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Expert in Petroleum Refining and Optimization

Expert ID: 107763 California, USA

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Expert sold and provided technical service for hydrotreating of naphtha, distillate, gas, oil, and residium feedstocks. He is knowledgeable of new diesel specifications (1990 CAA) and unit optimization.

Expert's FCCU experience includes the reactor (riser and bed cracking), regenerator (coke burn, partial and full promotion), flue gas (CO boiler and power recovery), and gas, oil, and residium processing. He has a good understanding of process variables and catalytic selection parameters associated with optimization of FCCU operation to a particular level.

Expert has worked with semi-regen, cyclic, and CCR (continuous catalyst regeneration) units. He has solid knowledge about catalyst selection variables, unit process variables, and reaction kinetics of catalytic reforming process to optimize the unit to specific performance levels.

Expert has provided consulting services regarding the design and installation of LFG systems. He has experience in LFG regulation (Subtitle D of RCRA, NSPS of 1990 CAA Amendments), and marketing of LFG (electrical generation, medium BTU gas sales, high BTU gas sales, and associated tax laws (Section 29).

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: San Jose, California - San Francisco, California - Sacramento, California - Oakland, California - Stockton, California - Fremont, California - Modesto, California - Santa Rosa, California - Hayward, California - Sunnyvale, California

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1979 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Northwestern University
Year: 1972 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Illinois

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2007 to 2015 Employer: Chevron Title: Account Manager Department: Responsibilities: Technology Marketing account manager marketing Chevron technologies to other energy companies
Years: 1992 to 2007 Employer: CRI/Criterion Inc. Title: GM Process Technology Department: Marketing Responsibilities: Sales and Marketing of CRI/criterion technologies and catalyst products
Years: 1985 to 1992 Employer: Ranford Associates Title: Principal Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1983 to 1985 Employer: BASF (Englehard) Inc. Title: Senior Technical Services Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1981 to 1983 Employer: Champlin Petroleum Co. Title: Senior Process/Project Engineer Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1973 to 1981 Employer: Industrial Products, UOP Incorporated Title: Manager Department: Responsibilities:

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a member of the AIChE, the American Gas Association (AGA), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and is in the Illinois State Academy of Science, EIT (NCEE).
Publications and Patents Summary
He has authored several technical articles.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
He has developed training seminars, and has presented these materials in short course/client environments.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of:hydroprocessing technology; and catalysts, including refining and industrial catalysts; LFG development; analytical laboratories; and, instrumentation.

He has access to the following resources: printed materials; catalogs; and, industry contacts.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert is experienced with modern refining unit integration, with particular emphasis on unit operations necessary to comply with the CAA Regulations and Amendments. He has a working knowledge about plant economics, as well as crude oil and natural gas prices and markets.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert can read and write German.

Fields of Expertise

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