Skills
Process design General process design e.g. sizing and specification of vessels, piping, heat exchangers, valves, separation equipment.
Simulation Mathematical modelling and computer simulation of processes, dynamically and in steady state.
Trouble shooting and process optimisation Finding the cause and solving problems in existing processes, identifying and reducing production constraints. Comparative analysis between operation at similar production sites
PLC programming Extensive experience with Siemens PLCs.
Instrumentation Use of, interfacing with, and configuration of (intelligent) instruments and variable speed drives.
Interfacing Development of software communication interfaces between PLCs, PCs and intelligent devices e.g. modems, temperature controllers, Profibus devices, Modbus devices. Development of hardware interfaces.
Supervisory control and man-machine interfaces Programming of SCADA and HMI systems. Experience with WinCC, WinCC flexible, Adroit.
Database applications Development of database applications, often integrated into SCADA projects or web sites. Experience with MS SQL server, MSDBA, MS Access, MySQL, text based databases.
Internet Development and hosting of web sites, use of internet protocols, GPRS - UPD/IP telemetry, database access, html, php, asp.