"Changing things for the better"

Providing technical advice on machinery and structures through analysis and measurement.

Providing strategic management advice to engineering business.

 

ABOUT US

Mechanical and Business Engineering

Our mechanical engineers specialise in solving complex mechanical engineering problems through Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and test measurement.

Our business consultants specialise in the facilitation of strategic development of engineering businesses.  

 

OUR SERVICES TO YOU

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA)

Using advanced computer aided engineering (CAE) analysis technology to model your equipment in order to optimise a new design or to assess an existing design for fatigue life, strength or failure likelihood.  Analysis is also used to check a new or existing design proposal in accordance with Australian or international standards as part of a third party audit or design verification.

FIELD TEST AND MEASUREMENT

Where loading of your equipment is complex or unknown, measurements of stress, displacement or acceleration can provide invaluable insight for analysis.  Furthermore, vibration measurements can provide valuable advice on whether equipment is operating correctly in its specific environment. Excessive vibration will likely lead to ultimate failure of the equipment or supporting structure.

FORENSIC INVESTIGATION

For insurance purposes, assessing the condition of equipment or structures that have prematurely failed is a valuable service that can often provide financial savings ten-fold.  At an entry level, equipment will be visually inspected to establish the root-cause of failure.  Sometimes, further investigations may be necessary that include metallurgical examination or computer simulations.

MANAGEMENT CONSULTANCY

Using a facilitative approach to help you improve the performance of your own business through strategic and objective third party evaluation of your company, its people and processes, and the industry that it operates in.  Providing assistance in financial assessment of your company and its competitors and in capital budgeting for new equipment or other capital investments.

 

OUR VISION

Our vision is to grow our distinctive services into Australia’s premier choice for the supply of specialist heavy machinery solutions.

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OUR MISSION

At Engineering ADVICE, we are driven by a passion to design, develop and solve complex asset management and machinery problems for heavy machinery industries throughout Australia.


We focus on reliably delivering outstanding value to our clients, which we derive from our commitment to the ongoing development, empowerment and support of our people and our ethical responsibility as a corporate citizen, through respect of our environment and communities.


Our unique suite of technical resources and expertise differentiates our services to our markets, allowing us to sustain our competitive advantage and grow our business in accordance with our strategy.

 

STATEMENT OF VALUES

Our triple 'eValues'

 

ETHICS

Our commitment to our professional, personal and corporate codes of ethics that provide the foundation for our unique culture of safety, respect and integrity.

EXCELLENCE

Our commitment to providing maximum and sustainable benefits to all stakeholders, through support of our employees, performance for our shareholders, value for our clients and respect for our environment.

ENGAGEMENT

Our commitment to focus on our clients’ challenges as a driver for everything we do, and to building strong and collaborative relationships with those that we engage with.

"Changing things for the better"

EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS WORK

FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS

  • Ball / AG / SAG Mill and crusher fatigue assessments

  • Bridge strength and defelction

  • Rollingstock bogies fatigue assessments

  • Automotive crashworthiness design and expert witness

  • Freight rail wagon fatigue assessments

  • Pipework thermal and pressure

  • Seismic and explosion loading of structures

TEST AND MEASUREMENT

  • Vibration assessment of a coal handling preparation plant

  • Fatigue stress measurement of wastewater surface aerators

  • Stress Free Temperature condition monitoring of rail track

  • Stress and vibration measurement of excavators

  • Shaft torque and power measurement

  • Strain gauging of a tall ship mast

FORENSIC EXAMINATION

  • Building roof bolted-joint failure

  • Metallurgical forensic failure analysis of haulage trucks

  • Failed transfer case on concrete pumping truck

  • Fatigue failure of wastewater aerator

  • Failed quarry crusher

  • Failed backhoe king pin assembly

  • Failed outrigger on concrete pumping truck

CAE / CAD DESIGN

  • Recycling plant metal crusher

  • Rail car structure and cab mask redesign

  • CAD design of automotive alloy wheels

  • Rail car seating design

  • Preparation of CAD geometry for use with FEA

  • CAD design of trommel modifications

  • Design of upgraded bascule bridge latching system

GENERAL ENGINEERING

  • Independent third party reviews and design audits

  • Certification of equipment

  • Mechanical and control system commissioning

  • Design of a 1000 t coal surge bin

  • Risk assessments using fault and event tree, mishap, energy toxicity matrix, FMECA, MTBF

  • Hand calculations

  • Configuration management

  • Project management

STRATEGIC PLANNING

  • Evaluation of existing strategic plans

  • Setting strategic and financial objectives

  • SWOT analyses

  • Value chain analysis

  • Competition framework  analysis

  • Evaluating key success factors

  • Establishing marketing communication plans

  • Operations analysis

  • Corporate finance initiatives

 

OUR GUARANTEE

Here to serve you

We are a boutique consultancy with the same experience and drive of first-tier consultants, but without the overheads that lead to high costs.  With decades of experience in the engineering industry, we are well positioned to provide you with first-rate quality solutions that are focused on your needs, delivered on time, and at a realistic cost.

Neil Watson

FIEAust MEng CPEng NER APEC IntPE(Aus) EngExec MBA

 
 

TESTIMONIALS

At Engineering Advice, we are client focused and feedback is important to us.

Here is some of the great feedback we've received.

 

“we rate [you] very highly for commitment, knowledge, meeting deadlines and the provision of feedback on progress.”

“a very targeted and strategic approach.”

“your advice proved to be unquestionable in our legal case.”

“your design was assembled easily and without error.  Everything went together first time.”

“your opinions were expressed strongly and clearly.”

“provided a valuable contribution to the success of our projects.”

“demonstrated dedication and commitment on our many difficult projects.”

“maintained an excellent relationship.”

“strongly represented our company’s interests.”

“high level of competence.”

“communicated [your] findings in an impressive professional manner.”

“demonstrated in depth engineering knowledge.”

CONTACT US

Have a particular challenge you’re trying to deal with? Contact us today and see what we can do for you.

Head Office: Sydney, Australia

0415 562 365

 

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"Changing things for the better"

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Providing technical advice on machinery and structures through analysis and measurement.

Providing strategic management advice to engineering business.

 

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