Suresh Patel

Project Director

Over forty six years of project management, project engineering, civil-structural and pressure vessel engineering experience in the engineering, design and construction of petrochemical and petroleum refining projects. Experience included project execution and engineering support for wide range of petrochemical/refinery process units such as FCC, CCR Platformer, Hydrotreaters, Hydrocrackers, Alky, Treating units, Caustic Chorine, Chloromethanes, Sulfur Plants, Crude/Vacuum Units, Warehousing Facilities, etc. Employed with IAG since 1998, as Project Director for the FCC Project Execution Team, he has been responsible for all phases of projects (studies/evaluations, FEED, EPC, start-up) both in the domestic US as well as international. His experience includes modifications to all FCC technologies throughout his forty-six years. His expertise has allowed him to help develop and install several FCC technology firsts, such as: 
Helped develop and install first-of-kind external spent caralyst stripper to improve catalyst circulation and unload internal stripper  
First application and installation of UOP Vortex Separation System riser termination device in FCC Regenerator
First application and installation of UOP Third Stage Separator
First application and installation of UOP MSCC process technology. 
Previous employment included Litwin E&C, Raytheon E&C and Padon Engineering Company. Suresh has an M.S. in Civil Engineering from Oklahoma State University and a B.S. in Civil Engineering from Sadar University, India. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and member of ASME, American Society of Mechanical Engineers.