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Vinyl Chloride Monomer Production Technology Expert (Cracking Furnace, Macromolecular Compounds and Chemical Engineering)

Technical Consultant #2549


  • Cracking furnaces: EDC, (Ethylene Dichloride) Cracking furnaces at high (20 atm) or low (9 atm) pressure, methane gas or LPG combustion, and horizontal burners.
  • Distillation columns: All types of distillation columns (package or tray columns) in various operation conditions, (high pressure; low pressure; vacuum).
  • Oxychlorination reactors: Oxygen feed reactors; fluidized bed catalyst.
  • Chlorination reactors - liquid phase reaction; high or low chlorination temperature.
  • Refrigeration units (1.1 Gcal/h): F22 unit including screw compressor, York refrigeration unit.
  • Chlorinated waste incineration unit: Heat recovery system by low pressure steam production; and HCL absorption system.
  • Steam and condense unit - steam saturation system by condense injection; steam pressure reduction system, (three stages from 30 atm to 2.5 atm).
  • Loading / unloading rail track.

Equipment Specialization

  • Centrifugal pumps - one or 5 stage pumps; discharge pressure 4 atm up to 60 atm.
  • Reciprocating pumps
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Liquid ring blowers
  • Screw compressors
  • Centrifugal compressors
  • Oxygen Feed Reactors
  • Tanks and vessels for liquid gas storage (vinyl chloride, NH3, R22, HCl ).

Expert Witness

Representative of a case in the field vinyl chloride.


Independent Contractor, Present

 Oltchim S.A.,Rm., Valcea, Romania, PVC Factory Director, 1984 - 2018

  • Administrative and Technological Manager for OLTCHIM’s VCM, (Vinyl Chloride Monomer), PVC, (Polyvinyl Chloride) and plants. 

Plant Manager, VCM (Vinyl Chloride Monomer)

  • Administrative and Technological Manager for OLTCHIM’s VCM plant.
  • Supervised activity in VCM plant in order to: ensure safety of personnel and assets, reach high efficiency (in terms of figure consumptions, capacity rate etc.), get high quality products, avoid pollution.
  • Elaborated the annual requirements for raw materials and chemicals (according to production plan).
  • Proposed the figure consumptions.
  • Proposed the maintenance program.
  • Elaborated the daily program for extra–routine activities.
  • Coordinated the intervention in case of emergency.
  • Organized the specific training for personnel.
  • Ensured daily activity is in accordance with Operating Code Regulations.
  • Coordinated production activity with respect to manufacturing technology, product quality and compliance with consumer rules.
  • Participated in company programs such as loss prevention compliance, insurance, incident investigation, safety, inspection and audit
  • Performed the incident reporting, off-spec production reporting and similar analysis, determined and implemented the improvement measures.
  • Ensured assistance in maintaining plant and technology integrity and reviewed and improved the manufacturing procedures.

Project manager

  • Main projects: VCM plant modernization and chlorinated organic compounds incineration.

Chief of VCM installation

  • Technological Manager for a part of VCM plant (Cracking unit; VCM-purification unit; Waste water treatment; Steam and condense unit).

Process Engineer

  • Vinyl chloride monomer plant and operations.

EPC, (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) Project, Oil and Gas

  • Functioned in the rolls of: Commissioning Supervisor, Commissioning Engineering and Pre commissioning Supervisor, for the ASAB3 Gas plant and petrochemistry sectors.  

Chyoda Utility, Singapore, Commissioning Supervisor, 2017

  • Oversaw the commissioning of South Thambey LNG Plant (Russia).

Technip LTD, Saudi Arabia, Commissioning Supervisor, 2015 

  • Commissioning Supervisor-Halobutyl Project. 

Technip, France, Commissioning Engineer, 2012 - 2013 

  • Commissioning, start-up , performance test and operation of ASAB 3, NGL plant (ABU DHABI, UAE).

Krebs- Engineering, France, Commissioning Engineer, 1997 - 1998 

  • Commissioning, start-up, performance test, operation of INDOVYL-VCM plant (Merak, Indonesia).

Honors & Publications


  • Chemical Engineer Degree- Specialisation- Macromolecular Compounds Technology


  • English – conversation, writing
  • French – conversation, writing


B.S.  Chemical Engineering, Polytechnic Institute, University of Bucharest, Romania

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