Detailed Design Analysis
Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd have prided themselves in meeting the challenges of advanced and often first-principle analysis. Applying a deep understanding of engineering science principles and supplemented with advanced engineering tools such as finite element analysis software and solid modelling.
With over 20 years experience in a broad range of engineering, Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd are well placed to determine if all appropriate steps have been followed in the design analysis. The shoes on a large rotary kiln developed cracks in the attachment welds and broke lose within weeks of commissioning. A major consulting firm undertook the redesign and asked Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd to serve as Peer Reviewer. The outcome resulted in a number of recommendations, but most importantly, gave confidence that the design approach was comprehensive. Other reviews include a number of very high temperature processing items of plant.
Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd have been involved in failure analysis for many years. Failure analysis of a wide range of equipment has been undertaken from draglines through large storage tanks through motor/truck/boat engine and gearbox failures. Several of these have progressed to litigation. Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd pride themselves in completing the investigation within agreed time and budget. With few exceptions, reason for failure has always been established with a high degree of certainty. If appropriate and being engineers, Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd will recommend a preferred solution for repair and prevention.
Materials and Corrosion Investigations
Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd have extensive experience in materials and corrosion investigations. The experience is usefully applied to assist in failure investigations, which often involves material related issues. Advice has been given for appropriate use of materials in corrosion environments. Recent advice has been given to a large mineral processing plant in the best selection of material containing difficult combinations of fluids including Ammonia and Ammonium Carbonates.
Pressure Vessel Design and Life Extension Studies
Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd have over 15 years experience in all aspects of pressure vessel design, manufacture and life extension analysis. They are fully conversant with the application of the applicable Australian Standard, AS1200, and the State and National Regulations governing pressure equipment. Advice has been given to a large international boiler manufacturer intent on tendering for construction of a boiler in Australia. Requirements for compliance was examined and detailed. Recently, the situation of pressurised plate heat exchangers in relation to state regulations and AS1200 was examined and recommendations given. Examination of the cause of cracking in a number of large processing pressure vessels was undertaken and recommendations given for life extension. In keeping abreast of the latest methods for fatigue analysis, Australian Drafting & Design Pty Ltd are competent in the application of the advanced methodology of Fracture Mechanics in determining remaining life of any component having crack defects.
Mechanical Sample Projects
Structural Sample Projects