Baukal, C.

John Zink Co. LLC, Tulsa, Oklahoma

is the director of the John Zink Institute, which is part of John Zink Co. LLC, where he has worked since 1998. He is the author and editor of 13 books on industrial combustion, including multiple versions of The John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Handbook, and is also an inventor on 11 US patents. Dr. Baukal has 35 years of industrial experience, and earned BS and MS degrees in mechanical engineering from Drexel University, an Ed.D from Oklahoma State University, and a PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. He also holds numerous professional engineering and environmental engineering licenses.

Minimize unplanned shutdowns of fired heater operations

Baukal, C., John Zink Co. LLC; Newnham, R., OnQuest Canada ULC; Johnson, B., John Zink Hamworthy Combustion

There are many potential “rules,” or guidelines, for the safe operation of process heaters.

Heater training improves safety and operations

Baukal, C., Luginbill, R., John Zink Co. LLC; Basquez, D., Baker, M., HollyFrontier

As a part of an initiative to conserve energy and other valuable resources, an independent petroleum refiner began a two-year training program in the summer of 2013 for more than 900 operators at six ..

Customize operator training for your thermal oxidizers

Baukal, C., Campbell, D., Robertson, T., John Zink Co. LLC; Gilder, T., Shintech Louisiana, LLC

This case history shows the benefits of site-specific programs in new equipment installations

Consider classroom training for plant operators

Baukal, C., McGuire, J., John Zink Co. LLC; Link, D., Valencia, R., BP Products North America, Inc.

Course materials are specially focused on the safe, environmentally sound and efficient operations of a processing facility

Minimize facility flaring

Baukal, C., Cooper, H., Tuttle, N., John Zink Co. LLC; Peterson, J., Flint Hills Resources, L.P.

Flares are safety devices that prevent the release of unburned gases to atmosphere

Accurately predict radiation from flare stacks

Baukal, C., John Zink Co. LLC; Hong, W., Institute of Process Equipment; White, J., Smith & Burgess LLC

Using this technique can take the guess work out of design calculations and improve costs