This project required modification of an existing structure to comply with new guidelines and legislation introduced by the International Life Saving Appliance Code.
High Temperature Ductwork
Our client approached us to provide design engineering services to upgrade a gas recycling fan within an established power station. The purpose of the upgrade was to ensure new emissions targets for power plants were being met.
Scope of Work
The work required a new duct system to be designed to interconnect two existing systems within a power station. The modifications were required to ensure the gas recycling fan would operate at a temperature of 300 degrees Celsius.
The project was complicated due to the duct route and the high temperatures resulting in thermal expansion being difficult to control.
The most significant challenge posed to our Engineering team was creating a suitable design to allow for the expansion of the steel whilst maintaining structural integrity.
Our client approached us to design a moving extraction hood for use within a busy steel making plant. The new hood would reduce the level of emissions in the steel making process to safeguard personnel and meet HSE legislation.
Scope of Work
We designed a gantry drive hood that could be used during the pouring of molten metal into a receiving crucible. The hood would cover the process whilst pouring was taking place.
The project was complicated by the high temperatures of the molten steel, decommissioning and installing the new hood whilst causing no disruption to production.
Vessel Safety Modification
We were commissioned to perform a full structural analysis of an existing moon-pool deck, to ensure it could withstand the increased loads applied by an upgraded safety valve.
The work was required in response to new health and safety requirements following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon incident. The new safety legislation required the blowout preventer to be upgraded to include four shut-off valves rather than three.
We performed a site survey with the purpose of developing a new deployment system that could accommodate the new dimensions and weights and considered loads generated when placing the blow out preventer in various positions on the deck.
Our Engineering team carried out extensive research including modelling and structural analysis using specialist software to determine the outcome for our customer.
The global umbilical market is a niche market with a small number of manufacturers. Our client commissioned us to undertake a detailed research project as the first stage in a feasibility study into possible market entry.
Our study delivered a thorough examination of the types of umbilical systems deployed with due consideration given to the impact of application and functional requirements, upon design, engineering, materials used and manufacturing techniques adopted.
The study considered rigorous and continuous testing activities, critical to the umbilical manufacturing process, and outlines the installation and pre-commissioning activities required following loadout.
Having worked within the umbilical production, our team of highly experienced engineers were able to provide a unique insight into the manufacturing process using real-life scenarios to demonstrate the complexities and intricacies involved.
Lifeboat Deployment Deck Extension
In 2010 an amendment to the International Life Saving Appliance Code stipulated an increase in the size of lifeboats to accommodate more people.
Our customer required the existing deployment platform and davit to be strengthened with additional steel work to meet the new provisions.
Using the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) codes to obtain information regarding the application of relevant safety factors, our Senior Structural Engineer was able to run simulations using STAAD software to analyse the impact of the increased requirements and a satisfactory outcome for our customer.
The aim of this project was to design and engineer an effective sea-fastening arrangement to facilitate the safe transportation of a 420 tonne Well Access Deck (WAD) from the onshore location to offshore deployment.
Scope of Work
Our Engineering team undertook extensive primary research to support the project; including an investigation of interfacing between the transportation trailers and the shipping barge to determine a common design for the final sea-fastening. During the research several computer packages were used to ascertain the expedient option for the project, including STAAD, Ansys, SACS and Sesam.
Our solution provided our customer with a suitable sea-fastening arrangement designed in accordance with both Noble Denton transportation criteria, and Eurocode checks. Furthermore our design had the dual purpose of enabling transportation onshore, from fabrication yard to quayside, and movement offshore via a barge.