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Engineering Introduction Pacific Gas & Electric Company Gas Operations. ENGR-10 Guest Lecture. November 7, 2013. Agenda for today’s presentation. Introduction. Education: Transferring to Cal. Internship: City of Palo Alto. Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Natural Gas System Fundamentals.

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Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

Engineering IntroductionPacific Gas & Electric CompanyGas Operations

ENGR-10 Guest Lecture

November 7, 2013


Agenda for today s presentation
Agenda for today’s presentation

  • Introduction

  • Education: Transferring to Cal

  • Internship: City of Palo Alto

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company

  • Natural Gas System Fundamentals

  • Engineering in the Natural Gas Industry


About my education and beginning of my career
About my education and beginning of my career

  • Chabot Community College

  • Fall 2005 – Spring 2007

  • Still deciding what to major in: Architecture or Engineering

  • Much cheaper alternative than going straight to university

1

  • UC Berkeley

  • Fall 2007 – Fall 2009

  • GraduatedwithB.S. inCivilEngineering

2

  • Career

  • Internship opened many opportunities

  • Led to full time position at City of Palo Alto

  • Began a career at the Pacific Gas & Electric Company

3



Transferred to uc berkeley
Transferred to UC Berkeley

  • Schoolwork

  • Extracurricular Activities

  • Took two and a half years averaging 15 credits per semester

  • Chose to specialize in structural engineering

  • Course work at Berkeley is much tougher than Chabot-Study hard-Develop good relationships-Take advantage of available resources

  • American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)-Concrete Canoe-Steel Bridge-Career Fairs

  • Chi Epsilon, National Society of Civil Engineering Honor Society


Internships
Internships

  • Interned for the City of Palo Alto while at Chabot

    • AutoCAD experience was invaluable (ENGR 22)

    • Performed mapping and basic surveying for utilities

    • Continued working part time which led to a full time position after graduation

  • PG&E offers internships

    • 147 college interns during Summer 2013

    • Mechanical, Civil and Electrical from 60 different colleges

    • ‘Felt part of a team doing important work that’s helping make PG&E the safest gas utility in the country.’


Career at pg e
Career at PG&E

  • Management

  • Gas Engineer

  • Codes & Standards

    • Developing standards and procedures

    • Lots of research

    • Problem solving / process improvement

  • Part of a team

    • Work on cross-functional projects

    • Rotational assignments

  • Many opportunities for growth

    • Supervisor

    • Manager

    • Director

  • Continue my education

    • Professional Engineer license

    • MBA


Introduction to the natural gas system
Introduction to theNatural Gas System







REGULATOR STATIONS

HIGH PRESSURE

regulator

valve

LOW PRESSURE



PG&E GAS CONTROL CENTER

TRANSMISSION

Brentwood

Redundant Facility

San Ramon

GAS SYSTEM OPERATIONS

  • Oversee entire system 24/7

  • Respond to system alerts and calls

  • Dispatch repair crews


TRANSMISSION

900 psi

10” - 42”

300 psi

150 psi

60 psi

1/4 “ – 24”

2 psi

DISTRIBUTION

These represent general sizes and pressures.


Engineering example
EngineeringExample

HIGH PRESSURE

LOW PRESSURE




KEEPING THE SYSTEM SAFE

PHOTO

INTEGRITY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

GROUND & AERIAL INSPECTION

PUBLIC AWARENESS

DAMAGE PREVENTION

FEDERAL DOT

OPERATOR QUALIFICATION


Questions
Questions?

  • Feel free to email me if you have any questions:


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