Mahalingam, S.

TechnipFMC, Houston, Texas

Sankar Mahalingam is a Manager of Process Engineering for TechnipFMC Process Technology in Houston, Texas. He has more than 40 yr of process engineering experience in the refining and petrochemical industry, including grassroots ethylene plants and revamps. He manages process safety for ethylene and FCC technologies. Mr. Mahalingam holds a BS degree in chemical engineering from Annamalai University in Chidambaram, India and an MBA degree from the University of Houston-Victoria.

Case study: Heat exchanger tube rupture and its impact on metal embrittlement

Dingankar, S., Mahulkar, S., Reliance Industries Ltd.; Schutt, M., Mahalingam, S., TechnipFMC; Banerjee, S., Technip India Ltd.

Process engineers strive to recover as much energy as is practically possible from the available process and utility streams within the constraint of the plant. To achieve this goal, traditional—and sometimes non-traditional—methods are utilized. In a steam cracker, light olefins are considered the highest-value products, and utilizing “cold energy,”