February 13, 2012

Handbook of Electrical Engineering for Practitioners in the Oil, Gas and Petrochemical Industry


For those involved in the oil and gas industry, i'll recommend this electrical handbook for your reference.

About the Author

Dr. Alan L. Sheldrake began his career in the electrical power generating industry in 1960 as an apprentice with UK Central Electricity Generating Board (CEGB), in a coal-burning steam power station. He gained 6 years’ experience in all aspects of the maintenance and operation of the station. He remained with the CEGB until 1975, during which time he worked in the commission, research and development, and planning departments of the CEGB.
Since 1975 he has worked in the oil, gas and petrochemical industries on projects located in many different parts of the world. He has been employed by a series of well-known engineering companies. Most of this work has been in the detailed design and conceptual design of power generating plants for offshore platforms, gas plants, LNG plants, fertiliser plants and reļ¬neries. He has held positions as Lead Electrical Engineer and Senior Electrical Engineer, Project Manager of multi-discipline projects, Consultant and Company Director. During these projects he has given lectures on various subjects of power generation and distribution, instrumentation and control and safety to groups of the younger engineers at several oil companies. He has been involved in a conference on hazardous area equipment and postgraduate university seminars.

He gained an MSc degree in power systems in 1968 at Imperial College, London, and a PhD in 1976 on a part-time basis also from Imperial College. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Electrical Engineers in UK, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electronic and Electrical Engineers in the USA, and a Fellow of the Institute of Directors in the UK.

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