Solar Thermal Systems

FE Consultants have been involved in the mechanical design of Solar Thermal systems since 2008. In that time, we have worked with numerous Universities and the CSIRO to deliver the mechanical design of receivers, piping, heat exchangers, and auxiliary equipment. Solar...
ASI Seminar: Steel Tanks, Bins and Silos

ASI Seminar: Steel Tanks, Bins and Silos

FEC director, Patrick Meehan, will be presenting a seminar on prevention of failure of steel tanks, bins and silos for the Australian Steel Institute (https://www.steel.org.au/). The seminar is aimed at providing background into the design of steel tanks, bins, and...

FEC remains fully functional through COVID-19 shutdown

All of us here at FEC are concerned about the safety and well-being of our families, colleagues and clients. Our hearts are with those who have been affected personally by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) as well as the many communities facing significant...
Transport of Dangerous Goods

Transport of Dangerous Goods

The transport of dangerous goods involves additional hazards due to the nature of the contents. This requires an additional layer of requirements and regulations to ensure the safety of those involved. In addition to meeting the requirements of the Australian Code for...
Road Tanker Design and Verification

Road Tanker Design and Verification

Transportation of goods by road is an essential part of many industries and is continually growing and evolving. Designers are constantly striving to optimise the tankers to reduce tare weight and increase payload and volume. Improvements in these areas result in less...
Design of Steel Stacks in Australia

Design of Steel Stacks in Australia

Large steel stacks and chimneys present unique design challenges to engineers. Given their size, the rules typically used for other structural elements are not necessarily applicable and can potentially result in either uneconomical or unsafe designs. Currently there...