Dave Burnett is the Owner and Managing Director of Fabri Consulting Engineers, a Scottish based Engineering Consultancy specialising in the Downstream Oil and Aviation sector.
After graduating, in 1986, with a BSc Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Dave started with Crouch & Hogg, Consultants to the ‘bulk’ water supply industry, before being asked, in 1991, to join Trident Consulting Engineers as a Senior Electrical / Commissioning Engineer for the Downstream Oil sector.
In 2005, Dave, together with Douglas Burns formed Fabri Consulting Engineers, to provide a more focused Downstream Oil Engineering Consultancy, and continues to provide Consultancy services to Clients worldwide.
As Managing Director of Fabri Consulting Engineers, Dave is responsible for the day to day operations and finances of the Company, and has developed a Client portfolio to include several key players in the downstream and aviation sector, both within the UK, and worldwide, whilst maintaining a hands on approach to Projects.
Dave has worked on Projects around the world, in Project Management, Detailed Design, Site Supervision and Commissioning roles, and has an extensive experience of Downstream Oil Operations, Management and Commissioning requirements, and is fully conversant with Client CVP requirements.
He provides a multi discipline knowledge of all electrical / instrument / process and mechanical systems associated with the requirements of the Downstream oil sector.
In addition, Dave provides an advice / supervisory and training role to Fabri Consulting Engineers Project Managers working on Projects and Clients including:
Ethanol Blending Facilitie
Meter Proving Facilities
Gas Oil Marker Dye
Manchester Depot Transformation Project EC&I Design
Aviation Rail Loading Project Commissioning and Handover
Aviation Blending FEEDStudy
Import Line Extension Project
Aviation Slops Faciity Upgrade
Terminal Redevelopment FEED
Gasoline to Distillate conversion of 160,000m3 storage / pumping and jetties
Responsible for FEED, compliance with Clients PCP, Detailed Engineering, Procurement / Equipment Specifications, Construction Management and Commissioning of new pipework and HV pumping infrastructure improvements, adding an additional 4500 M3/hr pumping capability.
KYOTO / THESEUS Vapour Recovery Units continuous emissions measurement system and VRU performance enhancements.
Kaldair VRU decommission and demolition.
THESEUS VRU gasoline supply / return system extension.
KYOTO / THESEUS VRU ATEX compliance.
Tank Mixer(s) procurement, installation and commissioning.
Responsible for handover and commissioning of THESEUS / KYOTO and E5 Projects, comprising:
THESEUS: Ship / 4 No Barge loading / unloading jetties c/w Vapour Recovery System, fire foam deluge system, gas and flame detection systems.
HV / LV transformers / switchgear and pumping systems / PLC / DCS systems.
Storage Tank / Line tie in and flood / HV / LV pumping systems.
KYOTO: New Vapour Recovery Unit to existing truck racks and barge and ship loading jetties.
HV / LV transformer / switchgear and PLC control and Safety Systems.
New E(thanol)100 barge import facilities, storage, denaturant system and proportional E5 / E20 in line blending system.
Responsible for commissioning and handover of Refinery to Loading Terminal Project comprising:
HV / LV distribution system / DCS / PLC control systems / safety systems / Tank Gauging / high level protection.
Storage Tank / product line testing / line flooding and product pump commissioning.
EEX Installation inspection and Contractor ATEX training.
FEED, Detailed Design, Project Management, site supervision and commissioning of Project Flute – BP MOGAS and DERV (exothermic) additive receipt, storage and injection system.
Report and recommendation of gantry electrical work modifications required to comply with EN60079.
Development of FEED study for Refinery to Road Loading Terminal conversion, including HV connection to supply authority grid, upgrade to site HV / LV systems.
Electrical site inspection (EN60079), including reporting, and recommendations, together with operations / contractor training on compliance.
Senior Electrical / Projects Manager / Commissioning Engineer on Projects.
SHELL UK Limited
Project Management, Detailed Design, Implementation and Commissioning of all major Shell UK Limited Downstream Oil Projects since 1991.
Projects include Plymouth Terminal Redevelopment, Stanlow Terminal Redevelopment, and introduction of Vapour Recovery Systems, (to Plymouth / Jarrow). Additive Systems, including Lead Replacement, Automation System (Spectra-tek) Upgrades, and installation / relocation of bottom loading gantries.
Authorised Electrical Engineer for all electrical works to Shell UK Limited Downstream Oil Terminals and Depots in the UK.
BP Oil UK Limited
Detailed Design, and Commissioning of BP Oil UK Limited Downstream Oil Projects.
Projects include introduction of Vapour Recovery Systems (Grangemouth, Kingsbury, Aberdeen), Additive Systems, including Lead Replacement, Automation System Upgrades and installation of bottom loading gantries, Aberdeen (Pointlaw) Redevelopment and Upgrades, Kingsbury Terminal Redevelopment, Inverness Terminal Redevelopment.
ULSGO receipt storage and bunkering facilities.
BP Bovis Alliance
Detailed Design, and Commissioning of BP (Bovis) Retail Sites.
Design development, implementation and commissioning of LPG facilities to BPUK Connect Retail sites (~70 sites), including upgrade to provide remote diagnostic, alarm and reporting facilities to BP e-maintenance system.
Procurement specifications, operations and instruction documents for electrical and mechanical equipment.
Production of BP ‘Connect’ Retail Electrical Installation Specification, Tender Documents and Drawings and Distribution Control Panel Specification and Drawings.
Provided LPG hazardous area awareness and training presentations to BP Engineers / BP Contractors and BP Retail staff.
Detailed Design, Implementation and Commissioning of various Projects including Terminal Redevelopment, including bottom loading gantries, electrical distribution and terminal automation; Derv / Gas Oil Storage facilities
Detailed Design, Implementation and Commissioning of Butyl Acrylate Receipt, Storage and tanker loading facilities.
Kenyan Government - Minitry of Energy
Multi site review and Production of Study Document for LPG Demand in Kenya and East African Region for Kenyan Ministry of Energy.
BP Oil International
Responsible for FEED report and recommendations for decommissioning of ATAS, Turkey, Refinery and conversion to Storage / Tanker Loading Terminal.
Q8,Charles de Gaulle
Responsible for commissioning and staff training of aviation test rig facility, comprising underground storage, variable speed re circulation pump and aviation re fueller stand.
Responsible for electrical / mechanical inspection, installation and commissioning of aviation receipt / storage and dispensing facility, comprising above ground bunded aviation storage, receipt and delivery pumps, LV switchgear and PLC Control System
Chep Lap Kok, Hong Kong Airport
Airport extension aviation fuel facilities HAZOP / Design Review.
Inspection and commissioning of bulk Distillate and Kerosene storage facilities.
Detailed Design and commissioning of AVGAS receipt / storage and tanker loading facility comprising storage tanks, pumps, tank gauging, LV switchgear.
Advise on implementation of preventative maintenance system.
Falkland Islands. Investigate existing / potential tourist infrastructure on Sea Lion and Weddell Islands, and make recommendations.
Dar es Salaam: Detailed Design, EEx Inspection and commissioning of rail and truck loading gantries.
Commissioning of leak detection system for new receipt pipeline. (BP / Esso / Caltex).
Moshi Depot Detailed Design, inspection and commissioning of depot redevelopment, including storage tanks, pumping and road and rail loading facilities.
Mwanza Depot FEED Study Proposal for Depot redevelopment. Advise on EEx installation requirements.
Kampala Responsible for Detailed Design, EEx inspection, commissioning and training of new LPG Storage, electrical distribution and fire water storage / drench systems.
Responsible for mechanical / electrical inspection, commissioning and training of first bottom loading (petrochemical) bulk loading gantry in Saudi Arabia.
Required on site detailed design and implementation, together with provision of site operator training.
Responsible for de commissioning of existing SCADA and installation of new Westinghouse SCADA and Siemens PLC systems for bulk potable water supplies throughout various locations in Central Scotland.
Water storage, treatment and pumping stations throughout central Scotland
Electrical design and commissioning Loch Lomond water supply barrage (level) controls.
Electrical design and commissioning of phosphoric acid dosing plants.
Electrical design reservoir / treatment plant and pumping station upgrade
Electrical design of machine tools factory extension, inclusive switchgear, lighting and power.