Spring Update 2013

September 2013

Welcome to our spring update!

Our aim is to keep you up-to-date with the latest happenings at Mainstream Engineering Limited (MEL). Please feel free to read in full, or for ease of navigation, click the shortcut to the relevant paragraph.

National Maintenance Engineering Conference (NMEC)

We are looking forward to presenting both MEL and ASEL at the National Maintenance Engineering Conference on 13th – 14th November at the Novotel, Rotorua Lakeside.  As the conference website says:

“The National Maintenance Engineering Conference is the
jewel in the crown for the maintenance engineering and engineering supply

We will be showcasing our capabilities including strain gauging and our FEA and CFD software with examples of industry simulations of completed projects. Come and see how you can utilise our technical tools and expertise to assist in solving complex operational and/or maintenance issues.  Feel free to bring along an example of a current reliability or efficiency problem you may be facing and we can take a no obligation look at what we can do to resolve it.

Special Deal for NMEC!

Have you reserved your place yet? If not, we are able to offer a special deal to our valued customers and associates. Just mention Mainstream Engineering on your registration form, and your attendance cost will be $440 instead of $680 + GST per head. 

Early Bird Prize Draw!

Another great reason to attend is MEL, together with White Island Tours is proud to be sponsoring an early bird prize draw. The prize consists of two night’s
beachside accommodation at Whakatane Coastal Haven and two tickets to visit White Island – total prize package of $758! To enter the draw, you must attend the conference where you can visit us at our booth; we look forward to seeing you there!

New trademarks  

We are pleased to announce that MEL and ASEL are now registered trademarks of Mainstream Engineering Ltd, and we can now proudly place the Registered Trademark Symbol beside our LOGO’s.

ASEL – one year with Mainstream Engineering

It has been one year since the acquisition of ASEL (Air Systems Engineering)  which has now been successfully incorporated into the Mainstream Engineering operation. We were very proud to produce our first fan in October last year and have subsequently been busy completing various fan designs, builds and
installations. It has been rewarding assisting in the optimisation of air systems whilst meeting new clients.

New staff

While we have said farewell to a number of staff over the last year, we have grown and welcome the following new staff who bring a wealth of experience and a fresh outlook to our team:

  • Wayne Rawlins - Engineering Manager.
  • Raewyn Doe - Project Administrator.
  • Dave Pollock - Construction Supervisor.
  • Paul Clarke - Mechanical Engineer
  • Ali Scott - Design Draughtsman.
  • Doug McDonald - Design Draughtsman.

CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics) capability

Our software and analysis capabilities have expanded such that we now provide fluid and heat transfer design analysis. We have successfully utilised this new
tool to design wastewater heat exchangers, a high temperature steam cooled boiler tube arrangement and a vapour extraction system. We have also applied it
in the optimisation of our fan designs, air flow distribution through an air heater and to optimise a cyclone separator to improve its separation efficiency and reduce carryover.

Utilising our flow simulation software, our engineers can effectively simulate fluid flow, heat transfer, and forces generated by fluid flowing around a solid body. This software is driven by engineering goals and enables our engineers to use CFD insights for making their technical decisions in a concurrent engineering
approach.  We can test your ideas for improving production and reliability or reducing energy consumption in a simulated environment, then quickly make
alterations and retest to investigate the results of change. 

Advanced FEA (Finite Element Analysis) capability

We have also expanded our existing FEA capability such that we can now evaluate nonlinear and dynamic responses, dynamic loading and composite materials.   Recent projects where we have utilised this new capability are dynamic and resonant frequency analysis of superheated elements, vibrating screens, fan impellors and seismic design of pressure equipment.

If you have a situation that would benefit from these applications, please email us on enquiry@mainstreameng.co.nz, call us on 07 323 9003, or visit us at the conference and we will be happy to discuss your requirements.

To all of our valued clients, thank you for entrusting and involving us in your projects. We hope to see you at the conference next month, or look forward to working with you again soon. 

Kind regards

The Mainstream Team