DCPD project was one of the most challenging engineering projects I was responsible as Lead Instrumentation engineer to select and size various instruments, final control elements, digital & analog switches as well as designing logic for the programmable logic controller selection. Below I share more details about my role and contribution as the Control Systems Engineer.
Goal of the Project:
Prepare complete instrumentation package and lead the team to successfully deliver the engineering project on budget and on time.
This project includes but not limited to the following :
Design of Control System (PLC for 500 I/O)
Selection of Motor Control Valves (MOVs)
Sizing and procurement of all instruments, sensors, switches etc.
Smart Plant Instrumentation Project Development
In this project I used my management and engineering skills to complete instrumentation package in time. I also did coordinate with Electrical, Process and Project Management departments on a daily basis to ensure that the project will be completed accordingly.
Designing Control Logic Hardware PLC
At this stage, my colleague and I drafted the main chapters of the training including but not limited to installation, database setup, queries, installing modules, completing administrative activities before jumping on the engineering, calculations and wiring modules.
Choosing Instruments based on Control Strategy
We prepared the Piping and instrumentation Diagrams that contains the control loops, instruments, control strategies etc to make sure a full cycle project with Smart Plant Instrumentation is possible.
Producing Instrumentation Engineering Calculations for Reference
I used SPI to handle of the most important engineering activities in control and instrumentation field, instrument sizing. In this course, I used SPI INtools to size a differential pressure transmitter, a control valve, a safety valve and a thermometer - thermowell.
Procurement of the Instruments and Control Elements
At this stage I followed on the instrumentation wiring and instrumentation profiles by connecting the instruments from junction boxes to PLCs and marshaling cabinets.
This was definitely a very challenging and time consuming project but I had the determination to produce a training course which is easy to follow and yet cover all the requirements of Smart Plant Instrumentation software suite. I took the opportunity to add many of the engineering experiences I encountered in my work specially in instrumentation and control fields are transferred to the training. As of today, thousands of engineers and professionals have accessed the course and I had the great opportunity to connect with brilliant engineers along the way. Below is a short summary of some of the engineers and their experiences about the training. Please click to enlarge the reviews.