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
The Design Practices Committee (DPC) of FRI functions as a body where general distillation industry design practices are documented and guidelines for their application developed. Their work is documented in FRI's Fractionation Tray Design Handbook: Volume 5; Design Practices.
Mr. Ray Sowiak, Committee Chair, Lummus Technology. LLC
Mr. Joe Parker, Committee Vice Chair, Eastman Chemical Company
Mr. Jeremy Brauer, UOP LLC
Mr. Bradley Haecker, The Dow Chemical Company
Mr. Henry Kister, Fluor Enterprises, Inc.
Mr. Paul Morehead, P.E., Koch-Glitsch
Mr. Bill Nelson, CITGO
Mr. F. Ronald Olsson, P.E., Celanese Ltd.
Mr. John Petrik, Air Products and Chemicals
Mr. Attilio Praderio, ConocoPhillips Company
Dr. Zhongcheng Wang, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Mr. Keith Whitt, Shell Global Solutions
Dr. Norman Yeh, ExxonMobil Upstream Integrated Solutions
Mr. Tim Zygula, BASF Petrochemicals
Mr. Senthil Krishnamoorthy, Sulzer Chemtech Limited
Mr. Nathan Powell, Celanese Ltd.
Dr. Samrat Mukherjee, Corteva Agriscience
Mr. Matthew Olsson, Eastman Chemical Company
Consultants: Mr. John Farone; Mr. Lowell Pless, Mr. Dan Summers, P.E.
Design Practice Committee members are not always Technical Representatives from their member companies. They are appointed to the committee from Member Companies based on their expertise in the industry.