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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

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  • 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
slide14
REGULATOR STATIONS

HIGH PRESSURE

regulator

valve

LOW PRESSURE

slide16
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
slide17
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

slide21
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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