Refinery Equipment Stress, Finite Element Analysis and fitness-for-service Expert

Technical Consultant #2205


Expertise

  • Equipment stress, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Fitness-For-Service Evaluations (FSE) for the petrochemical industry.
  • Refinery equipment technical educational text author.
  • Design, review, and failure analysis of process and power equipment, piping, and structures.
  • Extensive analytical experience includes linear and non-linear finite element analysis using ANSYS and ABAQUS, buckling analyses, steady state and transient heat transfer and thermal stress analysis of pressure vessels and piping.
  • Fitness-for-service evaluations, fatigue assessments, and flexibility.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, Present

Projects

  • Performed fitness-for-service evaluations for several coke drum cracks.
  • Performed a design study optimization for a slotted skirt on coke drums.
  • Performed an comparative study of a refractory brick internals structure.
  • Performed a fitness-for service evaluation of a locally-thinned vacuum column.
  • Performed a fitness-for-service assessment of a dented oil storage tank.
  • Investigated the cause of flange leakage due to rapid temperature and pressure changes.
  • Determined the cause of a crack in a heat exchanger tubesheet.
  • Performed a combined computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis to determine the suitability of several thermal mixing point designs.
  • Performed many finite element analyses on ASME Section VIII, Division 2 vessel parts including skirt-to-shell region, hydrotreater quench nozzle, and nozzle loads.
  • Co-developed and implemented the Omega Method for creep in ABAQUS.
  • Evaluating several failures using this method.
  • Evaluated pressure vessel internals for buckling failure.
  • Designed an on-stream repair for the replacement of a coke drum skirt.
  • Designed many different pressure vessels for severe fatigue service.
  • Acted as Registered Professional Engineer for numerous ASME Section VIII, Division 2 Vessels UDS/MDR

Professional Employment

  • Flour Corporation
  • Syncrude Canada Ltd.
  • Wascana Energy Inc.
  • Imperial Oil

Honors & Publications

Credentials

  • Licensed Professional Engineer: Canada
  • Alberta Permit to Practice and the Ontario Certificate of Authorization

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME), Pressure Vessels Piping Division - Current Design and Analysis Technical Committee
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers, (ASME), Codes and Standards, Subgroup on Design Analysis

Publications

  • Extensively published at peer-review conferences and journals
  • Authored 19 conference papers
  • Published 3 journal articles
  • Presented several tutorials at ASME Conferences

Education

  • M.Sc Aerospace Engineering, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
  • B.Sc Mechanical Engineering, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
Save Resume #2205
to Contact Form?

You must first click "Yes" to save this resume

Submit Request

You have no Saved Resumes

Add resumes within our various Ares of Expertise by clicking "Add Resume(s)" below.

Add Resume(s)