Jimmy Kumana, Kumana & Associates, a specialist Consultant from Houston, Texas | Expertbase

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: Overview

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Jimmy's Elevator Pitch

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.

Jimmy's Clients

Dubai Supply Authority
International Finance Corp World Bank
Mead Westvaco
MinPet Egypt
Mitsubishi
Monsanto Solutia
Natural Resources Canada
Pemex
PetroChina
SABIC
Saudi Aramco
Southern Cal Gas
Tesoro
Tyson Foods
UNIDO
Xcel Energy
Recent major clients past 10 15 years Lubrizol

Fluent Languages

English

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

Career Highlights

Master of Science
Chemical Engineering

Jimmy's Work Experience

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Jimmy's International Experience Visualised
Argentina
Barbados
China
Colombia
Egypt
India
Jamaica
Japan
Mexico
Pakistan
Poland
Saudi Arabia
USA
South Africa

Jimmy: Insights

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Delivery Styles

Virtual
In Person

Expert Category

Consultants

Travels from

Houston, Texas, USA

Citizen of

USA

Gender

Male

Age-Group

> 65

Jimmy's Fees

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Strengths

Creative
Innovative
Hardworking
High Personal Ethics And Integrity
Wide Knowledge And Experience Across Many Industries
Comfortable Working In International Cross-cultural Milieus.

Hobbies

Tennis
Music (jazz)
Social Ball-room Dancing
International Travel (cultural Focus)
Collecting Objets D&
Amp
#039
Art.

ID / Stats

ID-919
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Jimmy's Expertise

Jimmy K.

Energy and Environment

41 Years of Experience
* 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

41 Years of Experience
* 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

18 Years of Experience
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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