Refinery Operations, Process Instrumentation, and Process Safety Consultant

Technical Consultant #2177


Expertise

  • Refinery and petrochemical operations and engineering.
  • Petrochemical and refinery energy conservation, process instrumentation and control systems, process safety, work systems redesign, and process reliability.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Present

Process and Instrument Engineer

  • Managed engineering design, procurement, and commissioning of digital instrumentation systems for very sour (highly toxic) heavy oil service at Sunoco Tulsa and Puerto Rico refineries.

Refinery Operations

  • Managed daily operations of 85,000 bbl/day refinery, including FCCU, C4 Isomerization, Catalytic Reforming, HF Alkylation, Delayed Coking, Lube Oil De-waxing, Hydro-treating and Production, and Transfer and Shipping.

Energy Conservation and Process Safety

  • Implemented and coordinated (including standardized reporting) of energy conservation efforts and introduction of OSHA 1910.119 Process Safety Management (PSM) standards for all Sunoco, Inc. refineries.

Projects

  • Participated in fieldwork to develop information for process design packages.
  • Mentoring Tech Service engineers at a Texas refinery.
  • Working off a backlog of revamp projects.
  • In the field time, developing information required for process design packages.
  • Participated in fieldwork for an East coast pipeline company that included pressure measurements and hydraulic modeling of dockside unloading piping network.
  • For a Houston petrochemical facility to (1) trouble-shoot and certify gas turbine safety shutdown instrumentation and (2) provide a temporary fix for an existing (outdated) burner management system while specifying a new replacement PLC system.
  • Identifying ways to speed up crude unloading to reduce demurrage fees.
  • Working closely with the refinery on all aspects of oil transfers.
  • Improved instrumentation to curtail vapor releases from batch distillation units due to over-pressuring
  • Four month assignment at a Houston petrochemical facility.
  • Troubleshooting and certifying gas turbine safety shutdown instrumentation.
  • Providing a temporary fix for an existing (outdated) burner management system while selecting a new PLC system.
  • Helped an East coast pipeline company complete a boiler replacement project to meet more stringent flue stack emissions standards and lower NOx (Instrumentation engineer).
  • Trainer-mentor of new engineers at a major Caribbean refinery during a five-month full time assignment supporting a Technical Service Job.

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Certified Professional Engineer-California and Pennsylvania

Education

  • B.S. Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA
  • M.S. Chemical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland OH
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