Xiang Li


Process Engineer

Houston, TX

Xiang Li
Process Engineer – phone 409-790-5268 & email: interlxyg2005@yahoo.com
• More than five years simulation research experience in chemical engineering field and more than three years process engineer working experience in LNG and ethylene industry
• Sound background knowledge in chemical engineering and chemical process
• Extensive research experience in catalysis processes and industry separation processes
• Established expertise in chemical process design, analysis, economic evaluation, modeling, and troubleshooting
• Solid background and hand-on experience in chemical engineering experiments
• Proficient in process calculations, process optimization, hydraulic calculations and reaction kinetics
• Proficient with life cycle assessment and economic evaluation of biofuels production
• Skilled in process design including equipment sizing and specification, heat and material balances, pinch analysis, PFD and P&ID development

Houston, TX 77077

Process Engineer CB&I Houston, TX
December 2012 to Present
Project Assignments:
“Ingleside Ethylene Project, Occidental Chemical Company”
“Elba Liquefaction Natural Gas Project, Shell”
“Golden Pass LNG Liquefaction Natural Gas Export Project, Golden Pass Products LLC”
“Mozambique Liquefaction Natural Gas Development Project, Anadarko”
“Cameron Liquefaction Natural Gas Project, Cameron LNG LLC”

• Lead a team of four (4) Engineers. Team leadership duties included coordination with client personnel, coordination of design effort, initiating project change notices, weekly meetings with team, reviewing project assignments, supervising various studies and calculations
• Troubleshooting operations and performing process monitoring of Chemical Plant
• Work on creating PFD, P&IDs and PSV Calculations
• Build Simulation models and conducted simulation studies to assist design of facilities.
• Work on H&M Balances, control valves and other instrument sizing and hydraulic calculations.
• Work on tie-ins and existing LNG process improvement and optimization
• Involve in the process development of Warm, Cold and Utility Area Units, including Liquefaction Unit, Dehydration Unit, Acid Gas Removal Unit, Mercury Removal Unit, H2S Removal Unit, Condensate Storage Unit, Fuel Gas area and Flare systems.
• Prepare Process Design Specifications and Process Design Basis for client review
• Support commissioning, start-up and performance test
• Provide the detailed pressure safety/relief device contingency scenario selection, calculation, report documentation and installation support
• Conduct line list and SmartPlant update and attend MOC meetings within disciplines
• Participate in design review, necessitating hazard and operability (HAZOP) studies
• Communicate with Vendors and Clients, other disciplines

Process Engineer ENGlobal Engineering, Inc Beaumont, TX
April 2012 to November 2012
Project Assignment:
“Pressure Relief Device Sizing and Design, Chevron Philips”

• Create, redline and field verify accuracy of Isometrics, P&IDs and PFDs
• Work with designers to field check drawings and collect information from the field
• Perform the detailed calculations, checking and modification of existing pressure relief systems including inlet and outlet piping
• Hands on experience in using SuperChems software, MS Excel Calculation Sheets for the Process Safety Relief Valve calculations.

Research Associate University of Massachusetts Amherst, MA
August 2011 to March 2012
Working under Dr. Michael F. Malone (mmalone@umass.edu), Ronnie and Eugene Isenberg Distinguished Professor at University of Massachusetts; collaboration with KSE, Inc. located in Amherst, MA.

“Reduction of Distillation Usage in the Manufacture of Ethanol by Reactive Water Separation” SBIR Phase I & II (Selected by DOE Phase III Xlerator Program)
“Energy Efficient Reactive Dehydration of Acetic Acid by Hybrid Reactive Distillation and Membrane Separation” SBIR Phase I

• Process design and simulation for application to biofuels production
• Developing conceptual designs and models for a new reactive distillation technology using Aspen Plus
• Compared simulation results with laboratory results from industrial partner, using dynamic simulation to help guide, schedule, improve experiments and provided trouble-shootings for process operations
• Optimized processes to minimize process energy intensity
• Life cycle assessment and economic evaluation of biofuels production
• This work is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy

Research Assistant (Process Engineer) Lamar University Beaumont, TX
August 2005 to May 2011
Working under Dr. Helen Lou (helen.lou@lamar.edu), Professor in Chemical Engineering Department at Lamar University:

“Incorporating Exergy Analysis and Inherent Safety Analysis for Sustainability Assessment of Biofuels”
“A Sustainability Root Cause Analysis Methodology and Its Application”
“Environmental Impact Assessment for Potential Continuous Processes for the Production of Carbon Nanotubes”
“Analysis of a Novel Method for Inhibiting Runaway Reaction via Process Modeling”

• Aspen Plus simulation followed by sustainable assessment of biodiesel production processes: Optimizing the existing biodiesel production process to improve process safety & reliability and reduce the production costs
• Inherent chemical process safety design for biodiesel production processes
• Efficiency assessment involving energy and exergy evaluation of different schemes of polygeneration processes using coal and natural gas
• Improvement of Electroplating Product Quality using simulation

Teaching Assistant Lamar University Beaumont, TX
2008 to 2010
Fall Semester

Engineer Internship Lamar University
2009 to December 2009

reseach assitant Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Austin, TX
June 2009 to September 2009
Highly Reactive Volatile Organic Compounds (HRVOC) Emissions Cap and Trade Program; Cost Analysis of HRVOC Controls on Polymer Plants and Flares, Austin, TX, Summer 2009
• Beijing Yanshan Petrochemical Co.Ltd (BYPC): Chemical Engineering Design (Dephlegmator Design), Polymer Engineering Design(Polystyrene), Beijing, China, Summer 2002

Ph.D. Chemical Engineering Lamar University
Beaumont, TX
August 2005 to May 2011

M.S. Student East China University of Science and Technology
August 2004 to July 2005

Bachelor of Engineering Polymer Materials Science and Engineering Tianjin University
August 1999 to July 2003


• Chemical Process Simulation – ASPEN PLUS, ASPEN ICARUS, ASPEN DYNAMICS, HYSYS, PRO II, SuperChems
• Electrochemical System Design – CELL DESIGN
• Life Cycle Analysis – EIO-LCA, TRACI, SIMAPRO
• Optimization – GAMS
• General Scientific Computation – MATLAB, POLYMATH

  • Updated 8 years ago

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