- Pyrolysis technology, with emphasis on furnace design, project management, procurement, and construction planning and oversight.
- Executed all phases of ethylene plant design, from the conceptual to startup and troubleshooting.
- Heat transfer equipment chemical engineering with specific focus to NOx reduction, and olefins.technology.
Undisclosed Company, Heat Transfer Technical Advisor
- Provides investigations and troubleshooting on operating heaters to help clients meet performance objectives.
Lummus Technology, Director of Engineering
- Managed process design effort for the first million metric ton per year liquids cracker, the largest single train Ethylene Plant in the world at the time.
- Developed the most recent radiant coil technology, as well as the design of all pyrolysis modules for all proposals and projects.
- Proposal preparation and project execution for an Ethylene unit reconfiguration that significantly reduced energy use and achieved a 92% reduction in NOx via SCR retrofit.
- Managed a 3 heater addition for an olefins complex that included design of all piping, instrumentation, electrical and civil requirements plus support to client's procurement staff with erection subcontracts.
- Designed a hot oil heater, circulating pumps, heat exchangers and all related piping, instrumentation and electrical for an international client.
- Proposal preparation and execution for the addition of one new fired heater and revamp of nine existing fired heaters at a 40 year old pyrolysis facility.
- Managed contract to supply engineering and materials for hydrogen reformer heater and three smaller heaters for export to a South American company.
Honors & Publications
Academic and Professional Affiliations
- Participated in a wide variety of conferences related to ethylene plant design.
Publications and Patents
- Authored technical articles associated with fired heater design, maintenance, retrofits, coil balancing, and NOx reduction.
- Inventor of two patents in heat transfer equipment design.
- B.S. Chemical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN