Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Shirpurkar, V.

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem), Al-Jubail, Saudi Arabia

Vijay Shirpurkar is a Senior Process Engineer at Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem) in Jubail, Saudi Arabia. He has 19 years of experience in technical services, as well as in refinery and petrochemical plant operations. He has worked on the delayed coker unit at the world’s largest grassroots refinery (Reliance Industries Ltd. in Jamnagar, India) as Manager of the LPG and fuel gas separation units. He has worked as Process Lead in the PBT unit from basic stage to startup. He has also published papers in international magazines. He is a graduate in chemical engineering from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Technological University in Lonere Maharashtra, India.

Modeling and optimization of pressure distillation to achieve pharma-grade THF

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem): Shirpurkar, V.

This case study details the production of tetrahydrofuran (THF), with a purity of 99.96 wt% and water moisture of less than 200 parts per million (ppm).

PBT polyester evaluation on catalyst and secondary reactions

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem): Shirpurkar, V.

Polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) is an important, versatile thermoplastic polyester that has exceptional resistance to both heat and chemicals.

Calculate thermal efficiency to optimize fired heater operation

Saudi International Petrochemical Co. (Sipchem): Ibrahim, M. E.  |  Shirpurkar, V.

In a Saudi International Petrochemical Co. petrochemical plant, fired heaters are designed to supply heat duty at 7 MW and are one of the major consumers of energy.

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