C2E provide design services including conceptual design, traditional and computational stress analysis and flow dynamics analysis.
Projects are undertaken to customer specifications or national/international standards, including (but not limited to):
ASME B16-34, ASME Section III, ASME Section VIII, API 6A/6D/17D, PD5500, AD Merkblatt and various British Standards
Full technical files are provided for submission to approval authorities and notified bodies for new or existing products.
Our core product design and development services include:
Based on specifications provided by the customer we will produce: machine and/or casting drawings; design verification reports, a Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) report as well as material certifcates to ensure that the requested vessel design is compliant with the standards required by the customer. We ofen use CAD sofware, SOLIDWORKS, to create 3D designs which can also be made available to the customer on request.
When a now obsolete part or valve is in need of replacement often it is beneficial that the part be replaced as close to the original specifications as possible. In reverse engineering such products, we can produce a full design report following a non-destructive strip, including: a catalogue of the parts, technical drawings for any new parts required, a Positive Material Identification (PMI) report, and re-assembly recommendations or instructions. In addition, we can generate a full dimensional coordinate-measuring machine (CMM) model which can be incorporated into manufacturing drawings. We also have the facilities to fulfil the recertification and test requirements of any remanufactured parts.
Customer products, such as design drawings, an existing product or prototype, can be reviewed in regards to a design code. We then produce a design report that covers all relevant aspects of the code. A design code is a standard that has been adopted by a governmental body and thus becomes a legal requirement of that locale, for instance BS and ASME.
For this analysis, we can produce a report that details the fundamental frequency of an assembly superstructure as well as the effect that earthquake induced loads have on its operation and the stresses it can experience through seismic accelerations.
Based on design documents supplied by the customer, each component of an assembly is analysed for potential
failure modes and how each of these individual failures could affect the operation of the overall assembly.
This is often performed to determine what can be done to mitigate or completely remove the chance of failure.
In addition, the physical components can be compared against the manufacturing drawings to ascertain if any discrepancies exist between them. This can allow us to provide updated and more accurate documentation of the system in consideration.
Often before production it is often beneficial for a customer to determine the theoretical merit of their design through Finite Element Analysis. This method can highlight potential points of failure in the design which can subsequently be corrected before physical prototyping. Furthermore, FEA can also be used to help optimise products, revealing points of overdesign which can be safely reduced. As such FEA can be performed to save the customer time, money and materials in both the production and design phases.
Computer Simulation work is performed on 3D systems for both complex Stress (SOLIDWORKS Simulation Premium) and fluid flow problems (Simerics MP). In addition to this software, C2E engineers have a vast knowledge of many 2D and 3D CAD systems.