Distillation column set up and convergence can be a challenge; even for the experienced engineer. This presentation will cover column algorithms, proper estimates, specifications, convergence errors, and tips and tricks.
As a Senior Consulting Manager for the SimSci brand of Aveva, Mike brings over 25 years of experience in technology development, control system design and integration, reactor design, process simulation, and pilot plant development for the petrochemical, refining, and power generation industries. Prior to joining Aveva, Mike was the VP of Engineering at Harvest Energy Technology, where he coordinated the design-to-production activities of an advanced fuel processing and hydrogen generation group. Mike holds three US patents - two in fuel processing design and one in ethylene production. Mike received his MS in Engineering and BS in Chemical Engineering from Cal Poly where he also teaches Process Design as an Adjunct Lecturer.