James Brigman | AIChE

James Brigman

Citation name

Brigman, J.

Affiliation

Ingenero Inc

State

TX

Country

USA

James (“Jim”) Brigman is a Managing Director and Principal of Ingenero. He is one of the three equal partners in ownership and executive status that run Ingenero. Jim is based in Ingenero’s Houston headquarters. Ingenero provides world-class digitalization software, process engineering and operations support services to the process industry (i.e. primarily petrochemical and refineries). Jim helped develop this ISO 9001 certified, registered Professional Engineering firm with offices in the US, India, Saudi Arabia, and Qatar that through its technology, personnel and processes provides the highest standard of engineering at the lowest costs. Jim has helped Ingenero implement its big data approach of applying simulation and detailed statistical data analytics to consistently and significantly increase its clients’ operating performance. Jim is a registered Professional Engineer. He has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and a MBA from Harvard. Background: • Jim started his career as an engineer with Solvay and became a Sr. Process Engineer and Unit Manager. By applying statistical process control and corresponding operational guidelines, he was able to increase the sodium carbonate peroxyhydrate unit’s production by 50%. • After receiving his MBA from Harvard, Jim worked in management consulting for Booz-Allen & Hamilton in their management strategy group for Energy and Chemicals companies and then in investment banking for Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (raising debt and equity capital and facilitating mergers and acquisition process for Oil &Gas majors) and Kilimanjaro Partners (an investment banking and start-up incubation firm). • Ingenero was one of the companies incubated by Kilimanjaro Partners. Jim joined as an equal owner with the existing two owners to orchestrate a MBO from its private equity owners and continue to build the world’s best process engineering firm for applying data analytics and simulation to manufacturing operations for operational excellence.

Sessions chaired or co-chaired

Big Data Analytics and Fundamental Modeling I9th Southwest Process Technology Conference
Big Data Analytics and Fundamental Modeling II9th Southwest Process Technology Conference
Chemical Process Technology10th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
Chemical Process Technology 1
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Chemical Process Technology 1
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
Chemical Process Technology 211th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
Plant Operations Improvement and Reliability for Chemicals and Oil Refining13th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference

Authored

(156b) Flareless Start-Ups -- a Possibility2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
(87d) Increasing Furnace Runlength through "Micromanagement"2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
(57ad) Process Change Impact on Relief System Design
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(56p) Over Conservatism in Relief Analysis
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1098-4)
(77d) Effective Application of Data Analytics for Ethylene Furnaces
2019 Spring Meeting and 15th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1109-7)
From Artificial Intelligence to Augmented Intelligence11th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
(115a) Real-time analytics solution for augmented intelligence in ethylene
2021 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety (ISBN: 978-0-8169-1115-8)
Effective Implementation of AI in Ethylene2023 Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety

Associated proceedings 

2010 Spring Meeting & 6th Global Congress on Process Safety
2017 Spring Meeting and 13th Global Congress on Process Safety
2017 Middle East Process Safety Conference
9th Southwest Process Technology Conference
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
11th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
2020 Virtual Spring Meeting and 16th GCPS
2021 AIChE Virtual Spring Meeting and 17th Global Congress on Process Safety
13th AIChE Southwest Process Technology Conference
2023 Spring Meeting and 19th Global Congress on Process Safety