Hazer – First Hydrogen at CDP

FE Consultants (FEC) are proud to announce the success of our long-time client Hazer Group Ltd (Hazer) in producing first hydrogen and graphite from their Commercial Demonstration Plant (CDP) in Perth, Western Australia. The CDP takes Biogas from a water treatment...

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Shutdown Support

Plant Shutdowns (also known as Turnarounds) are brief periods of time where a plant is either partially or totally taken out of service to perform maintenance activities. This approach permits access, inspection, and repair of critical equipment. Planned work scopes...

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New Address

FE Consultants have moved to the top floor of the same building. Our street address is now 14 Jordan Terrace (level 2). Parking access remains from 31 Folkestone Street.

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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...

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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 ( The seminar is aimed at providing background into the design of steel tanks, bins, and...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Drag Force Calculation For Structures

Disagreement between various design standards raises questions for engineers as to what represents an appropriate drag force coefficient (Cd). The Cd value is used to determine the design wind load applied to structure. Vertical vessels and exhaust stacks are...

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Bolted Steel Tank Design to AS2304

The design of bolted steel tanks to AS2304 is based on a limit states approach which represents a fundamental change in philosophy with respect to traditional tank design. In general, limit states and allowable stress design produce relatively similar results;...

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Treatment of Allowable Nozzle Loads on Tanks

The allowable nozzle load on a tank is a common request; however, the procedure to arrive at an appropriate set of loads is not always straightforward. Firstly, the allowable nozzle loads on a tank are generally significantly different to a similar sized pressure...

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Modelling of Bolted Flanged Connections

There have been significant advances in recent years in the understanding of bolted-joint behaviour. Past ASME Pressure Vessel and Piping Conferences have seen numerous research papers focused on the topic. Of most interest has been the behaviour of a bolted joint...

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