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Expert in Process Design

Expert ID: 729002 Texas, USA

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Expert is founder and president of a Houston based process engineering and project management firm focusing on petroleum refining, chemical, and gas processing industries. Expert has 25 years of experience involving process design, process troubleshooting equipment specification, equipment design, process hazard analysis, mechanical integrity, instrumentation design, incident investigation and project management.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Houston, Texas - Pasadena, Texas - Beaumont, Texas - Baytown, Texas - Sugar Land, Texas - Port Arthur, Texas - Galveston, Texas - Missouri City, Texas

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1985 Degree: MS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: Texas A&M University
Year: 1983 Degree: BS Subject: Chemical Engineering Institution: University of Missouri Rolla

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 1996 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: President Department: Responsibilities: Expert is president of Stratus Engineering.
Years: 1994 to 1996 Employer: MPEC Title: Senior Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Process Design
Years: 1991 to 1996 Employer: Stone and Webster Title: Senior Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Process Design and project management
Years: 1985 to 1991 Employer: Shell Oil Company Title: Process Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Support to operations, process design, project management, supervise engineers.

Career Accomplishments

Licenses / Certifications
Professional Engineer - State of Texas
Publications and Patents Summary
He has 16 publications

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
He has consulted on two legal cases. Both cases were resolved favorably to the client for whom he consulted. In both cases he provided consulting to the legal team and was prepared to testify but never needed to.

My work in both cases was to provide process technical and safey analyses and to review, describe, and evaluate hydrocarbon processing facility management and operation.
Training / Seminars
He has developed and delivered more than 500 hours of training to hydrocarbon processing plant operators and engineers. This includes training on facilities, operations, engineering concepts, science, and safety.
Other Relevant Experience
He has on staff a Spanish language fluent engineer. Can speak Spanish and French well enough to travel in countries speaking those languages.

Fields of Expertise

ammonia processing, chemical dilution, chemical plant design, chemical plant troubleshooting, chemical process analysis, chemical process control, chemical process design, chemical process equipment, chemical process modeling, chemical process monitoring, chemical process safety, chemical process troubleshooting, chemical processing, chemical processing plant, chemical refinery, design engineering, distillation, distillation column, distillation equipment, energy-efficient process control, food processing plant troubleshooting, fractionation, liquefied petroleum gas treating, new chemical process development, oil refinery equipment, petrochemical process, petroleum facility construction, petroleum hydrotreating, petroleum processing, petroleum refinery, petroleum refinery troubleshooting, process assessment, process control engineering, process design, process development, process engineering, process hazard analysis, process management, process technology, process-engineering distillation, thermodynamic process evaluation, Chemistry, Manufacturing and Controls, energy economics, petroleum refinery simulation, crude distillation, vapor recovery unit, chemical industry, feedforward control, fractionating column design, extractive distillation, process simulation, exothermic chemical reaction control, fractionating column, distillation column control, chemical operation troubleshooting, petroleum refinery evaluation, process modeling, oil catalytic hydrogenation, chemical process equipment evaluation, chemical process equipment selection, chemical process equipment designing, exothermic chemical reaction, process design variation reduction, engineering design, facility evaluation, chemical process development, chemical plant layout, chemical process economics, petroleum refinery design review, design review, troubleshooting, chemical process inhibitor, chemical plant, chemical process safety management, chemical process safety analysis, energy-efficient distillation, energy-efficient design, chemical-process flow chart, chemical processing plant design, chemical plant cost estimation, operations research, simulation, chemical reaction, refinery, packed tower, design process, process modification, facility, chemical process, equipment, vacuum distillation, steam distillation, refining, rectification distillation, P & ID, corrosion inhibitor, continuous process analysis, continuous distillation, chemical process heat exchanger, chemical engineering, atmospheric distillation

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