Gasoline Benzene Reduction
GBR federally-mandated reduction – WRB chose to also do major efficiency upgrade.
Bob was Systems area Lead for light ends distillation section including P&IDS, datasheets, PHA closure.
RTIP is a
grass-roots petrochemical joint venture between Dow and Saudi Aramco. Bob set up smart tools for Interfaces
between infrastructure (pipe, civil, cables etc), Licensors and Offsites/
Garyville Major Expansion
$3+ billion GME addition provides heavy oil processing alongside
existing Garyville Refinery. Bob led P&IDs for Kerosene Hydrotreater and
Hydrocracker through to Issue for Design, plus Specialty Piping items.
Refinery Low-Sulfur Gasoline
Giant Refinery needed
Clean Fuels-mandated diesel and gasoline sulfur reduction. Bob did design & procurement for SO2
scrubber, packaged cooling tower, off-sites HAZOP, flaring analyses.
BP Cherry Point eXtra Heavy Crude Oil
BP was evaluating three US refineries near the Canadian border. Bob was in study team for Cherry
Point. He did steam/water/fuel/power balances, coker capacity evaluations, specs for merchant H2 and flare options.
API Refinery MACT Regulations
Bob served on API Committee reviewing proposed regulation, chaired Storage
Tank committee, worked with EPA for more accurate emissions estimates. Wote
training material used by EPA Refinery MACT workshops
Mobil Refinery Process Advisories
Bob supervised an MRDC Princeton team in developing/calibrating
monitoring & optimization tools for catalytic processes in all Mobil refineries,
using real-time data gathered from Process and Lab computer systems
New Zealand Synthetic Fuels
NZ SynFuel was a $1.2 billion Natural Gas – Methanol – Gasoline project. Bob
trained the first intake of nine unit engineers, worked on acceptance tests of
all O&U facilities, then debottlenecked
the twin reformers.
Ergon Refinery Expansion
Bob did process
simulation, rating, equipment specification, data sheets, equipment layout and
P&ID development. His role beyond process design
for this expansion included setting up control systems parameters prior to
Gladieux Refinery Revamp
Revamp enabled Gladieux to produce military grade JP4. In addition to
process design, Bob’s role onsite was expediting and logistics for critical
equipment, night coordinator in control room during refinery startup.
Merichem Cresylate Springing
Merichem had been using H2S as an acid gas in their process – decided to switch
to safer CO2. Bob did site data gathering of samples and process
conditions, developed a mass-balance for new process design