Power Distribution in Oil and Gas Facilities 🗓

— overview, highly volatile materials, point of connection, electrical distribution equipment, cable routing, proper selection, impacts …

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— IEEE PES/IAS Joint Chapter of Orange County …
Meeting Date: November 16, 2017
Time: 6:00 to6:30 PM Networking; 6:45 Food; 7:30 – 8:45 PM Presentation
Speakers: Mr. Mehrdad Jamei, P.Eng, Principal Design Engineer, Fluor Enterprises
Mr. Giovanni Parra, P.E., P. Eng., Technical Director, Fluor Corporation

Location: Doubletree Orange County Airport – Santa Ana
Cost: none for Presentation. Meal – $30 for all, except full time college students which are free.
RSVP: requested, contact Hamid at asukar@carollo.com or 714-593-5160
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This presentation is an overview of typical power distribution in oil and gas facilities, specifically for refineries. We will start at the high voltage point of connection with the utility that feeds the facility main substation and describe the different schemes used for increased reliability of the power system. We will then review the electrical distribution equipment that are often used in substations. This equipment includes transformers, neutral ground resistors, busducts, switchgears, motor control centers, battery system and chargers, UPS and power management systems. Methods of cable routing including underground ducts, trenches, cable trays and conduits will also be reviewed. Oil and gas facilities handle highly volatile materials, requiring proper selection of electrical equipment. The impact of area classification on the electrical equipment will also be explained

Speaker: Mr. Mehrdad Jamei, P.Eng, Principal Design Engineer, Fluor Enterprises
Mehrdad Jamei graduated from the K.N.Toosi University of Technology, Iran in 1995. He received his Masters Degree in Power Systems from Sharif University of Technology, Iran in 1997. After graduation, he worked for Namvaran Consulting Engineers, an EPC company engaged in designing oil and gas plants and refineries. In 2005, Mehrdad moved to the Province of Alberta, Canada where he started working on oil sand upstream projects in several EPC companies. He transferred to Fluor in South California in 2016 where he is currently working as a Principal Design Engineer working on substation design projects in local refineries. Mehrdad is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Alberta, Canada.

Speaker: Mr. Giovanni Parra, P.E., P. Eng., Technical Director, Fluor Corporation
Mr. Parra received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1979. He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer in California, Alaska and the Province of Alberta, Canada. Mr. Parra has over 38 years of experience; 30 of these years have been with the Fluor Corporation. His experience includes numerous scheduledriven projects for the design and construction of inland and marine petroleum facilities, including refineries; power distribution and generation; mining and ore processing. He has directed the Engineering and Design team, managed cost estimating, specification preparation, contract packages and selection of new electrical systems as well as modified systems for revamp and replacement projects. He is one of the company’s Subject Matter Experts (SME) in electrical