FRI Member Companies

Air Liquide Global E&C Solutions Germany GmbH

Robert Szabo, Technical Representative

Carlos Henao, Technical Representative
Air Products and Chemicals Inc.

Carlos Henao, Technical Representative

AMACS Process Tower Internals

Babak Rafi, Technical Representative

ARKEMA

Gaëlle Fouassier, Technical Representative

Asahi Kasei Corporation

Kyohei Yamashita, Technical Representative

Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited

Rachata Puechchan, Technical Representative

Baretti Mefe Srl

Rakesh Jena, Technical Representative

BASF SE

Bernd Metzen, Technical Representative

Bechtel Energy

Jeff D'Souza, Technical Representative

Beijing Zehua Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.

Jiazhuo Lu, Technical Representative

Benit M Co., Ltd.

Ki Joon Kang, Technical Representative

BP Plc.

Ricker Deeg, Technical Representative

Butachimie

Stephane Facotti, Technical Representative

Celanese International Corporation

Ron Olsson, Technical Representative

Cenovus Energy, Inc.

Terrence Mazure , Technical Representative

Chang Chun Petrochemical Co.

T.Y. Lin, Technical Representative

Changsha Boneng Technology Co.

Lu Kuanhua, Technical Representative

Samuel Geiger, Technical Representative
Chemours

Samuel Geiger, Technical Representative

Chevron Energy Technology Company

Christine Long, Technical Representative

Shulan Sun, Technical Representative
China HuanQiu Contracting & Engineering Co., Ltd., Beijing

Shulan Sun, Technical Representative

To be able to design large distillation columns properly and safely, we at BASF rely on a wealth of data from production-scale measurements for packings and trays. These measurements are usually very time-consuming and expensive. The membership in FRI enables us to access and share an extensive data pool in collaboration with other companies and institutes. At the same time, we benefit from results of various research projects aimed at a better understanding of the numerous phenomena within distillation columns. Our active engagement in the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) and the Technical Committee (TC) as well as the exchange with other members, especially also with suppliers of packings and trays, helps us to identify topics we will focus on in the future.  For us, this commitment pays off, as it allows us to reduce the investment as well as the operating costs for new columns.

Bernd Metzen, BASF - Senior Principal Scientist Distillation

China Petrochemical Technology Chemical Company - SINOPEC

Lei Wang, Technical Representative

Citgo Petroleum Corporation

Bill Nelson, Technical Representative

Clark Solutions LLC

Vitor Sturm, Technical Representative

Michael Calderon, Technical Representative
ConocoPhillips

Michael Calderon, Technical Representative

Corteva Agriscience

Rick Ray, Technical Representative

Chet Davidson, Technical Representative
Dow Company, The

Chet Davidson, Technical Representative

Don Marlow, Technical Representative
DuPont Specialty Services, LLC

Don Marlow, Technical Representative

Eastman Chemical Company

Joe Parker, Technical Representative

Takeshi Fujimoto, Technical Representative
ENEOS Corporation

Takeshi Fujimoto, Technical Representative

Engineers India Limited

R N Maiti, Technical Representative

Tarek Taha, Technical Representative
Enppi

Tarek Taha, Technical Representative

EPCON International

Paul Nelson, Technical Representative

Evonik Process Technology & Engineering

Armin Rix, Technical Representative

Gabriel Nahigian, Technical Representative
ExxonMobil Technology and Engineering Company

Gabriel Nahigian, Technical Representative

Fluor Enterprises, Inc.

Henry Kister, Technical Representative

GTI Solutions International LLC

Ian Buttridge, Technical Representative

Hanbal Masstech Limited

JungWon Lee, Technical Representative

Hellenic Petroleum

Vassillios Dimitropoulos, Technical Representative

Honeywell UOP

Joe Haas, Technical Representative

Jian Shang, Technical Representative
Hualu Engineering & Technology Co., Ltd.

Jian Shang, Technical Representative

Yoshihide Murakami, Technical Representative
Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd.

Yoshihide Murakami, Technical Representative

IHI Corporation

Akihisa Yano, Technical Representative

Jeonjin Entech

Byung-Don Lee, Technical Representative

Mass transfer technology is the core of our business.  FRI is a wonderful and valuable opportunity for us to gain new insight on distillation and also contribute to the knowledge and capabilities of our industries.  Generally speaking, we all move forward together.  If FRI membership can help you to avoid or fix one problem column a year or substantially improve the operation of one column, the fees are easily justified. 

Mark Pilling - Sulzer Chemtech Limited

Yusuke Eto, Technical Representative
JFE Project One Co., Ltd.

Yusuke Eto, Technical Representative

JGC Corporation

Takeshi Koyama, Technical Representative

Shae Xu, Technical Representative
Jiaxing Zhonghe Chemical Engineering Co., Ltd.

Shae Xu, Technical Representative

Hari Marathe, Technical Representative
Kellogg Brown & Root LLC

Hari Marathe, Technical Representative

Koch-Glitsch, LP

Anand Vennavelli, Technical Representative

Linde GmbH

Kirk Larson, Technical Representatives

Lummus Technology LLC

Ray Sowiak, Technical Representative

LyondellBasell Industries

Shane Weber, Technical Representative

Maire Tecnimont S.p.A.

Paolo Vergani, Technical Representative

Marathon Petroleum Company

Greg Cantley, Technical Representative

Yuugo Mizokoshi, Technical Representative
Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation

Yuugo Mizokoshi, Technical Representative

Ed Rios, Technical Representative
Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.

Ed Rios, Technical Representative

Pei Yang National Distillation Technology Corporation Limited

Shan Cong, Technical Representative

Jason Yang, Technical Representative
Peiyang Chemical Equipment Company

Jason Yang, Technical Representative

Phillips 66

Jason Nigg

Quality Wire Products W.L.L

Lakshmanan Shan, Technical Representative

Kouji Shibata, Technical Representative
RAIZNEXT Corporation

Kouji Shibata, Technical Representative

Rhine Ruhr, PTY. Ltd

Jim Tyzzer, Technical Representative

Rhodia Research & Technology

Eric Roussel, Technical Representative

RVT Process Equipment GmbH

Christian Geipel, Technical Representative

One of our operating facilities is considering a capacity expansion project, but also needs to occasionally run at very low rates.

The report that Tony Cai and Mark Cavett put together has been an exceptionally useful reference for me to share with the folks at the site, to help them better grasp the potential for problems if we are not thoughtful about how we approach covering the full desired operating range. 

In particular the embedded video clips, in conjunction with explanatory text, drive home the potential concern about vibrations during extended low rate operation in a way that several past attempts at explanation on my part could not.

FRI's efforts in capturing the information gleaned during the DST-23 study, and summarizing it so clearly, are both useful and appreciated.

R. Joseph Flowers, P.E - Engineering Laureate – Mass Transfer

Samsung Engineering

YoungJoo Ji, Technical Representative

Sasol South Africa Limited

Bruce Moller

Shell Global Solutions (U.S.) Inc.

Harry Kooijman, Technical Representative

Sulzer Chemtech Limited

Mark Pilling, Technical Representative

Koetsu Abe, Technical Representative
Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.

Koetsu Abe, Technical Representative

Fred Zhang, Technical Representative
Suncor Energy, Inc.

Fred Zhang, Technical Representative

Technip Energies

Michele Normand, Technical Representative

Wang Zhiming, Technical Representative
Tianjin Tianchen Green Energy Engineering Technology Development Ltd. Co.

Wang Zhiming, Technical Representative

Toyo Engineering Corporation

Toshihiro Wakabayashi, Technical Representative

TPT Pacific

B.K. Lee, Technical Representative

WELCHEM GmbH

Volker Engel, Technical Representative

Member Testimonial

Many times the companies, we work for, have established a set of guidelines as good Distillation practice. The DPC provides new good ideas that challenge these established practices and keep them “evergreen.” The DPC handbook is a wonderful resource that can provide an unbiased “second opinion” to many of today’s challenging Distillation needs.

Dan Summers - Past DPC Chairman