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 Expert  725828

Expert in Process Design & Optimisation, Scale-up Engineering, Detailed Engineering, Plant Trouble Shooting

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Summary of Expertise:

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Over the last 18 years of existence, Expert's Firm have carried out designs for chemical plants that start with preparation of conceptual flow diagrams, process flow diagrams, mass and energy balance diagrams, P & IDs, General Arrangement drawings for fabricated equipments, equipment layout drawings including piping isometrics, laying down standard operating procedures, etc.

For processes that have been developed through studies in the laboratory scale, Expert's Firm have been instrumental in scaling them up to the pilot plant scale and finally to commercial levels. Chemical Plant designs are carried out based on well established data that either generated through small scale or bench scale studies or are based on data provided in the literature.

Specific emphasis have been given by Expert's Firm to ensure that any reactor that is designed to carry out a chemical reaction which invariably involve exothermicity or endothermicity, perform optimally at the conditions desired. It has been quite a challenge to optimize designs of chemical reactors in the commercial scales, in order to match the yields, conversions, and cycle-times as achieved in the lab or pilot scales of operation. Quite often, batch reactors have been converted to continuous reactors involving the CSTR protocol.

The designs for chemical reactors usually have been arrived through data generation in small scale reactors. Chemical reactors designed by Expert's Firm have sometimes followed the principles of micro-reactors where the primary feature has been to increase the surface area to volume ratios.


chemical plant design


chemical process design


pilot plant scale-up


chemical reactor design


chemical reactor scale-up

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1976   B. Tech   Chemical Engineering   Indian Institute Of Technology, Kharagpur, India  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

1987 to





Chief Consultant & Proprietor


He started this consulting firm in 1987 at the age of 34 years, laying his hands on trouble-shooting small chemical plants and helping the industries in increasing their productivity, improve quality, reduce wastage, reduce batch cycle time , increase energy efficiency, etc. with a first-principle approach. He has trouble-shooting experience duly supported by strong design-base. He helped Expert's Firm to move ahead with setting up chemical and process plants on a strong design base.

1985 to 1987


Bedi & Bedi Pvt. Ltd, Bangalore


Design & Projects




He designed and trouble-shot continuous fluidized bed dryers for black and green tea.

1981 to 1985


Grindwell Norton Ltd. Bangalore


Research & Development


Reseacrhc Associate


He worked in the development of coconut shell charcoal as a substitute for raw petroleum coke in silicon carbide manufacture; he also worked in the collection of Carbon monoxide gas evolved during production of silicon carbide and its utilization in manufacture of formic acid.

1976 to 1980


Department of Atomic Energy


Power Projects Engineering Division


Scientific Officer


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He has had probably the most satisfying experience that Expert's Firm have gained through their assignments has been the one in UK where an energy efficient drying system has been designed for a coating machine. The heat of combustion in the evaporated organic solvent from the drying system has been utilized to replace 95 % of the natural gas that would have otherwise been used as the source of energy for drying. This assignment has helped the client in securing a few prestigious awards by the Scottish Government for energy conservation.
  • He provided detailed analysis of the heat transfer aspect of a chemical reactor where the organic product, an aroma ingredient, was being co-distilled under high vacuum, resulted in identifying the limiting heat transfer coefficients. Steps were taken to improve the limiting heat transfer coefficients and also the heat transfer area, which ultimately helped in reducing the batch-time which in turn helped in improving the yield due to shorter residence time of the product in contact with the hot surfaces.
  • He worked on the trouble-shooting of a non-performing plant to produce Polyester Resin by analysis of operating data helped in the plant operating with reduced batch time, reduced energy consumption and hence reduced manufacturing cost. This was for a Client in Oman.
  • Expert's Firm have recently helped a Global R & D Centre in setting up a high pressure lab to carry out simulated corrosion studies using hydrogen sulphide as one the principal gases. This project involved attaining extremely low leak rates of helium through the gas tubing system. This Project involved designing dry-type absorption system for hydrogen sulphide. In the second phase, the set up is being designed to help tests being carried out with the gas mixtures at 350 bars.
  • Expert's Firm has an assignment to carry out basic design, detailed engineering, project engineering and project management of a plant in Saudi Arabia to produce ground calcium carbonate from limestone.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Scale up expert for consulting on Pilot Plant Scale Up engineering.
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:
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.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2008   United Kingdom   Expert's Firm helped their client in UK in designing an energy efficient drying system for their coating machine used for flexible packaging. The project involved design of drying system, developing algorithm to operate SCADA for process operation under optimized condition, recycle control through on-line mass and energy balance, etc. Utilizing the heat of combustion in the solvent laden air helped the company save substantial consumption of natural gas. This project helped the client in securing a few awards from the Scottish Government towards energy conservation.
2004 to 2004   Oman   Expert's Firm helped their client in trouble-shooting a plant to produce polyester resin. The cause for extremely low rate of etherification was identified. Necessary modification was carried out in the plant which resulted in the cycle time to be reduced. Cost of production was thus brought down to make the plant in a viable manner.
2005 to 2007   Turkey   The drying system for a rotogravure printing machine was designed by Expert's Firm. This system was designed, engineered and commissioned and the results were found to be better than similar machines from Italy that was operating in the client's premises.
2007 to   United Arab Emirates   He was awarded an assignment by a client in UAE who engaged the services of Chemical process Engineers to prepare a Feasibility Report for the manufacture of Isopthalic Polyester Resins. Having prepared and submitted the Feasibility Report, CPE has now been engaged in carrying out the basic engineering for the Plant.
2008 to   Saudi Arabia   He worked on an assignment to design, detail, and project management of a plant to produce 30 tons per hour ground calcium carbonate.

Market Research:
He is excellent at approaching a problem with an open mind and with a calculated design based approach has often helped in identifying bottle-necks in a chemical factory set up.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:

He has conducted inter-active seminars in educational institutions to spread awareness about the role of engineering design and process optimization in the Industry.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

On a need basis, he undertakes the responsibility to identify capable and cost effective vendors who can manufacture process equipment and set up plants on the basis of design and drawings which his firm provides.

Other Skills and Services

Expert's Firm turns out complete 3-dimensional drawings with piping isometrics that helps in smooth installation of the projects with reduced wastage and minimum interference requiring correction and re-installation.


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