Chemical Processes

Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by n0rtnEngnr No Comments

Acids

  • Sulfuric Acid: planning, process design, debottlenecking and troubleshooting

Alcohols

  • Process design manager for large multi-unit oxo-alcohols plant in Contractor’s offices

Aromatics

  • Design of catalytic reformer specifically to produce aromatics
  • Design, troubleshooting and debottlenecking of complete aromatics complex

Olefins

  • Design of pyrolysis furnaces
  • Design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking and startup of all sections in olefins plant
  • Studies on reboiler improvements for olefins towers
  • Safety studies of olefins plants
  • Process design group leader on major ethylene facility in Singapore
  • Process designs of several revamp/expansion projects for existing ethylene facilities
  • Start-up leader on propylene super-fractionator utilizing heat pump compression
  • Process design of butylenes super-fractionator utilizing heat pump compression
  • Operations Supervisor of propylene and butylenes fractionation units
  • Process design of butane isomerization unit using IFP technology

Phenols

  • Nonyl-phenol (high & low chlorine) manufacturing: planning, process engineering & design, troubleshooting, start-up, unit optimization

Polymers

  • Poly-isobutylene manufacture. Process design, start-up, troubleshooting, debottlenecking
    Butyl and Halo-butyl Polymers: Process design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, start-up, new product development
  • Air emissions quantification and permitting
  • Debottlenecking studies and revamp designs for large Unipol polyethylene plant, areas included were polymerization and finishing

Polymer Devolatilization

  • Direct devolatilization of LLDPE, LDPE, high ethylene EP and EPDM. Conventional devolitaliztion extrusion equipment and LIST kneader technology
  • Air emissions quantification and permitting; emissions control technology evaluations

Specialty Chemicals

  • Oxo alcohol manufacture. Planning, process design & engineering, troubleshooting, kinetic modeling; debottlenecking; environmental control
  • Plasticizer manufacture. Planning, process design & engineering; assessment of product grade slate change impact on plant throughput and environmental control facilities
  • Lube oil additives manufacture. (ZDDP, Ca-sulfonate, Mg-sulfonate, Polyisobutylene, Nonyl-phenol (Cl and low-Cl), Salacylic Acid, etc.) Planning, process design & engineering, troubleshooting, batch reactor optimization, batch cycle time improvement, MEI improvement; air pollution and odor control. Raw material utilization optimization and waste minimization studies
  • Air emissions quantification and permitting; emissions control technology evaluations
  • Toluene diisocyanate: process design / start-up / and operations (Supv)
  • Vitamin C: planning and process design
  • Animal anti-virus medicine: planning studies and process design
  • Tall Oil Distillation Units: planning, process design and start-up
  • Fat Splitters: planning, process design and start-up
  • Vegetable Oil: planning, process design and start-up
  • Soap manufacturing: revamp studies and process design including environmental efficiency improvement projects
  • Process design leader for new developmental motor oil additives unit

Synthesis Gases

  • Process design manager for a partial oxidation unit to produce syngas in Contractor’s offices. Process utilized Texaco technology