Expert in Chemical Manufacturing, Process Hazards Analysis, Hydrogen Chloride, Cl2, troubleshooting
Expert ID: 730593 Louisiana, USA
Expert developed procedures and equipment for numerous plants to handle emergency shutdowns. When a chemical plant loses electricity, air, water, steam, or nitrogen; steps must be taken quickly to avoid loss of containment or worse. Loss of utilities is relatively common and must be considered in the design of facilities. Fail-safe systems must be in-place to permit safe shutdowns, automated systems must be provided to permit safe orderly shutdowns to be handled automatically or from a remote safe location. Flare systems must be designed to handle the anticipated capacity (which should be provable by process simulation). Potential causes for emergency shutdowns must be studied, minimized, accounted for and have special operating procedures in place and trained for as well.
Expert worked over 30 years for EI duPont, industry leader in chemical process safety. The majority of time and effort was devoted to activities to establish and maintain process safety in duPont chemical manufacturing plants domestically and internationally. With the passage of OSHA 1910, programs to insure industrial safety used by duPont were adopted as expected standards known now as PSM (Process Safety Management). Process Hazards Analysis methods: FM&EA, HAZOPS, What-If Checklist, Fault-Tree Analysis, LOPA, SIL, have become common. Expert has worked with, lead, and utilized all of them in his work. The goal is to avoid chemical plant accidents and serious incidents that endanger industrial workers, the community, environment, and destroy investment.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Beaumont, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Lafayette, Louisiana - Lake Charles, Louisiana
|Year: 1970||Degree: BSChE||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Delaware|
|Years: 2004 to 2008||Employer: All States Technical Services (KBR)||Title: Engineer III||Department: Newark, DE||Responsibilities: Completed six months of process engineering in 10 weeks. Redesigned, piping, and DCS configuration. Tested configuration with Process Simulation. Authored operating instructions and training package. Prepared the entire team for a successful startup.
|Years: 1968 to 1999||Employer: EI Dupont||Title: Senior Research Associate||Department: Fluoroproducts||Responsibilities: Directed pilot and semi-works, commercial scale retrofits and other engineering projects from inception through startup for new alternate refrigerants and electronic gases. Facilitated hundreds of millions of dollars in pre-tax profits. Mentored numerous engineers.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1982 to 1984||Country / Region: Netherlands||Summary: US Liaison from DuPont US to DuPont Netherlands to design build and startup refrigerant manufacturing plant in Dordrecht.|
|Years: 1991 to 1998||Country / Region: Canada||Summary: Provided startup and process improvement problem solving for plant in Maitland Ontario.|
|German||Took 5 years of German. Can understand spoken and written German.|
|French||Took two years of French Language.|
Fields of Expertise
chemical manufacturing technology, chemical process troubleshooting, chemical industry emergency shutdown procedure, chemical plant accident, chemical process safety, chemical process safety analysis, chemical process safety management, industrial chemical production, chemical accident, mentoring, Responsible Care (R), chemical industry, chemical stripping, gas production, continuous production, dehydrohalogenation, liquefied gas safety, acid manufacturing, Hazard Communication Standard, Hazard and Operability study, chemical regulatory control, chemical shipping, chemical safety training, shutdown, manufacturing troubleshooting, acid-proofing, plant production, gasketing, chemical processing plant accident investigation, chemical processing plant, chemical pilot plant development, chemical process development, chemical plant layout, chemical safety management, chemical plant troubleshooting, chemical plant corrosion, manufacturing technology, chemical production, chloralkali production, chemical plant manufacturing, chemical process analysis, chemical plant design, process safety management, hydrogen manufacturing, air conditioning, ammonia, chemical process, hydrogen fluoride, chemical safety, chemical engineering, catalyst, acidic corrosion, acid