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Webinar - Distillation Control: A Process Engineer's Perspective< Back to News

Jun 11, 2018

This webinar introduces Distillation Control from a Process Engineer's point of view. It breaks down complex, multivariable aspects of Distillation Control into fundamental blocks of single loop control and explains process engineering principles behind their design and implementation. In the end, Dr.Karpe ties up all of the building blocks into a cohesive picture to explain how the operational goals of stable control and product quality control are achieved in distillation.


About the Speaker: Dr. Prakash Karpe

Dr. Prakash Karpe (BTech, MTech-IIT Mumbai, PhD-Buffalo, NY, USA, Chem Engg) is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Karpe Consulting & Training, LLC, a Houston Energy Corridor based company, which focuses on consulting and training of engineers and operators in the chemical, petrochemical, refining and energy sectors. His fields of expertise include Fractionation, Process Control, Advanced Process Control, Process Modelling and Optimization and CO2 emissions mitigation.
Dr. Karpe retired from Phillips 66, a multinational energy company, after almost twenty years of distinguished career. He held various key positions in the company including Director of Advanced Process Control (APC), Blending and Optimization Technology in Global Refining, Principal Consultant in Sustainable Technologies, Manager of The Course Director Process Engineering and Controls, Modelling Consultant and Fractionation Consultant. His expertise in distillation earned him the nickname “Dr. Distillation”.
He has published several papers in various fields including distillation, process modeling, advanced process control, and CO2 mitigation. He has contributed to “Distillation Troubleshooting” by Henry Kister and has contributed to and reviewed papers for reputed journals including “CO2 Capture Project”, an international industry consortium. He also has a patent to his name. He has developed and taught several courses and workshops in the fields of distillation, process modelling and process control for engineers and operators.


To register for the June 20, 2018 webinar, use the link here, select your time zone and choose either 10:00 am CDT or 8:00 pm CDT, whichever is more convenient. An email with log-in instructions will be sent to the email address provided.