Engineering Manager (design team of four professional engineers)
Design Consultancy, gas engine generation, CHP, mines gas, landfill gas.
Projects include: -
Power Station Control Panel design, program, and commission. The control system is
at a natural gas processing plant in the Andean foothills, Bolivia. (Modicon TSX
PLC and XBT touch screen terminal)
CHP control panel for Cummins Diesel UK. (Modicon TSX Premium PLC and XBT touch screen
PLC control for HV switchgear. Fifteen switches (including neutral earth contactors)
controlled by a Pilz PSS 3000 triplex safety PLC.
1995 – 2000 Dale Power Systems/Genergy PLC
Gas Turbine Electrical Design Engineer
Engineering Manager, Dale Gas Power (with a design team of four professional engineers)
Manufacturers of Diesel, Gas Engine, and Gas Turbine powered generating systems.
Projects include: -
Programming and RTU configuration of a range of Deutz gas landfill gas generators.
(Mitsubishi A1s-s1, MAC50)
Electrical design and program of a triple fuelled (natural gas, diesel, and LPG)
Solar Taurus 60 gas turbine generator set to be installed in Turkey. The first time
a Taurus 60 had run on all three of these fuels. (Mitsubishi A2As-s1, XYCOM)
Total design of a Solar Taurus 60 gas turbine generator for Northumbrian Water at
Bran Sands, Teeside. The gas turbine is designed to run on gasified sewage sludge.
The emissions from the turbine exhaust are controlled by water injection into the
turbine combustion chamber. The design also included for mixing the sewage sludge
gas with natural gas. (Allen Bradley PLC5)
Total design, program, and project management of a 2.6 MW Paxman diesel generator
for Pfizer, Sandwich. The project included a power management system that controlled
151 HV and LV breakers in three locations on the site. (Mitsubishi A1s-s1 with MELSEC
Net B, Beijers E900)
1992 – 1995 Dane Engineering
A small Electrical Engineering design and consultancy company.
General design and PLC programming.
PLC’s included Allen Bradley PLC5, Siemens S5, GEM 80.
1989 – 1992 Servelec Ltd.
Project Engineer / Principal Engineer
Suppliers of control systems specializing in SCADA, water industry and safety critical
systems for the oil and gas industry. All projects conform to BS5750 part 1.
Company specialized in kegging machines and control systems aimed specifically at
the brewing industry.
Responsible for: -
1. The design and implementation of a Unix based control and monitoring package for
kegging systems (headed up a team of 5 software engineers).
2. Company certification as UL (Underwriters Laboratories) control panel manufacturers
(a necessary step to get the plant installed in Los Angeles County USA). Successfully
achieved in six months.
3. Project Engineering
4. Electrical plant design (including drawings, software, and final documentation)
5. Plant installation and commissioning (worldwide, mainly USA and Europe)
1977 – 1978 GKN Kent Alloys Ltd.
Repair and maintenance of GE controlled CNC controlled machine tools.
1971 – 1977 Lucas CAV Ltd.
Repair and maintenance of semi-automatic and automatic machine tools with relay,
Square D, Norpak, Allen Bradley PLC and other control systems. Circuit and program
design changes. Maintenance and installation of services.
1970 – 1971 Burroughs Machines Ltd.
Field Service Engineer
Service and repair of computer peripherals: line printers, card readers, tape machines
and disk stores.