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Jimmy K.  
A Consultant from Houston, Texas, United States

Energy Efficiency + Water conservation, process industries

Jimmy K. United States
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We use advanced process optimization tools and techniques to deliver 15-40% opex savings in industrial mfg facilities, eg, oil & gas, chemicals, pulp/paper, food processing. Typical payback is 1-4 years. We also offer in-house training programs for energy and water management.
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Jimmy's Consulting Portfolio

Energy and Environment * 38 Years

* Heat recovery optimization, using Pinch Analysis, fouling mitigation, load mgmt, etc
* Electrical power conservation and recovery load management, VFDs
* Simulation modeling/optimization of Combined Heat & Power (cogeneration) systems
* Water conservation and Wastewater minimization, using Pinch Analysis
* Process Performance Indices (KPI development and on-line implementation)
* Seminars/courses in Process Integration techniques for energy/waste reduction
* Process Engineering, including heat & material balances, P&IDs, equipment specs, project management, etc
* Management consulting (market studies, marketing support, energy strategy, tech liaison, tech transfer, due diligence, expert witness) - mostly for electric and gas utilities


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Oil, Petroleum specific * 38 Years

* Heat recovery optimization, using Pinch Analysis, fouling mitigation, load management, etc
* Electrical power conservation and recovery load management, VFDs
* Simulation modeling/optimization of Combined Heat & Power (cogeneration) systems
* Water conservation and Wastewater minimization, using Pinch Analysis
* Process Performance Indices (KPI development and on-line implementation)
* Seminars/courses in Process Integration techniques for energy/waste reduction
* Process Engineering, including heat & material balances, P&IDs, equipment specs, project management, etc
* Management consulting (market studies, marketing support, energy strategy, tech liaison, tech transfer, due diligence, expert witness) - mostly for electric and gas utilities


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Performance Management * 15 Years

Developed a proprietary method for formulating energy and water KPIs for performance management and monitoring of industrial manufacturing processes. implemented successfully by Saudi Aramco. Published synopsis of method at Industrial Energy Technology Conf, New Orleans, 2009.


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Jimmy K.'s Profile

Energy Efficiency + Water conservation, process industries

Jim holds an MS degree in chemical engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and has more than 35 years of experience in process design and energy/water optimization, working for both manufacturing and engineering design companies before establishing his firm in 1997, specializing in Process Integration (Pinch Analysis).

He has been a consultant to major corporations world-wide including Amoco (BP), Union Carbide (Dow), Dupont, Enron, Lubrizol, Mitsubishi, Monsanto (Solutia), Pemex, PetroChina, SABIC, Saudi Aramco, Southern Cal Gas, Tesoro, Xcel Energy, Dubai Gas Supply, as well as to US Dept of Energy, Natural Resources Canada, the World Bank, and UNIDO. He has authored or co-authored over 75 technical papers and book chapters, and regularly teaches courses on Pinch Analysis, Energy Efficiency in Oil Refineries, and related subjects.

Since 2008, he has headed up a world-wide network of about a dozen individual experts (minimum 25 years experience) and 3-4 specialist companies as Alliance Partners, who provide consulting services focused on the oil, gas and chemical industries.
Jimmy Travels From
Houston, Texas, United States

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Jimmy's Milestones

Consulting Experience / Worked In
Consulting Clients
Dubai Supply AuthorityInternational Finance Corp World BankMead WestvacoMinPet EgyptMitsubishiMonsanto SolutiaNatural Resources CanadaPemexPetroChinaSABICSaudi AramcoSouthern Cal GasTesoroTyson FoodsUNIDOXcel EnergyRecent major clients past 10 15 years Lubrizol
Memberships, Awards, Certifications
1) Ameican Institute of Chemical Egineers 2) Houston-AbuDhabi Sister City Assn
Publications
More than 60 Here is a sampling: 3 J D and S P Kothari “Predict Storage Tank Heat Transfer Precisely” Chemical Engineering Vol 89 (Mar 22 1982) pp 127-132 5 J D “A Pre-Design Strategy for Selecting Near-Optimum Cooling Water Flow Rates” AIChE Symposium Series no 236 Vol 80 (1984) pp 117-121 8 D M Jenkins and J D “Pinch Technology Applications in Sugar Processing” Proc of SIT Annual Technical Meeting Sydney Australia (May 11-13 1987) 9 J D “Control Valve Sizing Under Variable Flow Conditions Using an Electronic Spreadsheet” Chemical Processing magazine Vol 53 no 8 (June 1990) 10 J D “The Impact of Excess Boiling Point Rise in Evaporators and Crystallizers” Chem Eng Prog Vol 86 no 5 (May 1990) p 10 11 J D “Run Batch Distillation Process with Spreadsheet Software” Chem Eng Prog Vol 86 no 12 (Dec 1990) p 53 12 R Nath J D and J F Holliday “Optimum Dispatching of Plant Utility Systems to Minimize Cost and Local NOx Emissions” Proc of ASME Indus Power Conf New Orleans La (Mar 1992) 13 J D et al chapters 4 18 and 23 in “Waste Minimization Through Process Design” McGraw-Hill New York NY (1995) 14 R J Doherty and J D “A Step-by-Step Approach to Energy Conservation” Chemical Processing (Jan 1996) p 90 15 B Linnhoff R A Tainsh and J D “Intelligent Networking of Process Wastewater Streams in the Chemical Industry” GVC conference Verfahrenstechnik der Abwasser und Schlammbehand-lung Wurzburg Germany (Oct 1996) 16 J D “Integrated Water Management - A Systematic Approach” presented at AIChE’s CWRT workshop St Louis Mo (Nov 10 1999) 17 J D “Use Spreadsheet-based CHP Models to Identify and Evaluate Energy Cost Reduction Opportunities in Industrial Plants” Proc of 23rd Industrial Energy Technology Conference Houston Texas (May 2001) 18 J D “A Stochastic Approach to Calculating Return on Investment” Proc of First International Symposium on Exergy Energy and Environment Izmir Turkey (July 13-17 2003) 19 J D “Pinch Analysis: A Practical Tool for Effective Water Management” Proc of Petrotech 2003 Conference Bahrain (Sep 29 – Oct 1 2003) 20 J D and Ahmed S Aseeri “Electrical Power Savings In Pump And Compressor Networks Via Load Management” Proc of 27th Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans La (May 2005) 21 J D “Success Factors for a Corporate Energy Program” presentation at 29th Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans La (May 9-10 2007) 22 J D “Meaningful Energy Efficiency Performance Metrics for the Process Industries” Proc of 31st Industrial Energy Technology Conference New Orleans La (May 12-15 2009) 23 J D “Using Corporate Standards and Procedures to Promote a Sustainable Energy Program” presented at the Texas Chemical Council Annual EHS Conference Galveston Texas (June 10 2010) 24 J D “Corporate Energy Management Programs: A Case Study” Chemical News (India) (Nov 2010) 25 J D “Analysis Tools for Integrated Process Optimization: Energy Emissions and Throughput” presented at AEE’s 33rd World Energy Engineering Congress Washington DC (Dec 8-10 2010) 26 J D “Effective Fouling Control Methods for Improving CDU Performance and Economics” International Petroleum Refining (Jan 2012) pp 21-31
Strengths
Creative Innovative Hardworking High personal ethics and integrity Wide knowledge and experience across many industries comfortable working in international cross-cultural milieus
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Gender
  Male
Age-Group
> 66
Availability
Globally
Languages
  English
Travels from
United States   United States
Citizen of
United States   United States
Hobbies
Tennis music (jazz) social Ball-room dancing International travel (cultural focus) collecting objets d&amp#039Art
Travel Restrictions
Avoid active conflict zones which pose a significant personal security risk - e.g. Pakistan, Syria, Iraq, Libya, and possibly Nigeria. No problem in rest of the world, including mid-east, Egypt, etc.
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