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, CB&I Lummus
Mr. Joseph Parker, P.E., Committee Vice Chair , Eastman Chemical Company
Mr. Jeremy Brauer, UOP LLC
Mr. W. Randall Hollowell, Citgo
Mr. Henry Kister, Fluor Daniel, 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. Lowell Pless, P.E., Tracerco
Mr. Attilio Praderio, ConocoPhillips Company
Mr. Dan Summers, P.E. Sulzer Chemtech Limited
Dr. Zhongcheng Wang, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company
Mr. Keith Whitt, Shell Global Solutions
Dr. Simon Xu, Technip
Dr. Norman Yeh, ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company
Mr. Tim Zygula, BASF Petrochemicals
Consultants: Mr. John Farone; Mr. Neil Yeoman, 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.