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experience

Field Engineer  
Contru-Coss, August 2015 to July 2016, Salamanca, GTO Mexico
(Engineering & Industrial Management)
Designated to supervise the commissioning of an HVAC system for the new process facilities of the Pan American Silver Mine “La Colorada” Zacatecas, Mex.  Supported in the design review, CAD drawings, duct sizing, cost estimation, and equipment selection. Assisted in the management of submittals, transmittals, billing, RFIs, and progress reports for invoicing control.  Prepared for unit manoeuvers by examining building layout, anticipating difficulties, gathering materials, obtaining safety permits, and coordinating on-site work.  Supervised the duct construction, installation, unit montage and commissioning of the HVAC systems delivering a project in proper operating conditions and within deadline. Supervised maintenance operations of 24 firefighting systems of airport fuel stations managed by the national, parastatal agency.  Planned daily labour timesheets, scheduled route of service, performed operational tests of foaming agent -water equipment for firefighting systems, and supervised the corrective and preventive maintenance operations terminating project with zero accidents.

Project Engineer  
Demek, March 2015 to August 2015, Monterrey, NL Mexico
(Construction & Building)
Hired to support in the design and CAD drawings of sanitary sewer, service water, and underground firefighting piping systems for two facilities in the KIA Motors manufacturing plant constructed in Apodaca Nuevo Leon, Mex.  Assisted in the design and CAD drawing updates of the assigned mechanical installations.  Became a reliable liaison between the Site Manager and the client, assuming on-site supervision of the assigned installations and RFIs for the corresponding installations. Maintained an effective communication with client from start of activities at the filed to as-built drawings submission.

Project Engineer  
Contru-Coss, November 2014 to March 2015, Salamanca, GTO Mexico
(Engineering & Industrial Management)
Recruited to assist in the cost estimation and redesign for a code-compliant firefighting system of the fuel station in Chetumal Airport Yucatan, Mex.  Assisted in the redesign of a firefighting system by reviewing applicable codes such as NFPA 11, 13, 14, and 20 for calculations of water requirements, equipment selection, and firefighting system layout. Submitted a construction project binder including technical drawings, submittals, and a project cost estimation to the national, parastatal agency (ASA).

Project Design Engineer  
InverCOST Group, October 2009 to November 2014, Salamanca, GTO Mexico
(Consulting)
Assisted in the development of thermodynamic simulation custom software and Root-Cause Analysis for the performance assessment of eight power generation plants regulated by the parastatal agency (CFE).  Evaluated the thermal performance of utility equipment such as gas and steam turbines, pumps, condensers, heat exchangers, cooling towers, and compressors by developing thermodynamic simulation software. Tracked parameter deviations to correct efficiency of equipment.  Modeled and analyzed mechanical equipment using Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD), and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software. Detected equipment malfunctions and operational anomalies proving recommendations for corrective maintenance and operational procedures. Supported with on-site measurements of water and airflow, surface temperature, piping and utility equipment characterization, layout drawing, and numerical calculations for performance analyses.  Conducted on-site mapped airflow and surface temperature measurements in a three-storey hydroelectric power plant. The collected data served as reliable input information to perform and validate numerical simulations solving a long-standing problematic of high ambient temperature in the facility.  Measured and processed data collected from a process water system of the Ingredion San Juan del Río facility to validate the plant capacity to install a heat exchanger to lower the process steam quality and use the surplus energy to pre-heat the feeding water stream of a steam generator. Determined the heat exchanger specifications, estimated an additional power generation of 500 kW of a steam turbine, and demonstrated that the reconfiguration project was feasible through a cash flow analysis, obtaining a cost-benefit rate of 9.76. Collaborated with the Technology Centre Team of Whirlpool Celaya facility (Mexico) in the optimization of a novel domestic gas burner.  Performed numerical simulations of the fuel gas-air mixture and combustion by-products, providing recommendations for geometry modifications and quantitative results that validated the high efficiency and low CO emission of the prototype. This gas burner is still being commercialized by Whirlpool Mexico.  Participated in a heat transfer and CFD course imparted to the Technology Centre Team of Whirlpool Celaya facility (Mexico). Presented relevant theory that was

education

University of Alberta  
Master Of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Sep, 2017 to Aug, 2019


University of Guanajuato  
Mechanical Engineer, Mechanical Engineering, Jan, 2005 to Dec, 2010
Laurate Recognition –Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering

publications

Performance evaluation of siding materials subjected to radiant heat loads     
Published by (Joint Canadian Society for Mechanical Engineering and CFD Society of Canada)
Authors: Eder A. Villa-Coronel, Razim Refai, André McDonald.  Published June 02, 2019

A methodology was developed to evaluate the fire-resistance of different commercially available siding materials when exposed to a high heat load condition (HHC) of 50 kW/m2 and a low heat flux condition (LHC) of 20 kW/m2. The siding materials that were selected for evaluation were engineered wood, fibre cement board, cedar siding, and vinyl siding. Oriented strand board (OSB) was selected as a control material for these experiments. Prototypes consisting of a siding material, a weather barrier (building paper), and (OSB) were fabricated and exposed to the radiant heat fluxes emitted from an electrically-powered radiant heater. Time to ignition and surface temperature data gathered from the burn tests of the siding material prototypes were the main metrics that served to gauge the effect of the heat load on the prototypes and to establish their failure point. Tests were terminated after 30 minutes or if a prototype failed; whichever occurred earlier. The failure criteria was defined as the time to ignition (TTI) of the prototype, where ignition could be due to flaming ignition of the siding material, or flaming or glowing ignition of the OSB behind the siding material. The results of these tests suggest that it was possible to differentiate the performance of different siding materials subjected to radiant heat loads by evaluating both its TTI and the temperature variation of its surfaces (thermal response). A variance analysis confirmed that some of the siding materials were statistically different between their TTI. The tests showed that cedar siding was the least ignition resistant material while fibre cement board was the most ignition resistant material under both radiant heat loads, in spite of that, the siding of this prototype did not ignite. Under the HHC, the results suggested that the use of engineered wood material represents no advantage when compared to bare OSB. Under the LHC, independently of the failure mechanism of engineered wood and vinyl siding, there was no significant difference between their times to reach the failure point. The temperature differences between the exposed and interface surfaces allowed to better understand the thermal behaviour of the siding materials.