SRIKUMAR KOYIKKAL, a graduate in Chemical Engineering and a postgraduate in ‘Chemical Project Engineering’ and with 40 years of industrial experience in process design, is currently working as a Process Design Consultant to chemical industries.
The author has worked in four major consultancy organizations—Chemech Engineers (P) Ltd., Chennai, Fact Engineering and Design Organization (FEDO), Cochin, Valdel Engineers and Constructors (P) Ltd., Bangalore, Jayathe Petrotech (P) Ltd., Cochin. He has successfully conducted several process design activities in India, Kuwait, Malaysia, Sudan and other countries. He did consultancy work for Engineers India Ltd., for a project in Kuwait which consisted of checking the design of Terrace Walled Reformers.
Some of the important highlights of the author’s career include FACT’s merit award for excellent performance in the process design department of FEDO in the year 1991, design of dual service crude oil tanks in Kuwait, process design checking of steam reformer packages along with Engineers India Ltd. for KRL, MRL and HPCL (Vizag) refineries, efficiency improvement studies of three hydrogen plants in Kuwait, study of Kuwait airport fuelling facility, design of about six alcohol distilleries in India, and the design of fuelling facilities for three airports in Sudan for the United Nations Agency in the year 2011. The author is also a life member of Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers.