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Application For P.Eng. Licence

1. Name : Mridul Kanti Chowdhury

2. Status in Canada : Permanent Resident

3. Current Resident Address : 202-3085 Queen Frederica Drive


Mississauga
ON L4Y 3A4
CANADA
Home Phone: +1-905-232-1596
Cell: +1-416-587-1596
E-mail: himelchow@yahoo.com

4. Academic Background : Bachelor of Science in Engineering (B.SC Engineering),


Mechanical, Bangladesh University of Engineering and
Technology, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Date of passing May 1987

5. Experience Record

A) Employer : SOFCON SA Ltd. – Saudi Arabia

Duration of job : June, Nineteen hundred Eighty seven (1987) to


Nov, Nineteen hundred Ninety eight (1998)

Position held : Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Engineering Activities with List of Projects -

1. Design/Design Calculations by manually and using soft wares


2. Review of Design
3. Preparation of Specification
4. Equipment and Material Selection
5. Solving Problems and Preparing Site Instruction as per site condition
6. Attending Project Meetings

Some of the major Projects completed successfully are as follows:

HVAC : a) Saudi Aramco Schools Boys’ and Girls’ Elementary-Hofuf - Saudi Arabia
b) Saudi Aramco Hawiyah NGL Recovery Plant – Building Systems – Saudi Arabia
c) Saudi Aramco Ethane Recovery Plant at Berri Gas Plant– Saudi Arabia
d) Hyundai Building Complex – Dammam - Saudi Arabia
e) Saudi Aramco Khursaniyah Industrial Support Facilities – KISF– Saudi Arabia
f) Saudi Aramco Boys’ and Girls’ Intermediate School– Saudi Arabia
g) Royal Commission Schools and Colleges– Saudi Arabia
h) Saudi Aramco Abqaiq gas plant-building systems– Saudi Arabia

Plumbing : a) Saudi Aramco Schools Boys’ and Girls’ Elementary-Hofuf -Saudi Arabia
b) Saudi Aramco Boys’ and Girls’ Intermediate School– Saudi Arabia
c) Royal Commission Schools and Colleges– Saudi Arabia
d) Hyundai Building Complex – Dammam - Saudi Arabia
e) Saudi Aramco Ethane Recovery Plant at Berri Gas Plant– Saudi Arabia
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Fire Protection: a) Saudi Aramco Schools Boys’ and Girls’ Elementary-Hofuf -Saudi Arabia
b) Saudi Aramco Hawiyah NGL Recovery Plant – Building Systems – Saudi Arabia
c) Hyundai Building Complex – Dammam - Saudi Arabia
d) Saudi Aramco Khursaniyah Industrial Support Facilities – KISF– Saudi Arabia
e) Saudi Aramco Abqaiq gas plant-building systems– Saudi Arabia

a) SAUDI ARAMCO Schools Boy’s and Girl’s Elementary- Hofuf - Saudi Arabia

It was a school building project which included classrooms, teacher’s offices, principal’s/asst. principal’s
office, multi-purpose room, computer room, scout room, storage, library, laboratory, lounge, canteen etc.
My role in this project was Design/Calculations, Specification preparation, Equipment and material
selection and Bill of material preparation.
Codes and Standards Followed:
Saudi Aramco Engineering Standard, Saudi Aramco Material System Specifications, other Saudi Aramco
standards and Saudi Aramco standard drawings & all associated references.
International Codes and Standards:
The latest issue of the “Codes and Standards” publications from ASHRAE, NFPA, UPC, UMC, UBC,
SMACNA, ASME, AWWA, ANSI, ASTM etc.
HVAC Design criteria:
Project location – Hofuf, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Latitude - 25° 30´N, Daily Range - 29°F, Outside Conditions – Summer 111°F db/70°F wb and Winter
37°F db. Inside Conditions – Summer 75°F db/50%RH and Winter 75°F db/50%RH. Type of Cooling
System – Chilled Water. Air Distribution System – Ducted. Type of Control – Electric. Over all Heat
Transfer Co-efficient ‘U’ values for Roof and Walls – Built-up Roof with Suspended Ceiling 0.07
Btu/h.ft².°F and Concrete Wall+Insulation and Gypsum Board finished 0.08 Btu/h.ft².°F
The Cooling and Heating load calculation, Duct System Design, Chilled Water System Design, Exhaust
System, Total Pressure loss calculations, Air Balancing, HVAC Equipments, Chilled Water Pumps,
Expansion Tank, Air Separator, Fans, Air Devices etc. design and selection was based on latest edition of
ASHRAE and manufacturer’s latest catalog/information and soft wares.
The cooling load was calculated by the CLTD calculation method. Sensible cooling load, Latent cooling
load and Total cooling load calculated using External cooling load – Roofs, Walls and conduction
through glass, Solar load through glass, Cooling load through partitions, ceilings, floors and Internal
cooling load – Occupancy, lighting, equipment, appliances, Ventilation and Infiltration.
The two Air cooled water Chillers (Entering Water Temperature 55°F and Leaving Water Temperature
45°F) utilized reciprocating compressor and electronic expansion valves and provisions for field
connection to Building Management System (BMS) controls.
A zone is the area served by one HVAC system. Each system was served by one roof mounted chilled
water type air handling unit, included provisions for the Building Management System (BMS) control
requirements, supply a constant volume of air to the rooms in each zone. Electric heating coils were
provided in the air handling units. Air volume distribution to the different rooms adjusted to the designed
flow rates by setting the balancing dampers to the required opening or throttling position. The system
balanced to a slightly positive pressure.
The two Chillers and three centrifugal Chilled water pumps were located in the central chilled water plant
with other accessories and specialties. The full loads were distributed among two chillers each of same
capacity. As additional cooling is required, the second Chiller starts and stage up in capacity until the load
requirements are satisfied. An auto-changeover controller (adjustable) alternates the two chillers so that
each Chiller runs for seven (7) days and rest for seven (7) days. Among three chilled water pumps one
pump in standby takes over after 12 hours through the auto-change over controller so that each pump rests
for 12 hours and run for 24 hours to keep two pumps running simultaneously at all times. If one of the
pumps fails BMS by-passes the auto-change over controller and start the standby pump.
Pumps controlled by AHU 3-way modulating valve interlocked with chillers.
The Building Management System (BMS) included a field controlled and existing remote computer
monitoring and control, HVAC and energy management control system. The controls, electronic Direct
Digit Control (DDC) type with sub-system consisted of sensing devices, controllers, microprocessor-
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based Product Integrated Controls (PIC) and Field Interface Device (FID), input/output devices,
controlled devices and other accessory equipment and capable to communicate with BACnet™
Communication Protocol format and SAUDI ARAMCO existing remote computers (Honeywell Excel-
5000). Zone temperature sensors in the zone air return duct control AHU which in turn provide data to the
FID and SAUDI ARAMCO existing remote computers which monitor all zone and building conditions
and effect building wise changes.
Guard houses were served with non-duct able mini-split system air-conditioning units, High wall type for
Fan Coil Unit (FCU) and roof mounted condenser (ACCU).
Chilled Water Piping used were Schedule 80, PVC 1120 or 1220, ASTM D 1785-91 Grade A or B,
solvent welded socket ends, and factory insulated and jacketed. Annular space between carrier pipe and
jacketing filled with a 1½ inch (38 mm) nominal thickness of polyurethane foam.
The water supply system was consisted of Raw water supply and Drinking water supply. A R.O Plant
served for the drinking water supply located within the school compound and beside the Chiller plant.
Raw water was supplying directly from existing water main through R.O Plant to the building.
A water pressure boosting system, included provision for field connection to Building Management
System (BMS) control was located in the R.O. Plant Building. Set consisted of two pumps (Duplex
booster pump set) for drinking water supply and three pumps (Triplex booster pump set) for raw water
supply.
Two outdoor air cooled, self-contained type Central Packaged Drinking Water Chillers situated on the
roof, each was serving purified cool water to the drinking fountain outlets at the two separate portions
inside the building. Building Management System (BMS) were connected directly to the chillers control
panels to start and stop either thru BMS or manually.
All system controls provided were capable to communicate with BACnet™ Communication
Protocol format and SAUDI ARAMCO existing remote computers (Honeywell Excel-5000).
Guard houses were served with electric drinking fountains.
Electric water heaters inside the building were serving for hot water.
Above ground building interior water supply piping and fittings 3in dia and smaller were copper type ‘L’
ASTM B88-92, fitting wrought copper solder joints. Above 3in ASTM A-53-90b. Cement lined pipe
AWWA C205 and C602, all fittings ASTM A-53-90b, Grade B, Type S seamless, cement lined.
Under ground water distribution outside the building was PVC Schedule 80, ASTM D2467-90.
The sanitary sewer line dropped into the new manholes at site and finally it connected to the existing
manhole of city sewer line.
The drainage, waste and vent piping under the building and above grade, Schedule 40, ASTM D 2665-
91b (PVC) DWV.
Site underground sanitary sewer lines down to the inspection chamber, metric (PVC) SASO standards
SAS 14, CLASS 5.
The fire protection system inside the building consisted of Fire hose cabinets and fire extinguishers. For
Janitor rooms each with a sprinkler head of pendant type. The site fire protection system included Fire
hydrants.
Major Problem faced in this project and how it was solved:
The major problem faced in this project was due to the vibration of the Air Handling Units mounted on
the roof. The roof construction was Built-up Roof (insulated corrugated metal roof deck). So, the units
were positioned on the roof metal deck supported by steel frames. From the units the vibration was
transmitting to the roof resulting vibration of the roof and making sound. So, this problem and it’s remedy
became a serious concern at the commissioning stage. As a general practice the blame was first came on
the Design and Project Engineer. I was confident that it was not a fault due to design. It may happen due
to installation fault or problem. Then I started to check the installation of all the Air Handling Units. The
units as a whole and it’s internal components also. And found that none of the units were installed on
vibration isolators and there were no spring isolators for the motor with fan assembly also.
In the specification section 18750 it was clearly mentioned that Fan scroll, wheel, shaft, bearings,
drives, and motor shall be mounted on a structural steel assembly which shall be isolated from
outer casing with factory-installed 2-in. deflection spring isolators and vibration-absorbent fan discharge
seal and to provide vibration isolators for all Air Handling Units.
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The contractor and the unit manufacturer/supplier didn’t follow the specification. While at the time of
equipment approval submittals a certificate of compliance with all other related documents were
produced stating that material used and construction of Air Handling Units conforms to all requirements
of construction specification and all of those were approved accordingly.
Then the problem was solved by the installation of vibration isolators on respective places.

b) Saudi ARAMCO Hawiyah NGL Recovery Plant – Building Systems - Saudi Arabia

The complete project was included a) Main Substation b) Area Substations c) Office and Training
Building d) Process interface buildings e) Power distribution maintenance building f) Hazardous waste
transfer station g) Bulk chemical storage h) Radiation storage facility i) Fire Station/Trans Building j)
Security Office Building k) Dining/Kitchen Facilities Building l) Fuel Station Building m) Maintenance
Building n) End user Material Storage Building o) Security Gate Building p) Clinic Building q) Praying
Building r) Warehouse Building s) PDD Office and Shops Building.
The scope of work which included for me was Design/Calculations, Specification preparation, Equipment
and material selection and Bill of material preparation.
Codes and Standards Followed:
All SAUDI ARAMCO Engineering Standard and all associated references.
International Codes and Standards:
The latest issue of the “Codes and Standards” publications from ASHRAE, NFPA, UPC, UMC, UBC,
SMACNA, ASME, AWWA, ANSI, ASTM etc.
The cooling load was calculated based on CLTD calculation method and as per latest edition of
ASHRAE. All equipment selection was based on latest edition of ASHRAE and manufacturer’s updated
catalog/information and soft wares.
The complete facilities HVAC system were served from a central chiller plant with eight numbers of air
cooled screw liquid chillers (7-duty and 1 standby) and three chilled water pumps (2-duty and 1
standby).
Outdoor Design dry bulb temperature summer 113º F and winter 37º F.
Electrical Substations:– Internal Design Conditions: Electrical Equipment Room Design temperature
summer 85º F, Battery Room Design temperature summer and winter 72º F, HVAC Plant Room Design
temperature summer 85º F, Control Equipment Room Design temperature summer and winter 72º F &
RH summer 50%. Two 100% Air Handling Units (AHU) chilled water type positioned in the mechanical
room. The Air Handling Units operate at a fixed constant volume. The Battery Room was supplied with
conditioned air and 100% of air supply exhausted to the outside. Two 100% exhaust fans (one stand by),
each one with back draft damper and explosion proof motor were installed. The bottom of the air inlet
into the battery room not higher than 150 mm above the floor and the air outlet located in the opposite
wall its upper edge flush with the ceiling. Air inlets and outlets were located to provide effective cross
ventilation over the batteries. No false ceilings in battery rooms.

Process interface buildings:– Internal Design Conditions: Control Rooms Design temperature summer
and winter 72º F & RH summer and winter 50%, Communication Rooms Design temperature summer
and winter 72º F & RH summer and winter 50%, UPS Rooms Design temperature summer and winter
72º F & RH summer and winter 50%, Rack Rooms Design temperature summer and winter 72º F & RH
summer and winter 50%, Battery Rooms Design temperature summer and winter 72º F, HVAC Plant
Room Design temperature summer 85º F. Two 100% Air Handling Units (AHU) chilled water type were
positioned in the mechanical room.
In this building a positive pressurization was provided and monitored through differential pressure
sensors located in the Rack Rooms. In case of non positive pressure an alarm shall be sent on DCS.
Bulk chemical storage: This building was mechanically ventilated by n. 5 wall mounted axial exhaust
fans, operating continuously each fan of about 7, 900 CFM, with a static pressure of 0.125”wg.
Air enters into the building through wall mounted grilles complete of inertial filter and insect screen.
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Hazardous waste transfer station: This building was mechanically ventilated by n. 2 roof mounted axial
exhaust fans (one standby), with a flow rate of about 6,500 CFM and a static pressure of 0.125”wg. No
make-up air louvers required since the building was open on the front side.
Power Distribution Maintenance Building: This building was conditioned by a Packaged Air
Conditioning Cooling (PACU), suitable for mounting on ground outside the building. 4 exhaust
fans complete of back draft damper were provided for Maintenance Shop, Toilets and Tea Area.

The Clinic Building included pharmacy, pharmacy storage, medical record, airlock, wheel chair dock,
station nurse, trauma, treatment, disaster storage, de-contamination room, staff lounge, waiting area,
conference room, telecommunication room, mechanical room etc. The cooling system was served with
two constant air volume chilled water air handling units situated inside the Mechanical Room. The
Pharmacy Storage of the Clinic Building was served with a DX-Split unit. The indoor design conditions
maintained for the pharmacy storage at 72º F DB and 50% RH and the rest of the building at 75º F DB
and 50% RH. Entering chilled water temperature at 45º F and leaving at 55º F. Winter heating achieved
by duct mounted Electric Duct Heaters. The temperature control system was Digital Controls (DDC). The
three-way control valve in the AHU chilled water piping modulate the chilled water flow rate thru the
chilled water coil to maintain the set point discharge air temperature. The electric duct heaters mounted in
the ducts energized to re-heat the supply air as required maintaining the space temperature. Upon smoke
detection by the duct mounted smoke detector a signal sends to the DDC to shutdown the air handling
units and the bleed fan.
Fire Station/Trans Building: The HVAC system consisted of two constant air volume chilled water air
handling units situated inside the Mechanical Room. The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F
DB and 50% RH. All zones were served by single duct By-Pass VAV Boxes with reheat. The space
thermostat maintained the room temperature by modulating the bypass VAV Box damper through VAV
Box controller to maintain the desired space temperature. The temperature control system was direct
digital controls (DDC). Upon smoke detection by the duct mounted smoke detector a signal sends to the
DDC to shut down the air handling units and the bleed fan. H2S level of combustible gas monitored
continuously in the fresh air intake duct by duct mounted H2S sensor.
PDD Office and Shops Building: the HVAC system consisted of two constant air volume chilled water air
handling units situated inside the Mechanical Room. The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F
DB and 50% RH. Telecommunication room was maintained at 72º F DB and 50% RH. The office zones
served by single duct By-Pass VAV Boxes with reheat. The space thermostat maintained the room
temperature by modulating the bypass VAV Box damper through VAV Box controller to maintain the
desired space temperature. The shop area was served by electric duct heaters. The temperature control
system was direct digital controls (DDC).
Office and Training Building: the HVAC system consisted of ten nos. of chilled water air handling units
situated inside the Mechanical Rooms. AHU 1 & 2 (one duty & one standby) one part of the ground floor.
AHU 3, 4 & 5 (two duty & one standby) rest part of the ground floor. AHU 6 & 7 (one duty & one
standby) one part of the first floor. AHU 8, 9 & 10 (two duty & one standby) rest part of the first floor.
The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F DB and 50% RH. Telecommunication room was
maintained at 72º F DB and 50% RH.
The temperature control system direct digital controls (DDC). The DDC panel had provision link to be
connected to BMS. The AHU starts locally by DDC. When the supply fan starts, the interlocked exhaust
fans also start, the control circuit energized. Duct mounted temperature sensor /controller modulate the 3-
way valve, to maintain the supply set point temperature. Each VAV controlled by room thermostat which
located in its respective space with heat and cool selector switch, the VAV unit damper modulates
between its maximum and minimum flow set points to maintain the design space temperature. The room
thermostat modulates the VAV unit damper from its fully open position to fix minimum position, if room
temperature continued to fall at minimum air flow the electric heating coil capacity controller energized
to maintain the space temperature at set point. The VAV box remained at a minimum open position
throughout the heating mode. The speed of the AHU supply fan modulated by the DDC controller to
maintain the static pressure set point by the static pressure sensor. The DDC controller maintains a
constant outdoor air flow rate at all times by modulating the return and outdoor air motorized volume
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dampers, the outdoor air flow rate monitored by the DDC through the flow monitoring station installed in
the outside air intake duct. When the outside flow rate is less than the set point, the DDC close the return
air dampers and correspondingly open the outside air damper until the set point outside air flow rate is
achieved. If the outside air flow rate is higher than the set point, the above sequence is reversed. Upon the
smoke detection by the duct mounted smoke detector a signal shall be sent from the smoke detector to the
FACP for processing. FACP shall send a signal to the DDC to shut down the air handling units, bleed
fans and interlocked exhaust fans. Upon the failure of duty unit, the DDC shall shut the MVD and
motorized shut-off valve in the duty unit and automatically start the stand-by unit after opening the MVD
and the motorized shut-off valve. Upon detection of H2S gas by H2S detector installed on fresh air duct a
signal shall be sent to FACP for processing. FACP shall send a signal to the DDC to shut the MVD on
fresh air and fully open MVD on return air.
Dining/Kitchen building the HVAC system consisted of two 50% constant air volume chilled water air
handling units. The duct system provided with electric duct heaters. The temperature control system
based on DDC.
The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F DB and 50% RH. For kitchen Make-up air fan used.
Maintenance Building the HVAC system consisted of chilled water air handling units. The indoor design
conditions maintained at 75º F DB and 50% RH. Telecommunication rooms were maintained at 72º F DB
and 50% RH. All zones served by single duct pressure dependent VAV Boxes with reheat. The
temperature control system based on DDC. System provided with Smoke detection, auto change over,
H2S detection.
Paint Shop ventilation system : The spraying apparatus, drying apparatus and exhaust fan for the paint
shop room equipped with interlocks. Prevent operation of Spray apparatus while drying operation is in
progress. Purge Spray vapors from the spray booth or spray room for a period of not less than 3 minutes
before drying apparatus rendered operable.
Automatically shut off the drying apparatus in the event of failure of the exhaust fan. Shut off the drying
apparatus automatically if the air temperature within the booth exceeds 200º F.
Security office building the HVAC system consisted of one constant air volume chilled water air handling
unit. The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F DB and 50% RH. Telecommunication rooms were
maintained at 72º F DB and 50% RH. The ducting system consisted of by-pass type VAV boxes. The
temperature control system based on DDC. System provided with Smoke detection, H2S detection.
Warehouse building the HVAC system consisted of two constant air volume chilled water air handling
units (duty units). The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F DB and 50% RH.
Telecommunication rooms were maintained at 72º F DB and 50% RH. The temperature control system
was DDC. System provided with Smoke detection, H2S detection.
In the praying building the HVAC system included a 100% constant air volume chilled water air handling
unit. Electric duct heaters were provided for winter heating. The temperature control system was direct
digital controls (DDC). The indoor design conditions maintained at 75º F DB and 50% RH. System
provided with Smoke detection, H2S detection.
Controls and alarms:
HVAC system automatically shuts down when fire alarm system activated, in accordance with SAES,
NFPA 90A and NFPA 101. In each building there was in-door Environmental integrated stand alone
control system which included Direct Digital Controller (DDC); it included all microprocessor control
panels with LED display, sensors, control devices, pre-programmable software etc.
Fire Protection:
All buildings were provided with fire extinguishers, fire blankets and emergency stretchers. Fire
extinguishers were provided in accordance with NFPA-STD. No 10 “Portable fire extinguishers” and
SAUDI ARAMCO Engineering standard SAES-B-019 “Portable, Mobile and Special Fixed Firefighting
Equipment” and SAES-M-100 “Saudi Aramco building code”. Dry chemical portable fire extinguisher
for class A, B and C fires. A dry chemical fire extinguisher installed on the outside the battery rooms in
accordance with SAES-P-103 “Direct Current and UPS Systems”. 11.4 kg multipurpose FE installed
outside the mechanical room and near communications equipment. 12.2 kg Dry Chemical in Control and
Electrical Equipment rooms, Battery Rooms, Workshop and in the transformers area. 4.5 KG CO2
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portable fire extinguisher in the mechanical room, in the control equipment rooms. 2.5 GAL Pressurized
water FE for other rooms. Hose reels provided outside the station.
For the radiation storage facility an internal wet type sprinkler system were provided. Incoming water
supply for the sprinkler system was 4”φ .
The Sprinkler System for this building designed according to SAES-S-050 “Sprinkler and Standpipe
Systems in Buildings”.
Minimum Residual Pressure for Sprinkler Nozzles 20 psig, according to SAES-B-017. Sprinkler nozzles
(upright type) 3/4”φ . The intervention temperature 175° F.

Major Problem faced in this project and how it was solved:


The main problem arrived in this project which was in the prayer building. The air conditioning unit
which was installed, with that capacity it was not cooling all the spaces properly that is there was an
insufficient cooling all through. The selected and installed unit was as per the calculated cooling load
based on the inside design conditions. All the building heat sources I re-studied carefully. Then after
complete observation of the internal occupancy condition I found that it happened due to frequent
opening of the door by the occupants during the praying time. I solved this problem by installing an air-
curtain at the door.

B) Employer : EMACO SA Ltd. - Saudi Arabia

Duration of job : Dec, Nineteen hundred Ninety eight (1998) to


Nov, Two thousand Four (2004)

Position held : Senior Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Activities with List of Projects -

1. Design/Design Calculations by manually and using soft wares


2. Review of Design
3. Specification Preparation
4. Equipment and Material Selection
5. Solving Problems and Preparing Site Instruction as per site condition
6. Attending Project Meetings

Some of the major Projects completed successfully are as follows:

HVAC : a) Dubai Marina Mansions, 30 storey Building – Dubai


Plumbing and b) McDonald's (Fast Food Restaurant) - Saudi Arabia
Fire Protection c) Al-Shoaibi Villa – Al-Khobar - Saudi Arabia
d) Multi Storey Building Complex, Jubail - Saudi Arabia
e) KFC Fast Food Restaurant - Saudi Arabia.
f) Al-Safi Villa - Saudi Arabia
g) Al-Oula Multi storey housing complex - Saudi Arabia

a) Dubai Marina Mansions - Dubai

A high rise apartment building, 30 storey with single bed room, double bed room, three bed room and
four bed room apartment complex. The complete work included for me was Design/Calculations,
Specification preparation, Equipment and material selection and Bill of material preparation of HVAC,
Plumbing and Fire protection works.
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The Codes and Standards followed: The latest issue of the “Codes and Standards” publications from
ASHRAE, NFPA, UPC, SMACNA, ASME, AWWA, ANSI, ASTM, Dubai Electricity and Dubai
Municipality standards etc.
Inside Design Conditions – Summer 75°F db/50%RH and Winter 75°F db/50%RH.
The Cooling and Heating load calculation, Duct System Design and System Total Pressure loss
calculations, Chilled Water System Piping, Exhaust System, Air Balancing, HVAC Equipments, Chilled
Water Pumps, Expansion Tank, Air Separator, Fans, Air Devices etc. design and selection
was based on latest edition of ASHRAE and manufacturer’s latest product catalog/information and soft
wares.
The cooling load was calculated as per CLTD calculation method. Sensible cooling load, Latent cooling
load and Total cooling load was calculated using External cooling load – Roofs, Walls and conduction
through glass, Solar load through glass, Cooling load through partitions, ceilings, floors and Internal
cooling load – People, lighting, equipment, appliances and Ventilation and Infiltration.
The HVAC system consisted of chilled water type of cooling system and ducted air distribution system
included water-cooled centrifugal chillers. Each area was served by a fan coil unit chilled water type with
2-way modulating valve supplying a constant volume of air to the rooms. Electric heating coils were
provided in the fan coil units. The fresh air was supplying to the fan coil units from central fresh air
handling units with energy recovery ventilators, situated in the mechanical rooms was utilizing the
exhaust air from kitchens and toilets.
Four water cooled centrifugal chillers in working condition and were sharing the complete load. Four
primary chilled water pumps working and one standby position and two secondary chilled water pumps
working and one standby were circulating the chilled water throughout the system. Four condenser water
pumps with one standby were circulating the condenser water through four working cooling towers. A
cooling tower make-up booster pump with a standby unit was supplying the amount of make-up water
needed to the cooling tower.
The water supply system consisted of cold water supply and hot water supply. Electric water heaters
located centrally was serving for the hot water system.
For sanitary drainage system duplex submersible pumps were used to pump out drainage water at
basement level.
The fire protection system consisted of wet pipe fire sprinkler system and fire hose cabinets. A fire pump
set (one electric driven, one diesel engine driven and a jockey pump) was serving for the whole system.

b) McDonald's (Fast Food Restaurant) - Saudi Arabia

Design/Calculations, Specification preparation, Equipment and material selection and Bill of material
preparation, supervision etc. which was within my scope of work for HVAC, Plumbing and Fire
protection of the world renowned McDonald's fast food restaurant with dining, kitchen, preparation, staff
room, dishwashing area, staff toilet, public toilet, storage room, mezzanine etc.
The Codes and Standards followed: The latest issue of the “Codes and Standards” publications from
ASHRAE, NFPA, UPC, SMACNA, ASME, AWWA, ANSI, ASTM, SASO standards etc.
The cooling load was calculated based on CLTD calculation method and as per latest edition of
ASHRAE. All equipment selection was based on latest edition of ASHRAE and manufacturer’s updated
catalog/information and soft wares.
The air conditioning system was consisted of Package roof top air conditioning units of configuration of
supply and return ducts with duct heaters. A make-up air unit with vertical down Discharge served at
kitchen area. Kitchen exhaust fans interlocked with make-up air unit. The Fresh air supply to air
conditioning unit served at dining area thru an energy recovery ventilator was capable of recovering
energy up to 88% effectiveness. Kitchen equipments were provided with exhaust hoods. Exhaust fans for
kitchen were as per NFPA 96 standards. Dishwasher exhaust hood was provided with stainless steel duct
from hood to exhaust fan on roof. Exhaust air was extracted from the spaces kitchen (Fryer), kitchen
(Broiler), kitchen (Con. Oven), kitchen (B.B.Q Ovens), duct from hood to exhaust fans on the roof. For
kitchen exhaust system Ducts were sized based on a minimum velocity of 1500 FPM and not exceeding
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1800 FPM. To insure the removal and discharge of all grease particles outside the exhaust system. A
negative pressure was maintained within the kitchen as per kitchen ventilation standard so odors and heat
not to travel toward dining areas.
The water supply system consisted of Domestic hot and cold water to kitchen and each toilet. To all
kitchen equipments were provided with sanitary, cold water, hot water and gas connections as
per requirement of kitchen equipment schedule. Two electric water heaters set at temperature to 140 deg
F was supplying hot water to dishwasher and restaurant. In dishwasher which was boost up to 180deg F.
Thermostatic mixing valve, with entry temp of 140deg F hot water, set temp to 110deg F was supplying
hot water to the toilets and other areas. Grease interceptor was recessed with fibreglass reinforced plastic
body, access cover and flow control plate. BEER/POP lines conduit and PVC pipe connecting grease
interceptor and cleaning port were located at exterior wall.
Fire suppression system used for kitchen exhaust hoods was wet chemical type. For garbage room,
ordinary hazard sprinkler system was provided complying with NFPA 13.

C) Employer : Engineers Office (Ruler’s Office) – Dubai, UAE

Duration of job : Dec, Two thousand Four (2004) to


Feb, Two thousand Seven (2007)

Position held : Senior Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Activities with List of Projects -

1. Design/Design Calculations by manually and using soft wares


2. Review of Design
3. Specification Preparation
4. Equipment and Material Selection
5. Solving Problems and Preparing Site Instruction as per site condition
6. Attending Project Meetings

Some of the major Projects completed successfully are as follows:

HVAC : a) Jabil Palace Herbal Clinic - Dubai


b) Sk. Maktoum Palace - Dubai
c) Sk. Hamdan Palace - Dubai
d) 28 Storey Building at Bur Dubai - Dubai
e) Sk. Rashid Palace - Dubai

Plumbing and : a) Sk. Maktoum Palace – Dubai


Fire Protection b) Sk. Hamdan Palace - Dubai
c) Sk. Rashid Palace - Dubai
d) 28 Storey Building at Bur Dubai - Dubai

a) Jabil Palace Herbal Clinic - Dubai

This renovation/modification work was completely a design problem solution work project of an herbal
clinic situated in the compound of Jabil palace at Dubai. In it’s original design, the total building all the
spaces were divided into several zones. A zone is the area served by one HVAC system. Each system was
served by one split type (DX) air conditioning unit(AHU/ACCU) with the air distribution network of
ducts and air outlets throughout the system. In each zone under the same air handling unit there were
spaces, some of which were always occupied and some of them were rarely or partially or never
occupied. Some spaces under the same air handling unit were more cooler and some hotter than the
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required amount. It was needed to solve the problems by re-designing the HVAC system keeping all the
HVAC units in their original condition (i.e without changing the unit capacities and their positions) and
not any major change in the air distribution system due to budget limitation and space constriction also.
As the simplest solution I took the step and revised/modified the full system into the individual room
control by introducing VAV boxes of by-pass type for each individual space without any major changes
in ductworks and avoiding the change of air outlets and other accessories also. The HVAC units also were
remained in their original position with the same capacity. In this way the full problem was solved
successfully with a minimal cost, least possible time and moreover without disturbing the full system.

b) Sk. Maktoum Palace - Dubai

The palace belonged to the Royal Family of Dubai which consisted of bed rooms, family, sky light court,
dining, lobby, b’fast, lounge, wash, kitchen, storage, servery, majlis, foyer, pool etc.
My scope of work in this project was Design/Calculations, Specification preparation, Equipment and
material selection and Bill of material preparation, material approval, supervision etc. of HVAC,
Plumbing and Fire protection works.
The Codes and Standards followed: The latest issue of the “Codes and Standards” publications from
ASHRAE, NFPA, UPC, SMACNA, ASME, AWWA, ANSI, ASTM, Dubai Electricity and Dubai
Municipality standards etc.
Inside Design Conditions – Summer 75°F db/50%RH and Winter 75°F db/50%RH.
The Cooling and Heating load calculation, Duct System Design and System Total Pressure loss
calculations, Chilled Water System Piping, Exhaust System, Air Balancing, HVAC Equipments, Chilled
Water Pumps, Expansion Tank, Air Separator, Fans, Air Devices etc. design and selection was based on
latest edition of ASHRAE and manufacturer’s latest catalog/information and soft wares.
The cooling load was calculated by the CLTD calculation method. Sensible cooling load, Latent cooling
load and Total cooling load calculated using External cooling load – Roofs, Walls and conduction
through glass, Solar load through glass, Cooling load through partitions, ceilings, floors and Internal
cooling load – People, lighting, equipment, appliances and Ventilation and Infiltration.
The HVAC system was consisted of chilled water type of cooling system and ducted air distribution
system included air-cooled rotary screw chillers.
Each area was served by a fan coil unit chilled water type with 3-way modulating valve and supplying a
constant volume of air to the rooms. Electric heating coils were provided in the fan coil units.
Two air-cooled rotary screw chillers one of which in working condition and another in stand-by position
was serving the full system. The auto-change over controller alternates the two chillers so that each chiller
rests for 30 days and run for 30 days to keep one chiller running at all time. Two chilled water pumps one
of which in working condition and one standby position to circulate the chilled water throughout the
system. First chilled water pump starts and circulates water throughout the system at a constant maximum
flow. Second chilled water pump takes over after 12 hrs through time auto-change over controller. The
auto change over controller alternates both pumps so that each pump rests for 12 hrs and run for 12 hrs to
keep one pump running at all time. The DDC controller sequence the pumps and chillers for duty change
over if one of the duty pump or chiller is faulty, such that the stand by pump or chiller becomes duty till
the duty pump or chiller brought back in line. At no flow condition, none of the compressors energize.
Chillers load and unload thru its temperature sensor located on the chilled water return mains. The pump
flow status monitored by DDC controller via DP switch mounted across the pump.
The fan coil units controlled via a micro processor based digital display thermostat. Fire alarm system
interlocked with the HVAC system so that in case of fire, a signal from fire alarm system shall be sent to
the system serving the HVAC equipments to shut down.
The water supply system consisted of cold water supply and hot water supply. Cool cold water system
utilized a heat exchanger to transfer heat between chilled water and domestic coldwater to lower down the
temperature of domestic cold water. Electric Calorifiers located centrally served for water heating in the
hot water system.
The fire protection system consisted of portable fire extinguishers.