Posted on: April 15th, 2011 by n0rtnEngnr


  • Just-in-time multi component blending facilities: wax, lubricants and fuel oil. Process design, operations, troubleshooting


  • Rebuild of water walled industrial boilers including new combustion systems, controls, water treatment, etc. Process design, detailed design, equipment evaluation, project management, preparation of operating guidelines, development of remote monitoring control systems, performance testing, start-up
  • Fabricator evaluation & selection, expediting, compliance with project specifications (TQA)
  • Rebuild of 1920’s firebox style industrial boiler, including retubing and updating combustion systems including controls

Caustic Utilization

  • Refinery spent caustic reduction/reuse assessments. Identification of opportunities for cascaded reuse of partially spent caustic; reduced caustic consumption by modifying operating conditions
  • Evaluation of technologies for treating sulfidic spent caustics. Wet Air Oxidation; bio-treatment; 3rd Party Recycle
    Use of alternative alkali/neutralization agents

Compression Systems

  • Sour gas recovery
  • Refrigeration: ammonia, propylene, ethylene. Process Design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, start-up. Various locations
  • Troubleshooting and solutions of axial flow fan erosion problems

Condensate Systems

  • Steam: debottlenecking / revamp of steam condensate systems in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities to accommodate plant expansions / contractions / additions and changes in onsites facilities
  • Emissions quantification of steam condensate from process heating applications.

Cooling Water Systems

  • Revamp of 200,000 gpm system including new cooling towers – New Jersey

Flare Systems

  • DRE evaluations, emissions quantification
  • Contingency analysis and pressure balance studies on existing and to be modified plant flare systems

Fuel Gas Systems

  • Refinery fuel gas systems – collection, distribution, drying, treating, automated analysis, control systems. Process design, debottlenecking, troubleshooting
  • Low btu gas systems – collection distribution, drying, automated analysis, control systems and industrial boiler and fired heater revamps. Process design, troubleshooting

Steam Systems

  • Revamp of 600# industrial steam system including extraction turbines, process and building heating. Process design, detailed design, project engineering and management, and operations
  • Steam generator design: FCCU regenerator WHBs; fired heater steam generation coils, industrial water and fire tube boilers. Process design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking

Product & Raw Material Storage

  • LPG storage facilities – process design
  • Hydrocarbon storage facilities – onsites and offsites tankage, transfer facilities (including marine facilities), metering, fugitive emissions control, oil loss, tank gauging systems. Process design, project development, project management & engineering, operations, troubleshooting
  • Hazardous waste storage facilities: planning, process design, project engineering, start-up, regulatory reporting.
  • P2S5: bulk solids handling systems including metering and environmental control facilities: planning, process design, project engineering, start-up

Packaging & Shipping

  • Bulk polymer pelletizing, drying and packaging facilities, polyethylene, EP, EPDM, Butyl rubber
  • Lubricating oil bottling facilities: oil blending, raw material receiving (bottles, boxes, etc.), high speed filling lines, labeling, packaging, palletizing and warehousing. Process design, operations, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, project management & engineering
  • Polyethylene pelletization, storage, packaging and shipping facilities: planning, process design, EPC follow-up, start-up, troubleshooting and debottlenecking
  • Polypropylene pelletization, storage, packaging and shipping facilities: planning, process design, EPC follow-up, start-up, troubleshooting and debottlenecking
  • High temperature liquid polymer packaging: planning, process design, EPC follow-up, start-up, troubleshooting and debottlenecking

Hot Oil Systems

  • Part of Lo-sulfur MOGAS facilities – Benicia CA
  • Part of Lubricant Additive Plant – Marseilles, France
  • Part of Devolatilization facilities for polymer plants – various locations
  • Screening and design of hot oil system for the Oxo Alcohols unit at Baton Rouge Refinery
  • Operation supervisor for Dowtherm E fired heater vapor generation unit for plant reboiling and heating services

Refrigeration Systems

  • Ammonia, Propylene, Ethylene. Process design, troubleshooting, debottlenecking, start-up. Various locations

Power Generation

  • Grassroots plants, added capacity, revamps. Cogeneration, combined cycle, simple cycle, CHP. Technical and Financial Screening Studies. Project Management, construction, performance evaluation, testing, start-up. Planning studies. O&M cost planning and optimization