Next Greenville Meeting


Program: Background, Basics, Evolution of COVID-19 and the Effects on Our Community


Jim Ridenhour PE

Retired Professional Engineer, ASHRAE Life Member

Education: BS Mechanical Engineering NC State University, MBA Clemson Furman

Work History: Began Professional Career with Fiber Industries Inc., Mid-Career spent two and one half years with CRS, Retired from a 34 year career with Fluor with the last 25 years of career spent in Advanced Technologies & Life Sciences

Professional/Expertise Experience: Forty years of design experience in varied process and industrial facilities including hot synthetic fibers, pulp and paper, plastics, commercial, military, laboratory, food, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, micro-electronics, and X-Ray film industries. Completed Clean Room design expertise includes rooms from ISO 14644 Classification 9, 8, 7, 5 and ISO Class 1. Lead engineer in responsible charge for eight Bio-Technology projects. Four of these projects are FDA-cleared to produce therapeutics in the market to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Lupus, Osteoporosis, and Gastrointestinal Illness. These validated facilities were taken from a clean sheet of paper state to constructed and operational. Four of the eight projects included front end and preliminary engineering activities only. Technical Consultant or performed significant work on seven other Biologics manufacturing facilities. Design experience with Pharmaceutical Powder Containment booths and Bio-Safety Level 1 and 2 Hoods. Building Management Systems and Network expertise includes integrated process air handling systems with control networks monitoring pharmaceutical validated systems, cold rooms, bio safety cabinets, storage freezers, and electrical power systems. Experienced in high dispersion fans and Bladder airflow control valves in Biotechnology and Laboratories. Custom air handling unit design including prototyping and testing of novel component arrangements, zero HEPA filter by-pass schemes, air blending, and high-pressure fans. Experienced in various in-duct flow measuring technologies. Extensive experience working on International Projects and working across languages in technical information sharing sessions. Fluor corporate subject matter expert for Air Handling Systems design.


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