Friday, October 18, 2019 at 3:00pm
VanderWerf Hall, 102
27 Graves Place, Holland, MI 49423-3617
“Process Engineer in the Petrochemical Industry” by Diane S. Holton
Diane will give an overview of what it is like to work as a process engineer in Houston, Texas. Diane worked for eight years and held different roles within process engineering. She will explain how college prepared her to be a process engineer, how she performed diverse tasks on a day to day basis, and how she managed during periods of corporate layoffs. Diane will review basic terminology (P&IDs, PFDs, pressure relief analysis, design codes, equipment design, simulation programs, line list, tie-in list, CVFE summary, Flare load summary, etc.) that process engineers in the petrochemical industry are familiar with.
Diane graduated from Calvin University in 2010 with a chemical engineering degree. She worked in the petrochemical industry for 8 years while in Houston, Texas. Her career started at Siemens as a process safety consultant, then went on to work for Technip Stone and Webster as a fluids systems engineer under the process engineering department. Diane also worked at Chiyoda Corporation as a process engineer where she developed different in-house tools.