MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Investmech Mechanical Engineers are involved in a wide range of high-tech projects requiring distinguished knowledge of mathematics, fatigue, fracture mechanics, structural mechanics, metallurgy, dynamics, vibration and other applied mechanical engineering subjects.
The following is a summary of the mechanical engineering services delivered.

Engineering certification

For engineering assessment on product or design we issue engineering certificates on compliance with applicable national and/or international standards as well as mission profiles.

Accident and incident investigation

Investmech investigated several incidents and accidents in industry and has the experience and knowledge to formulate mathematical models to simulate complex events. Good correlation between theory and practice is realised by our experience in mathematical modelling and solving algorithms.

Visual structural audits

Investmech inspects structures and carry out required calculations to quantify compliance with applicable standards. Annual structural audits where the condition of the structures are quantified are offered by Investmech, including a more frequent follow-up to ensure the safety of client employees. With our experience in structural collapses and failures, we have the know-how to quantify remaining resistance of damaged structures and to confirm compliance of these structures with applicable international and/or national standards.

Welding

Welding procedure specifications are developed for specific welding needs according to AWS and other applicable international standards. Several weld failures have been solved applying our knowledge of this specialized field.

Mechanical and Structural design

Design of test systems

  • Hydro-pulse testing machines
  • Pressure pulsation machines for radiator and pipe testing
  • Low temperature brittleness testing machines
  • Brake testing machines
  • Dynamometers
  • Servo-hydraulic actuators
  • Hydraulic cylinders
  • Hydraulic test systems
  • Hydraulic power packs

Design of transportation systems

  • Airport passenger busses
  • Trailers
  • Tank containers
  • Bulk tankers
  • Truck chassis
  • Vehicle axles
  • Brake systems
  • Couplers and coupling devices
  • Mine transport equipment/vehicles

Design of material handling equipment

  • Rotating feeders
  • Vibrating feeders
  • Vibration control units
  • Vibration isolation and suspension
  • Chute design
  • Jig hutches

Other designs

Investmech has vast experience in the design of cooling systems for smelters and ladles.  Typical projects and products that have been designed/analysed/modified:

  • Water-cooled lids for smelters
  • Water-cooled off-gas ducting
  • Pump systems
  • Water-cooling systems
  • Agitation machines
  • Vibration isolation systems and suspensions
  • Tuned damped dynamic vibration absorbers
  • ROPS and FOPS (roll-over and falling object protective structures)