|Following are selected major projects:
Pulp Mill -
Modified software for control system upgrade and improvements. Modified control
software for power boiler.
Paper Mill - Northern NY
After previously shutdown mill was sold, I modified the control system to accommodate
changes in the stock blending process and participated in the startup of the modified
Power Plant Control System Engineer, Engineering Company
Reviewed and modified the DCS (Foxboro I/A) control logic for two combined cycle power
plant and participated in the Factory Acceptance Test of the Foxboro I/A DCSs for the
Pollution Abatement, Manufacturing Plant
Designed the control system, wrote functional specifications, implemented software,
tested, and started up the process control system for a process to remove hazardous
chemicals from the exhaust of a manufacturing plant.
Paper Mill, Northern NY
For an existing paper mill I wrote functional specifications, designed, implemented,
and started up DCS controls for a batch stock blending system. This included working with
the customer's engineering department, outside engineering consultants, vendors, and mill
I participated in the design, wrote functional specifications, implemented software,
and started up the broke pulper and broke refining system for the addition of wet strength
paper to the mill. After the initial startup I was involved in the test runs, analysis,
and modifications to the system to achieve desired results.
I maintained an ongoing relationship with the mill that has involved numerous smaller
projects, typically involving implementation of control loops or other software in the
stock prep, chemical, and machine wet end areas. The mill was shut down in April, 2001.
Paper Mill - West Coast
Designed and implemented the graphic displays and controls for the conversion of the
stock prep and wet end controls from existing panel board analog controls to DCS controls.
The project included documentation and operator training.
Wrote detailed design specifications and implemented batch control software on a DCS
for a pharmaceutical production facility. This work included interpretation of P&IDs
and operational documentation to develop the specifications.
Developed the functional specifications of pharmaceutical process upgrade. This
included the operation of an ultrafilter, CIP system, and other processes. As part of the
work I help develop the validation documentation and validate the process. In a separate
project for the same plant I designed the control system, programmed the DCS, developed
documentation, and led the checkout, startup, and initial operation for a solvent recovery
distillation system. The startup work included chromatography skids, ultrafiltration
skids, and CIP system.
Carpet Finishing Mill
For the rebuild of a carpet finishing mill destroyed by fire, I participated in the
design, wrote the functional specifications, implemented, and started up the utilities
(steam, hot water, cooling water, chilled water) section of the mill. During the initial
period, before the controls could be made fully automatic, I acted as a DCS operator for
the hot and chilled water systems. I also consulted with other control engineers in other
areas of the mill to assist in control loop tuning and control strategy design.
On this fast track project I was the lead DCS engineer for utilities and a member of
the utilities team comprising personnel from the engineering firm, the textile company
engineering department, the mill staff, and major vendors. The work included participation
of all phases of the design and engineering effort, including P&ID review, equipment
specification review, procurement, equipment checkout, and startup.
Designed and implemented batch control system on a DCS for a drug development facility.
This included contact with the drug development personnel, engineering department, and
equipment vendors to determine the needs and convert these needs into the actual
specifications and control software.
I also developed and implemented the controls for the high purity water system
(including distillation, storage, and distribution) for the facility.
Startup work included reactors, ultrafiltration, WFI production and distribution, CIP,
and SIP controls.