correlate CFD simulations with experimental results, and connect isolation and venting system design,” said Tom Farrell, Fike Senior Test Engineer. “I am proud to be a part of a company that invests its time and energy into constantly improving its products, is committed to setting the course for future safety technologies, and is dedicated to improving industrial safety as a world global leader in process safety solutions,” Farrell added.