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Expert in Refining - FCCU/Hydroprocessing/Delayed Coking, Power - Fossil Fuel/Supercritical

Expert ID: 730459 Texas, USA

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Expert has worked in the valve industry for over 25 years for leading companies such as Jacobs Engineering, Dresser (GE), Circor, and Mogas Industries. He participated and managed projects including the design, manufacture, marketing, selling, and application of products such as globe, rotary, ball, high pressure ant-cav, noise abatement, solids handling and severe service type valve designs. The majority of these designs were applied in refineries, petrochemical plants, coal liquefaction plants, coal gasification plants, power plants and chemical plants. During this time he has acquired a thorough working knowledge of plant process operations in the areas of Hydrocracking, Hydrotreating, Fluid Catalytic Cracking, Delayed Coking, Coal Gasification, Coal Liquefaction, Ammonia & Urea Plants, and Fossil Fuel Power Plants (Sub-Critical & Supercritical). Expert's time spent as a control systems engineer at Jacobs Engineering in Houston, Texas has made him proficient in the design and implementation of PLCs and DCS systems in process plant control operations. 50% of his career has been spent traveling outside the United States troubleshooting existing customer operations to determine the best fit for purpose solution to problematic process control problems and emergency shutdown systems. He has worked with clientele to develop large multi-national greenfield plant projects.

He has performed a Valve Market study for several clients including Mogas Industries, Cornerstone, Perrar, McKenzie Group, and Cadent.He has performed a complete Valve Audit for the Riley Ridge gas plant, owned and operated by Denbury Resources.

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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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1986 Degree: BS in Physics Subject: Fluid Dynamics Institution: Sam Houston State University
Year: 1986 Degree: BS in Mechanical Engineering Subject: Control Systems and Materials Institution: Texas A&M University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner/Project Manager Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert resigned from his post at Mogas on July 31, 2011 and started WB Valve Consultants. The company in less than a year has grown to 6 employees and has obtained contract jobs from Mogas, Cornerstone, GE, Cameron, and Denbury Resources from valve audits to business plan development.
Years: 2006 to 2011 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Global Hydrocarbons/Synfuels Industry Mgr Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert reported to President & CEO with responsibility of business development of Mogas products for the Hydrocarbon/Synfuels Processing Industry.
Years: 1998 to 2006 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Several Positions in Sales Management Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert was promoted by Vice President of Global Sales to participate in the creation of a separate business unit and sales plan for Engineered Products for Masoneilan control valves.
Years: 1995 to 1998 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Several Positions in Sales/Marketing Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert reported to the President, with full responsibility for Leslie’s international representative network and newest control valve product line.
Years: 1990 to 2005 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Several Sales Positions Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert was promoted by North American Operations Vice President of Marketing & Sales to manage Masoneilan's Engineered Products Group worldwide.
Years: 1988 to 1990 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Control Systems Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert performed budgeting, planning, design, and equipment selection for all control systems, instrumentation and valve requirements for the following projects: $150MM BASF Freeport Chemicals Debottleneck Project, (1988 to 1989), $130MM Exxon Olefins Debottleneck & Expansion Project, (1989 to 1990), $500MM Coastal Aruba Refinery Debottleneck Project, (1990), $60MM Koch Refinery Expansion Project.
Years: 1987 to 1988 Employer: Undisclosed Title: Project Engineer Department: Undisclosed Responsibilities: Expert managed engineering and estimating support for outside sales group in the commercial and industrial divisions.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 2009 to 2012 Country / Region: Italy Summary: He assisted Mogas Industries in persuing the supply of valves for an axens licensed H-Oil unit in Burgas, Bulgaria during this time period he profided valve expertise to technique the EPC contractor and Lukoil the Owner/Operator.
Years: 2006 to 2009 Country / Region: South Korea Summary: He assisted Mogas Industries in persuing the supply of valves for a CBI Licensed LC Fining unit in Yeosu, South Korea during this time period he provided valve expertise to GS Engineering the EPC contractor and GS Caltex the Owner/Operator.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Texas A&M Former Students Association, API, ISA
Publications and Patents Summary
Patent pending submitted under Mogas Industries Inc.
HPI published paper "Severe Service Control Valve for Hydro Processing Units"

Additional Experience

Training / Seminars
Refinery Process and Valve Training, Power Plant and Valve Training, PTA Plant Training, Petrochemical Industry Training, Control Valve Severe Service Sizing and Selection.
Vendor Selection
Sourced Saftey Relief Vavles, Piping, Fittings, and Valves(butterfly, ball, gate, check, etc).
Sourced Filters, Strainers, and Heat Exchangers.
Marketing Experience
Resource for all in refining, power, petrochemical, gasification, liquifaction, chemical, and fertilizers.
Other Relevant Experience
Piping Modifications, P&ID, HAZOP Review,High Level Control Systems Architecture, Logic Controls.

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