Shaik - Instrumentation Engineer - Kuwait, Al Asimah

Mohammed Ali Shaik

Kuwait, Al Asimah


Instrumentation Engineer


Responsible for maintenance, troubleshooting and commissioning of process field instrumentation in oil and gas sector.

Work History



From July 2012

I am responsible for the smooth operation of all the six pilot facilities


January 2011 - July 2012

1.5 Years

Sr Foremen

Refinery Kuwait

January 2009 - December 2010

Responsible for maintenance activities that is Preventive maintenance and Breakdown maintenance process field instruments.

Instrument Sr Foremen

KNPC Mina Al-Ahmadi Refinery

January 2009 - December 2010

to look after the Process control Instrumentation jobs in the Refinery's different units like Sulphur Recovery Unit(SRU), Tail gas treating(TGT), Hydrogen Sulphide Recovery (HSR) & Sour Water Treatment (SWT) Units, Eocene and Bitumen Units.
Key Responsibilities
• Supervising Field Maintenance Team of 15 personnel to carry out all instrumentation jobs like Preventive, Break-down & Corrective maintenance.
• Monitoring of work practices to ensure the Safety & integrity of Plants.
• Commenting/technical advice on designs/drawings/specifications forwarded by Engineering & Services or Project department for final approvals.
• Review and implement the major & minor project modification jobs.
• Co-ordinate daily scheduled preventive & corrective Maintenance jobs.
• Assistance to Sr. Engineer for annual budget preparation for capital as well as extraordinary modification jobs / evaluation of vendors and tenders.
• Fault diagnosis of breakdowns and prevent reoccurrence.
• Major Systems & Field instrumentation involved are as follows
Allen Bradley PLC, Bentley Nevada 3300 series vibration Monitoring system, Emerson Modplus controller.
Rosemount make smart transmitter (3051) , MTL temperature transmitter, Foxboro Transmitters, ARCA & Fisher make control valves, Auma & Rotork make motorized valves, Rosemount make corriolis mass flow meter (Micro Motion), VORTEX flow meters , Level troll, Rosemount Radar level transmitter, RADAR MASTER etc.
• Experience in handling the Tankage Areas.
Responsible to achieve procurement, follow up, smooth erection & commissioning of field
Instrumentation & control system for the upcoming projects which involve activities like-
• Refurbishing of pneumatic & electronic instruments.
• Co-ordination with Instrumentation contractor, detail engineering consultant.
• Co-ordination with various departments to execute instrument jobs effectively with respect to quality, safety, cost & time of completion.
• Co-ordination with contractor for...


Petrochemical Industries Co

January 2007 - December 2008

Responsible for all the analysers maintenance.

Instrument Engineer in Petrochemical Industries Co, Kuwait

Petrochemicals Industries Co

January 2007 - December 2008

to look after the
Analytical Instrumentation jobs in the plant.

Key Responsibilities:
Preventive, Corrective & break-down maintenance, repairs and calibration of all the analytical instruments .Below mentioned is the list of the instruments under my responsibility.
• Gas chromatographs. Make -Perkin-Elmer, Chrompack (CP9001), Analytical controls.
• ICP Optical emission OPTIMA 2000DV, Make -Perkin-Elmer and Ultima 2 make -Horiba Jobin Yvon.
• Analysers H2S/SO2, NOX, CO, CO2, Dust etc-Make S.I.R. (Sistemas Instalaciones y Redes) S.A., Environment etc.
• Ion Chromatograph, Make -Lachat Instruments.
• Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer, Make-Perkin-Elmer, Shimadzu-Japan.
• Portable Gas Chromatograph, Make -Inficon, USA.
• UV-Visible Spectrophotometer, Make -HACH, Shimadzu-Japan.
• Distillation units and Digestion units for Total Nitrogen analysis, Make Buchi and Gerhardt.
• Sieve Shaker units, Make -Fritsch, Germany.
• Kinematic Viscometer , Density meter , Ph meter , Conductivity meter , Flash point, Oxygen, Co2 analyzers, Ion analyzers, Karl-Fisher titrator for moisture analysis.
• Maintenance of all pneumatic and gas supply lines to the instruments.
• Maintenance of inventory configuration and procurement coordination for spare parts, new instruments, Sampling cylinders, Standard gas cylinders, solutions.
• Maintenance of all instrument-related documentation in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001.


Rayalaseema Thermal Power Plant

January 2006 - December 2006

Working as an INSTRUMENTATION ENGR for ALKHORAYEF PETROLEUM CO, Kuwait in KOC North Kuwait Ratqa oil fields for their LOWER FAR PILOT PLANTS Project.
To look after all the instrumentation maintenance activities of all the pilot plants.
i.e. Well Head instruments , Zenith Down hole sensors, stock Tank instruments and its burner, Vapour Recovery Unit instruments, Air compressors, Production tank instruments, Flare and its ignition systems , Central Facility and its loading instruments.
To look after the automation i.e. PLC and SCADA systems.

Worked as an Instrument Supr to look after the Process Control Instrumentation jobs in Heaters, Desalters, Production Separators, Test Separators, Gas Scrubbers, K.O.Drums, Shipping Tanks, Shipping Pumps, H.P & L.P Flares of Gathering Centre.

I have exclusive hands on experience in the field of erection, commissioning, pre-commissioning, start up and maintenance of Instrumentation systems in polymer and chemical industries. Loop checking, preventive maintenance, calibration for all major parameters like pressure, temperature, level, flow. and also diagnoses problems or potential problems with control systems of pneumatic, electrical and electronic and shutdown start up sequence checking, monitoring the status in DCS (version6.1.1) good command in repairing and understanding of P &ID and logic Diagrams related to Interlocking and Emergency shutdown system. I worked on ESD SYSTEM for and motors tripping by PLC
1 Handle the shift and Breakdown.
2 Servicing and maintain spare.
3 P.M. activity done as per P.M. Schedule.
4 Daily reports of instrumentation

Having worked with following field instrumentation:
• Transmitters: Maintenance, Calibration (zero-span setting), trouble shooting of Various Transmitters (Make: Rosemount, Yokogawa, Honeywell, foundation field bus all Rosemount Tx....

Instrument Engineer

Rayalseema Thermal Power Plant

January 2006 - December 2006

to handle all the process instrumentation of Power plant has production capacity of 210*4 MW.
Key Responsibilities
• Supervising Field Maintenance Team of 8 personnel to carry out all instrumentation jobs like Preventive, Break-down and Corrective maintenance plus plant modifications jobs & new projects.
• Responsible for installation, commissioning and effective maintenance & calibration of critical process control Instruments.
• Ensuring compliance with ISO quality standards and handling the related documentation.
• Preparing major & minor shutdown plan of unit & successfully carrying out the all jobs of shutdown.
• Preparing the Inventory of all Instrumentation items also involved in preparation of purchase Requisition (PR).
• Configuration of I/Os in the DCS system, detail specification of tag, creating wiring diagram, graphics and assigning the trends, generating Interlock of logic as per process requirements & testing them. Also troubleshooting & fault finding in system.
• Hands on experience on all instrumentation related to Compressors, H.T. Heaters, High temperature Reactor, Gas Turbines, columns, Utility area like Cooling towers.
• Major Systems & Field instrumentation involved are as follows
Yokogawa Centum-CS DCS, Siemens PLC(S5-115U, 100U) , Bentley Nevada 3300 series vibration Monitoring system, Yokogawa make Micro controllers, Woodward Governor's 505 Digital Controller equipped for Turbine Generator.

Qualifications & Certifications

Electronics Instrumentation & Control Engg

Sri Venkateswara University

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