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Experience Summary

Plant Engineering

Mayor projects in this area include:

  1. Design, implementation, and testing of a Startup Plant Monitoring System at the Hope Creek Nuclear Power Station. Engineering responsibilities included development of the detailed design of signal taps and connections to plant systems, including electrical isolation criteria in accordance with IEEE-384-1974 guidelines and development of the mechanical installation design in accordance with IEEE-344-1975 guidelines
  2. Design, implementation, and testing of a Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) at the Hope Creek and Salem Nuclear Power Stations. Engineering responsibilities included:
    1. Development of an overall system design meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines NUREG-0737, NUREG-0696, and NUREG 0800
    2. Development of the detailed design of signal taps and connections to plant systems, including electrical isolation in accordance with IEEE-384-1974 guidelines
    3. Develop mechanical installation design in accordance with IEEE-344-1975 guidelines
    4. Conduct system Verification and Validation (V&V) program in accordance with IEEE 1012-1998, NISTIR 4909, NSAC 39
  3. Design and implementation of a Piping Vibration Monitoring System at Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant in Texas. Engineering responsibilities included the development of an overall system design meeting Plant Design Basis requirements for detecting high primary piping vibration levels and development of the detailed mechanical design for the installation of piping vibration sensors in accordance with IEEE-344-1975 guidelines
  4. Design, implementation, and testing of a Continuous Emissions Monitoring System at six Public Service Electric & Gas Company’s Fossil generating stations. Engineering responsibilities included development of monitoring criteria and on-line calculations required to meet Federal EPA regulation 40CFR Part 75, development of the system electrical and mechanical installation design, and the development of the data acquisition and computational methodology for meeting regulatory reporting requirements
  5. Design, procurement, implementation, and testing of a new Plant Process Computer System (PPCS) and Safety Parameter Display System (SPDS) at Carolina Power & Light’s Brunswick Nuclear Plant. Responsibilities included:
    1. Development of the Bid Specification, evaluation of bids, and participation of vendor selection.
    2. Development of an overall system design meeting Nuclear Regulatory Commission guidelines NUREG-0737, NUREG-0696, and NUREG 0800.
    3. Development of the detailed design for implementation of new PPC, including input signal tap design and isolation in accordance with IEEE-344-1975 guidelines.
    4. Development of the Control Room Control Consoles including console layout in accordance with human factors requirements.
    5. System implementation support.
    6. Conduct system Verification and Validation (V&V) program in accordance with IEEE 1012-1998, NISTIR 4909, NSAC 39.
  6. Design, procurement, implementation, and testing of a new Plant Process Computer System at the PSE&G’s Salem and Hope Creek Nuclear Power Stations. Responsibilities included:
    1. Development of system requirements and design specifications for the replacement of the Plant Process Computers (PPC) including the Safety Parameter Display (SPDS) and Emergency Response Data Systems (ERDS) according to site software quality assurance requirements.
    2. Development of design documentation and modification packages to support installation of plant process computers for the Salem Station including BEACON & SPDS and the Hope Creek Station including RM-11, SPDS and Control Room Integrated Display computer systems.
    3. Coordination of factory and site acceptance testing of new plant process computer systems with vendors and project team members.
    4. Development of procedures and work instructions governing maintenance, modification and configuration control of computer hardware, software and microprocessor-based systems.
    5. Coordination of training for plant process computer users and system administrators.
  7. Design, implementation and testing of a system upgrade to the Plant Security Computer System to implement a Hand Geometry Access System at the Ginna Nuclear Plant in New York. Engineering responsibilities included the development of the mechanical, electrical, and network communications design for multiple Hand Geometry Units (HGU’s) to be incorporated with an existing Security Computer system
  8. Design, implementation and testing of new Plant Security Computer Systems at the Prairie Island, V.C. Summer, and D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Stations. The V.C. Summer and D.C. Cook projects are ongoing as of the end of 2010. Engineering responsibilities include the development of all plant design change packages required to perform the following:
    1. Development of a System Design Specification for the design, installation and testing of a new Plant Security Computer System in accordance with NRC requirements 10CFR73 Parts 45, 46, and 55.
    2. Design and installation of the redundant Fiber Optic backbone required for communication between all system components
    3. Design and installation of the new Central and Secondary Alarm Station (CAS & SAS) Control Consoles, including operator workstations, alarm displays and printers, and CCTV displays
    4. Design and installation of the system equipment including new computer systems, new door controllers and field multiplexer units, and new turnstile and hand geometry units.
    5. Conduct system Verification and Validation (V&V) program in accordance with IEEE 1012-1998, NISTIR 4909, NSAC 39
  9. Design, implementation and testing of new Intrusion Detection System at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Power Station. This project is ongoing as of the end of 2010. Engineering responsibilities include the development of all plant design change packages required to perform the following:
    1. Design and installation of the redundant Fiber Optic backbone required for communication between all system components
    2. Design and installation of new Microwave and Perifield zones around the Plant OCA.
    3. Design and installation of new fixed and PTZ cameras around the Plant OCA.
    4. Connection and testing of all new equipment to the Plants Security Computer System and Video Surveillance System.
  10. Design of the physical security systems associated with the Westinghouse Standard AP1000 Nuclear Plant. This project is ongoing as of the end of 2010. Engineering responsibilities include the development of all plant functional and detail design specifications associated the following:
    1. Security Computer System
    2. CAS and SAS design
    3. Video Surveillance System
    4. Intrusion Detection System
    5. Access Control System
    6. Security Power System
    7. Security Lighting System
    8. Voice Communications System
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