Grantec Engineering Consultants Inc.
G r a n t e c Engineering Consultants Inc.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Providing Services Nationally and Internationally.
Grantec Engineering Consultants Inc. provides specialist engineering analysis and design for the manufacturing, energy, petro-chemical, automotive, marine, offshore, and defence sectors. Our services are provided both nationally and internationally. Our clients range from those based in North America to those as far away as China.
technical personnel have considerable experience in the oil & gas,
refinery, manufacturing, offshore, marine, aerospace and defence sectors.
The experience of these individuals not only includes application of
advanced methods, but also a depth of practical and design experience as
well. As such, Grantec is able to effectively and efficiently address a
range of challenging issues in a cost effective manner.
The depth and proficiency of our specialists is reflected in their participation in various CSA, ISO, API, and UKOOA standards development initiatives in the areas of structures (fixed, floating, offshore), pressure systems, safety, wind turbines and marine energy devices. Grantec personnel participate directly in the development of ISO Offshore Structures standards at the international level.
Grantec has a depth of experience applying codes and standards such as: ABS, API, ASCE, ASME, BS, CSA, DNV, FABIG, H&SE (UK), IEC, ISO, LR, NORSOK, UKOOA, USDOE, to name a few.
Grantec not only has expertise in advanced analysis and design, we also have a depth of experience in the area of fabrication. We have often been engaged to assess failures of structures (land based, marine, offshore and ships), equipment and pressure system components. We have been engaged as experts for failure investigations including those involving loss of life.
Grantec's expertise in the areas of offshore structures and ocean engineering have led to significant involvement in research and development efforts in areas of offshore structures, marine energy converters, and open ocean aquaculture. In addition, Grantec has performed considerable research and development in the area of advanced pressure vessel analysis and design.
Grantec employs some of the most advanced and sophisticated Finite Element Analysis (FEA) and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) software in the world. We have one of the most advanced installations of ANSYS in North America including: ANSYS Mechanical (FEA), ANSYS Fluent (CFD), ANSYS CFX (CFD), and AQWA (Vessel Hydrodynamic Response). We also use the high-end Siemens NX, Siemens NX NASTRAN, and Siemens NX NASTRAN Advanced Nonlinear (ADINA based). Other codes that we maintain include: Solidworks Simulation Premium; Autodesk InCad (formerly NEI Works); and Autodesk NASTRAN (formerly NEI NASTRAN).
Some of Grantecís advanced FEA and CFD efforts have been featured in: the ANSYS Advantage magazine; Solidworks Case Studies and Whatís New in Solidworks 2015; and the Desktop Engineering magazine. With respect to FEA and CFD we perform analysis including advanced dynamics, advanced nonlinear and advanced Fluid Structure Interaction (FSI) using fully coupled FEA and CFD.
One of our clients, a large multi-national defence contractor, stated that it is very difficult to find companies in Canada with our level of expertise and quality of work produced. We take considerable pride in the quality of the services that we provide. Our expertise is reflected in our analysis and design of the Sequoia Detector Vessel for the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) in Tennessee. In 2010, Grantec and founder, R. M. Grant, were awarded the 2010 Lieutenant Governorís Award for the analysis and design of the Sequoia Detector Vessel.
Grantecís projects have included advanced analysis and design for organizations that include the following:
Algoma Tankers Limited
Atlantic Tractors and Equipment
Charles Taylor Adjusting Ltd.
Dresser ( DI Canada, Inc. )
Environmental Simulation Lab (ESL)
Floating Pipeline Company (FPC)
General Dynamics Land Systems
Gibson Robb & Lindh LLP
Government of Canada
Human Resources Skills Development Canada (HRSDC)
Iron Ore Company of Canada
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI)
Lengkeek Vessel Engineering
Lower Churchill Project
Los Alamos National Laboratory
MacDonald Dettwiler Associates (MDA)
Maritime PressureWorks Ltd
MECO Mitchelmore Engineering Company Ltd.
Nova Magnetics Bergmann Ltd.
Nova Scotia Department of Energy
Nova Scotia Department of Labour
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
ODIM Brooke Ocean Technology Limited
O'Halloran Campbell Consultants Limited
Open Ocean Systems Inc.
Pratt & Whitney Canada
Precision Metal Works
Reinforced Plastic Systems
Surespan Wind Energy
University of Idaho
University of Tennessee - Battelle
US Department of Energy
Wave Energy Technologies
Weir Canada Inc.
Grantecís areas of specialization include:
Fiber Reinforced Plastic (FRP)
Mooring analysis including TERMSIM analysis
Research & Development
Pressure system integrity, including:
Pressure vessel design (ASME, British Standards, etc.)
Fitness for service assessment
API RP 579 (Levels 1, 2 & 3)
Fatigue Analysis, including:
ASME Section VIII Division 2
Piping system analysis
Marine Riser analysis
Vibration and Structural Dynamics
Vibration measurement & instrumentation
Strain Gage (Gauge) Instrumentation
Non-linear dynamic response analysis
Naval Shock analysis
Explosion and blast structural response analysis
Ship collision analysis
Offshore Structures (Fixed and Floating)
Naval Vessels / Ships
Fatigue and Fracture Mechanics
Non-linear dynamic response analysis
Advanced Finite element analysis (FEA)
(Linear, Dynamics, Non-linear, Fatigue, Heat Transfer, Composites)
Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
Independent Design Reviews
Provision of specialists for project teams
Grantec employs a wide variety of advanced computer programs such as:
ANSYS Finite Element Analysis
ANSYS Mechanical Enterprise
ANSYS CFX Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
ANSYS Fluent (CFD)
Siemens NX NASTRAN
Siemens NX NASTRAN Advanced Professional
Solidworks Simulation Premium
Autodesk InCAD (formally NEI Works)
Autodesk NASTRAN (formally NEI NASTRAN)
Siemens FEMAP Pre & Post Processing
COADE Caesar II
NASA FLAGRO (Fracture Mechanics)
eTank 2000 (API 620 & API 650 Tanks)
COSMOSM Advanced Professional (as referred to as COSMOS)
COSMOSDesignStar Advanced Professional
Some of our other software resources include:
MathCad (including signal processing and data extensions)
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