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 Expert  716565

Expert in Oil Refining Technology

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Ohio (OH)
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise: Listed with other top experts in: 
Expert has evaluated many major capital investments for petroleum refining applications. His studies have compared alternative process options, and he has evaluated pricing and cost sensitivities and all economic payout data. The scope of these projects exceeds $100 million. After drawing conclusions from his research, Expert defines the best course of action and recommends the timing of installations, when appropriate. He has used various refinery simulation systems and both linear and nonlinear modeling techniques to complete these projects.

engineering economics


cost model


cost modeling

Expert has defined the economics of alternative refining options, raw material choices, product mixes, operating capacity expansions, and other refining technological innovations. He has ascertained refinery operating changes and economic benefits of such moves.

economic analysis


chemical process economics

Expert has developed and analyzed output from numerous linear programming (LP) models of various refining systems, including individual refineries and multi-refinery systems. He is especially adept at analyzing model results and defining appropriate actions. He has used LP technology to define alternative refinery operating options and their associated economic value. Expert has managed a linear programming function for a major, mid-western refinery.

linear programming

Over the course of his career, Expert has assessed many refinery operating flow plans to define the economics of operating options, capacity expansions, alternative processes, new products, and raw materials. He has developed, reviewed, and interpreted linear programming models depicting individual refineries as well as larger refining systems.

petroleum refinery evaluation

Expert is knowledgeable of all phases of refinery operations, processes, planning, and management. He specialized in planning, economic, and modeling functions. Expert scheduled oil pipeline movement and storage of products and crude oils at a major petroleum refinery. He is adept at organizing a systematic approach to solving problems involving conflicting demands on limited operational resources. Expert has determined optimum plans for emergency shutdown of selected portions of a refinery and has defined costs of alternative operating modes, additional product demands, and shifts in raw materials.

petroleum refinery troubleshooting


petroleum refinery

Depending on the need and definition of the problem, Expert can develop and interpret linear or nonlinear simulation systems for refinery applications. He has used linear and flow simulation systems for economic, process control, and operational coordination purposes.

petroleum refinery simulation


oil refining technology

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Detroit, Michigan;  Warren, Michigan;  Flint, Michigan;  Sterling Heights, Michigan;  Lansing, Michigan;  Ann Arbor, Michigan;  Livonia, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Toledo, Ohio;  and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Often requested
with this expert:

Refining and Petrochemical Processes including Safety and...
Petroleum Refining and Optimization
Oil, Gas, and Renewable Fuel Supply Chain, Energy Economics
Systems Optimization in Production Planning, Scheduling,...

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1961   MS   Engineering Administration   Case-Western Reserve University  
1953   BS   Chemical Engineering   University of Cincinnati  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1992 to



Independent Consultant


1964 to 1991


Sun Refining and Marketing Company


Various Positions


Advanced Engineering Specialist (1980-91), Senior Process Engineer (1968-80), Technical Economic Analyst (1964-68).

1963 to 1964


Exxon Engineering


Process Engineer


1956 to 1964


BP Oil (formerly Sohio)


Refinery Process Engineer


1954 to 1956


Chemical Corps, US Army


Active Military Duty


1953 to 1954


Union Carbide Chemicals


Process Engineer,


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the National Management Association and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE).

Professional Appointments

He is on the board of the local AIChE section.


Expert was awarded AIChE's Outstanding Chemical Engineer in 1975.

Consulting Services:
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in design petroleum refinery for consulting on Refinery purchase.
  • Expert for consulting on Iogen and Hydrogen Management.
  • Expert in SOX control technology for oil refineries.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for a case involving an oil refining accident.
  • Expert for consulting on Oil refinery tank leak in waste water causing personal injury.
  • Oil pipeline expert for consulting on analysis of instate (Illinois) refinery capacity, with opinion that there is no public necessity or public benefit.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

Expert is a regular speaker on energy, petroleum refining, linear programming, and other related matters to local universities and civic groups.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has defined the costs and methods of production of reformulated gasoline for a major oil refiner. He has determined the economic cost of providing changes in many fuel qualities (parameters) and the alternative process approaches required to provide these changes. He has also worked in the area of conventional gasoline baseline determination.


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