Design

Our Design Experience

Our elegant designs are the solution to your Materials Handling and Storage needs. Your success lies in our on-going dedication to Technical Innovation and Optimisation. We have an experienced team of mechanical, structural, electrical, C&I and civil engineers and our goal is to optimise each plant's technical capability while using intelligent design to minimise costs.

Our specialised design capabilities include:

Pneumatic conveying system design. Pneumatic

This is a unique capability in South Africa. We have developed our own in-house pneumatic conveying design program, Rulaflow. We use iterative approach to compressible flow calculations. This combined with 20 years experience in the industry means that our results can be used with confidence.

We also have in-depth experience in the design of pneumatic conveying system ancillaries such as aeroslides, vent ducts, filters, air pipes, fans and the like.

Mechanical conveying design.

We have vast experience in belt conveyors, bucket elevator and other mechanical conveying systems design. Our in-house design sheets and norms facilitate speedy and accurate designs.

Bulk solids flow design.

Our engineers have experience in silo discharge and feeder design, as well as in chutes and transfer points.

Dust suppression design.

Our engineers have experience in dust suppression systems to suit both Pneumatic as well as Mechanical conveying systems.

Design packages

We have a wide range of design packages that we use in most construction disciplines for optimising our designs

AutoCAD, Caddie, PRO Engineer, Solidworks, ANSYS, MAT 3D, TEKLA, ROCKY DEM, Infrastructure Civil 3D, Belt Analyst and Sidewinder packages for

Process or Plant Design, Plant Layout, Bulk materials handling systems, Earthworks, Civils, Structural steel, Pipe routing, Electrical and instrumentation cabling, Detail Equipment Design and Finite Element Analysis

DESIGN CODES

Concrete

South African National Standard: SANS 0100, American Standard: ASCII 318, Australian Codes and Specs: AS 3600, British Standards Institute: BS 8110, Canadian Codes: CAN CSA-A23.3, European standards: Aerocode 2

Structural

American Standard: ASCI 1999, British Standards Institute: BS 5950, Canadian Codes: CAN CSA-A16.1 and European standards: Aerocode 3

Belt conveyors

Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association: CEMA 5th Edition, Conveyor Equipment Manufacturers Association: CEMA 6th Edition, German Institute for Standardization: DIN 22101, British Standards Institute: BS 2890, British Standards Institute: BS 5934 and International Organization for Standardization: ISO 5048

Pressure Vessels

Specification for unfired, fusion welded pressure vessels: PD 5500