Piping Design Department Manager
"It is a truly satisfying feeling to receive feedback that a design went in smoothly during construction and that Operations is happy with the layout, functionality, and performance of the system."
Nathan is the Piping Design Department Manager at C&I. He has a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Texas Tech University and is licensed as a Professional Engineer in multiple states. Having served in multiple roles as a Mechanical Lead, Project Engineer, Quality Coordinator, and Department Chief, Nathan finds great satisfaction in developing practical solutions that safely implement engineering principles in an easily constructed manner. His most rewarding project was for a refinery Crude Unit revamp which involved specifying multiple new and modified pieces of equipment and designing the associated high temperature piping systems, all of which had to be located within the tight confines of an existing process unit. Outside of work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his family and is an avid runner.
Nathan leads the Piping Design group to understand that quality layout of piping and equipment ensures that multiple factors are considered during design. The designer must ensure that the system meets the process layout requirements, that the system can be practically built (e.g. constructability), that the system can be easily maintained and operated (e.g. maintainability, operability), that the system components are properly specified and arranged to withstand the pressure/temperature requirements (e.g. mechanical integrity), and that the system is dimensionally accurate so that installation proceeds smoothly without fit-up busts or interferences.