SBI BioEnergy Inc.
· Process Engineer(Performed assigned duties associated with engineering, instrumentation and controls project. Responsible for equipment sizing, running simulations (HYSYS), drawings (PFDs and P&IDs), technical reports, vendor evaluation and preparing datasheets for equipment, lines and valves).
oWorked on the 1L/min output continuous pilot plant:
a. Performed heat and mass balances.
b. Revised and updated PFDs and P&IDs from Project Engineer using softwares like MSVISIO and ViaCAD.
c.Assisted lead engineer in developing HYSYS model for the process and updated the model as per the required improvements in the process.
d.Assisted project engineer in designing, procurement and conducting trials to investigate efficiency of equipment like stripper, pumps, distillation column, preheaters, condensers, static mixers, reactor and resin columns being employed for the scale-up process for biodiesel manufacturing.
e.Developed and systematised detailed engineering aspects like valves and line lists, equipment data sheets.
f.Coordinating with technical team and vendors for timely delivery of scientific information and equipment.
g.Prepared specifications for tender bids. Reviewed bids from vendors for technical & commercial evaluation.
h.Performed several experiments to look for the best fit conditions to distil out biodiesel from the residue/impurities and introduced a modification to the equipment that resulted in the higher yield of biodiesel. The best fit conditions were compared with the results obtained in simulating equipment on HYSYS and fell within ±10% of outcome.
i.Performed experiments for stripping of methanol from biodiesel stream wrt pressure, temperature and packing of the system to evaluate the affects of these variables on stripping.
oWorked as a team member for FEED package development for 20L/min output continuous plant:
a. Performed Heat and Mass balances.
b. Built preliminary design of equipment and generation of process data sheets like tanks and vessels, distillation and stripping columns, reactor, resin columns, oil heater, condensers and pumps.
c.Prepared P&ID and PFD using ViaCAD.
d.Simulated the process using HYSYS.
e.Worked with the project engineer to calculate the sizes of the pipes, generation of line designation table, valves required and instruments needed along with the schedule and cost estimates.