Following services are provided by HCE
Problem solving and design optimization.
Plant and production optimization
Pump and pipeline system design:

  • Pump stations – sizing, specification and selection
  • Overland pipelines – pipe sizing and structural design complete with the required auxiliary equipment.
  • Pumping mediums – slurry, tailings, acids, reagents, oil, wax
  • Pipe Stress Analysis – from hand calculation as well as computerized system (CEASAR II)
  • Pontoon pump systems
  • Plant water reticulation systems
  • Fire water system design and specification

Conveyor designs, specifications and review
Pressure vessel design and drawings (ASME VIII Div1 and 2 compliance)
Structural design of industrial buildings and structures (SANS 10160 and SANS 10162)

  • Plant equipment support structures
  • Conveyor structures
  • Work Shop structures
  • Lifting and crawl beam design and certifications

Pipe Stress Analysis in accordance with ASME B31.3
Finite Element Analysis services
Material handling system design

  • Chutes, bunkers, silos, tanks
  • Plant layout work and optimization

Machine design: (Typical recent examples)

  • Industrial winches power winches
  • Rotary drum filter design
  • Hydraulic brake accumulator design

Drawings capabilities:

  • Process Flow Diagrams and Process Instrumentation Diagrams
  • Engineering layout and general arrangement drawings
  • Three-dimensional plant layout complete with the “Walk Thru” and “Fly Thru” facilities
  • Engineering and shop detail drawings
  • Design and drawings are done on Solid Works, Inventor and AutoCAD products

Process and production simulations Feasibility Studies

  • Scoping Study
  • Pre-feasibility
  • Definitive Feasibility Study
  • Front-end Engineering and Design

Tender and specification documentation

  • Scope of Work definition assistance
  • Tender documentation compilation assistance
  • General equipment specifications
  • Specific equipment specifications
  • Fabrication and installation specifications
  • Technical tender adjudications and review

Project Management of small to medium size projects

  • Management of multi-discipline engineering design work
  • In-house mechanical and structural engineering design work
  • In-house drawing generation and management
  • Project execution and implementation
  • Project Close-out