EECE Seminar - Bob Heider

Jan 17
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
Brauer Hall, room 12

Robert Heider, Adjunct Professor
Department of Energy, Environmental & Chemical Engineering
Washington University in St. Louis

The Importance of Phase: My experience, failures, in engineering process and instument/control systems

Bob Heider gives an overview of common process and instrumentation problems that he has compiled throughout his career. These will include process and instrument failures due to lack of understand process phase conditions, discussion of solid liquid agitation problems and solutions. Bob will also give a brief review of some safety considerations, emphasis on just what blew up and why.

Robert L. Heider has over fifty years experience as a process control engineer with emphasis on the design of advanced process controls and process development. He worked at Monsanto for 33 years designing controls for a variety of chemical and petrochemical plants. For the past 20 years, he has consulted for several different companies, including a venture capital solar energy company. He taught the process control lab class at Washington University for 15 years.

Bob has a BS in electrical engineering from University of Missouri - Rolla and a Masters in Manufacturing Automation from Washington University. Bob is a registered professional engineer in the state of Missouri. He was named ISA Fellow in 2009.