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Expert in Chemical Process Design and Automation, Industrial Energy Efficiency

Expert ID: 721692 Ohio, USA

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Ms. Expert has worked in the area of chemical plant design for 20 years. Projects she has worked on have ranged in cost from $10,000 to $100 MM and have covered unit operations including reactor design, recovery systems, filtration equipment, drying, distillation, mixing, solids handling, and vapor recovery. Her design experience has ranged from economic analysis of alternative processes, detailed design of process units, process modeling using ChemCad(TM) software, and specification writing.


Expert's experience in the factory automation field includes automation projects in batch and continuous chemical plants as well as automation projects in metal processing industries. Systems with which she has worked and configured include: Fisher-Rosemont Delta V DCS, Wonderware MMI, GE-Fanuc PLC's and Cimplicity(TM). The scope of her work has included initial assesement of automation projects, cost-vs-benefit calculations, configuration of control systems, testing, training and startup of automation projects. She has a particular interest in improving ergonomics of control systems in order to enhance their payback and reduce training time.

Expert has had operational and R&D experience in the area of fine chemicals, mainly in inorganic chemicals used in the manufacture of fluorescent phosphors, IR transparent glasses, ceramics, and pigments. Her operational experience has included time spent as lead engineer for a 10 million lb/year plant. Duties in this job included improving yields, reducing by-product levels, improving batch scheduling and equipment changeover procedures.
The R&D experience has included developing new processes and products and interfacing with Marketing, Sales, and customers.

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She completed the process design for a filtration process used for separating and purifying precipitated inorganic pigment. The design included mass balance, flowsheets, instrumentation design, and startup.She implemented Cimplicity and Historian
software to acquire,log and display process data continuous and batch processes.As Project manager for a chemical plant tank farm expansion her team developed P&IDs, structural and electrical installation drawings, as well as batching logic for raw material transfers.She evaluated and modeled complete raw material cost structure for an existing chemical business. She identified potential lower-cost material sources, and tested and implemented them.Provided conversion services for existing PLC code written for Siemens S7 and AB Compact Logix
PLCs to run on a GE RX3i PLC

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan - Warren, Michigan - Livonia, Michigan - Dearborn, Michigan - Cleveland, Ohio - Akron, Ohio - Youngstown, Ohio - Canton, Ohio - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - Erie, Pennsylvania

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1980 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Cleveland State University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1995 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert is principal of an engineering/consulting firm specializing in chemical process design and automation.
Years: 1988 to 1992 Employer: M. K. Ferguson Company Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: She was responsible for process design, mass and heat balances, equipment sizing, and process flow and instrumentation diagrams relating to new and retrofit chemical plants.
Years: 1981 to 1988 Employer: G. E. Lighting Title: Project Manager Department: Responsibilities: Expert was the project manager for the design, installation, and startup of new chemical processing units.
Years: 1980 to 1981 Employer: B. F. Goodrich Title: Associate Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the Instrument Society of America (ISA).
Licenses / Certifications
She is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio.
Certified Energy Manager
Professional Appointments
She is Editor of the Process Control Equipment category for a chemical industry web search engine.

Additional Experience

Vendor Selection
As process control equipment category editor for the chemical company she has had a great deal of exposure to web sites and search engines used for locating and procuring control equipment.
Other Relevant Experience
GE Fanuc PLC/HMI programming ; GE Series 5 and 6 conversion, Energy Monitoring

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