The Seventh Annual Southwest Regional Process Technology Conference was held in Galveston, TX on October 1 & 2, 2015. The conference provided technical sessions, industry solutions in process technology, and networking opportunities for the nearly 500 chemical engineers and students. Fractionation Research, Inc. (FRI) and FRI members were well represented at the conference. Jose Bravo, Shell Global, and Tony Cai, FRI, chaired the Distillation and Separation Session. Ken McCarley, FRI, gave a presentation on FRI Kettle Reboiler Studies. More than twenty FRI members gave twenty-eight technical presentations at the conference. Five FRI members had exhibition booths at the conference.
FRI is happy to announce that new member training was recently completed at the Baretti office in Spino D’Adda, Italy. Several engineers joined Tony Cai and Ken McCarley for two-full days of discussion. Baretti provides equipment for the petroleum and chemical industries.