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Expert in Process Control, Systems, and Optimization

Expert ID: 108153 Texas, USA

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Most recently Expert’s work has centered on pharmaceutical batch processes requiring Food and Drug Administration (FDA) software and hardware validation. Expert notes that generally, this requires a data model (both procedural and physical) following the guidelines of ANSI/ISA S88.00.02 and Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 210 and 211. Expert has experience in developing area, process cell, unit, and modules software for recipe functions production, planning, scheduling, and life cycle states. Expert has also verified the operability of math-modeled control designs in relation to its hardware, software, and real-world operability. He won a national contest held by the Instrument Society of America to author the "Practical Guides for Networking and Telemetry Communications”. He has extensive experience developing both self-contained and self-regulating systems using control platforms such as electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, and software solutions. Expert has designed remote networking facilities that have literally spanned the globe for international petrochemical corporations via satellite and radio/microwave communication into network headquarters. The networks include private branch exchange telephone systems, audio/video distribution systems, and radio data acquisition systems. One of the networks that Expert designed has a topology halfway around the earth, from the jungles of Indonesia and Malaysia to Canada. The networks involve hardware and software pertaining to LANs, WANs, and MANs. Additionally, he completed a spread spectrum communications project.

For a Lubrizol polyisobutylene succinic anhydride batch process, Expert developed and programmed for phase classes, unit classes, and process cells.For Foxboro’s acetylene process he was a programmer on their continuous process.For Foxboro’s low-density polyethylene catalysis batch, Expert developed and programmed for phase classes, unit classes, and a process cell. For a Chevron/Texaco gas plant, he was a project manager and developed commercial guidelines for optimizing an existing facility with predictive model control. Expert was a programmer for a Honeywell LNG process.

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 - Bryan, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: B.S. Subject: Chemistry Institution: Southern Methodist University
Year: 1982 Degree: Diploma Subject: Digital Networking and Telemetry Communications Institution: Z-LOG
Year: 1994 Degree: Diploma Subject: Visual Basic Institution: Washington State, Extended Learning
Year: 1995 Degree: Diploma Subject: C++ Institution: Washington State, Extended Learning
Year: 1997 Degree: Diploma Subject: SAP Institution: Web, Extended Learning

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1976 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Independent Consultant Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1972 to 1976 Employer: ARAMCO, Saudi Arabia Title: Assistant Superintendent, Utilities Department: Operations Responsibilities:
Years: 1964 to 1968 Employer: U.S. Air Force Title: Systems Analyst Department: Responsibilities: Expert was a programming analog computer technician working on flight control in thermonuclear missiles.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2001 to 2002 Country / Region: Africa Summary: Expert performed an FPSO SIL safety study for Chevron/Texaco/SBM-Imodco.
Years: 1999 to 2000 Country / Region: Egypt Summary: He worked on a microwave telecommunications hop on an offshore facility for Gulf Oil.
Years: 1998 to 1999 Country / Region: Russia Summary: Expert worked on the optimization of a furnace for Nations Energy in Kazakstan, Russia.
Years: 1997 to 1998 Country / Region: Korea Summary: He worked in an LNG facility for Hyundai/McDermott Engineering in Seoul.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Expert is a senior member of the Society of Applied Mathematicians.
Awards / Recognition
He won a national contest held by the ISA for the authorship of a book on "Practical Guides for Instrumentation and Control."
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has four publications including three books.

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Expert developed and presented seminars on advanced process control using linear optimization, taught basic instrumentation for the AFL/CIO, and made presentations to the American Petroleum Society.
Vendor Selection
Expert has experience locating vendors of control systems hardware, including: computers, cabling, bridges, routers, microwave radios, antennas, monitors, printers, A/D converters, and signal conditioners. He has access to the following resources: printed materials and a database.
Marketing Experience
Expert has marketing experience with Allen-Bradley’s “Batch Master”; CRC Evans' pipeline refinishing robot, Solar Turbine’s landfill cogeneration;
Amway’s new product development laboratory; a correct posture chair; and an embedded controller for buried gasoline tanks.
Other Relevant Experience
He has been instrumental in developing two major control system products: Allen-Bradley's "Batch-Master batch process control system" and Solar Turbine's "Landfill Gas Production Plant." He wrote Toshiba's "EX 250/500 Programming Manual," and "ADA, a Reference Handbook."

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