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 Expert  721692

Expert in Chemical Process Design and Automation, Industrial Energy Efficiency

Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Ohio (OH)
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Expert has worked in the area of chemical plant design for 20 years. Projects she has worked on have ranged in cost from $10,000 to $100 MM and have covered unit operations including reactor design, recovery systems, filtration equipment, drying, distillation, mixing, solids handling, and vapor recovery. Her design experience has ranged from economic analysis of alternative processes, detailed design of process units, process modeling using ChemCad(TM) software, and specification writing.

chemical plant design

Expert's experience in the factory automation field includes automation projects in batch and continuous chemical plants as well as automation projects in metal processing industries. Systems with which she has worked and configured include: Fisher-Rosemont Delta V DCS, Wonderware MMI, GE-Fanuc PLC's and Cimplicity(TM). The scope of her work has included initial assesement of automation projects, cost-vs-benefit calculations, configuration of control systems, testing, training and startup of automation projects. She has a particular interest in improving ergonomics of control systems in order to enhance their payback and reduce training time.

factory automation

Expert has had operational and R&D experience in the area of fine chemicals, mainly in inorganic chemicals used in the manufacture of fluorescent phosphors, IR transparent glasses, ceramics, and pigments. Her operational experience has included time spent as lead engineer for a 10 million lb/year plant. Duties in this job included improving yields, reducing by-product levels, improving batch scheduling and equipment changeover procedures. The R&D experience has included developing new processes and products and interfacing with Marketing, Sales, and customers.

fine chemical


alternative energy

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;  Livonia, Michigan;  Dearborn, Michigan;  Cleveland, Ohio;  Akron, Ohio;  Youngstown, Ohio;  Canton, Ohio;  Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania;  and Erie, Pennsylvania.

Often requested
with this expert:

Process Design
Design and Engineering of Chemical Plants and Petroleum...
Process Engineering and Chemistry of Inorganic Chemicals
Chemical Process Design

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1980   BS   Chemical Engineering   Cleveland State University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1995 to






Expert is principal of an engineering/consulting firm specializing in chemical process design and automation.

1988 to 1992


M. K. Ferguson Company


Senior Process Engineer


She was responsible for process design, mass and heat balances, equipment sizing, and process flow and instrumentation diagrams relating to new and retrofit chemical plants.

1981 to 1988


G. E. Lighting


Project Manager


Expert was the project manager for the design, installation, and startup of new chemical processing units.

1980 to 1981


B. F. Goodrich


Associate Process Engineer


Career Accomplishments:

Expert is a member of the Instrument Society of America (ISA).


She is a Registered Professional Engineer in Ohio. Certified Energy Manager

Professional Appointments

She is Editor of the Process Control Equipment category for Chemindustry.com (a chemical industry web search engine).

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - Industrial Wastewater  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • She completed the process design for a filtration process used for separating and purifying precipitated inorganic pigment. The design included mass balance, flowsheets, instrumentation design, and startup.
  • She implemented Cimplicity and Historian software to acquire,log and display process data continuous and batch processes.
  • As Project manager for a chemical plant tank farm expansion her team developed P&IDs, structural and electrical installation drawings, as well as batching logic for raw material transfers.
  • She evaluated and modeled complete raw material cost structure for an existing chemical business. She identified potential lower-cost material sources, and tested and implemented them.
  • Provided conversion services for existing PLC code written for Siemens S7 and AB Compact LogixPLCs to run on a GE RX3i PLC
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in chemical processing for consulting on water footprinting.
  • Engineering economics expert for consulting on determining level of automation.
  • Scada expert for consulting on PLC / SCADA platform programming and communication technical skills.
  • Expert in ion resin for consulting on chemical plant design and analysis of processing methods.
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Expert Witness:
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Additional Skills and Services:
Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

As process control equipment category editor for the chemical company she has had a great deal of exposure to web sites and search engines used for locating and procuring control equipment.

Other Skills and Services

GE Fanuc PLC/HMI programming ; GE Series 5 and 6 conversion, Energy Monitoring


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