Course dates: 2011-2012
Current occupation: Process Engineer at China Huanqiu Contracting & Engineering Corporation
What does this position involve?
In my role I mostly do the process simulation to check the material balance and PFDs provided by the licensor. And also we develop our own Process Design Packages. In a practical EPC project, I do the process system design as well, such as outputting equipment requirements, instrument requirements, PIDs, etc. Sometimes I go to the project site to be as a design representative on site.
What do you most enjoy about your current role?
When my computer simulations and paper diagrams become real units and plants, I get a strong sense of achievement.
What did you most enjoyed about your course?
I enjoyed field trips that were organsied for us as well as having access to research facilities and equipment. The team coursework is an opportunity to work with people from different countries and I feel that the process is more meaningful than the result at times.
What skills and knowledge from your degree have you found particularly helpful in this role?
The knowledge of utility system and the refrigeration system is most useful in my current work. And the idea of heat integration is particularly helpful in understanding the heat recovery. It offers me a macroscopic view to see the process heat flow.