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Atmospheric Petroleum Storage Tank Engineering Expert

Technical Consultant #2137


  • Thirty-nine years of experience in fixed equipment design and repairs with specific emphasis on Atmospheric Storage Tanks and Fluid Catalytic Cracking Units (FCCU).
  • Tank reliability.
  • Turnaround and start-up assistance.


Independent Consultant, 1975 - Present

  • Voting member for ExxonMobil in the API Subcommittee for Atmospheric Storage Tanks.
  • EMRE Commercial Technology Lead for Atmospheric Storage Tanks, responsible for new technology applications.
  • Lead instructor of ExxonMobil Facilities Engineering Course.
  • Leader of various workshops on equipment reliability improvements and Atmospheric Storage Tanks best practices.

International Projects

  • Japan Tank Earthquake Mitigation Project review in Kawasaki, Japan.
  • Tankage Peer Assist at all ESSO refineries in Canada and in Central and South America.
  • FCCU Turnaround assistance at the ESSO Campana Refinery in Argentina.
  • Tank Reliability Study lead at the Ingolstadt Refinery in Germany.
  • Tank Reliability Study at the Fawley Refinery in England.
  • Startup assistance to the world's first commercial Flexicoker plant in Kawasaki, Japan.
  • Startup assistance at the ESSO Chemicals Olefins Plant in Cologne, Germany.
  • Startup assistance at the Fluidized Iron Ore Reduction (FIOR) plant in Ciudad Guayana, Venezuela,

Honors & Publications


  • Professional Engineer in the State of Texas

Academic and Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the American Petroleum Institute (API)
  • Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Chairman of ExxonMobil's Engineering Technology Group on Pressure Vessels and Storage Tanks
  • Leader of ExxonMobil Atmospheric Storage Tank Best Practices Action Team


  • Awarded EMRE's Award for Excellence, based on work in Atmospheric Storage Tanks


B.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL

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