Mel Larson - KBC Adanced Technologies Inc
Today there is APC, IIoT, remote monitoring and more automation being used, all while tightening up fugitive emissions, IOW, system management and there’s fewer operators in the running unit. What does the future hold? What are the drivers? How will equipment be checked, monitored and situations averted (or do we simply pull the plug)? What does it mean for profitability? This is where dialogue from the bottom to the top in operational excellence is necessary. With transparency from driver, to implementation, to results, all share the win and losses.
Mel Larson is a Principal Consultant at KBC with over 31 years of experience as a Chemical Engineer. His responsibilities include specialty consulting in FCC, serving as Project Manager on various KBC projects. He specializes in process troubleshooting and profit improvement analysis in the FCC, Unsaturates Gas Plant, Alkylation and Naphtha Reformer areas. He received his B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and his hobbies include music, exercise, fine wine and scotch.