Contact Information

  • Michael Bayer
    (979) 236-7587

Description

Accomplished industrial electrical engineering professional with more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of engineering, from concept & facility/power system layout to start-up and commissioning. Experienced in managing clients, contracts, and equipment suppliers on local, national, and global levels. Skilled in leading, supervising, and mentoring teams of engineers, designers, and drafters on capital and expense green/brown field projects. Expert in performance of electrical power system studies, including arc flash. Proficient in writing equipment specifications, application & training guides, and installation methods. Adept in reviewing shop approval drawings, equipment factory acceptance testing and field commissioning for electrical machinery, chemical processes, PLCs, motor controllers, drives, switchgear, & instrumentation. Is an industry recognized expert in wire & cable technology. Experienced in plant electrical support & electrical equipment maintenance and failure analysis. Experienced in MV & LV switchgear and motor control centers, MV & LV motors, UPS and battery systems, VFDs, PLCs, heat tracing, substation design, and electrical hazardous area analysis.

Industry

E&P

Location

Houston, TX

Experience

Replaced ~ 10,000 circuit feet of 1920’s vintage 15 kV PILC cable in the Holland Tunnel under the Hudson river which were damaged by salt water during hurricane Sandy in 2012. This 5-year construction project involved installing temporary 15 kV cables under the roadway, demolishing the existing 15 kV cables and duct bank along the roadway and replacing with new duct banks and cables, then removing the temp cables under the roadway. Performed site inspections, cable shield sizing calculations, created cable procurement and testing specifications and construction installation and sequencing instructions, and detailed design.
Two Energy Transfer pumping station protection relay upgrades in TX and MS. Selected modern feeder and motor protection relays to replace electro-mechanical relays on 1950 vintage switchgear. Performed power system studies, relay programming and startup/commissioning.
Eleven DCP Midstream NGL pump stations in TX. Performed FEED, procurement, FAT for PCRs, electrical infrastructure detailed design, power system studies and relay programming for MV transformers, 2000 hp to 6000 hp MV motors, MV SWGR/MCCs, MV VFDs with dual sync transfer, and LV power distribution equipment.
Performed FEED, procurement, electrical infrastructure detailed design, startup/commissioning, power system studies and relay programming for dozens of pump stations; equipment included MV transformers, MV switchgear and MCC, 500 hp to 4000 hp MV motors, VFDs with sync transfer and LV power distribution equipment.
Performed electrical and control system upgrade projects on operating petrochemical plants.

Awards and Certifications

PE, Texas 73740
IEEE Outstanding contributions to the development of these IEEE standards:
Chair, IEEE Std 2740-2020 "Cables in Hazardous Locations on Land Drilling Rigs"
Vice Chair, IEEE 1143-2012 “Shielding of Low Voltage Cables”
Vice Chair, IEEE P1810 Fire-rated Circuit Integrity Cable Installation

Skills

Front-End Loading FEED • Detailed Design • FAT • Start-up • Commissioning • Supervision • Maintenance • Change Management • Staff Training & Development • Team Leadership • Project Management • Continuous Improvement • Standards Development • ETAP, SKM & EasyPower • MS Access / SQL • Data Management • Information Mapping

Education

BSEE Missouri University of Science & Technology (Rolla, MO)