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Mechanical Engineer

United States
October 29, 2016

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Anton David

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New Orleans, LA 70130

Phone: 717-***-****

Anton David, PE

Project Mechanical Engineer/Lead Engineer

Areas of Expertise

Over forty two years of diversified mechanical engineering experience including conceptual and detail design of miscellaneous refinery equipment such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, piping systems (B31.1, B31.3, B31.4); heat exchangers; piping stress analysis; fossil fueled power plant systems; emission control (FGD, SCR, SNCR, and VOC); modifications to existing generating systems; analysis, design, and specification of fluid systems and components; heat and mass balance calculations, HVAC systems; plant performance analysis; plant construction, maintenance and operations.

Years of Experience

With AECOM/URS: 12.8 Years

With Other Firms: 30 Years


BS/Mechanical Engineering/ Institutul Politechnic Bucuresti, Sectia Termoenergetica, Romania/1971 BS/Scoala Technica de Metrologie, Romania/1966


Registered Professional Engineer/ Pennsylvania/PE047979 Certificate of Innovator No. 1440 issued by the Minister of Chemical Industry, Romania

Project Specific Experience

02/2004 - 10/2016 – AECOM/URS

Project Mechanical Engineer/Project Lead Engineer:

Lake Charles, LA/SaSOL Chemicals: Review and validation of Caesar II stress analysis calculation packages for over 85 piping systems generated by TOYO Japan/ S. Korea for SASOL Chemicals.

Cornerstone Refinery, and Alliance Refinery, LA: Modeling, design, and/or design review, and construction support of pressure vessels, tanks, and heat exchangers. Pressure/vacuum rating analysis of over 30 existing API 650 storage tanks using Intergraph’s ‘Tank” software; code compliance analysis of over 25 existing ASME Sec. VIII pressure vessels and Sec. Vlll/TEMA heat exchangers using PV Elite and/or Compress software. Prepared the associated proposal and equipment purchase documents.

Belle Chasse, LA, ConocoPhillips Alliance Refinery: Led the mechanical engineering design efforts for a large variety of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, UL 142 tanks, diesel engines, and associated piping systems. Major contributor to the design of the new Loading Dock #3 on the shore of Mississippi River.

15 MW Black Start Generating Plant - Carrollton Plant, New Orleans, LA., US Army Corps of Engineers and New Orleans Sewerage and Water Board: Prepared specifications, equipment sizing calculations and selection for the diesel fuel storage tank, containment, oil/water separator, drainage and fuel pumping system.

Sulfur Storage Tank Replacement, Belle Chasse, LA, ConocoPhillips: Coordinated design and fabrication of sulfur tank and auxiliaries and provided field support for erection, inspection and testing.

Crude Vacuum Heater (21-H-2/701) Revamp Project, Delaware City, DE, Valero: Lead mechanical engineer for the design of flue gas and hot/cold air duct systems to meet the emissions requirements anticipated in the new DNREC regulations.

Oak Point Plant, Chevron Oronite Co.: Performed hydraulic analysis of the fire sprinkler system, using HASS 7.1.

Gorgas Power Plant (1050MW), Units 8, 9 and 10, Parrish, AL, Southern Company Georgia Power: Design package coordinator for Flue Gas Desulfurization (FGD) systems (in partnership with MHI Japan) including the recycle slurry pumping and distribution system, mist eliminator, limestone storage silo, silo vent filter and silo fluidization system, expansion joints, FRP piping system, valve selection and specification, and specialty items. Performed sizing calculation of the recycle slurry header, spray nozzle distribution, and end of the line return flow systems.

Colbert Power Plant Flue Gas Desulfurization, Chattanooga, TN, Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA): Design Package Coordinator for the flue gas, absorber (mist eliminator, wet/dry interface, wash water), and recycle slurry pumping and distribution systems.

7/1999-5/2003 Parsons Energy & Chemicals – Reading, PA

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Lead Engineer:

Units 1 & 2, FGD and SCR Projects, Asheville Station, NC, Progress Energy: Design and construction of FGD and SCR processes to reduce SOx and NOx emissions. Coordinated P&ID development for FGD processes, flue gas system, and utility services. Performed the required engineering studies based on economic and life cycle analysis, combustion and pressure loss calculations typical to balanced draft conversion of boilers. Designed the flue gas ductwork system and sized the ID and FD fans.

High Dam Power Station, Aswan, Egypt: Performed system design coordination and review, site walk-down, work status assessments and recommendations for control room HVAC installation.

Elk Hills E. C., Bakersfield, CA, Sempra: 570 MW, 2-on-1, combined cycle plant. Assisted various phases of the design review process including P&ID and system description of fluid systems including the fuel gas, HP/HRH/CRH/LP steam, compressed air, steam drains, raw water, service water, potable water, wastewater collection and treatment, ammonia storage and forwarding, fire protection, and circulating water chemical feed systems.

Riverside E. C., Beloit, WI, Calpine: 525 MW, 2 on 1, combined cycle plant. Provided support in preparing the STG lube oil conditioner, miscellaneous horizontal pump, and aqueous ammonia system specifications; sizing the fuel oil pumping and distribution system; sizing the aqueous ammonia storage and transfer system.

Termobahia, Brazil: Combined Cycle Plant, reviewed P&IDs for gas turbine and steam water cycles, description of the phosphate and morpholine dosing systems, and lift assist safety valve test procedures.

East Donegal Power Plant, Reading, PA, Conectiv Energy: 1100 MW, two 2 on 1 power blocks, combined cycle plant. Performed a boiler feed pump evaluation considering alternate arrangements such as 3 x 100% pumps versus 1 x 100% pump per heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) plus one warehouse spare.

Elrama and New Castle Stations, Environmental Compliance Strategy, Edinburgh, UK, Orion Power. Assisted the evaluation of alternative selective non-catalytic reduction (SNCR) environmental control technologies to reduce NOx emissions.

Shawville Station, Cooling Tower Project, Shawville, PA, Reliant Energy: Led inter discipline engineering for the conversion of the existing open cycle circulating water system to a closed cycle system by addition of a interconnecting pipe routing (tunneling/jack & bore versus above grade) in the cooling tower system.

Homer City Station, Circulating Water System Upgrades, Homer City, PA, Edison Mission Energy: Coordinated design, drawing development, equipment interface, preparation of specifications, equipment selection, bid evaluation, and client and vendor interface. Managed efforts of 12 professionals and served as main contact with plant and vendor representatives.

Harrison Power Station, SCR Project Haywood, WV, Allegheny Energy Supply Company: Design and construction of a SCR system to reduce NOx emissions at the existing 3 x 640 MW generating station. Analysis of the plant configuration, equipment interface, and required peripheral changes to support the integration of the SCR system into the existing boiler equipment arrangement. Studies for the fly ash impact on the modified flue gas path to determine ash dropout rates, sootblowing impact on the SCR catalyst considering alternative blowing media, and inclusion of the SCR sootblowing cycle into the existing operating sequence. Evaluation of the SCR sootblowing air moisture control and lay-up systems, which included extensive humidity calculations and equipment sizing. Detailed design and system sizing of all the associated fluid systems (ductwork, piping, etc.), preparation of specifications, bid documents, and bid evaluations. Design and selection of the fly ash conveying equipment, modifications to the existing flue gas systems, air preheaters, induced draft fans, damper seal air, and urea-based ammonia generation and injection systems (Haldor-Topsoe technology). Preparation of P&ID’s.

8/1995-7/1999 UAI Group, LP, Reading, PA

Senior Mechanical Engineer/Lead Mechanical Engineer

Rahway Cogeneration Plant Addition, Somerset, NJ, Merck & Company Inc.: Completed the bases of design for the expansion of an existing cogeneration plant, coordinated a team of 4 mechanical engineers and 3 designers. Presented weekly progress reports during the customer’s overall project meetings. Major new equipment requirements included a turbine generator, superheated steam boilers, dearators, and a multi-flue stack. Other engineering tasks included preparation of miscellaneous specifications, design of steam piping systems, design of natural gas/oil supply systems, safety valves, deaerators, boiler blowdown flash tanks, chemical feed system, heat exchangers, CO and NOx reduction equipment components, flue gas stack, condensate recovery systems and chiller plant. Performed heat and mass balance and pressure relief calculations. Prepared all related PFDs and P&IDs.

VOC/HAP Emission Control Study, Reading, PA, Lucent Technologies, Inc.: Conducted a volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutant (HAP) emission study to minimize releases into the atmosphere. Analyzed all aspects of VOC/HAP generation, air stream characteristics, equipment and materials; specified the most efficient and economical control technology to satisfy the regulatory requirements. Conducted an additional study to identify and quantify NOx and HF emissions from diffusion furnaces, baths, and etching processes. Developed calculation methods and source emission factors.

Lucent Technologies, Inc., Reading, PA: Energy/Utility Consumption Survey. Designed, organized, and directed all engineering and technical functions for a master site utility survey for an approximately 250,000 square feet microelectronics manufacturing facility consisting mainly of Class 100 clean rooms. Coordinated a survey team comprised of 8 people and served as the principal liaison with company management. Proposed ways to reduce energy and utility consumption rates. Provided a new and updated drawing package for the company’s major fluid systems. Implemented a computer based documentation system (entailing 27 utility services) to monitor consumption rates and subsequent use as a costing tool.

Lucent Technologies, Inc., Reading, PA: Clean Room Design, supported design of Class 100 clean rooms including all the necessary service hook-up functions.

Tile Manufacturing Line Design, Kankakee, IL, Armstrong World Industries: Fluid system design for several process support utilities such as 300-ton chiller plant, 150 hp compressed air plant, hydraulic systems, high and low pressure steam, natural gas, city water, plasticizer, industrial waste drainage, water bath, and automatic water temperature control system for the process. Prepared heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) load requirements, designed ductwork systems, sized steam heat exchangers, and hot water heating and air conditioning equipment.

5/1995-8/1995 Design Engineer, Makh Assoc., Paoli, PA

Johnson & Johnson; Germantown Academy; Germantown, PA, Wyeth Ayerest: Assisted design of HVAC and plumbing systems using AutoCAD and Lotus.

7/1993-4/1995 York-Shipley Energy Sys., Donlee Tech., York, PA.

Project Mechanical Engineer

Medical Center, Lebanon, PA, Veterans Administration: Steam Plant Expansion. Assisted design, construction, and commissioning of the circulating fluidized bed steam plant (co-firing coal and medical wastes). Design of the boiler, economizer, combustor, cyclone, baghouse and dry flue gas desulphurization equipment; design of coal, ash, limestone and medical waste handling and storage systems.

As Project Engineer for applications, boilers and HVAC, responsibilities included review of boiler and HVAC orders and assessment of client information and data management needs to design customized solutions to their facility problems. Performed equipment sizing and selection, designed the system electrical diagram, selected the required power and control elements, and generated the associated drawings on AutoCAD Release 12. Selected the necessary air conditioning coils, compressors, fans, and controls for cooling equipment, plus burners, blowers, and controls for heating equipment.

11/1992-4/1993 Parsons Energy & Chemicals (Formerly Gilbert/Commonwealth)

Mechanical Engineer - Contractor

Power Plant Upgrades, Akron, OH, PA Electric Company: Performed design, modifications and upgrades for boilers such as firing systems, installation of NOx reduction equipment, and retrofit for general boiler auxiliary equipment. Completed pressure drop calculations, reviewed piping and equipment sizing and selection, selection of low NOx burners, windboxes, nozzle assemblies, dampers, ignitors, warm-up guns, and flame scanners, upgrade of the wastewater treatment facilities (sump, sludge, lime slurry, flush water, caustic soda, wet well and bottom ash piping and control systems).

8/1991-4/1992 ABB Power Automation, Inc., Melville, New York

Performance Engineer - Contractor

Unit 2, 220 Mw, T-Fired, M. L. Kapp Generating Station - Clinton, Iowa: Completed the design and implementation of a digital equipment corporation VAX/IBM (OTTIS software) computer-based pulverized coal-fired power plant performance calculation package. Efforts included evaluation, set-up and running of the ASME/P.T.C. performance test procedures, interpretation of the results under test operating conditions, analysis of the deviations from unit-specific values, and implementation of corrective actions.

7/1971-6/1989 Tirgu-Mures, Romania, Centrala Industriala de Ingrasaminte Chimice

17 years of chemical plant engineering experience in Europe. Resume provided upon request.


Fluent in Romanian, Hungarian, and German Conversational in French and Russian

Specialized Training

Heat Transfer Fundamentals, Applied Computational Methods in Engineering/Polytechnic University, New York/1992

Computer Aided Drafting and Design/New York University/1992

AutoCad; MicroStation, Smart Plant Review

Intergraph SmartSketch, Corel Designer 7 and 10

WordPerfect, Access, Excel, Power Point, Lotus

Burner and Boiler Controls (Honeywell)

Computers and Communications (Honeywell)

Advanced Boiler Operations (Fireye)

AutoCAD, MathCad, Fathom, Arrow, HAAS

Caesar, PV Elite, TANK, FEA, Nozzle Pro, Pipe-Flo

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