Gilmore Engineers & e3k offers expert project engineering in a wide variety of contexts. Whether it’s design auditing, quality assurance, experimental performance testing, or coordination and management of maintenance and repair, Gilmore Engineers has the skills and know how to ensure your project is completed on time while meeting all requirements.
Gilmore Engineers’ project management services are supported by advanced technical expertise in the broad fields of Mechanical Engineering including creative machine design, dynamic analysis, computer aided design (CAD) and simulation, power systems and transmission, hydraulics, aerodynamics, thermodynamics, microprocessor control and diagnostic systems, transducers, instrumentation and experimentation, and data analysis.
Gilmore Engineers personnel also have experience managing critical remediation projects and are available for on-site project work.
Project Engineering Case Studies
Total Plant Shutdown Critical Path Repair – S.E. Asia
A stainless steel lined concrete tank was leaking acidic solution and required repair during a 5 day total plant shutdown. The repair of the tank was the most significant task to be undertaken during the shutdown and represented the critical path on the shutdown timeline. e3k were engaged to be lead contractors and perform the project engineering for the repair as well as the engineering design. During the Shutdown, e3k project engineers were onsite 24 hours a day to manage the operation and trouble shoot any issues that arose during the repair.
Award Winning Marine Power Generator – Sydney, Australia
e3k performed project engineering for the performance testing of a prototype SeaUrchin marine power generator on the Georges River in Sydney, Australia. e3k produced a detailed report of the performance testing including comparisons to the Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) computer simulations, already performed by e3k. At Engineers Australia’s National Awards night held at Parliament House in Canberra on 20th November 2012, e3k won a coveted Australian Engineering Excellence Award from the original pool of several hundred entries, for their contributions to this SeaUrchin Marine Power Generator.
SAG Mill Life Cycle Analysis – Papua New Guinea
A 34ft diameter SAG mill developed cracks in a corner weld near the end of its service life. e3k inspected the SAG mill on site during the repair process to document the condition of the SAG mill. e3k then conducted FE analysis on the mill design prior to and after repair to determine the reduction in stress intensity at the repaired site and provided recommendations for operational practices during continuing use of the SAG mill. e3k also provided information on the potential remaining life of the SAG mill to enable a decision to be made concerning a time frame for replacement of the SAG mill.
Crusher Feeder Lift and Repair – Papua New Guinea
A crusher Feeder had slid off its bearings and the ore flow was consequently creating uneven wear on the crusher’s wear plates. e3k were engaged to design hydraulic ram support columns to lift the 300 tonne feeder up approximately 25mm and reposition it on the bearings. An onsite survey was conducted on the feeder’s support structure to determine which parts were strong enough to support the columns. The design, fabrication and installation of the columns were project managed by e3k. The lift successfully repositioned the feeder on the bearings and columns remained in place for any future lift requirements.
Mine SAG Mill Design Review and Quality Assurance – USA, Turkey, China
e3k performed a design review of a new replacement SAG Mill for a Copper and Gold mine in Papua New Guinea. The review included independent FEA analysis and meetings with the design team in York, Pennsylvania, USA. e3k then provided independent onsite quality assurance during the manufacture of the new Mill components in Turkey and China and arranged material tests in a NATA certified lab in Australia.
CAPEX Reporting for Gold Mine – Papua New Guinea
A Copper and Gold mine in Papua New Guinea was undergoing a Mine Life Extension program and engaged e3k to review plant and equipment. e3k conducted on site reviews of cranes, mobile fleet, planetary gears, VSDs, pumps and new workshops. Extensive costings and reporting on over USD $8million of capital expenditure was performed.
Ginger Factory Steam Generator Efficiency – Sunshine Coast, Australia
Gilmore Engineers performed a review of the efficiency of two steam generators used at a Ginger Factory. To perform the review, Gilmore Engineers installed temporary monitoring systems, including ultrasonic flow meters, thermocouples, pressure gauges, flue gas analysers, and data loggers on the steam generators and throughout the factory. Data was recorded over three days and two nights and collated into a report to enable optimisation of the plant and reduction of fuel costs.
Provisions Modelling For Large Mining Fleet Maintenance – Australasia
One of Australia’s largest operators of mining fleet vehicles, including haul trucks, excavators, graders, and tractor crawlers, engaged e3k to perform an analysis of the projected maintenance costs over the life time of the fleet to help determine how much cash needed to be set aside at any time to ensure sufficient funds were available to maintain their fleet. e3k analysed the current methods used and developed a computer program to automate the calculation process and reduce the volume of maintenance records needed to be processed.
Food Packaging Machine Safety – Brisbane, Australia
Gilmore Engineers performed a comprehensive safety review of a Japanese designed and manufactured packaging machine. A number of areas of safety concern were identified and presented along with suggestions for improved productivity. Safety mitigations to meet Australian Standards and Queensland Workplace Health and Safety guidelines were developed to address the critical issues, primarily through the design of machine guarding and safe operating procedures.
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