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Dr Edward Kay presents on Advanced Simulation to Solve and Optimize Process Systems

Norton Straw's Dr Edward Kay recently presented at the workshop entitled Advanced Simulation to Solve and Optimize Process Development Problems held in Warrington, UK where he showed a range of case studies from a selection of Norton Straw's recent work in the chemical process industry . Key themes of the presentations at the workshop were around mixing, separation, stirred tank reactors and how optimization could be applied to these.  Edward presented some recent work on modelling oil-water...

Subsea production system vibration analysis complete

Norton Straw's engineering and analysis team recently completed a major project of Flow-Induced Vibration (FIV) and Vortex Induced Vibration (VIV) analysis for OneSubsea on Mellitah Oil & Gas' Bahr Essalam Phase 2 project in Libya. Our fluid and structural dynamics experts assessed subsea production system equipment on behalf of OneSubsea, and were able to demonstrate that these components should not be at risk to these forms of vibration. Vibrations can be caused by turbulence in the flow within...

Norton Straw supports Rolls-Royce on Trent XWB engine

Norton Straw Consultants has been awarded its first scope of work for Rolls-Royce Aerospace. The work undertaken involved developing a method for predicting transport and coalescence of oil droplets in the Trent XWB engine for the purpose of efficient oil management.  The predictive method was based on the computer-based simulation technique Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) using the multiphase flow capability of the STAR-CCM+ software (developed by Siemens PLM Software).  Norton Straw Consultants' engineers incorporated...

Norton Straw Consultants continues to grow and recruit

2016 sees another year of growth for Norton Straw Consultants.  Our engineering and management services continue to expand beyond our core oil and gas activities into a wide range of industries that now includes conventional and renewable energy, aerospace as well as chemical and food processing. Our oil and gas business also continues  to grow, especially around subsea flow assurance and thermal management, process and separation and vibration avoidance.  We are now looking...

Welcome to Dan Soggi - Engineering Intern

Norton Straw Consultants is delighted to welcome Dan Soggi to our team over summer 2016.  Dan is working as Engineering Intern to gain experience in our engineering business. Dan is a Chemical Engineering undergraduate and has just completed his second year of study at Aston University, Birmingham, UK.    Before university Dan attended Walter Evans and Ecclesbourne Schools, which are both the catchment area schools in Darley Abbey where our Derby office is located (in the historic Darley...