April 2013

HPI Focus: New vs. Revamp

HPI Focus: New vs. debottlenecking projects

As most owners do not have adequately skilled engineering teams to study these scenarios, engaging an experienced, qualified engineering contractor to support the conceptual study is often warranted.

Turner, J., Fluor; Luck, G., SNC-Lavalin, Hydrocarbons & Chemicals; Van Sickels, M. J., MVS Consulting LLC

James Turner is an executive process director in Fluor’s Sugar Land, Texas office. He manages the Houston Process Technology and Engineering Group, which has over 250 process engineers working on projects for Fluor clients. Mr. Turner has more than 25 years of experience in process design for a wide range of projects in the refining and gas processing industries, in domestic and international locations. He has published numerous technical articles about process design and project execution, and he holds patents for a combined hydrotreater process design. In 2006, he was a panelist at the NPRA Q&A and Technology Forum. Active in several professional organizations, he is the P

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