ASPEC provided detailed engineering services for a major upgrade of Shiploader SL1 at Hay Point, including new boom, portal cabin & remote operation upgrades, portal refurbishment and throughput upgrades. ASPEC is proud of our involvement with BHP in delivering another excellent project supporting Australia’s critical export infrastructure.
This article presents some simple design tools which can be used by engineers to understand the operation of the materials handling equipment in a stockyard.
Examining sixty-eight bulk material handling machine failures over a forty-four year period this study investigates trends, the impact of standards and mitigating wind failures.
Over many mechanical inspections conducted by Aspec Engineering, it has been found that well over half, and likely as much as three quarters, of all rail clamps have not been functioning correctly. Sites have been inspected where the entire fleet of rail clamps is not working properly.
Aspec Engineering (ASPEC) was engaged to provide engineering support to a client that was upgrading part of their wharf-based rail infrastructure. By leveraging an automated CAD process, the project engineering was completed on time with no errors.
Mobile cranes are widely used in the engineering industry for the construction and assembly of heavy machinery, infrastructure and other large payloads. ASPEC has developed modelling and calculation tools to easily assess the suitability of cranes early in the design process.
Bridges and culverts are important assets in road systems. They allow safe travel of vehicles over obstacles and cater for effective water flow of rivers and drains. Understanding the requirements and the need to undertake inspections is vital in maintaining the key assets.
Aspec Engineering has conducted several loading chute projects for Port Waratah’s Shiploader 07.08 to help improve its performance, reduce down-time and to help comply with environmental guidelines.
From initial procurement to replacement or de-commissioning, Aspec Engineering provides a high standard of engineering services across the life cycle of bulk materials handling machines. The latest Machine Capability Statement is now available for download.