SUNCOR ENERGY (OILSANDS PROJECTS) CO Heater Skid design package to register the skid with ABSA at Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

The skid is designed for trucking in Carbon Monoxide on trailers to be mixed in with other gases to make a Syngas. The CO heater skid is to make sure the CO remains in gaseous form when transferring from the truck to the end users process.

The following tasks were performed as the following:

Skid structure

  • Perform structural analysis and design as per NBC Alberta edition in lifting and operating conditions

  • Review, verify the fabrication drawing, make changes as needed and stamp it.

  • provide stamped structural report

Piping

  • review, validate and stamp the piping design

circulation heater​

  • Design, validate and stamp the CO heater vessel as per ASME Sec VIII div 1 and

  • review verify the fabrication dwgs

TESORO REFINING & MARKETING COMPANYY LLC ( Marathon Martinez Renewable Fuels ) Pipe support structure design project at Martinez, California, US.​

Perform analysis and design of the pipe support structure in Marathon refinery Martinez, California, US

The structures have been analyzed by using Finite Element Method and classical approach. Risa 3D software has been used for finite element model and analysis. 3D beam elements with 6 Degrees of freedom per node were used for modeling the space frame Support Structure.

The structure has been analyzed for the effects of self-weight or dead load, Piping loads, Wind Loads along X and Z directions and seismic or earthquake load along X, Y and Z directions.

All the Design, Loads and Load Combinations, etc. were made as per the following building codes:

  • International Building Code 2018

  • California Building Code 2019

  • International Fire Code 2018

  • NFPA 101 Life Safety Code 2018

  • ASCE 7-16

A Linear Static Analysis is performed on the software and the Support Reactions and the stresses on members are obtained. LRFD (Load Resistance Factor Design) Procedure is adopted for design of structural members.

PIERIDAE ENERGY, SALATA BUS UNITE, WATERTON, ALBERTA

Perform pipe stress analysis to a piping system  connected to a hot oil surge pressure vessel and other existing pipelines for designing a Weld-on repair and define the reactions and forces at the locations where weld-on repair is attaching.



SUNCOR ENERGY CBR Project Cogen PI & BOP at Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada

Perform analysis and design of the IPB Supporting structure layout system of CBR COGEN Project CANADA.

The structures have been analyzed by using Finite Element Method and classical approach. STAAD.pro(Connect Edition) software has been used for finite element model and analysis. 3D beam elements with 6 Degrees of freedom per node were used for modeling the space frame Support Structure.

The structure has been analyzed for the effects of self-weight or dead load, Snow Load, short circuit forces, Wind Loads along X and Z directions and seismic or earthquake load along X, Y and Z directions.

All the Loads and Load Combinations were made as per NBC2019 Alberta Edition Code. A Linear Static Analysis is performed on the software and the Support Reactions and the stresses on members are obtained. LRFD (Load Resistance Factor Design) Procedure is adopted for design of structural members.

 

AHS Calgary Cancer Center at Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

The new Calgary Cancer Centre at the Foothills Medical Centre in Calgary will be a premier healthcare facility and academic center providing cancer care services in Southern Alberta. The first major design-build project for the Alberta Government, construction was planned to commence in late 2017 with the new facility completed and operational in 2023.

Prepare piping analysis and drawing package for the following systems within the Building Services Piping Analysis to factor in the following displacements and loads:​

  • Specific Building movements at building expansion joints

  • Thermal movement of the piping system between Ambient and Operating

  • Dead/gravity loads of piping system and insulation

  • Seismic loads

  • Designs to be compliant with:

    • NBCC Section 4.1.8.18 for post-disaster buildings

    • AISC Seismic analysis

    • ASHRAE Bracing guidelines for non-structural components

    • Project Specifications such as:

    • Mechanical Systems Pipe and Pipe Fittings

    • Expansion Fittings and Loops for Mechanical Systems

    • Pipe Hangers and Supports for Mechanical Systems

    • Noise & Vibration Control

    • Piping and Equipment Insulation

    • Seismic Force Restraint System

    • Steam and Condensate Piping and Pumps

  • Drawings to provide the following:

    • Piping Support Locations and support type (rigid, spring)

    • Piping Anchor locations and anchor type (Lateral, all-directional, etc)

    • Piping guide locations and guide type (lateral, etc)

    • Transverse / longitudinal seismic Bracing locations. Piping to be braced at distance maximums provided by ASHRAE / NBCC Section 4.1.8.18

    • Piping Expansion Joint / Flex Connector Locations (if required) and expansion joint type

    • Provide piping movements at expansion joints

    • Provide loads / movement on guides

    • Provide loads on supports, and travel on any spring supports

    • Provide loads on anchors

    • Provide loads on seismic bracing locations

    • Provide piping stress report at the analysis nodes

    • Physical Products and Application design (Guides, Supports, Anchors, Bracing parts and their connection to structure) to be selected/designed by others, using the information contained within the analysis/drawings (loads, movement, type, etc)

    • Sealed P.ENG. / P.E. Stamp.

 

GreenMantra Technologies located at Brantford, Ontario, Canada

  • Performed Steel pipe support design  

  • Performed Steel platforms design  

  • Performed Braced and moment steel frames design for pipe racks, etc...

  • Performed Equipment Anchorage design

  • Performed Piping Stress Analysis using CAESAR II

 

​Polar Mobility Research Ltd. located at Calgary Alberta, Canada

  • performed structural analysis and design for a trailer frame to meet the CSA standards and motor vehicle safety regulations.

 

Chevron Refinery in Richmond, CA;

Chevron Refinery in Pasadena, TX; 

Genentech Biotechnology company in California; 

Corteva Agriscience in Pittsburg, CA

Mare Island Dry Dock LLC, CA

Du Pont/EKC Technology Inc, CA

Performed the following tasks in annual turn arounds or shutdowns

  • Performed Steel pipe support design  

  • Performed Steel platforms design  

  • Performed Braced and moment steel frames design  

  • Performed Equipment Anchorage design

  • Performed Piping Stress Analysis using CAESAR II

Enbridge Gas / Bird Construction,  Westcoast Energy - T-South Reliability & Expansion project – Station: CS-4B located Hixon, British Columbia, Canada.

  • Hydrotest exclusion zone reduction study from 50 ft to 5 ft as per: 

    • ASME B31 Piping Codes

    • ASME BPVC

    • ASME PCC2

    • NBIC (NB-23)

    • US Department of Energy 
       

 

Saudi Aramco in Saudi Arabia

  • Instructing and teaching piping stress analysis using CAESAR II

Domtar paper and pulp mill LMF Vat Discharge in Kamloops, British Columbia

  • Performing structural stress analysis and retrofit for the LMF Vat vessel.

 

Drycake Vanderbeken Enterprises LTD LIME SLUDGE CENTRIFUGE PROJECT Fort McMurray, Alberta 

  • Checked the piping isometrics and pipe support adequacy of the pump skid 

  • Carried out static pipe stress analysis and design for the piping, to the requirements of ASME B31.3 

  • Created the system CAESAR models and pipe stress analysis report and documentation.

 

SUNCOR Energy PLANT 93-94 EMULSION HANDLING PROJECT Fort McMurray, Alberta 

  • Checked the piping isometrics and pipe support adequacy of the induced static flotation pump skid 

  • Carried out static pipe stress analysis and design for the piping, to the requirements of ASME B31.3 

  • Created the system CAESAR models 

  • Recommended changes in the piping design to bring the predicted pipe stresses to within Piping Code allowable stress values

  • Perform skid Structural stress analysis and design for piping, operation and seismic loads.

American Dream Meadowlands, Meadowlands Sports Complex, East Rutherford, New Jersey 

  • Check the piping routing for clashes and reroute the line on CADWorx and implement the CADWorx 3D model into Tekla, Autocad Revit 

  • Reviewed and approved all the WPSs and PQRs for the plumping welding as per ASME BPV Code, Section IX and structural welding as per AWS D1.1. 

  • Carried out the arrangements and the documentations of the piping groups and the structural group due to the piping / structural background.

  • Performing piping stress analysis and piping design as per ASME B31.9 (building services piping)

  • Structural analysis and design as per ASCE 7-10, ACI-318 and AISC

 

 

CNRL Horizon Project, Primary Separation Cell, Fort McMurray, Alberta, Krupp Canada

  • Studied and validated CNRL Primary Separation Cell process and scope documentation including engineering calculations, for Phase 2 of the project 

  • Reviewed and validated slurry service piping stress analyses and designs completed by others. 

  • Advised alternate designs to diminish pipe stresses to within Code limits where necessary. 

  • Implemented client proprietary piping data into specialized pipe design software to permit rapid data access and utilization during pipe modeling and document generation. 

  • Prepared piping material takes off (MTO). 

  • Solved technical problems in fabrication and erection stages. 

  • Developed as built drawings 

  • Checked, modified and approved the welding procedures specifications and welding procedures qualifications records for the whole project 

  • Supervised the fabrication and erection processes in fort mcmurray 

  • Perform fitness for services calculations and evaluation as per API 579-1/ASME FFS-1 

  • Reviewed and approved all the WPS and PQRS in the project 

  • Responsible for producing and checking all types of Piping drawings, Isometrics, Layouts, Pipe supports and schedules 

  • Interdisciplinary document check like P&ID, PFD, Civil foundations, structural steel drawings, Material Requisitions, instrument hook-up drawings etc. 

  • Travel to the live operating plant to lead the team or support the supervisor. 

  • Perform the piping As-building activities. 

  • Supervise PDS/SP3D for 3d Modelling and isometrics, GAD extraction and drafting 

  • Handled design review using Naviswork and SPR. 

  • Achieved layout Optimization and Decision making on layout design. 

  • Provided planning and direction for other designers in project-specific tasks. 

  • Check and back check drawings produced by drafting personnel. 

  • Work with client to resolve problems. 

  • Create and respond to technical queries. 

  • Perform the pipe stress on piping systems. 

  • provide adequate pipe support details, locations, and spans. 

  • Discuss routine technical problems and communicate effectively with immediate supervisor and other project personnel. 

  • Meet deadlines and manage priorities. Provided customer service to our clients and adapted to work in a team-oriented environment.

 

MEG Energy Corp., Oil Removal Filter Project, Alberta 

  • Verified the piping isometrics for quality and adequacy of supports for a series of compressor piping systems 

  • Carried out pipe stress analyses and verified the design for these compressor unit piping systems to the requirements of ASME B31.1 

  • Used Conde Nozzle Pro software to analyze and predict nozzle local stresses for a series of pressure vessels according to the methods of WRC 107 and WRC 297 

  • Created the CAESAR II model for these systems

 

CNRL Terrain 3 Oil Sands Project, Slurry Preparation Plants, Fort McMurray, Alberta Krupp Canada 

  • Played a key role in the review and validation of stress analyses for special slurry piping and auxiliary system designs completed by others. As a specialized group member performed pipe stress analyses using CAESAR II software for piping systems integrity as per ASME B31.3.  

  • Recommended changes in the piping design to bring the predicted pipe stresses to within Piping Code allowable stress values

 

Imperial Oil Resources Kearl Oil Sands Project, Slurry Preparation Plants, Fort McMurray, Alberta 
Krupp Canada 

  • Played a key role in the review and validation of stress analyses for special slurry piping and auxiliary system designs completed by others. As a specialized group member performed pipe stress analyses using CAESAR II software for various dynamic combinations of high frequency/amplitude vibration, water hammer, thermal and high fluid density loading phenomena unique to the industry 

  • Recommended changes in the piping design to bring the predicted pipe stresses to within Piping Code allowable stress values

  • Performed structure analysis and design for steel structure and pipe racks as per the governing codes.

Devon Canada Compressor Unit, Alberta 

  • Checked the piping isometrics and pipe support adequacy of a large compressor facility 

  • Carried out static pipe stress analysis and design for the piping, to the requirements of ASME B31.3 

  • Carried out dynamic and fatigue pipe stress analysis to the requirements of ASME SEC VIII-Division 2 Appendix 5 and reviewed the design  

  • Performed piping stress analysis using CAESAR II

 

Petrobras Waste Flue Gas Recovery Project, Brazil BIH 

  • Was part of a team which reviewed and validated a series of piping systems and fired heater radiant tube assembly designs for soundness of engineering and adequacy of the pipe support 

  • Carried out the design and performed pipe stress analysis for the tubes of a series of fired heaters to the requirements of API 530, API 560, ASME Sections I and II and ASME B31.3 

  • Performed piping stress analysis using CAESAR II

 

Yemen Petroleum Co., Oil Export Pipeline, Yemen OMV Exploration GmbH 

  • Checked the piping isometrics and piping supports for adequacy 

  • Performed pipe stress analysis and design for 120 km of buried pipeline to the requirements of API-1102-1993, ASME B31.8 (gas transmission and distribution piping systems) and ASME B31.4 (Pipeline Transportation Systems for Liquids and Slurries) 

  • Performed piping stress analysis using CAESAR II