- Large Control System Experience, over 40 Years.
- Four large gasplant’s BPCS systems, Northern BC.
- IPF Corridor Pipeline Expansion (42” system, logic design).
- Kinder-Morgan (24″ system, 11 station TMPSE expansion).
- WestCoast Energy (Gordondale Station, 1st PID control in PLC).
- Corridor Pipeline (7 stations bidirectional CLX and HMIs).
- Express P/L Exp. (9 stations, logic reviews &operating manuals).
- Trans Mountain Pipeline (new Kingsvale Stn. complete system).
- TMPL Kamloops (complete reno of a running mainline station control desk, metering, boosters & delivery take-offs).
- Westshore Terminals, site wide control design, rail-dumper control replacement, stacker-reclaimer control replacement.
- Molsen Brewing Kirin Beer line PLC/HMI prog & startup.
- Neptune Terminals replacement/improvements to railcar dumper, shiploaders, conveying, stacking and reclaiming.
- Extensive Rockwell Automation HW & SW Knowledge
Worked with PLC-2, PLC-3, PLC-4 (yes there was such a thing), PLC-5 to the current ControlLogix – HMIs from Advisor, ControlView, PanelView to RSView32, Cygnet, FTView and various Scada systems.
- Industrial Networking Experience
Extensive PLC and associated computer/controller/sensor systems networking experience using ControlNet, Ethernet, DeviceNet, Modbus and Radio Networks like the Motorola Moscad & ACE3600.
- More than 40 years working Independently, Assisting Clients
Experienced in working with large and small client firms and consultants, well versed in understanding project requirements and structuring solutions & systems to get the job completed successfully.
- Excellent Communicator
Experienced with large documentation systems, such as operating manual writing and consensus building, no management overhead required – just point me at a goal.
- Logic and Analytic Thinker
With special strength in graphic and logic representation (for instance I developed a Visio logic stencil symbol base), experience in accident investigation and system improvement.
- Creative Problem Solver
Due to wide ranging interests and experience in diverse industries – I can bring insights & solutions from other industries. I’m interested in the complete operations cycle, from information gathering to implementing the completed solution, including training staff on the new methodologies and documenting the results.