Manan Aggarwal is a Mechanical Engineer within Black &
Veatch's global energy business.
Aggarwal worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the Power Generation Plant
Design department before being transferred to the Air Quality Control (AQC) Section.
Aggarwal's AQC responsibilities include technical support
activities in AQC projects. This
includes conceptual design, technical specification writing, design review, design
basis development, technical and economic evaluation, and troubleshooting and
evaluation of equipment related to AQC systems (AQCS).
After working for 4 years in Air Quality Control, Aggarwal
took an opportunity to become part of Start Up and Commissioning group.
Aggarwal's responsibilities include commissioning,
testing, and turn-over of the Balance of Plants (BOP) and AQCS equipment
including the Wet Flue Gas Desulfurization (Wet FGD's, Dry FGDs, Baghouse,
ESPs), Fabric Filter, Ash Removal system, Lime Slaking equipment, SDA systems,
and the PAC injection system for mercury removal. Coordinating with construction craft,
Electrical Technicians, I&C Technicians, and Vendor's Technical Advisor
during commissioning of each subsystem.
Areas of Expertise
Air Quality Control System Design and Commissioning.
Start and Commissioning of Flue Gas Desulfurization (wet FGD and Dry FGD)
ESP and Baghouse
Water Treatment Plant
Balance of Plant
FGD COMMISSIONING MANAGER06/2014 to CurrentKusile Power StationWitbank, South Africa
Responsibilities include Mechanical commissioning activities
for the 1000MW, supercritical, coal fired power plant. This includes interface with project
construction and coordinate with the commissioning schedule resulting in timely
completion of activities.
Regular interface with the client project management staff to provide daily reports
of commissioning progress and review of commissioning documentation through
progressive phases of system startup.
Provide technical direction for
equipment/plant system startup and DCS logic reviews prior to initial operation
of major plant equipment.
Interface with major equipment field support
engineers to prioritize and coordinate equipment commissioning and tuning
Field Mechanical Engineer/Planner01/2014 to 06/2014Kendal Power Station (Eskom); SAPWitbank, South Africa
Responsibilities include classifying the criticality of different systems.
The classification of components will ensure a standardized determination of the functional importance of each component and allow for proper prioritization of work management and maintenance execution.
Review and group site Functional Locations in SAP versus Classification criteria to determine the Criticality, Duty Cycle and Service Environment.
Perform Preventive Maintenance (PM) planning using SAP tool for several systems in a plant.
Field Demonstration Testing Engineer10/2013 to 12/2013Vectren - A.B Brown and F.B. Culley Stations; Wet FGD - Mercury Air Toxic Rule MATS
Worked as a field MATS testing coordinator for F.B Culley Station.
Responsibilities includes coordination and planning with vendors to comply with demonstration matrix and schedule, check for desired plant operations and conditions for performing the testing, observing testing methods and sampling procedures.
Gather and evaluate plant DCS data.
Field Mechanical Engineer08/2013 to 10/2013Sandy Creek Power Partners (SCPP); Outage ManagementWaco, Texas
Working as a field mechanical engineer and coordinator for Sandy Creek Power Station.
Responsibilities include coordination and planning of outage activities, coordinate and assist vendors to work on the items as per the outage schedule.
Track activities progress and confirming work completion.
Field Commissioning Engineer01/2013 to 08/2013Sandy Creek Power Partners (SCPP); Dry ScrubberWaco, Texas
Start- Up (Air Quality Control) Engineer.
Working as a Start- Up and commissioning engineer at the Sandy Creek Energy Station (980 MW).
Responsibilities includes commissioning, testing, and turn-over of the AQCS equipment including the Fabric Filter, Ash Removal system, Lime Slaking equipment, two SDA systems, and the PAC injection system for mercury removal.
Accomplished these tasks by coordinating with construction craft, Electrical Technicians, I&C Technicians, and Vendor's Technical Advisor (Alstom, UCC, ADA-ES) during commissioning of each subsystem.
Ensured all vessels and conveying lines were cleaned and flushed.
Started and operated each subsystem individually while performing initial tuning of each control function.
Once this was accomplished the whole process was put into operation and final tuning completed to ensure smooth running of the system.
Also, responsible for coordination and planning of Plant Performance Testing, Enthalpy Drop Testing, Reagent Testing and Emission Testing.
Cardinal Station Unit 3; Wet FGD - Scrubber (JBR) Startup and Operations; American Electric Power.
Air Quality Control Engineer05/2012 to 12/2012American Electric Power - Cardinal PlantBrilliant, Ohio
Worked as a process engineer at the Cardinal Unit 3 site for startup and commissioning of the Jet Bubbling Reactor (JBR).
Air Quality Control Engineer01/2012 to 05/2012Kansas City Board of Public Utilities (KC-BPU)Kansas
Worked on evaluation and selection of dry scrubber technologies.
Compared potential dry flue gas desulfurization technologies such as SDA, CDS and NID system for Nearman Unit 1, developed comparative analysis of the potential technologies and provided a recommendation to KC-BPU.
Air Quality Control Engineer10/2011 to 12/2011Stanton Unit 1; Wet FGD - SO3 Mitigation Study; OUC.
Worked on developing a design basis for the SO3 mitigation study.
Dry Scrubber Specification; Wisconsin Power & Light; Wisconsin.
Air Quality Control Engineer09/2011 to 10/2011Wisconsin Power & LightWisconsin
Developed sprayer dryer absorber technical specification, worked on creating SDA mass balances
Air Quality Control Engineer04/2011 to 09/2011Sandy Creek Power StationWaco, Texas
Emission Testing Specification; Created a specification for the emissions testing requirements at the Sandy Creek Power Station.
Revised the testing protocol for the auxiliary boiler, main boiler and VE emissions testing.
Air Quality Control Engineer01/2011 to 04/2011Nebraska City Unit 2Omaha, Nebraska
Addition of SCR Catalyst Spare Layer. Created a specification for the testing of the new catalyst layers for the selective catalytic reduction (SCR).
Prepared Requests for Proposal (RFPs) and performed the bid evaluation for all the bids received for the catalyst testing.
Air Quality Control Engineer10/2010 to 12/2010Eastman; Kingsport FacilityTennessee
MACT Study - Developed Requests for Quotations (RFQs) for the new pulse jet fabric filter, dry sorbent injection system.
Helped developing the final report for different feasible AQCS technologies and CEMS options for controlling emissions at the facility including cost estimates.
Air Quality Control Engineer05/2010 to 10/2010Omaha Power Public DistrictOmaha, Nebraska
Created a specification for the addition of new catalyst layers for the SCR.
Prepared RFPs and performed the bid evaluation for all the bids received for the catalyst.
Air Quality Control Engineer01/2010 to 05/2010TransaltaAlberta, Cannada
Evaluated different gypsum dewatering options.
Developed design basis; performed calculations and design basis; prepared RFP; and developed cost estimates of the applicable technologies.
Air Quality Control Engineer01/2010 to 05/2010Tutuka Power Station PM Control Study; EskomSouth Africa
Created the air quality design basis and worked on the computer software (Win ESP) to develop the electrostatic precipitator (ESP) model to enhance ESP performance.
Prepared the RFP and evaluated different options to improve ESP performance and the costs related to it.
Air Quality Control Engineer05/2009 to 12/2009Longview CO2 Capture StudyLongview
Created the air quality design basis and prepared the RFP for different CO2 capture technologies.
Developed mass balances and screening of the available technologies.
Also developed preliminary cost estimates for the project.
Air Quality Control Engineer01/2009 to 12/2009Drax Power StationUnited Kingdom
Drax Power Station NOX Reduction Study- Created the air quality design basis and prepared the RFP for the SCR catalysts.
Developed SCR mass balances and estimated SCR sizing and ammonia consumption rates.
Also developed preliminary cost estimates for the project.