This is an on-going project where we provide static calculations for various steel supporting structures for various technical equipment. What makes it even better is, that we have designed some of that technical equipment as well, but here I want to focus on the supporting structures themselves!
What is interesting in this work is, that we get to design structures all over the world. This means that we have to deal with various requirements in design, which is great for broadening of our perspective. Additional challenge is, that oftentimes, there is simply not enough place, to develop a structural system I would like, and we have to work around the clock to find a suitable solution without a key bracing or one of the columns. Sometimes it really feels like a puzzle – but this is what makes the engineering work fun!
There are many things worth mentioning here, as we did dozens and dozens of course structures already. I think that what is most important for me, is that it’s good to be precise when it comes to communication and paperwork for a project. I always push for details, and I like clear situations (which are well described in the analysis reports). This was really useful on some occasions with international projects!
The first project we did with Enterfea was a silos design in 2015. Their non-linear FEA analyzes allowed to significantly reduce the costs of that project. Recently with the enormous support and commitment of Enterfea, we did a pressure vessel with imperfections design. Non-linear FEA analyzes allowed to save a project that seemed to be hopeless. The level of complexity and detail of analyzes provided by Enterfea always exceeds my expectations. Łukasz with his knowledge and commitment is a top-class expert in the field of FEA. Having 15 years of experience in the design industry, I can say that at the current level, Enterfea is no longer competing with the competition, they set new standards in the design projects and can only compete with themselves.
We have used Enterfea for a number of large steel tank designs. With the cost of raw materials increasing rapidly, it is vital for our customers that our designs are efficient whilst still being safe and code compliant. This is why Enterfera is so important. The level of detail involved in their complex non-linear analyses provide unrivaled value for money and the service is exceptional – Lukasz goes above and beyond to ensure any queries are answered even after a contract has been completed. His extensive knowledge of FEA gives us peace of mind that value is maximized and risk is mitigated as much as possible in our designs.
We have been working successfully with Enterfea for many years. Enterfea is always a reliable partner for the static design of our conveyor technology. In our current project, we are jointly developing a completely new, statically optimized conveyor system for integration into our standard.
Enterfea is performing all of the designs of silos for us with nonlinear FEA for over 5 years now, and we are very satisfied with the cooperation. Especially since our Customers appreciate the quality of the designs, which leads to more sales for us and no issues with verification of designs by the authorities.