|JOHN D. BARRY, PE|
John D. Barry has over 30 years experience in process design and development in the petroleum refining and chemicals industries. His experience includes full-scale and pilot plant processes, HAZOP analysis, and facility start-up. His skills include P&ID and PFD development, process simulation using ASPEN, HYSIS, and PRO/II, mass and energy balances, equipment sizing, selection, and costing using HTRI, AFT Fathom, and Icarus, hydraulic calculations, physical property and VLE estimation, and relief device sizing and rating.
|Petroleum Refining As Senior Process Engineer (contractual basis) on-site in an east coast refinery, he conducted a detailed study of existing amine systems for gas treatment including P&ID / PFD development; control valve/ relief device sizing; utilities system studies and reports, simulations (using HYSYS and Pro II); heat exchanger ratings (using HTRI).|
|Crude Unit Turnaround Valero Paulsboro, NJ. Lead process engineer in a retrofit/upgrade of an existing atmospheric crude unit. Mr. Barry served as primary client contact with the engineering contractor, developed scopes of work, and made P&ID revisions.|
|FCC Semiworks Mobil R & D; Paulsboro, NJ. Lead process engineer in the design and construction of semiworks plant using higher operating temperatures (up to 1500°F) and high alloys to crack higher sulfur-content crude feedstocks. Developed P&IDs, PFDs, mechanical design, and overall control strategy.|
|Water/Hydrocarbon Phase Separation Sunoco; Marcus Hook, PA: Lead process engineer; provided process and mechanical design for a retrofit project involving the installation of a passive (gravity operation) water/hydrocarbon separator. Developed equipment sizing and mechanical design; revised existing P & IDs.|
|Petrochemical Aromatics stream upgrading pilot plant; Mobil R & D; Paulsboro, NJ: Lead process engineer in the design and construction of fixed bed adsorption units for toluene/xylenes disproportionation. Developed P&IDs, PFDs, pressure vessel designs, overall mechanical design and control strategy.|
|Fine/Specialty Chemicals Batch polymer process for manufacture of copier and printing toner; debottlenecking an existing agricultural chemicals process; API facility upgrades; conceptual design for a new PTFE plant; numerous distillation simulation projects; titanium dioxide calcinations.|
|Environmental Thermal oxidation of waste streams; VOC emission abatement with vent condensers for solvent recovery; hydrogen sulfide scrubber column design|
Mr. Barry holds a BS in Chemistry from the University of Delaware, and an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a registered professional engineer in Delaware and New Jersey and a member of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers and the Chemical Consultants Network. Mr. Barry is a published author, and has a working knowledge of German and French.