Management Team

Guofu Chen, P.E.

Senior Process Engineer

Guofu Chen joined Joule Processing in 2014, bringing 12 years of experience in process, chemical and mechanical engineering in the oil and gas, and power industry. His expertise includes Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies, detailed project engineering execution and final project startup and commissioning for cryogenic Air Separation Units (ASU), Nitrogen Liquefier Units (NLU), hydrocarbon processing and separation on FPSO, and Turbine Inlet Chilling (TIC) chillers. Mr. Chen has established and managed process technologies department including application, process, mechanical, systems engineers and computer programmers.

Prior to joining Joule, Mr. Chen worked for TAS Energy as Systems Engineering Manager. During this time, he established process technologies department and helped TAS become the industry leader in Turbine Inlet Chilling (TIC) and Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) through technologies innovation, engineering software development and process engineering support. His focus was the functional methods (tools, procedures, process and techniques) to transform (input) into engineering deliverables (output), such as PFD, P&ID, line sizing and process data sheets. Prior to TAS, Guofu served as a process engineer in Modec International, responsible for FPSO process simulations, technical requisition packages, including produced water, TEG and chemical injection. Prior to Modec, Guofu started his career in 2002 in Air Liquide as a process engineer, where he executed approximately $100 million dollars in cryogenic ASU and NLU projects, designed highly efficient plate and fin, shell and tube, air-cooled heat exchangers, distillation towers, selected compressors and turbo expanders.

Guofu received a Bachelor's degree in refrigeration and cryogenics engineering from Zhejiang University in 2002. He is a Professional Chemical Engineer and Professional Mechanical Engineer, registered in the State of Texas. Mr. Chen has also presented at various conferences, such as AspenTech, ASME and Power-Gen.