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THE FORENSIC ENGINEERING COMPANY

Posted on July 15, 2014

A leader in forensic engineering has expanded resources to provide private and public companies with a specialised service that can determine causes of machine and system malfunctions – often in circumstances carrying serious consequences. Soto Consulting steps in when WorkCover authorities and police investigators need a forensic specialist to identify precise causes of equipment failure, […]

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Soto Consulting urges digital simulation operational reviews of processing plants

Posted on June 24, 2014

Australia’s mining industry often acts as an indicator for the industry on a global level, and according to engineering and design company, Soto Consulting, it is also where pressures to achieve greater resources processing rates have unearthed a hidden risk for company owners and managers. “Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for […]

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Australian manufacturing collaboration recognised at 2014 Endeavour Awards

Posted on May 30, 2014

Leussink Engineering and SOTO Consulting Engineers made the shortlist of finalists at the 2014 Endeavour Awards. Both Leussink Engineering and SOTO Consulting Engineers knew when they designed and built the SWIFTA that it would be noticed, largely because no solution of its type truly existed anywhere in the world. Read more at http://www.ferret.com.au/c/leussink-engineering/australian-manufacturing-collaboration-recognised-at-2014-endeavour-awards-n2514668#c6BDFIPYMTjDdkK7.99

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ADVANCED ANALYSIS GIVES ALUMINA AND CEMENT CALCINERS A VIRTUAL GUARANTEE

Posted on May 29, 2014

In Australia there are a number of alumina and cement calciners operating; of these some are scaled up designs with no real engineering input. They have failed at an operational level leading to large outages / maintenance issues. All of this could have been circumvented with design studies using Advanced Analysis. Consider the cost of […]

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ADVANCED ANALYSIS (THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE)

Posted on May 23, 2014

Advanced Analysis in the digital environment has emerged as a key economic weapon in engineering projects. Those companies that adopt the new digital approach to engineering and design will have the competitive advantage when it comes to the delivery of high risk designs or new unproven process technology. With access to digital advanced analysis tools […]

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ENGINEERING COLLABORATION RECOGNISED AT 2014 ENDEAVOUR AWARDS

Posted on May 23, 2014

Two leading edge industrial companies from Wollongong say it’s a significant achievement for their association to make the shortlist of finalist’s at the 2014 Endeavour Awards night. Both Leussink Engineering and SOTO Consulting Engineers knew when they designed and built the SWIFTA it would be noticed, largely because no solution of its type truly existed […]

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VIRTUAL SIMULATION OF PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY & CALCINERS

Posted on May 23, 2014

Large-scale calciners used in mineral processing can be analysed at the design stage to mitigate the technical risk associated with the process technology and materials used in the construction of these plants. Advanced Analysis implemented at the start of a project provides a ‘virtual guarantee’ and takes much pressure off the EPCM (engineering, procurement, and […]

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Pressure on bulk handling plant capacity in Australian mining presents risk to management

Posted on April 28, 2014

Company owners and managers are exposing their sites to a hidden risk with the rising pressure to increase resource processing rates in all of Australia’s mining and quarrying regions. The bulk handling capacities of processing plants are being pushed to the extreme, a situation that is exacerbated with site owners having never tested their technologies […]

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EXCEEDING BULK HANDLING PLANT CAPACITY

Posted on April 23, 2014

UNANDERRA, NSW – Australia’s materials handling sector may well be the indicator for the industry on a global level, where pressures to achieve greater processing rates have unearthed a hidden risk for company owners and managers. Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for the very first time, and these are unchartered […]

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BEYOND PLANT CAPACITY LIMITS

Posted on February 17, 2014

With the pressures rising for greater resources processing rates in all of Australia’s mining and quarrying regions, there is a hidden risk for company owners and managers. Situations are occurring where a processing plant is pushed to maximum capacity for the very first time, and these are unchartered waters for site owners that have never […]

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