chemical engineering, petrochemical expert consultant resume
Resume of FJD, P. E. Consultant

  • Chemical Engineering
  • Petroleum
  • Expert Witness
  • Construction Defect
  • Intellectual Property

This expert received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of the West Indies in St. Augustine, Trinidad.

This expert’s career spans more than 40 years in the design and operation of petroleum refineries and petrochemical plants. As an engineering consultant to industry, this consultant provides services to major firms worldwide and is retained to analyze chemical processing issues:
  • providing Front-End Engineering and Design (FEEDS) service including developing process flow diagrams, P &IDs, heat and material balances;
  • searching for technical information at the library; developing conceptual design;
  • providing solutions to existing environmental and product quality problems;
  • assisting in purchase of major equipment
This consultant also provides expert testimony and litigation support in cases involving petrochemical processing, chemicals manufacturing, construction defects, and intellectual property issues and has worked for law firms as an Engineering Consultant.
Much of the work originates at executing process simulators: Simsci=s PROCESS 4.01, ASPEN, HYSYS and HYSIM; Design II Winsim (Chemshare) and has simulated processes in:
  • petroleum refining – crude distillation, vacuum distillation, reforming, hydro treating, lube oil fractionation;
  • ethylene: feed preparation, quench, recovery and concentration;
  • fine chemicals – mercaptan, formaldehyde, dimethyl ether, chlorinated solvents, ethers, esters;
  • reforming processes – hydrogen, ammonia;
  • ethanol dehydration using azeotropic distillation; evaporation, molecular sieve;
  • gas processing – turbo-expander, JT, dehydration, compression, distillation. 
Also prepared and certified Air Emissions Inventory, Wastewater Permit Applications and represented clients with EPA and state regulatory agencies. Familiar with regulations pertaining to processing, storage and transportation of toxic chemicals.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.
Provides expertise in developing, managing, designing and engineering in the domestic and international chemical and petroleum refinery sector.
Consultant/Engineering Manager/Owner, Consulting firm, Houston, TX
Served about 70 large U.S. and foreign chemical plants and oil refiners. Has a patent for process to refine LPG for use as an aerosol propellant. Engineered a complete plant to produce aerosol propellant in Shanghai, China.
Several examples of work performed in this position:
2013    Expert Witness: intellectual property and chemical manufacturing
2013    Consultant: Oil and Gas Upstream Plant Analysis
2012    25 MW Power Plant / Gas Processing Study
2011    Amine Unit Study
2011    CO2 Cryo process plant revamp from ammonia plant
2010    Process Analysis of Yeast Processing
2010    New Methane plant design
2010    Instrumentation & SIS for Turbo-expander Plant
2010    Process simulation for CO2 concentration
2009    Expert Witness: Ethanol Plants Arbitration
2008    Expert Witness: Evaporation System
2008    Process development and design to manufacture Tertiary methyl ammonium Chloride
2007    Process design, process simulation, detailed design, for small fuel ethanol plant.
2007    Flow assurance study for a major oil company=s 34 natural gas producing wells, hydraulic study using Schlumberger=s PIPESIM software.
2007    Expert Witness: Provide process simulation to analyze the performance of a glycol evaporator, regress v-l-e data.
2006    Process simulation of a turbo-expander system to recover liquids from natural gas.
2005    Process simulation of liquid feed to ethylene furnaces
2005    Process study and process simulation to remove BTX from refinery stream.
2004    Process design of gas plant
2004    Mechanical design of sulfuric acid system
2003    Using PIPEPHASE develop a hydraulic analysis of 24 wells in Equatorial Guinea
2003    Detailed design of a de-propanizer system to recover propane from LPG in Ivory Coast
2002    Process simulation of amine plant for a gas plant
2001    Formaldehyde Plant modifications
2002    Hydrogen plant simulation
2000    Process simulation and vent header study, v-l-e data regression
2000    Process study of a methyl mercaptan plant
1995    Complete design – process design, mechanical design, equipment selection, purchasing and preparation for export of Aerosol Propellant plant
1994    Process study of a lube oil fractionating system
1994    Process design of a dimethyl ether plant
1993    Process design, engineering at a mercaptan plant in Houston
1992    Heat exchanger trouble shooting for a cryogenic plant
1989    Engineering study of a TE Glycol distillation system
1988    Acrylonitrile plant revamp, process simulation
1985    Process design, mechanical design, equipment selection, purchasing and start-up of a
             new fuel ethanol plant
1984    Process design, mechanical design, and general arrangement of concentration of alcohols from OXO process
1982    Process simulation iso-octyl alcohol and iso-octyl thio glycolate
1980    Simulation of crude distillation plant, waste heat recovery system.
1980    Engineering at plant manufacturing chloromethane, vinyl chloride, ethylene dichloride
Engineer, Good Hope Refinery, Good Hope, LA
Refinery Engineering Manager, Mt. Airy Refining Co., Mt. Airy, LA                 
Process Development Engineer, Sid Richardson Carbon Company, Addis, LA
Process Engineer, Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp., Gramercy, LA
Process Engineer, Guyana Bauxite Company, Linden, Guyana, South America
Process Engineer, Suralco (ALCOA), Suriname, South America

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