Charles M. Fialkowski, C.F.S.E. (Certified Functional Safety Expert) has been a Safety Systems Specialist for more than 15 years, with a focus on process safety. He served as Chairman for ISA's Safety Division for both Burner Management (BMS) and Fire and Gas systems (F&G) and a member of the ISA's technical committee ISA84 on Safety Systems. He has instructed ISA's BMS, LOPA and SIS courses, published numerous papers on Safety Instrumented Systems, and is a developer of a BMS course for Exida.com. Mr. Fialkowski holds a BSEE from Oklahoma State University and is the National Process Safety Manager for a global automation supplier.