7C8 Main Fractionator

FEC recently completed the design and drafting of a vessel section for a local fabricator. Working collectively with our client and the end user, the scope included design of the vessel, platforms, lifting, tailing, transport and temporary support during storage. The...

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Access and Column Support Tower

FEC recently completed the design of an access and column support tower. Encompassing structural drafting and engineering design to AS4100; the tower was designed in a modular fashion for ease of road transport, ground assembly and tailing / lifting as a complete...

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Fabrication Experience with Major APLNG Supplier

An engineer from FEC has completed a five-week secondment to a major fabricator based in Thailand. The experience provided both professional and personal development. The Thailand based company, has a long history of large scale steel fabrication projects. From...

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Stress Corrosion Cracking on Turbine Rotor

FEC was approached by one of our clients who had experienced a turbine rotor failure due to stress corrosion cracking. Following the failure, a monitoring program for crack detection and growth was implemented. During the crack inspection program one rotor showed...

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FFS on Multi-ply Expansion Bellows

FEC was approached by one of our clients who had been supplied an expansion bellows in the repaired condition. During fabrication of a shell and tube heat exchanger, its laminated style expansion bellows was accidentally damaged in a grinding operation. Damage to the...

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Axial Load Capacity of Proprietary Buttress Thread

FEC was approached by one of our clients requiring verification of the axial load capacity for a proprietary developed buttress thread for use in well casing. The design was unique in that it required creating a flush joint for the casing as opposed to using the...

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Reduced Nozzle Wear Rates via CFD

FEC was approached by one of our clients experiencing significant downtime and resultant costs caused by the regular failure of a nozzle and plug valve used in a thickener underflow application. The aim of the project was to determine whether planned geometry...

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Detailed Design of Macknade Mill Boiler Stack

The FEC designed Macknade Mill Stack was commissioned in June 2014. The stack operated effectively during the earlier steam trials, allowing adequate separation between the two feed boilers. One of the early concerns in the stack design was inadequate separation...

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