TYLER, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--KP Engineering (“KPE”), one of the energy industry’s leaders in engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) solutions, is pleased to announce the hiring of Albert Meza as FCCU Technology Specialist. The addition of Mr. Meza further enhances KPE’s existing fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) business in the areas of mechanical design and procurement of specialized hardware components.
With 28 years of mechanical design and project execution experience in FCC technologies and delayed coking units, Mr. Meza specializes in pressure vessels and process piping. Additionally, Mr. Meza brings relationships with key manufacturers of the related equipment components to KPE, including refractory lined reactor and regenerator vessels, coke drums, large refractory lined transfer lines, catalyst valves, expansion joints and internal components such as cyclones, feed and air distributors, and steam rings.
“Albert is one of those rare individuals who has all the technical skills, experience and attention to detail needed to execute FCC work to the highest standards of customer satisfaction,” said Phillip Niccum, Sr. VP of KP Engineering’s FCCU Engineering Program. “Albert will keep the business evolving through pursuit of improvements in design methods, materials and equipment supply.”
Niccum continued: “In the FCC field, success comes when process, mechanical design and fabrication considerations are synchronized for the benefit of FCC unit construction, operation and maintenance. Metal and refractory provide the platform, while heat and catalyst drive the show. It’s a team effort.”
Prior to joining KPE, Mr. Meza spent ten years as a mechanical design supervisor at Amec Foster Wheeler and 16 years as a key member of KBR’s FCC mechanical design team.
KP Engineering, LP, based in Tyler, Texas, provides value-based EPC solutions to clients in the refining, midstream, petrochemical, and syngas industries. KPE combines technical expertise and deep experience with an integrated engineering and project management approach to deliver cost-effective projects to markets such as domestic refiners, natural gas processors, chemical manufacturers, and terminal and pipeline owner-operators. KPE provides a full range of EPC services and specializes in fixed-price contracting. For more information about KPE, visit www.kpe.com.