Expert in Industrial, Power and other Water Treatment, Root Cause of Operational Failures, Treatment Design and Optimization
Expert is knowledgeable regarding refinery, petrochemical and chemical and utility power generation steam systems and the components of the raw water pretreatment system. He can determine the causes of performance problems in these systems and recommend mechanical and operational changes as needed. Expert can provide review of or new chemical program recommendations which will optimize the operating efficiency and run life of the equipment. System redesign recommendations are also a capability.
It is often the case that a utility system is failing, not because of one factor but the combination of multiple causes: operational control problems, chemistry problems, equipment maintenance problems, water supply variability and maintenance shortfalls. Determining the required fixes, and the best order of the fixes is complex, but because of his extensive experience in the field, the multiple problems and their corrections can be put in the best order and supported by data analysis to provide a sensible path forward to correct the problems.
Expert has handled water treatment and water and steam systems in multiple roles: operations (including operating team supervision and management), chemical control, inspections, failure diagnosis, treatment design, and treatment auditing. He has written operations manuals and treatment control instruction manuals. He has conducted numerous training sessions for operations personnel and chemical supplier technicians and representatives. Expert has been a presenter at the Cooling Technology Institute, including frequent appearances on the "Ask the Expert" panel at the annual meetings.
His primary qualification as a trainer, following the expertise, is the ability to speak to groups with varying levels of knowledge and communicate the material at several levels.
Expert can evaluate existing water/steam system designs, for entire plant water balances from raw water to water water, identifying weakness in equipment maintenance/operation and needed upgrades.
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - College Station, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas
|Year: 1978||Degree: Post Graduate Study||Subject: Chemical Engineering||Institution: University of Houston|
|Year: 1975||Degree: B.Sc.||Subject: Economics||Institution: University of Houston|
|Years: 2017 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Principal Consultant||Department: Owner||Responsibilities:|
|Years: 2014 to 2017||Employer:||Title: Senior Technical Advisor||Department: Technical||Responsibilities: Provided Industrial and Power Plant water treatment engineering solutions, treatment guidance, problem analysis and service guidance for customers, service team, and sales group. Performed water treatment training and consulting for the customers and internally for the sales and service teams. Selected treatment programs and dosages for bid offerings.|
|Years: 2012 to 2014||Employer:||Title: Senior Project Engineer||Department: Engineering||Responsibilities: Provided water treatment engineering services for customer accounts, and water treatment training and consulting for the service teams. Provided account transition services and management.|
|Years: 2010 to 2012||Employer:||Title: Senior Technical Rep.||Department: Field Sales and Service||Responsibilities: Provided new vendor start-up treatment services and account services and management for all cooling water treatment at a major U.S. Oil Refinery (440,000 Barrels per Day).|
|Years: 2009 to 2010||Employer:||Title: Training Consultant||Department: Training||Responsibilities: Provided training and consulting in the control of work process and hazard identification and task risk assessment for a large U.S. Oil Refinery. The client was implementing a new, extensive safe process of maintenance and construction job evaluation, hazard management, job permitting and task management. The training of the operations and maintenance employees includes major upgrades in the planning and permitting processes and transfer of knowledge of the requisite skills. Promotion, empowerment, and support of evolution in the company’s operating and maintenance culture is fundamental to this process.
|Years: 2008 to 2008||Employer:||Title: Director of Sales||Department: Sales||Responsibilities: The patented process is a breakthrough in resin maintenance that increases demineralizer cost effectiveness without resin replacement. Provided demineralizer technical support and marketed resin cleaning services to users of demineralizers in the petrochemical, paper, lumber, electrical power, and other industries. Sold the process to new customers and resold applications to previous customers.
|Years: 1992 to 2007||Employer:||Title: Corp. Tech. Consultant||Department: Consulting and Technical Services||Responsibilities: Master level competence in water treatment for purification of raw water, and treatment of boilers, cooling water and wastewater.
Technical support to the Water Treatment Sales and Service Group
Identified treatment objectives and specified treatment solutions for clients and prospective customers.
Quantified treatment results, identified client needs and determined root causes and solutions to issues.
Developed new treatment methods to address technical problems for the systems and provided rapid large operating and maintenance cost savings and improved operating efficiency, creating cost savings for the customers.
Developed technological advancements in treatments and monitoring methods.
Obtained a US patent for a new process to inhibit corrosion.
Provided technical support for new business development in Mexico 2000-2007.
Application of root cause failure analysis and cause mapping to customer’s systems failures, including facilitating the failure analysis process with the customer’s personnel and preparing cause maps and reports for customers.
Trained the company Consulting and Technical Services Group in the application of these procedures.
Prepared and provided numerous customers a complete training program for plant operators in water treatment theory and unit operations.
Industries treated: Petrochemicals including ethylene and propylene production, polyethylene and polypropylene, styrene, oil refining, sulfuric acid, ethylene oxide, acrylic monomers, and many others including electrical power production and semiconductor production.
|Years: 1988 to 1992||Employer:||Title: Area Manager||Department: Manager: Field Sales and Service||Responsibilities: Managed a group to sell and service water treatment in the Houston Area. Tripled sales in seven years in the petrochemical and refining industries.
In the Houston, Texas City, Channelview Areas we provided water treatment products, feed systems, service, control systems, consulting and troubleshooting and training for Steam and Cooling Water treatment in Oil Refineries, Chemical Production Plants, Ethylene and Propylene Production, Large HVAC systems in the Downtown Houston Office Buildings, Semiconductor Plants, Large Industrial Sites, The Johnson Space Center, and multiple other applications.
|Years: 1983 to 1988||Employer:||Title: Rep. and Industrial Specialist||Department: Field Sales and Services||Responsibilities: Sold new applications of water treatment in the Houston and Texas City Area. Quadrupled my business base in four years. Supported customer’s applications of water treatment in Industrial systems. Houston Sales leader 1984-1988. National Sales Leader 1987.|
|Years: 1980 to 1983||Employer:||Title: Superintendant||Department: Chemical Cleaning and Solvent Recovery||Responsibilities: The Environmental Ventures Project utilized Solvent based Cleaning Systems with Automated Washing Nozzles to remove residual chemicals from Tank Truck and Container Shipping Tanks and to safely dispose of the residuals. Subsequent re-distillation and filtration of the solvents allowed their reuse.|
|Years: 1970 to 1980||Employer:||Title: Operations||Department: Chemical Production||Responsibilities: Involved in all aspects of the production and operation of multiple unit operations in the production of Acrylic monomers: Cryogenic Separation, Catalytic Reactions, High Pressure Gas/Liquid reactions (3,000 psi), Solvent extraction and centrifugation, Multiple stage distillation trains, Refrigeration (Ammonia and Freon Based), large compressor operation (25,000 HP), Steam production and Turbine Operation, High Pressure compressor operation, Waste Treatment Plant Operation. Lead Operator, Trainer, Author of Unit Operation Guidelines, and Training Manuals.|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1997 to 2007||Country / Region: Mexico||Summary: Technical support as described above. Averaged six separate week-long trips per year.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Cooling Technology Institute or CTI
Member Water Treatment Committee
Secretary, Vice Chairman, Chairman
International Water Conference: Member Advisory Board
Discussor in Cooling Water Session 2015, Discussion Leader in Cooling Water Session, Cooling Water Session Chairman
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|Expert has published 3technical papers, one at each of the following: National Association of Corrosion Engineers, Cooling Technology Institute(CTI), and the International water Conference. Also he published the presentation material for a key session-wide lecture at the CTI.|
|Spanish||Capable of traveling without translator, comprehend technical discussions with minimal help, can contribute in Spanish.|
|English||Native Speaker, proficient in written and spoken American English|