Experience

Taking a break from HMI work.
  • Large PLC based control systems experience, over 40 Years.
  • Four (now 5) large gasplant 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 & oper. 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. Interested in the complete project cycle, from information gathering to design, from implementing the solution to training staff on the new methodologies and documentation. Technical writing, to date my largest effort is a 12 foot stack of complete operations manuals for a nine station pipeline (crossing international boarders),