Our standard approach includes using advanced engineering and in-depth analysis that goes beyond simply adopting rule-of-thumb guidelines. Whilst rule-of-thumb provides a starting point for most design works, it has the tendency to over compromise or overdesign which eventually leads to higher overall fabrication costs. Our approach also includes studying the impact of recalcitrant process variables on desired plant performance and provide appropriate recommendations to minimise if not eliminate pecuniary losses, even before the plants are constructed.
We are highly focused on the engineering services we offer, supported by our in-house technologies. We offer plant engineering design, CFD consulting projects (including CFD modelling and simulation), FEA, FSI and EDA, infrastructure protection design, plant safety review, and modular plant design as we are specialists in these disciplines. Hence you can rest assured that you are dealing with highly experienced professionals who are specialised and knowledgeable in their respective disciplines. By focusing solely on a few core engineering services and employing highly qualified professionals to prepare the deliverables, we aim to preserve excellent technical competence in these core services and ensure our clients receive services of the highest engineering standards. We design according to standards and design codes of your preference such as Australian Standards, API, British Standards, European and the Singapore standards.
Many technology-based organisations have successfully invented new technologies that proved to be valuable to the society. Once that is achieved, a pilot plant needs to be fabricated to study and establish how the process chemistry behaves at the pilot-scale plant. We provide plant engineering design from feasibility studies throughout to detailed plant engineering design.
The reliance on technology to propel an organisation forward could not be more necessary. Today's technology is developing at a rapid pace and organisations simply cannot adopt the technology status quo and hope for success. To succeed, organisations need to be proactive in pursuing appropriate technologies to drive their business growth and protect their market share. We offer simulation services to such organisations.
Chemical plants contain a large variety of hazards. As the process becomes more complicated and the plants become more complex, the potential to cause damage to people, property or the environment is increased unless proper safety reviews are conducted to eliminate hazards and avoid incidents. We offer a comprehensive plant safety review to identify hidden hazards and prescribe recommendations to address them.
Despite the value of conventional process plants, there are times when it is desirable to have a plant that is mobile. Having a containerised water treatment unit housed in a 40-foot shipping container is attractive because these units can be decommissioned and relocated using a trailer within a short period of time. We provide modular design & fabrication services in many industries and these units are shipped globally.
As fossil fuel is running out, the world is in the race to discover Renewable Energy source which may involve capturing waste heat gases, production of biofuels and many more. We provide research & process development services which involve both virtual simulations and physical experimentations.
Founded in Sydney Australia in 2011, we have gained recognition as the engineering simulation consultants that leads advanced engineering consulting in the Asia Pacific region. With a strong presence in the Asia Pacific region and fully supported by experienced highly qualified Sydney-based multidisciplinary engineers, simulation consultants and technologists, we have successfully delivered many projects including security and blast consulting services, across the region.
Our company is spearheaded and managed by Chartered Engineers (Engineers Australia) from various engineering and industry backgrounds who thoroughly understand the engineering industry requirements. We currently employ experienced multidisciplinary engineers, simulation specialists, technologists, project managers, drafters and administrative support staff based in Sydney and Singapore. Within our delivery team, all our disciplinary engineers and technologists possess formal tertiary qualifications from reputable universities whereas all our simulation specialists hold a PhD specialising in simulation, coupled with many years of experience across various industries. Overall, our disciplinary engineers, simulation specialists and technologists have a combined experience of over 50 years.
- Chemical Engineers (Process)
- Civil & Structural Engineers
- Mechanical Engineers
- Electrical, Instrumentation & Control Engineers
Modelling and Simulation
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Specialists
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Specialists
- Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) Specialists
- Explicit Dynamics Analysis (EDA) Specialists
- Pipe Flow and Process Dynamics Specialists
- Pipe Stress Analysis (CAESAR II) Specialists
- Process Simulation (ASPEN HYSYS) Specialists
Dr Jimmy Lea holds a Bachelor and a Master of Engineering degrees from the University of New South Wales, Sydney Australia ( UNSW '95 & '97) and has 20+ years of direct experience in engineering and advanced simulation analysis. His Doctorate, sponsored by the Australian Defence Industries (ADI) and also awarded by the University of NSW (UNSW), was focused on the application of engineering and advanced simulations to ensure the safe and efficient way of manufacturing rocket propellants, high explosives, multipurpose bombs and warheads. He has completed formal training, sponsored by ADI, in explosive technology.
His experience includes spearheading advanced simulation of high explosive detonations and ballistic impact on various objects and buildings of interest. Dr Jimmy Lea was the internal consultant in ADI-Land Ordnance and he provided engineering mentoring to site engineers in subject matters related to aerial multipurpose bombs, rifle projectiles, high explosives, plastic explosives PE4, rocket propellants and warheads. He has presented in conferences in Europe and Asia Pacific region on infrastructure protection design related topics and has authored over a dozen of peer reviewed journals. Dr Lea is a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Front end to detailed design
Performing engineering design, calculations or simulations without proper knowledge may lead to misleading results coupled with catastrophic consequences. In my engineering & simulation consulting firm, only qualified personnel are assigned to projects in their respective fields of specialisation. In general, all my engineering or simulation professionals at principal level have at least 15 years of relevant experience.
To consistently deliver high quality deliverables, all projects are subjected to my firm's stringent quality control system. Every stage is checked and reviewed to ensure the inputs or results are accurate and make engineering-sense before being allowed to proceed to the next stage. This strategy prevents small errors emanating from each stage to snowball into a large error which ultimately affects the accuracy of the final results, designs or systems.
In addition, by keeping the size of my engineering and simulation firm small, the boutique size enables my firm to provide a more personalised and focused professional engineering services to clients. I am glad to announce that this business model is working well since we have successfully exceeded our clients' expectations.
Dr Jimmy Lea
PhD, MEng, BEng (UNSW) Sydney Australia
FIEAust, CPEng, APEC Engineer, IntPE(Aus)
Critical and sensitive infrastructure
Skid-mounted or containerised
AUSTRALIA SINGAPORE ASIA PACIFIC REGION