SABRE Veto Vessel

SABRE Veto Vessel

FEC recently completed the full mechanical design, independent verification, drafting, and registration of the SABRE Veto Vessel. The stainless steel vessel was designed for The University of Melbourne to facilitate the research into dark matter at the Stawell...
Vortex Induced Vibrations in Thermowell

Vortex Induced Vibrations in Thermowell

Thermowells, chimneys and stacks all represent the physical problem of a blunt body in crossflow. Depending on the diameter of the body and the velocity of the flow, they can be subject to the Von-Karman street shedding phenomenon, leading to Vortex-induced Vibrations...
Flow Simulation in Piping

Flow Simulation in Piping

Pressure drop and other flow variables can be a crucial factor in certain industrial applications. The ability to simulate and analyse pressure distribution along the wetted volume enables the designers to minimize losses and to optimise the design. Comprehensive flow...
Boiler CFD

Boiler CFD

FEC were engaged to complete the computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis of the primary air flow meters in a fan duct. The duct supplies a mixture of pulverised coal and primary air to the furnace. The client was concerned about the accuracy and validity of the...
Blowout Stopper Mechanical Design and Drafting

Blowout Stopper Mechanical Design and Drafting

Since 2016, FEC has been working collaboratively with a client based in Houston to assist in engineering and drafting works for their product development. The products in development represent a significant advancement in Blowout Prevention (BOP) technology used in...
Thickener tank repair design

Thickener tank repair design

FEC completed the mechanical, structural, access and piping design for the entire repair sequence of 2 thickener tanks at a Queensland alumina refinery. At 22m in diameter and over 15m high, the replacement of the top strake presented several challenges. A common...