|W. DONALD LIEDER, PE|
W. Donald Lieder has broad experience in technical
economics; refinery planning and scheduling; planning and justification of major capital facilities;
evaluation of refining processes, crude oil feedstocks, and products. Don has particular expertise in
developing, using, and interpreting Linear Programming (LP) models.
- Technical Economics. Managed LP function for mid-west
refiner. Completed a variety of economic analyses to define alternatives and identify optimum
solution(s), including evaluations of new MTBE/ETBE facility vs. expanding an existing alkylation
unit; continuing existing aromatics extraction operation; impact of a variety of crude oil
- Refinery Models. Revised and updated current refinery LP
models at mid-west refinery; Evaluated Aspen (formerly Bechtel) PIMS as modeling system for Planning &
Economics group of a major Gulf Coast refiner; Developed preprocessor to link detailed reforming,
hydrocracking, and FCC simulators with a refinery LP model.
- Reformulated Gasoline. Performed oil flow studies which
identified all aspects of producing reformulated gasolines to comply with the Clean Air Act. Defined
incremental costs, refinery processing and operational changes, and new facilities needed.
- EPA. As a consultant to EPA's National Vehicle and Fuels
Emissions Lab, Ann Arbor, Michigan, he has advised on refinery operations and products, and assisted
in developing methods for 1990 Refinery Gasoline Baseline Determinations and Auditing Guidelines.
- Capital Investments. Evaluated economic and oil flow impacts for
three major capital investments valued at over $120 million, which were approved and constructed.
Headed task forces which examined process and feedstock alternatives and made the recommendations to
proceed with construction.
- Technical Service and Operations Engineer. Provided daily
support to unit operations, revamp studies, shutdown support, and trouble shooting, including Crude
atmospheric and vacuum distillation units, FCC, Alkylation, Polymer gasoline, and Reformers.
- Process Engineer. Performed refinery process engineering
including evaluation of new and revamped refinery installations.
Don holds an M.S. in Engineering Administration from Case-Western
Reserve, and a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. He is a registered
professional engineer in Ohio. He has lectured on Energy, Refining, Linear Programming and similar
topics at the University of Toledo, Bowling Green State University, Tri-State University, and Ashland College.
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March 26, 2009
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