Petrochemical and Railway Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Technical Consultant #2168


Expertise

  • Mechanical engineering with specialized software knowledge in finite element analysis, fitness-for-service assessments, and pressurized equipment design for the petroleum industry.
  • Design and analysis of mechanical components and systems in the petrochemical and railway industries.
  • Fitness-for-service assessments and design support of pressurized equipment: elastic-plastic Finite Element Analysis (FEA), transient heat transfer analysis, creep, high-and low cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, fluid surge and piping flexibility analysis.
  • Regulatory: ASME B&PV Section VIII Divisions 1 and 2 and ASME Process Piping B31.3.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Present

  • Developing methodology and software for mapping Finite Element structural models with fluid temperatures generated with Computational Fluid Dynamics simulations.
  • Coordinating data collection and evaluation of performance metrics.
  • Managing the ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Mechanical Engineering Section software portfolio.
  • Providing engineering support for refinery unit fixed equipment routine and turnaround maintenance.
  • Developing equipment strategies for refinery unit equipment; preparing engineering packages, and addressing equipment strategy action items.
  • Design development specifications for grass-roots and revamped refinery equipment.
  • Performing re-ratings of pressurized equipment.
  • Conducting quality control of fabricator design packages
  • Developing FEA methodology for evaluating storage tank floating roofs subjected to earthquake-induced liquid sloshing.
  • Led FEA evaluations for railway components and systems operating under harsh mechanical conditions including,
  • Conducting field tests and troubleshooting system prototypes.
  • Mechanical components design for rail car-mounted track inspection systems.
  • Proficient in ABAQUS/CAE, PVElite, VCESage, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/Engineer, CAESAR II, TANK, MathCAD, fe-safe, AutoCAD, PYTHON, FORTRAN, MS SharePoint, UNIX computer environments, and LINUX operating systems.

Exxon Mobile, Mechanical Engineer

  • Fitness-for-service assessments and design support of pressurized equipment including elastic-plastic Finite Element Analysis, transient heat transfer analysis, creep, high-and low cycle fatigue, fracture mechanics, fluid surge and piping flexibility analysis.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Licensed P.E. VA
  • German, in an International Exchange Program - Rheinish-Westfalische Technicshe Hochschule Aachen, Aachen, Germany.
  • Software: ABAQUS/CAE, PVElite, VCESage, Autodesk Inventor, Pro/Engineer, CAESAR II, TANK, MathCAD, fe-safe, AutoCAD, PYTHON, FORTRAN, MS SharePoint, UNIX computer environments, and LINUX operating systems.

Languages

  • Fluent in English and Swedish; competent in German.

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of API-579/ASME-FFS Joint Committee on Fitness-for-service

Publications

  • Co-Author of API-579 Revision ASME-FFS Standard

Education

  • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Linkoping, Linkoping, Sweden
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