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David Krantz, EIT, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer and Nuclear Janitor by Day... Vigilante Blogger by Night... How May I Help You?

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Skill demonstrated on Convetit

water
Heat Transfer
Heat Exchangers
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Engineering
Solidworks
ANSYS
AutoCAD
Piping
Finite Element Analysis
Nuclear
Mechanical Components
Pumps
Leadership
Team Building
Quality Assurance
Strategic Planning
Project Engineering
Manufacturing
Team Leadership
Energy
CAD
Construction
Thermodynamics
Testing
HVAC
Hydraulics
Turbines
Project Coordination
Inspection
Maintenance & Repair
Steam
ASME Standards
Valves
ASME
Business Networking
Self Defense
Fluid Mechanics
Pneumatics
Power Generation
Military Experience
Mechanical Systems
Mechanical Analysis
CAESAR II
LEED AP
EIT
Mechanical Testing
US Navy
Martial Arts
Engineering Software
Social Media Marketing
Microsoft Office
Military
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Has your production line shutdown? Is your project behind or getting buried under higher priorities?

Has your nuclear plant scrammed? Are you suffering from lost equipment reliability or systemic failures?

Has your submarine had a plant casualty at test depth or your fire team under attack while on night patrol?

Well... for the last question please contact your boat's on watch and casualty assistance teams or your Navy SEAL/Marine Infantry support depending on your strategic/tactical situation.

As for the other questions, these are the environments in which I have found myself since busting my knuckles on machinery while hanging upside down on a submarine in the Navy. The plant was the best indicator of our success. As long as the plant made the submarine go faster when torpedoes were in the water and we made it back to tell the tale, we must have been doing something right. If the teams (especially my watch team) did not respond as required to the needs of the boat and the casualty in progress, I took that as my fault.

Since leaving the USS La Jolla, the Navy provided the means for me to complete a college degree in mechanical engineering. Concurrently (as shown in my job history), I was working in the semiconductor industry.

Being from the Nuclear Navy, I now have in depth experience not only in the operation and maintenance of turbines, valves, heat exchanges, chillers, boilers, HVAC, and complex system operations and reactions, I understood the theory of design behind them as well.

Do you need help?

Stop making me salivate here!

Allow me to find, quantify, and isolate your problem. I will give you options and recommendations. Let me lead you from the bottom by providing a "boots in the field" perspective, work with YOUR team, and recommend how to prioritize and execute solutions.

Let us systematically destroy any systematic failures you are experiencing!

How may I help you?

work Experience

E/FIN (Engineering Fix It NOW!) Engineer

Energy Northwest

May 2013 - Present

E/FIN (Engineering Fix It NOW!) Engineer

Energy Northwest

May 2013 - Present

We in EFIN are the linchpins in the process of troubleshooting and leading teams in the actions to repair or modify the only nuclear power plant in the Pacific Northwest.

The problems we deal with range from a diesel engine not operating as it should, the cooling of the reactor recirculation pump is suddenly inadequate, to a 24 inch reactor feed water valve disc breaking from its stem with the valve shut.

When we aren't saving the world from equipment problems, we are hip deep in collaborating as a multidisciplinary team to complete modifications to the plant. I am currently leading a project to upgrade HVAC systems to our Cooling Tower electrical buildings and making our General Services Building cooling system automatic again.

My previous nuclear experience comes from being in the Navy (as seen further down). There are probably as many differences between a civilian boiling water reactor (BWR) and a Navy pressurized water reactor (PWR) as there are between the motors of a sports car and a train.

My mind still boggles in seeing how water is not only allowed to boil in a BWR but encouraged. For another thing, we pressurize the electrical generators with HYDROGEN for cooling! (I thought we were crazy in the Navy!)

Concurrently, I am also studying up and getting ready to finally pass that pesky PE test.

Now is while we are heading into my third refueling outage. Don't mind me on the night shift for the next month and a half.

Area Engineer

Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS)

October 2017 - Present

There is so much to do! Millions of gallons of waste which was produced in order to build nuclear weapons is a thin shell of a tank away from getting into the environment. The effort to move all this to a safer condition is MASSIVE.

There are years of work ahead of us.

I completed my qualifications as an Engineering Technical Staff. This has allowed me to author Engineering Change Notices, complete screens for ignition sources, and answer technical questions from the craft and planning.

I have suited up and put on the self contained breathing apparatus in order to complete tours of the Tank Farms. These tours ensure that the equipment loaded on top of these underground tanks stay within acceptable weight limits.

There is some insanely toxic mixtures here. One tank is hot so hot both radiologically and thermally. The craft tell me that there is never any snow that stays on top of this one tank through the winters.

I love the people here! Every day someone makes me feel like a rock star and that they welcome my help.

Maybe we can finish cleaning up this mess in our lifetime!

Rough n' Tumble Dad Blogger

Rough n' Tumble Dad

March 2018 - Present

Can you believe it? They will let anyone buy a site and do whatever they want with it!

So here is where I start blogging and begging for everyone to at least come look at my site and...

Well the truth is I am still working on learning WordPress and all the things that go into making a blog. I have made my first couple of posts and I hope you stop by and take a look.

As you can talk about from the title it is mostly about being a dad. The plan is to share ways in how to deal with physical, emotional, spiritual, and a few other "al" challenges that dads face. I am drawing parallels between being a former nuclear submariner, mechanical engineer, martial artist, and a few other pigeon holes I found experience.

Forgive the electrons as I throw them around shuffling the visual display around.

Check out the beginnings of my writing at rntdad.com.


Domains of experience:

water
Heat Transfer
Heat Exchangers
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Engineering
Solidworks
ANSYS
AutoCAD
Piping
Finite Element Analysis
Nuclear
Mechanical Components
Pumps
Leadership
Team Building
Quality Assurance
Strategic Planning
Project Engineering
Manufacturing
Team Leadership
Energy
CAD
Construction
Thermodynamics
Testing
HVAC
Hydraulics
Turbines
Project Coordination
Inspection
Maintenance & Repair
Steam
ASME Standards
Valves
ASME
Business Networking
Self Defense
Fluid Mechanics
Pneumatics
Power Generation
Military Experience
Mechanical Systems
Mechanical Analysis
CAESAR II
LEED AP
EIT
Mechanical Testing
US Navy
Martial Arts
Engineering Software
Social Media Marketing
Microsoft Office
Military
stars Convetit Experience

04/2018 - 06/2018

Participated on a Discovery Board

04/2018 - 06/2018

Participated on a Discovery Board on

Orthopedic
Orthotics & Prosthetics
Orthotics
Insole Design
Podiatry
Footwear
Orthotic design and manufacture

05/2018

Participated on a Sprint: "Exploring Methods of Delivering Surfactants into Laminar Flows of Water for Assisted Showers"

Since 05/2018

Participating on a Discovery Board on

PLM
ALM
Product Lifecycle Management
Product Development
Project Management
PLM Tools
ALM software and solutions

Since 05/2018

Participating on a Discovery Board on

PLM
ALM
Product Lifecycle Management
Product Development
Project Management
PLM Tools
ALM software and solutions

10/2017 - 02/2018

Participated on a Discovery Board on

Bathroom Cleaning
Toilet cleaning
Bathroom Sanitation
Residential Cleaning
Home Cleaning
Cleaning Service

04/2016

Participated on a Sprint: "Concept Design of High Speed Industrial Vaporizer "

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