Mr. John Zyl is a Senior
Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer with over 20 years of
industrial experience within the Oil, Gas, Petrochemical, Power and Utilities industries.
His expertise includes HV/MV Cable Splicing, Jointing &
Termination; AC & DC Motors; VFDs & VSDs; UPS
& Battery System; Power Generators; Substations; Transformers;
Protection Relay; Circuit Breakers & Switchgears; Electrical
Power Distribution & Equipment; Economic Dispatch & Grid
Stability; Electromechanical Designs;
Vibration Analysis; Engineering Drawings, Codes & Standards;
National Electrical Code (NEC) and National Electrical Safety Code (NESC).
He is also a well-versed in PLC, SCADA, DCS, Siemens,
Allen Bradley, Rockwell Software, Mitsubishi, Fanuc,
ABB as well as Adroit (SCADA), Web Server Software (Rockwell),
OPC Server Software (Rockwell RS Linx Gateway), Siemens 601
Telephone System, Kab Instruments, UniPro IV, WinCC, Profibus,
SIMOCODE, Windaq DataQ, SQL, AutoCad and Project
Design & Programming. He is currently the Engineering Manager of
Caterpillar wherein he is responsible for the excavator’s control
system design, drawing analysis, root cause analysis as well
as troubleshooting, installation and commissioning.
career life, he worked as the Electrical & Instrumentation Engineer in
Sasol wherein he handled the overall programming of PLC & SCADA,
backups and all network and telephone systems as well as the Automation Engineer
in DeBeers wherein he handled the installation of new
navigation equipment and overall system functioning of the whole company
process. Further, he was responsible for the installation and responsible
for the assembling and commissioning of equipments on various industrial
sites across the globe.
Mr. Zyl has a
Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the Centurion