Petroleum Refinery Design and Operations Analysis Expert

Technical Consultant #2094


  • Mechanical design, analysis, testing of refinery process equipment.
  • Petroleum refinery technology development.
  • Capital projects and commissioning new facilities.
  • Coal liquefaction and hydrocracking.
  • Refinery plant operations and turnaround support.
  • Engineering contractor review and follow-up.


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  • Performed detailed stress analyses per ASME Code Section VIII division 2 of pressure vessel components, including nozzle to shell junctions, internal support attachments, skirt to shell junctions, and high temperature internals.
  • Recommended material, design, fabrication, and testing requirements for high pressure and temperature hydrocracking reactors and fluid solids equipment.
  • Provided engineering contractor review and follow-up on large projects including coal liquefaction plant, Rotterdam, Netherlands, flexicoking project, Baytown, Texas, lubes project, and Singapore lubes project.
  • Provided onsite engineering support for plant startups, turnarounds, emergency shutdowns, and troubleshooting.
  • Startup: Coal liquefaction plant.
  • Turnarounds and troubleshooting: Mumbai, Sakai, Sarnia, Fawley, Port Jerome, Trecate, Hamburg, Baton Rouge, Baytown, Beaumont, and Benicia Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) units.
  • Equipment expertise: Pressure vessels, piping, fluid solids systems, advanced mathematical analysis of vessels and internals in FCC, fluid coking, Flexicoking, and hydroprocessing units.

Honors & Publications


  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of New Jersey.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Chairperson of three committees and holding positions including:
  • Member ASME Board of Pressure Technologies Codes and Standards
  • Member of the Standards Committee/TOMC
  • Member of Subgroup Design of BPV VIII/Subcommittee VIII
  • Member Subgroup Toughness of BPV VIII/Subcommittee VIII
  • Member Subgroup General Requirements of BPVIII/Subcommittee VIII
  • Member U-2(g) Task Group


  • B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
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