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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


Two years at chabot

Two years at Chabot


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


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

GAS PRODUCTION WELLS


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

PROCESSING PLANTS


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

TRANSMISSION PIPELINES


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

COMPRESSOR STATIONS


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

STORAGE FACILITIES


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

REGULATOR STATIONS

HIGH PRESSURE

regulator

valve

LOW PRESSURE


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

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


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

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


Freezing regulator

Freezing Regulator


Reason and possible solution

Reason and possible solution


Engineering introduction pacific gas electric company gas operations

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:

  • [email protected]


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