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Dao Nguyen

Senior Mechanical Engineer
Melbourne

Professional Background

Over 22 years' experience in providing expert technical and engineering advice in relation to plant performance and process optimisation issues in the power and large process industries including writing of detailed test methods, procedures and reports. Process control and test equipment calibration expertise. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Independent testing of power plant performance acceptance tests in accordance with relevant codes and standards (steam turbines, boilers and auxiliary equipment).
  • Preparation of detailed commissioning procedures, test procedures and test reports.
  • Software development.
  • Providing expert technical and engineering advice in relation to plant performance, process control and test equipment calibration expertise. 

Relevant Project Experience

  • Turbine and condenser acceptance tests on 2 x 500 MW power station.
  • Successful integration of Allen Bradley PLC control systems for a water treatment plant.
  • Design and develop software for 6 x 60 MW coal firing boilers soot blowing system using an Allen Bradley PLC control system.
  • Provided accurate, reliable and independent acceptance testing and evaluation services for newly upgraded 500 MWe turbine-generator and condenser plant to measure and assess performance against contractual guarantees and provide a datum for future performance measurement comparisons.
  • Provided routine turbine-generator, condenser, boiler, pump, ID and FD fan, cooling tower, dust collection equipment, milling systems and air heater plant performance measurement and evaluation services to assess current performance and condition of plant to optimise efficiency and/or plan maintenance/outage and/or cleaning activities. Plants range in size from 6 MWe to 500 MWe. 
  • Analysing the key plant data to predict deterioration and performance of the tested plant.
  • Identifying the cause and possible solution regarding to plant performance related issues such as pressure, temperature and flow measurement.
  • Manage and Develop testing procedure to suit individual testing requirement according to codes and standards.

Qualifications

  • BEng (Mech)

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