Supporting Our Engineering Projects

Supporting Our Engineering Projects

Jobs are not alway necessarily one and done. Our fabrication, assembly and implementation requires refinements, tweaks and ongoing support. We are onsite today improving some of the design aspects of the Panasonic videoboard at the Dallas Cowboys AT&T Stadium that...
Solving Custom Material Handling Engineering Problems

Solving Custom Material Handling Engineering Problems

When you pass by those large fields of wind turbines generating energy in remote fields, think about how they were put together and placed in their resting locations. The assembly and fabrication process occurs with massive custom material handling equipment. The...
Engineering Efficiencies and Turnarounds

Engineering Efficiencies and Turnarounds

In the 3D solid model renderings above you can see a 48″ O.D. X 15′-0″ Oil Field Test Separator assembly.  Test separators are used in the oil field to process raw material pulled from the ground.  By applying heat and pressure, the raw material is...
Oilfield Base Beam Engineering Analysis

Oilfield Base Beam Engineering Analysis

  Oilfield equipment involves heavy machinery, structures and many failure point opportunities. The setup has a lot of uniformity for job sites, but they require engineering work to analyze and safety check the various structures. The large towers that have to...
Do You Know What a Stop Log Is?

Do You Know What a Stop Log Is?

Do you know what a stop log is? They are used at a dam to block the water at one of the gates that control flow over the dam. This allows for maintenance of the respective gate. Stop logs are about 4 feet tall and 16-20 feet wide. They are stacked in channels until...
How to Approach an Engineer with Your Design Problem

How to Approach an Engineer with Your Design Problem

It’s always tempting when we go to a doctor, at least I find, to tell this expert the pain we are feeling and what we think it is or might be. Now, think about this interaction. You have an expert that has seen thousands of cases. He diagnoses based on your...
FEA and the Deepwater Horizon

FEA and the Deepwater Horizon

I enjoyed walking the Offshore Technology Conference exhibits in Houston this past week. I saw many of you there, though traffic was a little down this year. The attendance was just under 70,000 people down from 95,000 a year ago. The nice thing about that was easy...
Inspecting Passenger Loading Bridges In Canada

Inspecting Passenger Loading Bridges In Canada

This picture was taken in Ottawa, Canada where we were inspecting the installation of passenger loading bridges like the one shown. While boarding and unboarding planes may be a largely mundane action for you as a passenger, a lot of engineering thought goes into the...
The Robots Are Here

The Robots Are Here

  Does the pace of technology just blow your mind at times? One of the futurist proclamations is that robots will infiltrate every part of our life. Well, if you click the image above, you will see how robots are building a bridge using 3D printing technology....