Chemical Plant Heater Explosion With Business Interruption and Property Damage
Investigated the root cause for explosion of a process heater. The heater was destroyed resulting in several million dollars of property damage and business interruption leading to litigation. Provided expert testimony.
Synergies Between Refineries and Ethylene Plants
Assessed and identified economic synergies between refining and ethylene and chemical plants. Team identified over $50 million in annual benefits by integrating a refinery and a liquids based ethylene plant.
Australian Process Facility Dispute
Analyzed a kerosene-based solvent extraction facility construction with respect to industry standards at time of construction and assisted in the preparation of an expert report on behalf of insurers.
Environmental Contamination From Chemical Plant Site
Evaluated operating and maintenance practices, both current and historical, that led to ground and groundwater contamination at chemical plant site. Provided expert reports and testimony.
Investigated root cause of dust explosion at a vitamin manufacturing facility. Reviewed owner operating, maintenance and safety procedures and practices, and equipment design. Provided expert report.
Specialty chemical plant business interruption and market share loss
Evaluated business interruption claim for fire at sulfonyls production facility. Prepared pricing and market share study impact from outage. Prepared expert report.
Butylenes Processing Joint Venture
Performed financial evaluation and development of investment alternatives including butadiene, iso-octane, alkylate and MTBE to upgrade butylenes for a joint venture chemical company.