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Ken Battle, P.E.

Ken Battle Services

 

Member profile details

First name
Ken
Last name
Battle, P.E.
Organization
Ken Battle Services
 

Contact information

Address
105 Shadow Lake Drive
City
Shamong
State or Province
New Jersey
Zip Code
08088
Country
United States
Phone
(609) 268-2353
Phone (Alternate)
(302) 383-3440
Fax
(973) 302-8571
 

Specialties and Services

Fields of Expertise
  • Manufacturing
Other Fields of Expertise
Process Development
Program Management
Conceptual Design
Process Engineering
Troubleshooting
Polymers: plastics and elastomers
Polymer Devolatilization
Viscous Processing
Pilot Plant Design and Operation
Summary
MISSION
My company will provide a portfolio of high quality services to my clients and I will meet my commitments every time. I will assist clients develop new technologies and processes in a cost effective manner and in a shorter time than they can do on their own.

VISION
Ken Battle Services will provide high-end engineering services that assist a small number of repeat customers with the ability to complete projects involving new chemical technologies and solve existing problems in a timely and innovative manner. My services will allow clients to achieve results far beyond the cost of the service.

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"Innovate with Simplicity"

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Services
- Resolution of tough technical issues
- Design and budgeting of Pilot Plants
- Scale-up to commercialization
- Unit operation testing
- Conceptual design and preliminary estimates
- Proven path to rapid commercialization
- Troubleshooting
- Travel to all locations
- Introduction to associates with other expertise
More Services
Technology Evaluations:
- Determine state and robustness of technology
- Financial evaluations
- Capital estimate checks
- Anonymous contacts to third parties
- Independent and objective evaluation

Polymer Plant Design:
- Determine best balance of unit operations
- Wide view of process options
- Innovative approach to new processes
- Experience with many polymerization media
- Knowledge of many products and processes
- Equipment and vendor selection

Pilot Plant Design and Operation:
- Define pilot plant objectives
- Define success criteria
- Match design to objectives
- Select scaleable equipment
- Degree of instrumentation
- Layout
- Common pitfalls
- Budget: capital and ongoing
- Operation
 

Additional Information

Additional Info
Partial Client List:
Arkema, Inc.
Avecia, Inc.
Pdc Machines
PTC Value Recovery
Regent Group
Sugar Research Institute (Australia)
Washington Group International
Recarbon, Inc.
Experience
- Monsanto Chemical Co.: Addyston, OH: Springfield, MA: Antwerp, Belgium; Wingles, France: London, England
- Uniroyal Chemical, Geismar, LA
- M. W. Kellogg, Houston, TX
- Fluor Daniel: Houston, TX; Marlton, NJ
- Day & Zimmermann: Newark, DE; Philadelphia, PA
More Experience
Experienced Consulting for the Polymer & Chemical Industries

For over 30 years, Ken Battle has been finding solutions to his employers' and clients' toughest problems. With technical and management experience in the polymer process and engineering industries, he has demonstrated proven ability to commercialize new products and processes in a cost-effective and schedule-driven manner. Ken Battle Services, established in 2003, helps companies save time and money!

Polymer and chemical engineering consultant provides cost effective technology development, problem solving and troubleshooting. High level of expertise in polymer devolatilization.

Plastics:
PMMA
SAN
PS
ABS
HDPE
LLDPE
PP
PET
Polyurethane
PVC

Elastomers:
EP / EPDM
SBR
Pbd
K-Resin
Acrylics
Spandex/Lycra
Block Copolymers
Hydrogenated elastomers

Non-polymers:
Monomer recovery
Utilities
Vaccine
Lipids
Photo film
Gelatine
Surfactants

Processes:
Solution
Mass
Slurry
Latex

Catalysts:
Ziegler
Ziegler-Natta
Metalocene
Free-radical
Ionic
Phase Transfer Catalysis

Polymer Unit Operations:
Devolatilization
Viscous reactors
Slurry reactors
Loop reactors
Batch reactors
Wiped Film DV
Flash DV
Melt pumps
Devol. Extruders
Compounding
Dewatering presses
Purge Columns
Dryers
Centrifuges
Pelletizing
Bailing
Solids conveying
In-line coloring
Heat Transfer Systems
Rubber Processing

Non-polymer Unit Ops:
Distillation
Molecular sieves
Coke Gasification
Education
Senior Chemical Engineering Design Advisor, Drexel University

Chemical Engineering Graduate Studies, University of Cincinnati

B.S. (honors) Chemical Engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
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