Instructor Profile : Henry Kister

Henry-KisterHenry Z. Kister is a highly recognized specialist with over25 years of vast expertise in all phases of distillation, including troubleshooting, operation, design, start-up, andcontrol. As a director of fractionation technology at Fluor, he designs, revamps and advises on distillation processes, equipment, and controls for the chemical, petrochemicaland oil industries. He is also extensively involved in field consulting, start-up and troubleshooting. He is Fluor’s representative on the Fractionation Research Inc. (FRI) AdvisoryCommittee and serves on FRI’s Design Practices Committee.

Before joining Fluor in 1999, he was Brown& Root’s staff consultant on fractionation. He provided clients for over 17 years with designs, debottlenecks, troubleshooting expertise and field assistance onfractionation and absorption technology. Before that, he was with FRI, where he specialized in fractionator hydraulics. Prior to that, he was with ICI Australia Ltd., where his duties included start-up supervision,operation, debottlenecking, process and hydraulic design, troubleshooting, and commissioning of several distillation systems.

He is the author of 100 published technical articles on distillation, and two textbooks titled, Distillation Operation and Distillation Design, both published by McGraw-Hill. He is also the author of the textbookDistillation Troubleshooting, published by Wiley and the Distillation Equipment section of Perry’s Handbook.

Henry Kister has conducted over 400 “Practical Distillation Technology” programs for major corporations in the U.S., Canada and overseas.