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Norton Straw presents at Offshore Technology Conference 2019

Norton Straw presented development work in the application of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) for design and operation of produced water separation systems at the 50th Offshore Technology Conference in Houston on May 8 2019. Matt Straw presented a paper titled "Practical Method for Simulating Flotation in Produced Water Systems" co-authored with David Field & Ed Kay from Norton Straw and Prof Simon Lo and Thomas Eppinger from Siemens Industrial Software.  The paper focuses on multiphase flow simulation in separation...

Joe Cowperthwaite joins the Bristol office

Growth continues at Norton Straw Consultants with Joe Cowperthwaite making the long journey from Barrow-in-Furness to Bristol to join the team as an Engineer.  A mathematician by training, Joe has been working in the naval industry for the last few years, specialising in a wide variety of engineering analyses and especially shock modelling. "Moving into consultancy isn't a great change for me", explained Joe, "as I was working as a sort of internal consultant before.  I worked within a team that investigated whole boat response...

The (vibrating) pipes are calling Danny, along with other  technical challenges

As if moving into our new, larger, Bristol office was not enough excitement for one week, we are also delighted to announce that Danny Thomas has joined Norton Straw as Principal Engineer.  Danny adds further to our capabilities in structural design, assurance and analysis.  After helping us move to our new offices on his first day, we asked Danny to tell us about his industry experiences.  So, rather than a third person telling you about him, we thought he could do it best in his own words.  So, over to Danny... "Before...

New Bristol Office Opens

With the Bristol team growing, it was time for a new Bristol office and today we made the short trip from 7 Unity Street to 8 Unity Street, just in time for the new starters joining us soon.  The new location maintains the city-centre convenience of the old, and gives us more useful space to grow. Projects Director Simon Rees said, "We know that Bristol is a key centre of advanced engineering, and our growing presence here will help us serve our existing clients better and make it easier to expand.  With a similar move of...

Simon Rees to give inaugural presentation at new IMechE Yorkshire Process Industries Centre

Our Projects Director, Dr Simon Rees, has been invited to give the first presentation to the new IMechE Yorkshire Process Industries Centre in Leeds on the 20th February.  He'll be presenting on the tricky problem of how to assess the fatigue life of process pipework subject to flow or acoustically induced vibration, one of the specialist services Norton Straw provides. The presentation will look at how the methods described in the Energy Institute guidelines can be extended using Computational Fluid Dynamics and Finite Element...