Experience

  • Advanced Process Control Engineer

    at Sapref Refinery

    December 2013 - at Present

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    I ensure that Shell Global Solution’s SMOC (Shell Mulitvariable Optimising Controller) is maintained and optimised. I monitor the performance of the product inferential calculations that have been developed, in order to ensure that they are tracking the actual lab results. Control loop tuning is performed on base layer controllers, to ensure stability in the control of the plant. My duty is to improve Plant profitability through maintenance and improvement of the Refinery Process Control Strategies. I also perform alarm management and alarm rationalisation of process alarms. Together with a team consisting of a process control engineer, process engineer, senior process operator and instrument technician we determine the function, need, priority, and presentation of alarms to operators controlling a DCS panel. I also provide formal and informal training to Operations, Process Engineers, etc. with regards to the design, intent and use of the Shell Multivariable Optimising Controller.

  • Senior Process Technician, Advanced Process Control Engineer

    at Engen Oil Refinery

    April 2001 - December 2013

    Province of KwaZulu-Natal

    Prior to working as an APC Engineer, for about 7 years, I worked in the Operations department as a Process Control Technician, controlling and optimising the Crude Distillation Unit, Utilities and Boilers from the Process Control Centre. I was a part of the Advanced Process Control team since May 2009 till December 2013 at Engen, where I ensured that Honeywell’s RMPCT (Robust Multivariable Control Technology) was being maintained and optimised. Another major focus was the loop optimisation/loop tuning of base layer controllers in order to provide plant stability. I also monitored the performance of the product inferential calculations that have been developed, in order to ensure that they are tracking the actual lab results. My duty was to provide training to Operations and Process Engineers with regards to the design, intent and use of the Honeywell’s RMPCT (Robust Multivariable Control Technology). It was my responsibility to mentor less experienced Technicians and Engineers.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts (Health Sciences and Social Services) - Psychological Counselling

    at Unisa

    2017 - at Present (3 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • BTech: Chemical Engineering (Environmental)

    at Unisa

    2008 - 2015 (7 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

  • National Diploma in Chemical Engineering

    at Durban University of Technology

    1996 - 1999 (3 years) Province of KwaZulu-Natal

Languages

  • English Native

  • Afrikaans Elementary

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