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Chemical Process Piping Design Expert

Technical Consultant #2147


Expertise

  • Over thirty-five years in process facility mechanical design and construction for the chemical industry.
  • Work process redesign and implementation.
  • Piping expert: Fabricated equipment design and specification, thermal fluid heat transfer system design, specification and standard writing, and work process redesign and implementation.
  • Piping flexibility analysis, piping standards, and design tools development.
  • Owner oversight of contractor front-end and detailed engineering.

Experience

Undisclosed Company, Senior Engineering Advisor, 2003 - Present

Solutia, Inc., (formerly Monsanto Company), 1968 - 2003

Engineering Technologist and Manufacturing Technologist Engineering Fellow

  • Specialized in piping design and flexibility analysis, developed design tools and conducted workshops while serving as lead mechanical engineer on several projects.
  • Developed a complete set of piping standards for Solutia yielding improved engineering efficiency and safer facilities.
  • Successfully led mechanical, piping, and civil structural design effort for a new $300 million bulk chemical manufacturing facility.
  • Managed mechanical, piping, and civil structural design effort for a $50 million debottlenecking nylon plastic manufacturing facility project.
  • Chaired a team that defined requirements for and implemented a new front-end engineering work process that reduced project cost and schedule deviations by 50%.

Principal Engineer, 1977 - 1985

  • Specialized in piping design and flexibility analysis in support of new facility design projects.
  • Developed a complete set of piping standards for Monsanto, yielding improved engineering efficiency and safer facilities.
  • Created materials for and conducted several general piping and piping flexibility analysis workshops enabling safe and economical piping systems designs.
  • Designed piping systems for nylon and polyester fiber manufacturing facilities.

Senior Engineer, 1968 - 1977

  • Design and specification of mechanical equipment, piping, coatings, and insulation for new facilities.
  • Developed design methods and standards for tubular heat exchangers, pneumatic conveying systems, liquid and vapor phase heat transfer systems and piping flexibility analysis.

Honors & Publications


Credentials

  • Registered Professional Engineer - Missouri

Academic and Professional Affiliations

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Activities:

  • B16 Standardization of Valves, Flanges, Fittings, and Gaskets Standards Committee Member
  • B31 Code for Pressure Piping Standards Committee Member and Past Chair
  • B31.12 Hydrogen Piping and Pipelines Section Committee Member
  • B31.3 Process Piping Section Committee Member and Past Chair
  • B31.3 Task Group on Edit (TG-C) Member
  • B31.3 Task Group on Inquiry Review (TG-IR) Member
  • Board on New Development Chair
  • Board on Pressure Technology Codes and Standards Past Member
  • BPV Project Team on Hydrogen Tanks Contributing Member
  • Council on Standards and Certification Member and Past Chair
  • Board of Governors Past Member

Additional Standards

  • US TAG for ISO/TC 153/SC 1 - Design, Manufacturing, Marking and Testing Member
  • US TAG for ISO/TC 5/SC 10 - Metallic Flanges and Their Joints Member
  • US TAG for ISO/TC 197 - Hydrogen Technologies Member
  • American Petroleum Institute, Refinery Department, Committee on Refinery Equipment,Subcommittee on Piping
  • Materials Technology Institute, member of two groups involved with evaluation of gaskets
  • ISA - The International Society for Measurement and Control, SP 93, Sealing Technologies Committee, Member

Accomplishments

  • Led the 3500 member Codes and Standards organization for three year term.
  • Led design and implementation of new standards development process that reduced approval cycle time by 20%.
  • Initiated an effort to develop a standard leak test for valves.
  • Invented a scheme to clarify scopes of and resolve technical differences between various piping codes.
  • Led an effort to define and develop standards that support infrastructure for hydrogen-fueled vehicles and other hydrogen uses.

Awards

  • ASME Dedicated Service Award
  • ASME Codes and Standards Medal

Publications and Patents

  • Co-Authored articles for chemical industry.
  • Holds one U.S. patent.

Education

  • M.S.C.E. Civil Engineering, University of Missouri, Roll, MS
  • B.S.C.E. Mechanical Engineering, Kansas State University, Manhattan KS
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