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 Expert  721702

Expert in Process Instrumentation and Control


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Ontario
Canada
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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert specified and applied analog instrumentation in manufacturing and process control for a wide range of industries, using a variety of instruments and input/ouput devices. He has also used his expertise to troubleshoot systems once installed. Expert designed and applied automatic control systems using analog instrumentation and computer-based control systems for a variety of industries. Both analog and discrete logic automatic control were implemented. He has also performed troubleshooting and PID loop tuning once the systems were installed.

He applied control systems to a wide range of chemical pocesses, from batches to continous processes. These control systems varied from simple to complex applications using a variety of instrumentation and control devices depending on the application. He has also developed P&IDs for these process to identify the process, piping, and instrumentation. Expert designed, implemented, and documented emergency shut-down systems for a variety of processes. These systems varied form simple to complex systems depending on the application and criticality. In addition, he was part of the ISA team that developed the SP84 standard on safety shut-down systems that has now been recognized by OSHA.

Expert specified and implemented a variety of computer-based system across a wide range of industries. They ranged from using simple stand-alone devices, to PLCs, to PCs, to Distributed Controls Systems (DCSs). This was followed by factory acceptance tests, on-site troubleshooting, and startup activities. Expert designed, implemented, and analyzed the performance of control systems in a variety of industries. Proportional, integral, and derivative (PID) loops used in feedback, ratio, cascade, and feedforward were used to achieve optimum control.

Expert designed and implemented electromechanical control systems across a variety of industries. Even with the proliferation of PLCs and computer-based controls in general, electromechanical control still has a role in emergency shutdown systems and in very small/simple control applications.

He developed how-to procedures, designed, and checked the work of others in document preparation and management. He wrote a book (published by the ISA) on the subject. In the field of instrumentation and control, the main documents are: P&IDs, Control System Definition, Logic Diagrams, Instrument Index, Loop Diagrams, Interlock Diagrams, Critical Trip Documentation, Instrument Spec sheets, Manuals for Computer-based Systems, Control Panel Specs, Control Room Specs, Installation Spec, Testing of Alarm and Trip Systems, Inspection of Equipment in Hazardous Areas, Instrument Calibration, etc...

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analog instrumentation

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analog output

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electronic instrumentation

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process control instrumentation

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instrumentation process

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automatic control

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automatic control device

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control loop

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control network

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control process

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engineering control computer system

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remote control

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chemical bath control

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chemical process control instrumentation

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liquid level control

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process chemical control system

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thermal controller

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chemical industry emergency shutdown procedure

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emergency shutdown system

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computerized data acquisition

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microcontroller

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control system analysis

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control system design

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control system performance evaluation

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control system resolution

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feedback control system

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feedforward control

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proportional integral derivative control

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electromechanical control

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electromechanical control system

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documentation process

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engineering documentation product

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engineering drawing management

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manufacturing documentation system

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software documentation control

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specification documentation process

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technical documentation process


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Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
2003   Certificate   Mediation   York University  
1970   B.Sc.   Mechanical Engineering   Ain Shams University, Cairo  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1985 to 1999

 

ICI

 

Instrumentation & Controls Consultant

 

At ICI, expert developed engineering standards, generated control philosophies and functional specifications, designed complete control systems, guided and checked the work of engineering consultants, monitored contractors on site, and personally carried on plant commissioning and start-up. He also contributed to the implementation of critical loops in compliance with OSHA's requirements.

1985 to 1988

 

Westhead Associates

 

Application Eng. Mgr.

 

At Westhead, he assisted plants in resolving and troubleshooting difficult problems (from conceptual engineering to maintenance). He performed plant audits and assessments, as well as developed and conducted training courses and seminars for engineering/technical personnel, operators and sales staff.

1984 to 1985

 

Union Electric

 

Systems Manager

 

He recruited, trained and managed engineers and technicians. He set-up and implemented procedures and policies, monitored team activities and results, and took corrective action where needed. He prepared job descriptions, budgets, forecasts, progress reports, manpower loadings, and schedules.

1980 to 1983

 

ICI

 

Senior Control Engineer

 

Expert designed P&IDs, logic diagrams, loop diagrams, and control schematics. He also wrote specifications, prepared calculations, and developed many other types of engineering drawings and documents such as the implementation of critical loops. He assisted plants in resolving and troubleshooting difficult problems (from conceptual engineering to maintenance). He performed plant audits and assessments.

1978 to 1980

 

Acres

 

Lead I&C Engineer

 

He designed logic diagrams, loop diagrams, and control schematics. He also wrote specifications, and developed many other types of engineering drawings and documents.

1976 to 1978

 

Expert Engineering Services

 

Principal

 

As the principal of his own firm, he designed control systems for a blast furnace and a power house, guided and checked the work of engineering consultants, and monitored contractors on site.

1974 to 1976

 

A.G. McKee

 

I&C Engineer

 

He designed control systems for a blast furnace and a power house, guided and checked the work of engineering consultants, and monitored contractors on site.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Expert is a Member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario

Licenses/Certifications

He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario (P.E.).

Professional Appointments

Expert is a part-time professor at many universities across North America.


Publications:
Publications and Patents Summary

He has three published technical books to his name and has written numerous technical articles. The third book, "The Condensed Handbook of Measurement and Control," was ISA's best seller. Expert also co-authored a patent on soil remediation.

Selected Publications and Publishers  
 - ISA  

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • Expert developed engineering standards, generated control philosophies and functional specifications, designed complete control systems, guided and checked the work of engineering consultants, monitored contractors on site, and personally carried on-plant commissioning and start-up. He has also implemented control systems using microcomputers, programmable controllers, DCSs, and analog instrumentation.
  • He has designed P&IDs, logic diagrams, loop diagrams, and control schematics. He wrote specifications, prepared calculations, and developed many other types of engineering drawings and documents such as the implementation of critical loops in compliance with OSHA's requirements. He assisted plants in resolving and troubleshooting difficult problems (from conceptual engineering to maintenance). Additionaly, he has performed plant audits and assessments.
  • Expert developed and conducted training courses and seminars for engineering/technical personnel, operators and sales staff. He took responsibility for the technical compliance for all plants across Canada and Latin America. And he developed ICI's North American Guidelines for Control Engineering.
  • He has experience recruiting, training and managing engineers and technicians. He hasset-up and implemented procedures and policies, monitored team activities and results, and took corrective action where needed. He also has experience preparing job descriptions, budgets, forecasts, progress reports, manpower loadings, and schedules.
  • Expert participated as a voting member of ISA's S84 standard on Programmable Electronic Systems for use in Safety Applications.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in liquid level control for consulting on food steam table.
  • Expert for consulting on Review of Patent Portfolio.
  • Process controls expert for consulting on biomedical control optimization for a temperature control system algorithm.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Expert Witness Experience Summary:
He was an expert witness in a court case involving a large vendor of control equipment and a multi-national chemical company.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1985 to   USA   He is engaged in a variey of engineering activities in instrumentation and controls in the U.S.
1985 to 1999   Mexico   Expert was involved in a variety of engineering activities in instrumentation and controls in Mexico.
1995 to 1997   Chile   Expert was involved in a variety of engineering activities in instrumentation and controls in Chile.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Arabic   Expert speaks, reads, and writes Arabic fluently.
French   He speaks, reads, and writes French fluently.

Market Research:
He has prepared and met sales forecasts, organized the activities of a small sales group, and developed new markets.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

He generated and conducted instrumentation and control training courses for the University of Wisconsin, the University of Toronto, Dalhousie University, and for the ISA (the Instrumentation, Systems and Automation Society).

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Expert has wide experience covering a multitude of vendors.

Other Skills and Services

Expert has experience in mediation.


 

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