April 2017 Newsletter


Plant Water Usage and Wastewater Treatment System Upgrade

A performance alloys manufacturer requested that Process Engineering Associates, LLC (PROCESS) perform a series of Technical and Economic Process Alternatives Evaluations for improving the performance of the Wastewater Treatment Plant at their metals finishing facility.  Alternatives for reducing the water usage were to be evaluated along with different WWTP technology for replacement of the existing facility.  Read More


The initial issue of NFPA 652, Standard on Fundamentals of Combustible Dust, was issued in September 2015.  OSHA uses the NFPA standards as the basis for enforcement in managing combustible dust hazards.  Are you on track for compliance with the standards?  Read More

PROCESS Welcomes New Employees

PROCESS was very pleased to add the following chemical engineers to our team recently:

Mr. Michael V. (Mike) Keigan, P.E., Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Tennessee, 1982) with 40 years experience.

Mr. Michael (Mike) Tanzio, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., Purdue University, 1977) with 42 years experience.

Mr. John W. Downey, Senior process Engineer P.E. a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Kentucky, 1996) with over 38 years experience.

Mr. Jordan Schultz, Associate Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 2013) with 3 years experience.

Mr. Joseph L. (Joe) Matherne, Chief Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (B.S., University of Tennessee, 1975) with more than 39 years experience.

Mr. Blake T. Maxfield, Senior Process Engineer, a chemical engineer (M.S., University of Idaho, 2003) with 26 years experience.

To view a more comprehensive summary of PROCESS’ personnel’s experience please visit the personnel section of our homepage.

New PROCESS Office Opens

October 24, 2016 — PROCESS announces the official opening of a new engineering regional office in Salt Lake City, UT.  This office is being opened to better serve clients in the region in markets such as minerals processing, refining, etc.  the office will be managed by Mr. Mike Sessions, P.E.

Rocky Mountain Regional Branch
1011 East Murray Hollday Rd. Suite 102
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
(801) 824-8444

About Us

PROCESS offers a full range of Process Design and Process Safety Services to clients around the globe.  Our services include conceptual process design; simulation and modeling feasibility studies; FEL-0,1,2, and 3 (Schedule-A process design packages); front-end-engineering design (FEED); debottlenecking; process optimization; on-site operations support; process safety training; safety program development; on-site process safety auditing, performance of hazard assessments; and other services designed to meet the needs of our clients.

Contact Us

Process Engineering Associates, LLC
700 South Illinois Ave Suite A-202
Oak Ridge, TN 37830

Call Us:  (865) 220-8722