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 Expert  729494

Expert in Substation Design, Protection, HV and EHV Equipment, Electrical System Study


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

New Jersey (NJ)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has prepared technical specifications for major electrical equipments using his electrical engineering knowledge and experience in the utility industry. He has performed bid evaluation, including evaluation of life cycle cost, and negotiated with manufacturers to meet or exceed the technical requirements for equipment. He has performed vendor document review and coordinated various equipments for overall system integration. This coordination has eliminated major field re-work and resulted in planned installation.

Expert is familiar with all the equipments used in a substation such as medium and high voltage circuit breakers (dead tank and live tank), high voltage generator step up transformers, unit auxiliary transformers, substation transformers, substation DC distribution system, AC distribution system, disconnection switches and instrument transformers. He has designed new substations and/or upgraded existing substations from 500kV to 12kV. For new substations, he has performed site selection based on the criteria provided by the client. For existing substations, he has performed required upgrades such as replacement or addition of equipment under live operating conditions and minimizing outage. For all such cases, he has also prepared construction sequence for properly switching over to a new facility.

Expert has extensive experience in electrical circuit control, protection and coordination. He has performed relay settings and coordination for various utilities, government facilities, and industrial clients. He has prepared relay settings based on client philosophy, system requirement, and international standards using various relay setting software and developed detailed reports explaining the final relay settings. He is also familiar with various protective functions provided by relays and design redundancy or back-up protective systems.

He has also performed design verification and calculated necessary figures to ensure that overall relay protection system, including main current transformer, auxiliary current transformer and cable and protective relay, operates as required with maximum reliability and security.

Expert has extensive experience in specifying and designing control panels. As a part of various utility related new and upgrade projects, he has prepared technical specifications, Bill of Material, front elevation, wiring and name plate schedule. He has coordinated activities among client, circuit designer, control panel vendor and various equipment suppliers. He has also been involved with numerous retrofit projects where only part of the panel is replaced with new equipment to ensure compatibility with the existing breakers and instrument transformers. He has also developed control panel design to meet international standards for ingress of water and dust.

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circuit breaker

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high-voltage transformer

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power transformer

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electric power substation

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electric switch

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alternating-current transformer

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electric circuit

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relay

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short circuit

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circuit protection

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alternating-current relay

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overload protection

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overvoltage protection

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control panel

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electric control panel

Expert has worked on various medium voltage power distribution projects for large industrial clints such as oil refineries and mininig and government facilities. He has experience in designing switchgear for power generation plant for station service and auxiliaries. He has prepared technical specifications, one line drawings, selected equipment ratings, and provided necessary inputs to vendor to custom build equipment. He has also designed the control building to install switchgear, battery, charger, SCADA system, power distribution, fire protection and other auxiliary systems to maximize manufactuirng at the factory. Expert has created detailed technical specifications for all subsystems, performed bid evaluations and negotiated with vendors to meet all of the technical requirements. He has also reviewed vendor documents and ensured that all subsystems are coordinated and integrated properly. Additionally, he has performed Factory Acceptance Test for switchgear and control building.

Expert has studied power distribution systems for various industrial and federal clients where future expansion of the facility is to be evaluated. He has prepared various alternatives and provided initial cost estimates for budgetary purposes. He has supported his study with existing arrangements, expected future growth and requirements, replacement of facilities, new additions and benefits of such alternatives.

He has also designed upgrades of the existing facilities to provide concept design, evaluate major electrical equipment requirements and determine cost estimate. He has also coordinated activities with various agencies involved with the upgrading of the system.

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switchgear

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metal clad switchgear

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electric distribution system

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electric distribution system design

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electric power distribution

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electric utility electric power distribution


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: New York, New York;  Yonkers, New York;  Newark, New Jersey;  Jersey City, New Jersey;  Paterson, New Jersey;  Elizabeth, New Jersey;  Bridgeport, Connecticut;  New Haven, Connecticut;  Stamford, Connecticut;  and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2000   MCIS   Computer Information System   University College of Denver, Denver University, Denver, CO USA  
1976   MSEE   Electrical Engineering   Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur India  
1974   BSEE   Electrical Engineering   Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India  
1971   BS   Physics and Math   Gujarat University   second rank in university

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2007 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Power

 

Principal Elecrtical Engineer

 

Expert is working as Principal Electrical Engineer on various power generation and distribution projects.

2000 to 2007

 

Black and Veatch

 

Power Delivery

 

Project Engineer

 

Expert worked as project engineer for power delivery projects for various utilities. He also worked on balance of plant design for Indepndent Power Producer projects. He performed relay settings for numerous clients and projects.

1997 to 2000

 

Washington Group International

 

Power

 

Electrical Engineer

 

He worked as a team member for Balance of Plant electrical design for power generation projects. He prepared technical specifications and prepared relay settings for various clients.

1994 to 1997

 

Power Engineers

 

Power Delivery

 

Electrical Engineer

 

He worked on various substation upgrade projects for utility.

1976 to 1994

 

Asea Brown Boveri

 


 

Technical Manager

 

He worked in relay and control panel devision, provided technical guidance for product development and coordinated activities with parent company in Switzerland.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

Member of IEEE

Licenses/Certifications

Professional Engineer registered in CO, MN, MI, UT and CA


Consulting Services:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
1976 to 1994   India   Expert worked as technical manager for design and developemt of protective relays and control panels. He developed various electrical and mechanical component, approved manufacturing and inspection process. He also coordinated activities with Asea Brown Boveri, Switzerland.

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
Gujarati   Native Speaker
Hindi   Native Speaker

Additional Skills and Services:
Training/Seminars

Worked as part time faculy at Community College at Denver. Deliverd courses on Power distribution, electrical circuits and Solar Power.

Supplier and Vendor Location and Selection

Selection of vendor for major electrical equipment such as power transformer, switchgear, circuit breakers, control house and instrument transformers.


 

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