Henry Z. Kister

  • Citation name:
    Kister, H. Z.
  • Affiliation:
    Fluor Corporation
  • State:
    CA
  • Country:
    USA

Henry Z. Kister is a Fluor Corp. senior fellow and director of fractionation technology (phone 1-949-349-4679, email henry.kister@fluor.com). He has over 30 years experience in design, troubleshooting, revamping, field consulting, control and startup of fractionation processes and equipment. He is the author of three books, the distillation equipment chapter in Perry’s Handbook, and about 90 articles, and has taught the IChemE-sponsored “Practical Distillation Technology” course more than to 350 times. A recipient of several awards, Kister obtained his BE and ME degrees from the University of NSW in Australia. He is a Fellow of IChemE and AIChE, and serves on the FRI Technical Advisory and Design Practices Committees.

Groups/Topicals chaired or co-chaired:
Distillation Topical2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Distillation Topical2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Distillation Topical2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
The Dr. James Fair Heritage Distillation Symposium2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
Sessions chaired or co-chaired:
Advances in Refinery Distillation: Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Bio Fuels Distillation: Looking to the Future
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Contributions to Distillation Troubleshooting and Control
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Distillation Troubleshooting : Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Dr. Fair’s “Enhanced Distillation”: Advances in Thermally Coupled and Reactive Distillation
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Energy Savings and Process Innovations: Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Enhanced Distillation: Novel Applications and Processes
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Following Dr. Fair’s Footsteps: Fractionation and Tray Optimization2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Improved Design and Operation in Refinery Distillation2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Improved Design and Operation in Refinery Distillation2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Improved Optimization and Energy Utilization2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Innovations in Distillation Control and in Batch Distillation2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2017: Celebrating the Contributions of Neil Yeoman2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2017: New Developments in Distillation Science2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2017: Optimum Design and Operation in Chemicals Distillation2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2017: Optimum Design and Operation in Refinery Distillation2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2019: Exciting Developments in Enhanced Distillation2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2019: Exciting New Developments in Packing Technology2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2019: New Insights into Reboilers and Condensers2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
Kister Distillation Symposium 2019: Optimization and Operation in Refinery Distillation2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
Multipass and Single-Pass Trays: New Ways of Overcoming Challenges
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
New Frontiers in Packing Technology
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
New Frontiers in Packing Technology: Continuing Dr. Fair’s Great Work
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
New Processes and Enhanced Distillation : Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
New and Exciting Dynamics and Control Applications: Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
New and Exciting Packing Applications: Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Standard and High-Capacity Trays : Continuing the Heritage of Kunesh, Sakata and Zuiderweg
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Trays Hydraulic Regimes, Entrainment and Efficiency: Building on Dr. Fair’s Foundations
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Areas chaired or co-chaired:
Kister Distillation Symposium
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
Topical 8: Kister Distillation Symposium
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Authored:
(84a) Can Kettle Reboilers Turn Into Thermosiphons?2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
(4d) Can 2-Pass Moving Valve Trays Experience Multiple Hydraulic Steady States?
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(34e) Correct Problem Diagnosis Debottlenecks a Gas Plant with No Hardware Changes
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(161e) Silencing Hammering in a Flooded Condenser
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(229a) Factors Affecting Overall Tray Efficiency2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
(26d) Don't Let Baffle Tray Flood Baffle You2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
(6e) Loss of Float Valves Causing Flood2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
Associated proceedings: 
2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
2016 AIChE Annual Meeting
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety
2008 Spring Meeting & 4th Global Congress on Process Safety
2007 Spring Meeting & 3rd Global Congress on Process Safety
2009 Spring Meeting & 5th Global Congress on Process Safety
2011 Spring Meeting & 7th Global Congress on Process Safety
2018 Spring Meeting and 14th Global Congress on Process Safety
10th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety
2020 Virtual Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS