Environment & Safety Gas Processing/LNG Maintenance & Reliability Petrochemicals Process Control Process Optimization Project Management Refining

Martinez, C.

PDVSA, Puerto La Cruz Refinery, Venezuela

Team Leader—Utilities and Offsite Units, PDVSA Puerto La Cruz Refinery, Venezuela, has a master’s degree in chemical engineering. She has eight years experience as technical support process engineer for FCC and alkylation conversion units, amine systems, hydrotreating and catalytic reforming. She has led more than seven investigations of process upsets and participated in 15 shutdowns for turnarounds, including design and inspection of equipment, instrumentation and piping. She also has a strong background in evaluation of catalysts.

Improve alkylation operational safety using operator training simulators

PDVSA, Puerto La Cruz Refinery: Martinez, C.
Schneider Electric: Willetts, I.  |  Rodriguez, K.

Although simulators have been deployed widely in process industries, unique thermodynamic and physical phenomena are involved in the process that made modeling such systems very difficult in the past.

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