In October 2016, Ontario Power Generation (OPG) started work on the first of four reactors at its world-leading Darlington Nuclear Generating Station. Refurbishment began when Unit 2 was taken off line.
Unit 3 refurbishment is currently scheduled to begin February 2020.
As technical lead I implemented the control system programming for the facility expansion of the new Line 2 Utilities Control System at the Mars Canada facility in Bolton, Ontario. The project involved the installation of a new cooling tower system for the purpose of supplying cooling water required in the cooking process of Uncle Ben's Ready Rice.
Project specific responsibilities included:
This project is the implementation of an entry access and zoned lighting control system using RESTful webservices. The application is built using the Dropwizard framework (JAX-RS, Jetty, and Hibernate ORM to name a few of the services) and hosted on a Raspberry Pi which resides behind a webserver that implements SSL encryption.
The client, which is in development, is an Android application for mobile devices.
The prototype for this project is the subject of a project report I prepared which can be read by following this link.
The project also includes a control panel complete with custom engineered printed circuit boards to accomodate I/O interfacing with the GPIO of the SBC.
Medicago is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel vaccines and therapeutic proteins to address a broad range of infectious diseases worldwide. The company is committed to providing highly effective and competitive vaccines and therapeutic proteins based on its proprietary Virus-Like Particles (VLPs) and manufacturing technologies.
Medicago’s new facility will have the capacity to deliver up to 40 to 50 million doses of quadrivalent seasonal flu vaccines.
Project involvement to date has included the production of preliminary User Requirements Specifications. All work followed 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, and 211 GMP guidelines, and GAMP5 for good automated manufacturing practice.
Document authorship to date includes:
LFB-USA's Clarification Facility is a new multi-product clarification facility for the production of clarified process intermediate from the milk of transgenic animals. Project involvement included the production of User Requirements and Functional Specifications. All work followed 21 CFR Parts 11, 210, and 211 GMP guidelines, and GAMP5 for good automated manufacturing practice.
The CJ Heathcare B-Project involved the design of a new facility to house multiple manufacturing lines of mammalian cell based biopharmaceutical products. The focus of this project was on the design of automated systems in support of the mammialian cell production lines. All work incorporated GMP and GAMP5 guidelines for good automated manufacturing practice.
Project scope included the document authorship of:
Programming of a pump skid that consisted of two positive displacement pumps and four motor control solenoid valves that worked together to spray water. The water was used to control the temperature of exhaust gasses in a SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction) using a look up table as opposed to a more traditional solution that would have included the use of a PID control loop.
Design and build of custom controls for the clients rolling davit and gantry systems, powered platforms, and other specialized systems. Additionally provided on site support and integration for the customer.
Created panel layout and wiring schematic drawings for a control panel used as part of a test system for wind turbine generators. Created a detailed bill of materials, procured materials, assembled and tested the control panel for the client.
Actively involved in the integration of a EAM-Mosca Unitizer with a new conveyor system. Performed all interlock wiring between the Unitizer control panel and the conveyor master control panel. Installed new photo sensors on the Unitizer.
In a separate project, I designed, built, and installed a small panel which provided a visual display the read out the count of boxes being produced by a box printing and cutting machine.
Design, build and integration of a control system for an assembly machine used in the production of filter cartridges. The machine was fed by two vibrating hoppers that fed the parts into the machine. Cartridges were heat stamped with a label, and once a frit was inserted, the completed filter cartridge was inspected by a vision control system for quality assurance. I designed, built, and programed the system.
Working along side of another engineering firm, I designed the power distribution and control system for a cyanide destruction process. Controls were used to monitor sensors, display levels, and control motors and actuators used in the process. Assisted in site pre-commissioning activities.
Repurposed a control panel used on a machine to create whiteboards. Reworked existing controls to meet customer requirements, and installed the new panel for them.
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