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Jimmy K.

A Consultant from Houston, Texas, United States

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Jimmy's Specialty

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 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.

 

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Jimmy's Consulting Expertise

42 Years of Experience

Energy and Environment

* 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

42 Years of Experience

Oil, Petroleum specific

* 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

19 Years of Experience

Performance Management

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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