A technically strong mechanical engineer with diversified experience of 25 years in oil, gas, chemical and Energy industries is seeking a mechanical integrity or reliability position in an operating company. Experience includes production and maintenance support, leading Six-Sigma Projects, and facilitating multi-disciplinary plant initiatives with fired boiler, with broad leadership in the Chemical, Energy and utilities area, along with sharp focus in implementing predictive and reliability centered maintenance strategies.
Mechanical Integrity Engineer January 2014 to CurrentAir Liquide - Freeport, TX
EMS (Equipment Maintenance Strategy) , PSM (OSHA-3133), PHA ,BMS, API 510,570,579,653 ASME B-31.1,31.3 , ASME-Section VIII-Div., 1 & II, LOPA assessments, NDT inspection, FMEA, RCA, Troubleshooting Gas/Oil fired boilers, Operation and Maintenance of boiler, turbine and rotary equipment Steam distribution & production optimization ,Water hammering, SWOT analysis, HAZOP, HAZAN Software Skills: MAXIMO (CMMS), Auto Cad, Si-Net Modeling, Gate Cycle (GE Company developed), ASPEN, Process Explorer IP-21, JMP Statistical Tool, , PI system, SCADA, DCS Professional Accomplishments Investigated accident of 14" crack in Hydrogen purification vessel weld and recommended actions to mitigate such events across all Air Liquide sites.
Conduct PHA that support PSM guideline per OSHA -3133, 29 CFR 1910 Led Green Belt Project reducing Steam Trap maintenance cycle time saving energy worth $340,000 annually and preventing water-hammer related safety incidents in Dow Chemical Company Calculate DMW pre-heater heat exchanger tube life from corrosion rate.
Replace tube bundle and prevent cross contamination.
Conduct RBA per API 580 for pressure vessels during TAR at El Segundo site of Air Liquide Conduct Gap Analysis for the AUT(Automated Ultrasonic Test) inspection between 2012 and 2015 for Hydrogen Pressure vessel for crack detection in Air Liquide Company as per API-571 Increased Coal boiler efficiency by 0.2% by deploying TDL Oxygen analyzer and removing LPP gap.
This improved safety by replacing Zirconium analyzer in Fired Boiler at WV, and saved $30k per year in Dow Chemical Implement Dry ice (CO2) Hydro-blast cleaning process to remove scale and debris from HRSG (Heat Recovery Steam Generator) in Power-9 Unit of Dow Chemical Company to improve performance.
Led Six Sigma project for economic analysis ($1,500,000) to evaluate alternatives for R & D Building steam supply due to underground line.
It has Reduced heat loss, and risk of CUI on under-bridge steam line and water hammer risk in Dow Chemical Conducted API 580 RBI for compressor inter-cooler and process water tank for Air Liquide HP Unit inside Dow Plant Saved $20,000 in ash disposal and pipeline maintenance by diverting fly ash directly to supplier truck from coal boiler bottom ash hopper using vacuum system in State Electric Company in India Improved safety and delivered $60k annual energy savings by upgrading steam trap maintenance on #250 and # 50 header at La Porte site of Dow Chemical Company Saved energy cost of $60k per year by isolating steam systems from Ford Motor Company warehouse Deploy EMS (Equipment Maintenance Strategy) for 10 sites of Dow Company to increase reliability and minimize inventory budget using FMEA tool Led Six Sigma Green Belt project in Ford Motor Company for designing a connector that reduce insertion force in different electric gadget against customer complaint.
Saved warranty cost of $500k Participate in HAZOP and HAZAN study.
Follow OSHA 3133 PSM guidelines for PHA and implement Mechanical Integrity concept per 1910.119 (j) and rules per 29 CFR 1910.1200(I) Led RBI (Risk Base Inspection) per API 579/580 for pressure vessel at El Segundo which couldn't be internally inspected.
Developed SOW (scope of work) for inspection of pipe, vessel, heat exchanger and other plant equipment, prepare RFQ and prepare Bid tab from vendors offers.
Participate in Vulnerability study of BAYPORT SMR plant and carried out FFS (Fitness-for -Service) evaluation per API-579 for heat exchanger Provided guidance to Inspection to determine CML / TML locations according to API-510, API-570, and API-653 Used MAXIMO (CMMS) to prepare PM, PdM, and HSE work plan support RCM for Hydrogen vessels Developed internal inspection plan according to API-510 and Risk Base Inspection as per API-580 code for vessel which are not possible to inspect internally due to production requirement or other economical factor.
Conducted water tank inspection per API-653 in HPU plant and determined mitigation for shell appurtenances and re-coating on rusted area.
Determine vessel life and recommend to replace or continue based on FMEA and statistical analysis Prepared 5 years budget for tube scanning, PSA vessel inspection and R&M budget for 10 different Perform Base Line Inspection for new vessel and pipe Led Eddy Current, AUT (Automated Ultrasonic Testing), ACFM (Alternating Current Field Measurement) IRIS, RFT, Acoustic Emission for pressure vessel, nozzle, reactor , heat exchanger inspection to detect flaws and size Led Risk analysis using LOF (Likelihood of Failure), COF to economically reduce process safety risk Manage Time and Material projects, manage contractors, manage work order schedules, analyze failure codes, decide critical parts and manage spare parts.
Mechanical Engineer January 2007 to January 2013
Ass. Technology Manager Dow Chemical Company - Freeport, TX
Successfully led the Combustion & Steam Team, Global Burner Management Team, and Fired Equipment Technology Team in delivery of strategic company objectives of compliance, safety, standardization and simplification Led Green Belt project focused on heat loss reduction across 10,000+ ft.
of steam lines Implement PSM (Process Safety Management) standard per OSHA 3133 (29 CFR 1910) for toxic and reactive chemicals in Chlorine plant and support PHA process Led FMEA studies and developed Equipment Maintenance strategy for steam distribution system Led utility and steam distribution projects across the company: Fort Saskchwan, Canada, Tarragona, Germany, Terneuzen (Netherlands), Thailand, and Deer Park (Texas).
Participate in HAZOP and HAZAN study while replacing steam traps on steam lines in Chlorine Plant Oversaw execution of Loss Prevention Principle and conformance with EH&S policies in Operations and Projects Evaluated pipe specification in compliance with ASME and API for several company sites Inspected steam generation systems and recommended actions to improve operating performance Led several Management of Change sessions to prevent unit trips and optimize operational performance (steam ejector commissioning, steam distribution systems, etc.) Led Root Cause Investigation for water hammering event on steam line Led several environmental compliance projects to reduce NOx, SO2 and PM emissions by optimizing Burner Management Systems (BMS) - provided air/fuel calculations for BMS tripping logic to maintain emissions Oversaw lifecycle management of coal fired boiler (from design, installation, commissioning, operations, maintenance, inspection, and decommissioning) Audited implementation of Layer of Protection Analysis (LOPA) and Reactive Chemical & Process Hazard Analysis (RCPHA) to support the Process Safety Team and maintain "Zero" accident policy Performed design calculations to resolve pressure and temperature drop issues on steam lines, using SiNet and Gate Cycle modeling Carried out Automated Ultrasonic Testing (AUT), PT and other Non-Destructive Testing for reactor and heat exchanger inspection Developed FMEA for Boiler auxiliaries and deaerator systems Provided Joint Venture (JV) support for various projects across the company: Black Diamond Project in China and Sugarcane waste - CABANA in Brazil Supported pump assessments for energy conservation in partnership with the Department of Energy Provided SME support to several advanced control efforts - steam and power optimization through Dynamic Matrix Control (DMC) and Distributed Control Systems (DCS) Encouraged plant employees to support the Voluntary Protection Program (VPP).
Manufacturing Engineer January 2003 to January 2007Ford Motor Company - Detroit, MI
Performed preventive maintenance of hydraulic system, air condition system, combustion system, and boiler system of Cleaver -Brooks boiler Ran steam boilers to comply with environmental, technical and inspection regulations Managed steam line maintenance, repair records, and equipment data Supported several Ford projects as manufacturing engineer - Explorer, Mountaineer, and Sport Track Programs Developed FMEA and PFMEA for assembly processes Implemented corrective production processes in response to customer complaints on Ford products.
Operation & Maintenance Engineer June 2002 to March 2003Torrington Bearing Company - Torrington, CT
Oversaw maintenance of electrical and instrumentation control systems.
Prepared preventive and predictive maintenance schedules for Boilers (Billow-Water tube), Compressors, Air Driers, Feed Pumps, Emergency Generator and Firewater Pumps.
Supported repair and assembly of oil fuel pumps, chemical feed pumps, combustion air fans, and pressure gauges.
Supported troubleshooting efforts of steam distribution systems, including pressure relief valves.
Production Engineer/Plant Manager January 1995 to January 2002MW
Total ) Gujarat State Electricity Company, Gujarat, India.
Boiler & Turbine Maintenance Engineer January 1987 to January 1995MW Gujarat State Electricity Company
Led team for installation and erection of Compressor, Condenser Pump and Turbine Oil pump Prepared preventive maintenance schedules and maintained data for replacement of parts, valves and Turbine Auxiliaries Optimized production costs by managing inventory and working capital Monitored Turbine Governor Performance after outage.
Supervised maintenance teams for Coal Mill, ID Fan, FD Fan, PA Fan and other auxiliaries Maintained coal flow systems across the site (Coal Crusher, Coal Bunker, Coal Feeder, Pulverizer, Coal Burners) Established production parameters for the plant (soot blowing, coal burners, and oil burners) Led operational excellence and maintenance strategies for boiler equipment.
Design Engineer July 1984 to August 1987ELECON Engineering Company
Designed Conveyor belts.
Idlers and material handling Equipment, Vibrating Feeder and Apron Feeder, Ring crusher.
Designed stacker-Reclaimer system used for mining industry, power plants, fertilizer industry, cement company.
Prepared maintenance manuals for coal handling equipment.
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A : 2012Texas A&M University - Commerce, TX
B.E : Mechanical Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, Heat and Mass transfer, Fluid Mechanics, 1984Sardar Patel UniversityIndiaMechanical Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, Heat and Mass transfer, Fluid Mechanics
Associate : Mechanical Engineering Mechanical, Manufacturing process, Production technology, 1981Sardar Patel UniversityIndiaMechanical Engineering Mechanical, Manufacturing process, Production technology
Member of ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
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Companies Worked For:
Dow Chemical Company
Ford Motor Company
Torrington Bearing Company
MW Gujarat State Electricity Company
ELECON Engineering Company
Texas A&M University
Sardar Patel University
Job Titles Held:
Mechanical Integrity Engineer
Ass. Technology Manager
Operation & Maintenance Engineer
Production Engineer/Plant Manager
Boiler & Turbine Maintenance Engineer
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A : 2012 B.E : Mechanical Engineering), Mechanical Engineering, Heat and Mass transfer, Fluid Mechanics , 1984 Associate : Mechanical Engineering Mechanical, Manufacturing process, Production technology , 1981
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