Project List

Babcock & Wilcox

SEFA Winyah Station: Baghouse Design – Georgetown, SC (December 2018 – January 2018)

Engineering lead on this project that required the design of a modular baghouse that could be easily transported and assembled at site. The design was based on one of the baghouse designs from SEFA Buck Creek with needing to be made to account for higher wind and seismic loads. A detailed structural analysis was conducted using STAAD Pro and included the design of platforming supported from the baghouse.

  • Lead structural engineer on the design of baghouse and platforming

  • Provided a modular design which resulted in cost-saving at the site for the customer

  • Coordinated with project manager in Wisconsin regularly to ensure project success

SEFA Buck Creek : Baghouse Designs – Salisbury, NC (September 2017 – April 2018)

Engineering lead on this project that required the design of two different baghouses. A detailed structural analysis was conducted using STAAD Pro and included the design of platforming supported from the baghouse.

  • Lead structural engineer on the design of baghouse and platforming

  • Coordinated with project manager in Wisconsin regularly to ensure project success

ArcelorMittal Dofasco: Industrial Boiler – Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (June 2017 – October 2017)

I was tasked with the design and evaluation of shipping and lifting frames for the superheaters and generating banks. The frames for the superheaters were made of a truss system and was designed to minimize the interaction of workers at elevated heights during the lifting process. The generating bank was a complex system since the sidewalls and generating bank supported each other when constructed. With this in mind, I was able to design the generating bank and the sidewalls as a module unit. The design of lifting lugs and an internal truss system was used to stabilize the module during shipping, lifting, and construction.

  • Design of trussed shipping and lifting frames for superheaters with a lift weight of roughly 80 tons

  • Provided detailed design of temporary structural components required for lifting and transportation of modular generating bank. The weight of the lift was roughly 90 tons.

Southern Company Bowen Plant: Pipe Rack Structure – Euharlee, GA (May 2017 - July 2017)

Tasked with the design of a pipe rack structure that supports multiple piping systems. Large unbalanced pressure loads needed to be accounted for in the design of the structure. Coordination with engineers designing the piping systems was required to create an efficient layout that could be used for all systems.

  • Structural design of pipe rack structure

  • Coordinated with engineers and designers of piping systems

  • Created an efficient structure that could accommodate multiple piping systems

Continental Carbon – Ponca City, OK (November 2015 – June 2016)

Responsible for the complete design of the modular industrial baghouse for a carbon black plant in Oklahoma. The baghouse was a unique design with platforming, gas flues, and a JIB crane all supported off the baghouse itself. Stability analysis of the structure was conducted using the STAAD Pro and the direct analysis method. Due to the modular nature of the design, an internal truss system was required, which also served as bracing during shipment.

  • Lead engineer on the design of nearly 500 tons of steel including platforming, gas flues, supports, and baghouse

  • Performed structural stability analysis using the Direct Analysis Method as defined in AISC 360

  • Structural design of 2,400SF of platforming supported directly off baghouse

  • Design of JIB crane support attachment

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Cabot Corp Canal Plant: AQCS Retrofit WFGD – Franklin, LA (October 2015 – May 2017)

In the proposal phase of this project, I was tasked with creating models of steel structures supporting the flues and other equipment. These models were used to obtain a more accurate estimate and to provide loads to foundations. At the contract level, I was responsible for the design of platforming attached to the circular WFGD tower. Special connections were required for the attachment points of the platforming to the FRP tower. The top platform on the tower required a monorail to be designed for lifting components from grade to various platform elevations.

  • In charge of creating preliminary design models of steel-framed structures in STAAD Pro

  • Structural design of platforming and stairs attached from the FRP tower reaching an elevation of 200ft from grade

  • Design of monorail and its support to the platforming and FRP tower

Ray Nixon Power Plant – Colorado Springs, CO (June 2015 – October 2015)

I was involved in various aspects of design on this project. At first, I was tasked with the design of all the structural steel connections on the SDA per AISC. This involved completing detailed calculations that could be reviewed by a senior engineer and verifying design drawings. I was also able to gain experience designing flues and duct at elevated temperatures per B&W standards. Lastly, I was tasked with completing the flexibility analysis on several SDA piping lines.

  • Structural design of connections in the steel-framed structure used to support a spray dry absorber (SDA) tower per AISC 360

  • Design of 350SF of platforming used to access monitors in flue gas

  • Design of 135ft of steel flues weighing 130 tons

  • Performed flexibility analysis of SDA piping according to ASME B31.1 code