Richard Carranza, P.E., has a BA in Chemistry from Cornell College (Iowa), an MS in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University, and an MBA from the University of Saint Thomas (Houston). His engineering thesis focuses on compact heat exchangers and he publishes extensively in this field with organizations like AIChE, ASME, WSEAS, and ASHRAE. He also teaches process engineering and economics at the university level.
His work experience includes 25 years of consulting in the engineering, procurement, and construction industry specifically in petroleum refining, chemical, petrochemical, and oil/gas sectors. Aside from working on shell/tube heat exchangers and air coolers, Richard also does process hydraulics, dynamic simulation and modeling, safety relief systems, process simulation, instrumentation, software development, and technical writing.