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New Website - Engineering Solutions

01 September 2020, 07:21 pm


Last week we mentioned that we are on the verge of launching our spanking new website very shortly. In the build up to this launch, we want to share with you a few brief insights into our offerings which have been slightly reorganised.

This week we look at our Engineering Solutions offering.

Our engineering solutions offering is a reflection of our specialist knowledge and expertise and here is a short summary of each offering.

Design for Manufacture (DfM) of a Radiation Shield Drum

Design for Manufacture (DfM): A product design is only as good as its manufacturability. A design is only useful when converted into a tangible product or solution. Our Design for Manufacture expertise ensures precisely this. Listed below are three of the many benefits:

Reduction in costs: cost reduction is achieved across multiple avenues such as materials, processes and scaling-up.

Accelerated route to market: Avoiding nasty surprises at production stage and eliminating re-work and re-design.

Compliance from the word go: Being compliance focused from the start for product assurance and certification.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) of a Nuclear Waste Container Grabber

Finite Element Analysis (FEA): Our Finite Element Analysis capabilities provide validation and assurance in design at the various stages of product development. We have the capabilities to assess against a variety of physics, materials and loading phenomena. As proficient users of industry standard tools such as Nastran and Ansys, we help companies gain assurance, and confidence in their product and their design and manufacturing processes. The wide spectrum of our capabilities and experience means that we select the right analysis approach in terms of problem physics, application, idealisation (shells, beams, solids) contact setup and modelling, and a range of static and dynamic loading conditions.

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Assessment of a Marine Antenna System with Moving Solid Boundaries

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD): Issues related to fluid flow are a common occurrence across various sectors of engineering. These range from simple laminar flow (in pipes) to complex multi-phase phenomena with turbulence, chemical reactions, rotating machinery and conjugate heat transfer. Our Computational Fluid Dynamics capabilities help make sense of the complexities of flow across diverse sectors and applications. We also combine our fluid and structural mechanics expertise, providing integrated solutions(unidirectional and bidirectional Fluid Structure Interaction) where required. Just like FEA, setting up CFD models and performing analyses have their own challenges and are specialist processes. We use industry standard tools such as Ansys and Autodesk CFD.

Training Solutions: We offer a number of workshops, training courses and programs ranging from half a day to a full working week across various topics and for all levels of the organisational hierarchy. These include broad overview topics such as innovation culture and management, strategy for startups, successful delivery of minimum viable products, innovation pathways, product development, human factors, sustainability led design and technical disciplines such as finite element analysis, computational fluid dynamics, generative design, amongst others.

Assessments to Standards: Industry and sector practices are governed by various national and international standards such as BS, ISO and DIN to name a few. Most of these standards have mandatory requirements for various processes. The standards stipulate the mandatory minimums for factors such as life, safety, service, duty, etc and drive the various design parameters such as dimensions, mass, power, speed, load capacity, temperature, pressure and so forth. Our broad range of experience across various sectors means that we have the capability to perform assessments in accordance with the mandatory requirements of these standards.

Independent Third-Party Assessment: As an extension of our Assessments to Standards capability we also act as independent third-party assessors and verifiers as mandated by various standards. Examples of independent third-party assessments carried out by Equitus includes but is not limited to:

  • Review of input technical and functional specifications to ensure and confirm code compliance
  • Review of design documents and to confirm design code compliance
  • Assessment of reports prepared using by performing independent analyses to substantiate the design of components not covered by established design code rules

All this will soon be available to view on our new website. So, watch this space!

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