Todd Brandes is a Chemical Engineering Principal Consultant in the Engineering Technology group of The Chemours Company. He has over 25 years’ experience in process development, evaluation, design, simulation, and controls, which has included work on a wide range of specialty chemical commercial products such as alkylated phenols, flame retardants, organometallic catalysts, active pharmaceutical ingredients, and fluoroorganics.
For most of his career, Todd has been involved in all the aspects of the design of pressure relief systems: scenario identification and modeling, valve and disk sizing, two-phase flow, and piping design. In recent years, he has focused on chemically reactive system testing and dynamic simulation of runaway reactions. For many years, Todd has trained coworker engineers on pressure relief design. Todd graduated from Clemson University with B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemical Engineering. He is a registered professional engineer in South Carolina and a senior member of AIChE.