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Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd.
|Legal Name: Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd.|
|Operating Name: Weir-Jones Engineering Consultants Ltd.|
2040, 10th Ave W
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
2040, 10th Ave W
VANCOUVER, British Columbia
|Telephone: (604) 732-8821|
|Fax: (604) 732-4801|
|Website URL: http://www.weir-jones.com|
|Area of Responsibility: Domestic Sales & Marketing Export Sales & Marketing Management Executive|
|Telephone: (604) 732-8821|
|Area of Responsibility: Management Executive|
|Telephone: (604) 732-4801|
FIELDS OF ACTIVITY
Failure analysis of fixed and mobile structures and equipment; forensic engineering and litigation support; dynamic data acquisition, monitoring systems and microprocessor technology applications; maintenance engineering (mining and ore-processing equipment, materials-handling equipment, cement kilns, and pulp and paper equipment); geomechanics (ground freezing and stabilization); mining engineering (open pit and underground); naval architecture and marine engineering; contract research and development; pipeline engineering (stresses, permafrost, ground stability, burst tests, and fracture control); subsurface construction, rapid transit systems, and tunnels.
∙ Forensic engineering and failure analysis.
∙ Litigation support; accident and intellectual property.
∙ Contract research and development; product modification.
∙ Ground stabilization by freezing, grouting and reinforcing.
∙ Construction and system supervision on offshore structures.
∙ Installation services for instrumentation and monitoring systems.
∙ In situ testing and monitoring on natural and man-made structures.
∙ Static and dynamic stress measurement, testing and analysis.
∙ Vibration analysis on rotating and reciprocating equipment.
∙ Calibration and testing to ISO, CSA, MIL standards.
∙ Feasibility and pre-investment studies, technology assessment.
Forensic Engineering and Litigation Support
∙ Failure analyses of mechanical, structural, and electrical systems.
∙ Accident reconstruction for transportation and materials-handling equipment.
∙ Litigation support for claims related to accidents, failures and intellectual property disputes.
Geomechanics, Mining Engineering
∙ Design and analysis of underground structures.
∙ Forensic analysis of geomechanical problems.
∙ Design of ground freezing for tunnels, shafts, and excavations.
∙ Microseismic monitoring systems for use in mining, petroleum and construction industries.
∙ Development of remediation strategies for flooded mines.
Oil and Gas Industry
∙ Development of monitoring systems for enhanced recovery projects.
∙ Deployment of microseismic equipment for control of heavy oil production.
∙ Management and instrumentation system development for gas pipeline burst test facilities and frost heave test sites.
∙ Testing and stress analyses related to operation of gas pipelines.
∙ Dynamic analysis of pipeline compressors.
Contract Research & DevelopmentResearch and development of products and processes.
∙ Development and commercialization of intelligent sensors.
∙ Development of DAS equipment for hydrological, geotechnical, structural and environmental applications.
Subways, Rapid Transit Systems, Automotive
∙ Site investigation and safety monitoring of station and tunnel excavations.
∙ Testing and instrumentation system development for transit car body performance analysis.
∙ Development and testing of automotive electronic components.
Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering
∙ Performance monitoring of vessels for government and private sector clients; ice breakers, bulk carriers, high-speed craft.
∙ Hull strain monitoring systems to DNV, ABS and Lloyds standards for icebreakers, bulk carriers, and high speed craft.
∙ Development of vessel safety and loading control systems.
∙ Stress analysis and testing of underwater structures.
∙ Investigation of gear train reliability problems and foundation stability of crushers, grinding mills, and conveyors in the mining and forest product industries.
∙ Re-engineering and redesign of grinding mills in the mineral industry, in order either to enhance performance or accommodate new process parameters.
Offshore Resource Exploration and Production
∙ Development, installation, and operation of large-scale geotechnical, environmental, and structural monitoring systems for offshore platforms.
TYPICAL INTERNATIONAL PROJECTS
Forensic Engineering and Litigation Support
∙ Pretrial engineering studies related to equipment failures.
∙ Provision of expert testimony during intellectual property and warranty claim litigation.
Geomechanics, Mining Engineering
∙ Specialised site investigations for mining and hydroelectric projects in South America and S.E. Asia.
∙ Design and installation of microseismic monitoring systems.
∙ Investigations and corrections of problems with mineral-processing equipment in S.E. Asia, South America, and Africa.
Naval Architecture, Marine Engineering
∙ Supply of hull-monitoring equipment for VLCC and bulk carriers.
∙ Supply of load/stability control systems.
Offshore Resource Exploration and Production
∙ Provision of design services and specialized equipment for jackets, jack-ups and gravity-based structures.
|Country of Ownership:||Canada|
|Quality Certification:||ISO 9001|
|Primary Industry (NAICS):||541330 - Engineering Services|
|Primary Business Activity:||Manufacturer / Processor / Producer|
|Total Sales ($CDN):||$5,000,000 to $9,999,999|
|Export Sales ($CDN):||$5,000,000 to $9,999,999|
|Number of Employees:||21|
Product / Service / Licensing
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - COMPUTER AIDED ENGINEERING (CAE)
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - CONTRACT SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND PROGRAMMING
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - CUSTOM SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - DATA CAPTURE, DATA HANDLING TOOLS
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - ENGINEERING AND SCIENTIFIC, OTHER
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS (GIS)
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - INSTRUMENTATION
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - REAL-TIME SYSTEMS, OTHER
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - SECURITY SYSTEMS
COMPUTER SOFTWARE AND SERVICES - SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
CONSULTING ENGINEER - BUILDINGS-STRUCTURAL
CONSULTING ENGINEER - COMMUNICATIONS-DATA TRANSMISSION
CONSULTING ENGINEER - COMMUNICATIONS-OTHER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - ENVIRONMENT-PERMAFROST ENGINEERING
CONSULTING ENGINEER - ENVIRONMENT-POLLUTION CONTROL
CONSULTING ENGINEER - FOREST/FISH/AGRLTR-PAPER MILLS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - FOREST/FISH/AGRLTR-PULP MILLS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - GEOLGY/GEOPHYSIC/SRVY-EROSION/LANDSLIDE CNTL
CONSULTING ENGINEER - GEOLGY/GEOPHYSIC/SRVY-GEOLOGY/GEOPHYSICS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - GEOLGY/GEOPHYSIC/SRVY-HYDROGEOLOGY
CONSULTING ENGINEER - GEOLGY/GEOPHYSIC/SRVY-OIL/GAS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - GEOLGY/GEOPHYSIC/SRVY-OTHER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - GEOLGY/GEOPHYSIC/SRVY-SOIL & ROCK MECHANICS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - INDUSTRY-CEMENT
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-BENEFICIATION
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-COAL MINING
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-HARD ROCK MINING
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-OPEN PIT MINING
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-OTHER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-TAILINGS,DISPOSAL
CONSULTING ENGINEER - MINING & METALLURGY-UNDERGROUND MINING
CONSULTING ENGINEER - OTHER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS-EXPLORATION
CONSULTING ENGINEER - PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS-OTHER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS-PIPELINES
CONSULTING ENGINEER - PETROLEUM & NATURAL GAS-REFINERIES
CONSULTING ENGINEER - POWER-HYDRO POWER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - POWER-SYSTEMS PLANNING & OPERATION
CONSULTING ENGINEER - TRANSPORTATION-BRIDGES
CONSULTING ENGINEER - TRANSPORTATION-HIGHWAYS & EXPRESSWAYS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - TRANSPORTATION-OTHER
CONSULTING ENGINEER - TRANSPORTATION-PUBLIC TRANSIT
CONSULTING ENGINEER - TRANSPORTATION-RAILWAYS
CONSULTING ENGINEER - TRANSPORTATION-TUNNELS
Real time monitoring for a wide variety of Industrial, Civilian and Military Applications
3820-Mining, Rock Drilling, Earth Boring, and Associated Equipment
4610-Water Purification Equipment
7021-ADP Central Processing Unit (CPU, Computer), Digital
Technology profileAdvanced Real Time Monitoring Systems
Advanced Real Time Data Collection and Processing Systems, Marine, Civilian and Defence
Strategic alliances:We are always looking to partner with qualified international firms to form a strategic and mutually beneficial alliance
- Bolivia, Plurinational State of
- Czech Republic
- Falkland Islands (Malvinas)
- French Guiana
- Russian Federation
- Saudi Arabia
- South Africa
- United Kingdom
- United States
- Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
- New York
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
- West Virginia
- Brunei Darussalam
- Hong Kong
- Korea, Democratic People's Republic of
- Korea, Republic of
- Lao People's Democratic Republic
- Sri Lanka
- Viet Nam
Total plant size:
Distribution of employees21 professionals: scientists, professional engineering staff or executives. 5 technicians
Unique applications:Real time imaging of Petroleum Reservoirs
Real time monitoring of Marine Vessels
Pipeline leak detection and real time monitoring systems
Key / Major clients:A partial listing of the various projects provided by Weir-Jones follows:
PIPELINE MONITORING AND TESTING PROJECTS
Fairbanks Permafrost Test Facility 1979 - 2000
-multiple tasks over a 20 year period
Northern Alberta Burst Test Facility Rainbow Lake, Alberta 1980 - 1982
- 11 full scale pipeline burst tests carried out over a 30 month period
American Gas Association Los Angeles 1987
- Burst Test - fracture arrester evaluation
Field investigations on pipeline components, static
and dynamic data acquisition during testing December1984
High Level December1984
Fort McMurray December1984
IPI Simonette High Level December1984
Spruce Grove burst test December1984
Princess Bottle January 1985
Bossano January 1985
Noname Creek April 1985
A-M April 1985
Algar Lake April 1985
Spring Creek April 1985
Spring Creek July 1985
Simonette River September 1985
Island Lake Lateral October 1985
Spruce Grove June 1986
Strain gauge monitors June 1986
Liege Lateral October 1986
Dusty Lake April 1987
Pipeline measurements January 1990
Zama Lake November 1995
Nova Gas Algor Lake Lateral December 1995
Athabasca River Crossing April 1997
Simonette River Crossing February 2000
Pipeline static and dynamic analyses - Fort St. John October 1993
Strain gauging on gas line - Fort Nelson January 1994
Load measurements on Poll Welder February 1994
Strain gauging on gas line -Fort Nelson September 1994
Pipeline strain gauge data processing -Fort Nelson November 1994
Westcoast Energy Cont=d
Pipeline strain gauging - Fort Nelson October 1997
Pipeline stress/strain data processing - Delta June 1999
Greater Vancouver Regional District 1999
- stress analyses related to 48" water main failures
General Accident Insurance 1995 - 2000
-services related to pipeline failures
Greater Vancouver Regional District 1999 - 2004
-long term static and dynamic analyses on water mains
BC Hydro April 1999
- strain gauge installations on water and sewer mains
AEC Pipelines September 1999
- oil pipeline strain gauge installation at Horse River crossing
Agra E & E December 1999
- strain gauge installation at Frost Heave Test Facility, Fairbanks AK
Anadarko Canada Corporation April - August 2001
- strain gauging and residual stress measurements on pipeline
AEC Pipelines July 2001
- pipeline strain gauging & analysis on gas and oil lines at Syncrude Site
Syncrude Canada May - December 2001
- structural integrity assessment on slurry transport lines
Suncor December 2001
- static and dynamic analyses on bitumen lines
Suncor December 2001 - February 2002
- static and dynamic analyses on slurry lines and pumps
Simmons Pipelines January - April 2002
- integrity assessment of lines at river crossing
Colt Engineering (on behalf of Corridor Group) January - February 2002
- instrumentation and monitoring of twin diluent and
product lines at Clearwater River Crossing
AEC Pipelines/Pembina December 2001 - April 2002
- integrity assessment of Athabasca River Crossing
Terasen Pipelines February 2002- ongoing
- ongoing monitoring of pipelines on unstable slopes
Shell Canada July 2003
- stress analyses of pig launching systems
Siemens Canada October 2004 - December 2004
- dynamic analyses of pump system
INDUSTRIAL AND MARINE PROJECTS
Client Location Description of Work
AEC Pipelines Edmonton various strain gauge installations & residual stress measurements on operating pipelines
American Gas Association Los Angeles pipeline burst testing and fracture arrestor evaluations
AMP Corporation Toronto strain gauging, data collection, & analysis associated with ultra high speed testing of explosively powered devices
Agra Environmental Fairbanks strain gauge installation & long term data acquisition on pipeline test sections
Axton Manufacturing Coquitlam experimental stress analysis on pressure vessels
Robert Allan Vancouver numerous projects, strain gauging & propeller shaft torque measurements on various vessels
BC Transit Vancouver strain gauging & experimental stress analysis on linear induction motors, rail bolts & bridge monitoring
BC Ferries Corporation Victoria numerous projects including hull strain monitoring, engine & drive train monitoring, stability & vibration measurements
BC Research Corporation Vancouver experimental stress analyses, supply of specialized DAS equipment
BC Hydro & Power Authority Vancouver long term strain gauge installation & measurements of strain change in structural components over a period of almost 30 years, numerous strain gauging & DAS projects
BC Department of Highways Victoria numerous projects including strain gauge measurements on steel tunnel linings, bridge components, etc.
BC Gas Burnaby strain gauge installation & DAS on gas pipelines
Bechtel Corporation San Francisco strain gauging & DAS associated with dam monitoring
Boeing Aircraft Corporation Seattle experimental stress analysis on aircraft components
Baker Materials Vancouver strain gauging & experimental stress analyses
Ballard Power Burnaby vibration & stress testing on fuel cells
Beaudrill Beaufort Sea strain gauging & stress analysis on drill ships
Bombardier Corporation Montreal strain gauge monitoring on vehicles & airframes
Bristol Aerospace Winnipeg strain gauging & DAS monitoring on missile components
CAE Industries Vancouver strain gauging on forest industry equipment
Canmar Beaufort Sea numerous strain gauging and DAS projects on ice breakers & supply vessels
Canship Ugland St. John=s strain gauging of engine drive shafts
Client Location Description of Work
Canadian Coast Guard Ottawa strain gauging & stress analysis on various ships
CMC Vancouver strain gauging & load analysis on passenger access gantries
Canadian National Railways Edmonton stress & strain analysis, data reduction
Canadian Steamship Lines Montreal strain gauging & stress analyses on various ships
Cancar/Bombardier Thunder Bay strain gauging & stress analysis on subway cars for Boston, New York, Santa Clara, Toronto, etc. subway systems
Can Dive Services N. Vancouver various strain gauging projects on submersible hulls
Canadian Standard Association Vancouver strain gauging, stress analysis & vibration testing on various components
Cominco Metals Trail stress analysis, strain gauging & technical review of work on refinery rectifier system
Canadian Stevedoring Vancouver stress analysis on passenger loading facilities in marine terminals
Du Pont Corporation Delaware long term strain gauging on toxic chemical disposal wells
Ellett Copper & Brass Coquitlam strain gauging associated with proof tests on titanium pressure vessels
Friede Goldman Marystown strain gauging of engine drive shafts
Forest Industry Research Corp. Vancouver strain gauging & monitoring equipment for use in forest industry
Finning Industries Vancouver strain gauging on drive trains & propellor shafts for vibration monitoring
Fed. Dept. of Fisheries & Oceans Ottawa strain gauging on hydrological monitoring equipment
Flex Tip Trailers Darwin strain gauging & stress analysis of off-road truck chassis
Fluor Alaska Fairbanks strain gauging of gas pipeline test sections for long term assessment of response to frost heave
Foothills Pipeline Calgary strain gauging associated with burst testing of large diameter pipelines, also high speed data acquisition
Gulf Canada Resources Beaufort Sea strain gauging & hull strain monitoring of ice breakers and offshore drilling platforms
General Accident Insurance Toronto strain gauging & residual stress measurements on large diameter gas pipelines
Genstar Cement Richmond strain gauging & fatigue assessment on structural components
GVRD Vancouver strain gauging & data analyses on water & sewage lines
HG Engineering/Jenike Johansen Toronto strain gauging & load measurements in power station fuel silos
Hardsuits International N. Vancouver various projects associated with strain gauging & stress analysis of submersible hulls
Hibernia Management St. John=s instrumentation and monitoring systems for the Hibernia Platform
Hytac Corporation Vancouver strain gauging & load analysis on marine equipment
ISE N. Vancouver strain gauging & stress analysis on submersibles
Iron Ore Company Labrador City various projects associated with materials handling equipment
Marathon Offshore Sakhalin strain gauging of marine structure on drilling platform
Marine Industries Ltd. Sorel strain gauging & stress analysis of propeller shafts
McMillan Bloedel Port Alberni strain gauging & stress analysis on papermaking equipment
Client Location Description of Work
Monsanto Corporation St. Louis strain gauging & stress analysis on toxic effluent deep well disposal systems
Metro Canada Kingston strain gauging & stress analysis on advanced light rail passenger car
Newfoundland Hydro St. John=s strain gauging & stress analysis associated with ice load monitoring on transmission lines
Nodeco St. John=s strain gauging & stress analysis associated with offshore structures
Nova Pipelines Calgary numerous projects associated with strain gauging & stress analysis of oil & gas pipelines
NRC of Canada Ottawa equipment supply & stress analysis for various projects, supply of proprietary strain gauge cabling for use in underwater applications
NRC Building Research Facility Ottawa supply of strain gauge ice force panels for measurement of ice loads at various locations
Neptune Terminals N. Vancouver supply of strain gauging equipment for use on ship loaders
Offshore Research Vancouver strain gauging & stress analysis for marine testing
Owen Design Associates Vancouver strain gauging & stress analysis on ice breaker propeller shafts
QNS&L Sept-Îles strain gauging & stress analysis of rail cars & loading facilities
Royal Caribbean International Miami strain gauging and analysis of steering gear systems
Royal Australian Navy Adalaide strain gauging and stress analysis of manned submersibles
Seatronics Burnaby strain gauging associated with dynamic measurements on tug & barge systems
Siemens Masa Toronto strain gauging & stress analysis associated with torque measurements
Skytrain System Vancouver strain gauging & stress analysis associated with automated light rail transport system
Syncrude Alberta strain gauging stress analysis of pipelines
Teleflex Canada Richmond strain gauging & instrumentation associated with high speed vessel steering systems
Tilbury Cement Richmond numerous projects involving strain gauging on cement plant components including high temperature & residual stress measurements
Tyco Electronics Canada Markham strain gauging, testing & analysis of power distribution components
UTDC Kingston strain gauging & stress analysis associated with behaviour of rail system components
US Navy Washington strain gauging and stress analysis of manned submersibles
Vancouver Shipyards Vancouver strain gauging & vibration analysis of new ships
Westcoast Energy Vancouver strain gauging on various pipelines in Western Canada
Wartsila Marine Vancouver strain gauging associated with propulsion system monitoring on various ice breakers & other vessels including testing in the Beaufort Sea & vessel testing in the North Atlantic
Westshore Terminals Delta strain gauging & stress analysis associated with marine terminal facilities
Weyerhaeuser Prince Albert strain gauging & stress analysis associated with pulp & paper manufacturing equipment
MINING INDUSTRY INSTALLATIONS
Client Location Description of Work
Atlantic Newcem Maryland strain gauging & stress analysis on milling equipment
Allis Chalmers Highland Valley strain gauging & stress analysis on large in-pit crusher
BHP Utah strain gauging and stress analysis on mining & conveying equipment
Boliden Allis Chile strain gauging on milling equipment
Carlin Gold Nevada strain gauging & stress analysis on SAG mill
Cementos Yura Peru residual stress measurements & stress analysis on cement finish mill
Codelco Chile strain gauging and stress analysis on grinding mills
Cypress Bagdad Mining Arizona strain gauging & load determination on grinding mill components
Dennison Mines Elliott Lake strain gauging & stress analysis on overland conveyors, strain gauging & analysis of gear drives
Dennison/Quintette Tumbler Ridge strain gauging & stress analysis of Demag excavators
Fluor Daniel Wright Vancouver overland conveyor structural monitoring, strain gauging & stress analysis associated with large grinding mills
Highland Valley Copper Logan Lake strain gauging associated with overland conveyor monitoring, strain gauging & stress analysis on large SAG mills
Hepburn Ltd. Toronto strain gauging & load measurements on mining components
International Minerals Corp. Esterhazy various projects including strain gauging & stress analysis of underground bulkheads subjected to 1600 psi static head
International Nickel Company Sudbury strain gauging & stress analysis of underground mining machinery
Iron Ore Company of Canada Labrador City strain gauging & stress analysis of iron ore pellet silos, kilns and grinding mills
Kemess Mines BC dynamic analysis of grinding mills
Krupp Canada Calgary remediation monitoring of materials handling equipment
Mossgas South Africa dynamic analysis and remediation of a catalyst reprocessing mill
MPSI Philadelphia strain gauging & torque measurements on mining equipment in Chile
Osborne Coalequip South Africa strain gauging & stress analysis of various pieces of mining equipment
Quintette Coal Tumbler Ridge strain gauging & stress analysis on overland conveyor systems
Rio Algom Mining Nova Scotia strain gauging & stress analysis of crusher remediation program
SNIM Mauratania strain gauging and dynamic analysis of grinding mills
Syncrude Alberta various projects including strain gauging & stress analysis of in-pit crusher drive shafts using real-time telemetry systems
Utah Mines Port Hardy strain gauging & stress analysis of overland conveyor components
Wajax Industries Coquitlam strain gauging & stress analysis of various pieces of Demag mining equipment
MARINE INSTRUMENTATION AND TESTING SERVICES
The Weir-Jones Group is a Vancouver based group of specialist companies who provide, among other services, operational testing and scientific instrumentation for ships and offshore structures. Projects have been carried out on container vessels, bulk carriers, cruise ships and ferries, as well as on tugs and barges, ice breaking supply ships, various types of manned and unmanned submersibles, and offshore platforms. The company maintains a wide range of instrumentation for shipboard measurement programs which can be deployed anywhere in the world. Data is acquired digitally using both high-speed and low speed data acquisition systems making it immediately available for data processing and analysis. The Group offers the following specific services for marine clients:
∙ Measurements of propulsion system performance. Shaft torque and power can be monitored using wireless telemetry equipment; vibration analyses can also be performed on drive trains in real-time.
∙ Measurement of ship’s performance in open water or ice, including open water speed trials, turning performance and manoeuverability, and command response.
∙ Monitoring of steering gear performance in either real-time or historical mode.
∙ Structural integrity monitoring systems for offshore platforms to meet or exceed classification society requirements.
∙ Measurement of vessel motions using accelerometers, gyros and differential GPS.
∙ Real-time hull monitoring systems to classification society standards, DNV, ABS, Lloyds.
∙ Structural design and analysis using a range of analytical techniques, including 3-D Finite Element Analysis, to US Navy and classification society standards.
∙ Forensic investigations for legal or insurance purposes.
∙ Proprietary systems for real-time automatic draught monitoring of vessels, ADIS™, real-time wave height monitoring, WHAM™ and hull condition monitoring, HMON™.
For the last twenty-five years Weir-Jones has carried out work for many marine clients. These include Canmar, Gulf Canada, B.C. Ferries, Canadian Coast Guard, Canadian Steamship Lines, Melville Shipping, Can Dive Services (on behalf of Royal Australian Navy, United States Navy) Hibernia Management and Development Corporation, Canadian Transport Company, as well as numerous naval architects and marine equipment suppliers.
I TRANSPORTATION SECTOR
Typical clients and projects in the passenger, Ro-Ro, and container/bulk sector include:
BC FERRY CORPORATION
In addition to providing engineering services on many vessels in the BCFC fleet the Weir-Jones Group has installed Automated Draught Indicator Systems (ADIS™) on the following vessels:
The Royal Victorian Queen of Esquimalt Queen of Prince Rupert Queen of Cowichan
Queen of Victoria Queen of Oak Bay Queen of Nanaimo Queen of Alberni
Queen of Coquitlam Pacificat Explorer Queen of Saanich Pacificat Discovery
Currently structural and performance monitoring systems, real-time wave height monitoring units, and ADIS™ are being supplied for the High Speed Catamarans built for BC Ferries to DNV classification standards.
Bollard pull and engine/drive train performance evaluations on various tugs undergoing propulsion system modifications.
Vibration analyses on various rotating systems on cruise vessels.
Various testing programmes on an ice strengthened bulk carrier in the Eastern Arctic and late season North Atlantic crossings.
CANADA STEAMSHIP LINES
Evaluation and testing of materials handling systems on bulk carriers transporting mineral products.
CANADA TRANSPORT COMPANY
Testing and analyses of cargo handling gear on specialized bulk carrier.
ALLIED SHIPBUILDING LTD.
Testing and analysis of propulsion systems.
FRIEDE GOLDMAN NEWFOUNDLAND LTD.
Bollard pull and shaft torque measurements on tugs.
Testing, evaluation and system design for passenger access facilities.
KVAERNER MASA MARINE
Marine systems testing and analysis.
ROYAL CARIBBEAN CRUISE LINES
Testing and analysis of steering systems.
ULSTEIN MARITIME LTD. (ROLLS ROYCE GROUP)
Performance testing on propulsion systems.
II GOVERNMENT AND DEFENCE SECTOR
Clients in the government and defence sectors include:
CANADIAN COAST GUARD
PAPA Trials - Post Acceptance Performance Assessment:
A comprehensive series of performance trials have been conducted on the Coast Guard ships C.C.G.S. Henry Larsen (Type 1200), Anne Harvey and George Pearkes (1100 types) to measure the performance of the vessels and their systems relative to design criteria. These trials were carried out in conjunction with a number of other companies, including Wartsila Marine Inc., the predecessor of Kvaerner Masa Marine Inc., with WJEC having responsibility for the entire instrumentation programme. Typically a PAPA trial monitored ship performance and dynamic ice interaction, propulsion parameters and statistical recordings of hull and deck strains, shaft line torque and forward thrust, and rudder stock and steering gear loads.
CCGS George R. Pearkes CCGS Ann Harvey
CCGS Henry Larsen CCGS J.E. Bernier
Sea Trials - Shaft and Rudder Torque Measurements:
CCGS George R. Pearkes CCGS Edward Cornwallis - bollard pull
CCGS Martha L. Black CCGS William Alexander - bollard pull
Rudder Stock & Steering Gear Load Measurements:
CCGS Pierre Radisson CCGS Des Groseilliers
CCGS Henry Larsen - propulsion monitoring system
CCGS Gordon Reid - dynamic stability monitoring
CCGS George R. Pearkes - buoy handling measurements
Detailed 3D FEA of the submarine rescue system Remora on behalf of the Royal Australian Navy. Work carried out to facilitate DNV certification. Design and implementation of equipment related to certification.
Strain gauging and structural analysis of manned submersibles to ABS certification standards.
INTERNATIONAL HARD SUITS
Design and 3D FEA of a new rigid diving suit to USN specifications. Strain gauging and analysis of various rigid diving suit components for commercial and military applications.
AUSTRALIAN SUBMARINE CORPORATION
Design and testing of recovery system components on a submarine rescue system.
III RESOURCE SECTOR
In the course of the last twenty years a significant portion of the Group’s marine work has included the offshore energy sector. Representative clients and projects include:
GULF CANADA RESOURCES
Permanent Ice Management Instrumentation:
Operational hull strain monitoring systems were designed, manufactured and installed on the M.V. Terry Fox and M.V. Kalvik, two Ice Class 4 icebreaking/support vessels. The systems provided real time safety data about the strain levels induced in the hulls during icebreaking operations.
MV Terry Fox - Icebreaker MV Kalvik - Icebreaker
Instrumentation was installed on several of GCRI Ice Class 4 Icebreaking support vessels to facilitate trials similar to those defined in the Coast Guard PAPA series. More extensive tests were completed on the M.V. Kalvik and M.V. Ikaluk and included icebreaking performance, rudder stock and steering loads.
MV Terry Fox - Icebreaker MV Ikaluk - Icebreaker
MV Kalvik - Icebreaker MV Miscaroo - Icebreaker
On offshore drilling structures for safety and structural integrity assessment.
Molikpaq - caisson retained drilling island Kulluk - conical drill ship
ESSO RESOURCES CANADA
Offshore drilling platforms for safety and structural integrity assessment.
ESSO CRI - caisson retained island - static and dynamic response of the structure under ice and wave loading.
HIBERNIA MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Overall system design and implementation responsibility for the geomechanical and structural integrity monitoring systems for the Hibernia Gravity Based Structure 350 kms. east of Newfoundland.
CANSHIP UGLAND LTD.
Bollard pull and propulsion system torque measurements on two large tugs designed for shuttle tanker handling in ice infested waters.
Instrumentation equipment for offshore drilling platform in ice infested waters.
IV PROPRIETARY PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS
In addition to providing design and analytical services, the Weir-Jones Group has developed a range of proprietary products and systems designed to enhance the safety and cost-effective operation of various types of vessels. These include:
AUTOMATIC DRAUGHT INDICATOR SYSTEM - ADIS™
With the support and co-operation of the British Columbia Ferry Corporation, the Group developed an Automatic Draught Indicator System, ADIS™, for commercial vessels. The system has the following significant features:
∙ No hull penetrations are required, and an installation can be completed in as little as 8 hours on existing vessels.
∙ ADIS™ is significantly less costly than systems requiring hull penetration and is essentially maintenance free. Mean time between failures exceeds 50,000 hrs.
∙ ADIS™ can provide very accurate draught measurements during cargo loading.
∙ ADIS™ provides real-time loading information about hogging, sagging and inclination.
∙ The ADIS™ real-time digital bridge display shows the draught of the vessel, port and starboard, forward, amidships and aft with an accuracy of better than ±2 cm.
B.C. Ferries operates one of the world’s largest ferry fleets and require an accurate, reliable and cost effective solution to their draught monitoring system needs. The ADIS™ system was designed to meet their specific requirements and it has proven to be extremely reliable during a ten vessel three year Beta test programme. This system is now available to marine operators as a commercial product with distribution and support available internationally.
HULL CONDITION MONITORING SYSTEMS AND VOYAGE DATA MONITORING, HMON™
The Weir-Jones Group designs, builds and installs hull condition and motion monitoring systems for a variety of vessels and offshore structures. A wide range of data display and storage options are available for these systems to meet the requirements of various classification societies eg. DNV Rules for classification of High Speed and Light Craft, Lloyds, ABS, Guide for hull Condition Monitoring Systems, etc. Specifically hull condition monitoring systems can be supplied which comply with the classification society requirements of the following areas:
- Hull Girder Stress - Slam Warning
- Local Load Monitoring - Green Seas Warning
- Ship motion - Fatigue Monitoring
In addition Voyage Data Monitoring, VDM, equipment can be provided which can acquire and store the data generated by the Hull Condition Monitoring Systems as well as other operational parameters including radar, and bridge/engine room voice communications, video feeds, etc.
REAL-TIME WAVE HEIGHT MONITORING, WHAM™
The Weir-Jones Group has developed a system which provides the Masters of high speed vessels with information about the significant wave height that their vessels are encountering. The information can be made available as a digital display on the bridge or it can be supplied to a Voyage Data Monitor.
Further information about the services provided by the Weir-Jones Group can be obtained by contacting:
Iain Weir-Jones, Ph.D., P.Eng., President
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Date Modified: 2013-05-22