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PROCESS CONTROL PROJECT ENGINEERING
  • Process control and instrumentation engineering and project leadership.
  • DCS/PLC/HMI  installation design,  implementation, configuration, and programming.

 

PAST PROJECTS
  • Offshore Gas and Oil
    • I&C Lead  Client company’s lead engineer for 36-well floating wellhead portion of a $3B project.  Oversee EPC contractor’s design, installation, and testing of instrumentation, safety and control systems. 
    • Process control and safety systems  Represent EPC contractor's interests in vendor's implementation of process control and safety systems for an offshore gas wellhead and processing platform, including factory acceptance testing and approval.
  • Chemical Processing
    • Nerve Agent  Chief I&C engineer for commissioning and operating a facility which neutralizes VX nerve agent. Uses DeltaV DCS, Siemens Quadlog safety PLC, and A-B Control Logix. Total I/O count is 3200.
    • Melamine  Represent owner's interests with EPC contractor for $74M grassroots plant using melamine M-IV process; develop a controls upgrade project for an existing M-I plant, including identification of profit opportunities, design of advanced control strategies, and project justification; Develop and implement a small data acquisition/historian installation using DeltaV.
    • Phosphoric acid  Assist with commissioning of a $90M purified phosphoric acid plant using a 5000 I/O DeltaV DCS with Foundation Fieldbus and HART instrumentation.
  • Bulk Handling
    • Ore Conveying and Storage  Design controls,  program PLC's and MMI's and start up of electrical controls and interlocks for 2.5K ton/hour system.
  • Dock Facilities
    • Marine Vapor Recovery  Update and commission algorithms in PLC's for control of thermal oxidizer and gas compressor, including safety shutdowns and interface to DCS.
    • Product Handling  Add pneumatic and electrical operators for 65 block valves, along with design of associated power distribution, PLC programming and DCS interfaces.
  • Custody transfer
    • Gasoline, diesel and jet fuel bulk transfers  Design system including measurements, PLC calculations and programming, interface to DCS and accounting systems, and initial proving of system.
  • Petroleum Refining
    • De-Waxing of Lubricating Oil  Design, program and interface a PLC-based controls upgrade. 
    • Pipestill  Specify instrumentation and control valves, coordinate with engineering contractor designing installation and with process engineers setting design requirements.
    • MEA Regenerator  Specify instrumentation and control valves, coordinate with engineering contractor designing installation and with process engineers setting design requirements.
    • Pipestill, Light Ends, Tankfields and Water Treatment Units  Design and implement various analytical instrument installations, including sampling systems.
    • General  Develop specifications for selection and implementation of redundant 5000-point temperature measurement system, including DCS interface.
  • Oil Tankfields
    • Tankfield Automation  Configure TDC 3000 systems for monitoring tanks, controlling pumping and making measurements for custody transfer and inventory accounting.
    • Systems Integration  Participated in development and ontPing of two types of interfaces from TDC 3000 to tankfield instrumentation.
    • Electrical  Add motor operators for block valves in pumping systems, along with design of associated power distribution, PLC programming and computer interfaces.
    • Systems Integration  Support of a supervisory control system covering 700 tanks and 150 PLC's controlling hundreds of pumps and valves and monitoring custody transfers.
    • Blending  Design support for in-line product blending with analyzer feedback.
  • Sugar Refining
    • Turbine-Generator for sugar mill  Develop control strategies; specify instrumentation and valves, control panel; coordinate with piping and process designers.  Consult on control problems at second mill.

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ORGANIZATIONS / AFFILIATIONS

 

Instrumentation, Systems, and Automation Society (ISA)

 

American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE)

 

     

 

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send email to username JOHN at JETAYLOR.COM

 

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(888) 299-0646

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

latest update

27 March 2006  Y D

 

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