One of the keys to a successful life safety project is to completely investigate the existing infrastructure, including water pressure, physical space for any fire pumps and the proximity of the electrical service to the proposed fire pump location. All of these are key cost drivers for the project.
Troy Swinney is an Electrical Engineer at Parkhill. He was the engineer of record on a variety of electrical engineering projects and actively participates in marketing efforts.
His education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology and he is a licensed engineer in Texas and New Mexico.
Mr. Swinney has worked with Parkhill as a subconsultant and as an employee over the past 17 years. His experience includes the design of electrical distribution and power systems to include primary power, power distribution equipment, variable frequency drive design and plant control systems, including the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority well field electrical distribution and SCADA system and several secure governmental facilities.
Other areas of design experience include standby power generation facilities, grounding systems, and lightning protection. Mr. Swinney had also been responsible for the investigation, design and specification of numerous special electrical and grounding systems for several interstate communication companies.
This experience was particularly directed at grounding and lightning protection systems for protecting sensitive electronic data processing systems. He also served as a Project Manager for the firm and provides multi-disciplinary project coordination for several projects. He is a current member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and the Texas Society of Professional Engineers.