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Engineer Chemical Engineering

Mobile, Alabama, United States
August 29, 2018

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Dustin Judice, E.I.

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I have worked as process design engineer for nearly 4 years in many industries including: oil & gas, specialty chemicals, petrochemicals, pulp and paper, and steel manufacturing. My experience and knowledge base is well rounded due to working under mechanical engineers for 2 years at EDG and with all other disciplines during my career. I am mechanically inclined and have a very deep understanding of the detailed design of piping systems all the way to conceptual feasibility process studies. My goal is to further expand my abilities as a process design engineer and to become a project engineer where I can put my military experience to good use as a successful, competent, task oriented leader and colleague. WORK EXPERIENCE

Jedson Engineering – Mobile, Alabama October 2016 - Present Process Engineer II – Jedson Engineering Group

• Working in the engineering group as the sole process engineer in the Mobile, AL office, reporting directly to the Engineering Operations Manager; also working remotely with Senior Process Engineers in other offices on various projects.

• Successfully completed the definition phase on a $50 million plant expansion for a polyacrylamide plant on the Gulf Coast. The project is in initial phase project that will immediately double plant capacity, and the new production will use a less energy intensive and more environmentally friendly process. o Jedson Mobile team finished the FEED (Front End Engr. Design) on time and on budget, I was directly involved in:

• Creating P&IDs, a mass and energy balance on 2 batch reaction processes, a utilities balance on complete reaction train, specifying and getting competitive vendor quotes on process equipment, conducting a PHA, creating an estimate for each project milestone.

• Sized equipment including reactors, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, centrifugal pumps, agitators, tanks, chiller units, agitators, compressors

• Created the entire preliminary equipment list for the project and determined budgetary pricing for the process scope of the +/- 30% total installed cost estimate for the project.

• Worked closely with customer technical leads to ensure that the project was executed successfully, this included researching and recommending new application of filtration process technology for the client. The lead time on this filter unit was over 10 months and will likely be the critical path for the project completion.

• Working on Process Safety Analysis for a Lexan plastics plant in Burkville, Alabama. This job consists of checking all the relief valves at the plant, updating P&ID and PFDs, and implanting Smartplant P&ID across the entire plant. o The goal of this project is to check all PSM identified relief valves and determine if they are adequate per the current API Standard 521. This checking involves dealing with PSVs on reactors, thermal relief valves, compressor trains, vessels, etc.

o Solutions and recommendations must be determined for any valves that are deemed not adequate to protect personnel and process equipment. The goal is to provide the customer with the most cost effective, practical, and most importantly the safest possible recommendations to bring any delinquent systems in compliance with API Standard 521 and PSM.

o AFT Arrow & Fathom are used extensively in this project to conduct the hydraulic analysis for the PSV inlet and outlet pressure drop calculations

• Completed a project for a carbon disulfide plant in Axis, Alabama consisting of making piping modifications to their relief/venting system and installing a new carbon disulfide detection system. o Worked closely with the electrical and instrumentation engineers at Jedson to help successfully design improvements to the CS2 liquid detection system.

o Designed a stainless steel knock out pot for the nitrogen relief system to prevent flammable liquid CS2 from ejecting from the vent header.

EDG, Inc. - Lafayette, Louisiana August 2014 - October 2016 Process Engineer – Facilities Engineering Group

• Worked in the facilities engineering group as the sole process engineer; responsible to complete all process related tasks that arise in the workflow of any engineering design work in the Lafayette office.

• Created numerous process models for various jobs in the office, including: o Entire offshore production platform networks

o Complete land production facilities

• Was the sole process engineer and worked directly with the lead project engineer from EDG and Chevron during the Pre- FEED phase for the Chevron National Parks Project. Project consisted of the construction and installation of an offshore oil and gas production platform. The estimated capital cost of the project was $276 million. o Ten different alternatives were modelled in Aspen Hysys. These options involved hydraulic analysis of multiple subsea gas and bulk liquid pipelines from the new proposed platform to a central production platform ten miles away. Additionally, in many of the alternatives, two other platforms were fed into the new proposed platform.

• Performed role as both a process and project engineer for a Stone Energy project dealing with vendors daily. o Conducted the initial sizing and detailed design of a seawater cooling system that consisted of a shell and tube exchanger used as a low-pressure gas cooler and two plate and frame exchangers used to cool compressor engines.

o The low pressure cooling system was successfully constructed and then installed on the platform

• Worked on numerous relief system studies for both onshore land facilities and offshore platforms; typically, these facilities had high pressure, low pressure and atmospheric relief systems present. o Was the primary author for two of these complete relief studies. These studies were detailed evaluations of the relief systems to ensure that the offshore platforms were complaint with API Standards 521 & 14C.

• Solely conducted the design and sizing of an offshore platform relief system vent boom that replaced the existing boom in service.

o The sizing entailed having to create a detailed model using company software to determine the radiation and dispersion cloud from a flare or venting scenario under the maximum venting flow rate. The difficulty in sizing the vent boom was that the boom had to be able to safely vent gas from a relief scenario while a drilling rig was present over the platform. Also, I had to work closely with the lead structural engineer to ensure that the boom could safely relieve away from the platform and that the boom was still structurally sound. o The boom was successfully installed and other changes were made to the relief system so that the vent could safely release gas; this was a $2 million capital project executed in less than 2 months.

• Worked with a team of engineers that designed 6 unique gas processing unit skids for use in the Marcellus Shale. These units consisted of a split pass line heater with a high-pressure choke and a three phase separator. The heaters had to be sized correctly to ensure that the process fluid could be adequately separated over a wide range of flow rates, temperatures and pressures.

o I did extensive process simulation modelling to optimize the design and minimize materials cost for all 6 units.

• Worked in multiple facets on the topsides design of a subsea tieback; this included being the primary author of the relief study, doing all the process modelling, and checking the rating of existing pressure safety valves and a high-pressure heat exchanger.

o Did the rating analysis on a repurposed high pressure heater using the Aspen Exchanger Design and Rating program; this exchanger took on gas, condensate and water from the new subsea tieback and fed it to the existing production train. This analysis also included doing dynamic analysis in the relief study to determine the risks posed by a heat exchanger tube rupture scenario. U.S. Army – New Iberia, Louisiana July 2010-March 2012 Light Infantry Mortarman

• Served honorably as an infantry mortarman in the ready reserve for twenty-two months while attending college.

• Performed key duties at the unit during Annual Training in 2011 including inventorying the unit’s arms room, doing a supply inventory and preparing the company’s vehicles for movement to Camp Beauregard for a week of rigorous infantry training.

U.S. Army – Fort Hood, Texas June 2006-July 2010

M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank Crewman

• Trained at Fort Knox four months to learn basic soldier skills and to operate the highly technical and computerized $3.2 million Abrams Tank. I was a driver and responsible for the primary maintenance and daily upkeep of an Abrams tank

• Deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 as a member of an Armored Cavalry Troop that was responsible for aggressively patrolling and securing thousands of square miles of battlespace in Iraq and over 250,000 Iraqi civilians.

• Drove, operated and maintained an M1151 up armored HMMVW gun truck for the entire deployment.

• Provided integral support to my platoon as driver of the platoon leader’s vehicle during night raids and combat operations; often acted as radio relay between ground forces on raids and Cavalry Troop Headquarters.

• From 2009-2010, was the motor pool noncommissioned officer in charge of keys and security for all four Abrams in my tank platoon and was directly signed for and responsible for an entire Abrams tank during an eight-month period of 2009 EDUCATION

The University of Louisiana at Lafayette 2010-2014 Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Cumma Sum Laude Minor: Mathematics

Relevant Courses: Plant Design, Energy & Material Balances, Heat Transfer Operations, Separation Processes, Chemical Reactions & Kinetics, Thermodynamics, Process Dynamics & Controls, Transport Phenomena & Fluid Mechanics, Corrosions Engineering, Organic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry SOFTWARE KNOWLEDGE

• Well versed in numerous Aspentech Products including Hysys, Flare System Analyzer, Heat Exchanger Design & Rating program, Aspen Properties and Aspen Plus.

• Extensive experience using Aspen Flare System Analyzer and AFT Arrow & Fathom to model relief systems; familiar with ChemCAD process modelling.

• Capable of modelling steady state and dynamic process models in Aspen Hysys & Plus.

• Familiar with Piping Isometric drawings and 3D models design in AutoCAD

• Comfortable using Navis Works (NWD) to view 3D models SKILLS

• Creating and modifying P&IDs, PFDs and BFDs

• Equipment Sizing, Design, Specification, & Procurement including these types: heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reactors, pumps, tanks, compressors, filters, absorption towers, chillers, etc.

• Equipment

• Fully versed in detailed design with respect to piping, comfortable reviewing and using piping isometrics, orthographics, redlines, field sketches, bill of materials, layout drawings etc.

• Relief Device Scenario Analysis, Sizing & Rating, Relief Header Analysis

• Process simulation and modelling

• Hydraulic calculations including pump sizing and line sizing

• Compressor sizing

• Control Valve sizing & specification

• Instrumentation specification


• American Institute of Chemical Engineers

• Omega Chi Epsilon, Chemical Engineering Honors Society; Tau Beta Pi, Engineering Honors Society

• National Association of Corrosion Engineers

• Urban South Racing, an amateur road cycling team based out of New Orleans, LA

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