Services & Products

Innovative and cost-effective design solutions from concept to construction.

The MEL design team can reverse-engineer or turn concept ideas into practical and functional solutions for all types of industrial, manufacturing and utilities sites.

Contact us to engineer your solution

Industrial Equipment

MEL SUPPLIES DIFFICULT-TO-PROCURE AND CUSTOMISED INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT – AND WE CAN DO IT FAST!

Mainstream Engineering Ltd (MEL) designs your solution and then works with our national and international material suppliers, machine and fabrication specialists, logistics contacts and partners to deliver bespoke materials handling equipment in a time frame suitable to your business.

MEL has supplied industrial parts and equipment in the following applications:

  • Materials handling conveyors and feeders
  • Log harvesting grapple
  • Process equipment – condensers and mixers
  • Pneumatic port cleaners
  • Large cast 5.5m diameter gear

Let us know your requirements and we can use our expertise to design, supply and install a solution to suit your needs.

 

Hazard Assessment & Safety Guarding

PROVIDING OUR CLIENTS WITH SAFER WORKSITES AND EQUIPMENT

Mainstream Engineering Ltd completes rational, industrial and machine hazard assessments and works with you to develop practical risk mitigation strategies and implement solutions.

Everyone wants to get home safely to spend time doing the things we love. The safety of our workforce and increasing accountability of PCBU’s requires due attention to health and safety in everything we do.

MEL staff are experienced in delivering practical hazard assessments and implement workable solutions to assure safety and compliance while maintaining critical equipment operational functionality.

Our machine safety-guarding is AS/NZS 4024 safety of machinery compliant and processes are applicable to both new and existing plant and equipment.
The complete MEL hazard assessment audit is a six-step process that identifies machine hazards and unintended actions, interrogates operational and maintenance functions to deliver a solution that minimises business interruption.

  1. Practical hazard assessment
  2. Risk evaluation
  3. Design
  4. Manufacture
  5. Installation
  6. Monitoring

Maintenance Engineering

OPTIMISING INDUSTRIAL PLANT AND MACHINERY FOR LONG-TERM RELIABILITY AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Maintenance engineering is the foundation upon which Mainstream Engineering Ltd (MEL) was built and as such is a core capability of MEL, with the entire lead team having significant hands-on industrial maintenance experience. Our application of engineering concepts to optimise equipment functionality and reliability keeps you operating and producing efficiently.

MEL construction supervisors and planners are experienced and passionate about robust planning of plant maintenance outages and construction projects to ensure safe expedient delivery. We have planned and executed new and brown field projects up to 50M.

Our staff have many years of practical hands-on industrial maintenance experience, therefore are well equipped to advise and deliver effective maintenance strategies.

Strategies include:

  • Outage planning, supervision and management
  • Critical path management
  • Health and safety management and assurance
  • Condition assessment and reporting
  • Failure analysis and troubleshooting
  • Plant and structure health monitoring
  • Preventive maintenance procedures and work instruction packages
  • Inspection procedure development
  • Predictive and root cause action management – FMECA and RCFA

Other support services MEL provides to our clients include:

  • NDT coordination and scope development
  • MAXIMO and SAP administration and planning services
  • Spares and bill of materials (BOM’s) development and maintenance
  • Contractor management
  • Cost estimating and budget development
  • Mechanical and electrical scope of works development

Fans and Air Handling

DESIGN, SUPPLY & INSTALLATION – IF YOU NEED AIR MOVED, MEL CAN HANDLE IT!

Mainstream Engineering Ltd (MEL) is proud to continue delivering ASEL equipment and air handling design services. The ASEL range has been focused on industrial air movement and handling solutions since 1978.

We possess the tools, expertise and experience to design, optimise or troubleshoot your industrial fan requirements. Working with you to investigate and understand your system, MEL provides velocity, volumetric, temperature, pressure and humidity measurements. We are local, enabling fast and accountable service at your doorstep.

Services include:

  • Air flow, pressure, temperature, and humidity measurement
  • Ducting design
  • Ventilation and dust control design
  • Fan curve plotting and analysis
  • Critical speed and resonance analysis
  • CFD (computational fluid dynamics). Analysis of liquid and gas flow and heat transfer conditions
  • Humidity measurement and data logging

Air handling equipment we design, optimise and supply includes:

  • ASEL industrial radial and axial flow fans
  • Diverter valves and dampers
  • Rotary valves
  • Dust and mist separation systems
  • Pneumatic conveying systems

Let us know your requirements and we can use our expertise to design, supply and install a solution to suit your needs.

Project Management

FROM CONCEPT TO COMPLETION, WE PLAN AND MANAGE PROJECTS OF ALL SHAPES AND SIZES

MEL connects the proven skills, knowledge and experience of our team to deliver your project – on time and on budget.

Let MEL be your go-to expert in coordinating and completing your project to success. We can provide guidance and support from start to finish on all aspects of projects and construction, including:

  • Design and project scoping and specification
  • Cost estimation, budget development and control
  • Risk review and analysis
  • Development of inspection procedures
  • Critical path management
  • CAPEX submissions
  • Tender and RFP development and evaluation
  • Contract development and negotiation
  • Construction and maintenance shutdown management
  • Detailed scheduling
  • Procurement
  • People supervision and leadership
  • Quality assurance
  • Health and safety management and assurance

Engineering Design

INNOVATIVE AND COST-EFFECTIVE DESIGN AND ANALYSIS SOLUTIONS FROM CONCEPT TO CONSTRUCTION

The MEL design team turns concepts into practical and functional solutions. Utilising the latest CAD and analysis software, combined with practical industrial experience and standards, we deliver innovative and cost-effective design and draughting solutions.

We utilise SolidWorks, AutoCAD and Inventor to create 2D drawings and 3D models and simulations, so you can envisage your project as it is developed.

We are experienced in testing your proposed design or existing equipment limits using our finite element analysis (FEA), computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and strain gauge capability.

Our design work includes detailed engineering analysis and specification development covering:

  • Mechanical, electrical, structural and process design
  • Plant & equipment layouts
  • Reverse engineering
  • Reliability and process improvements
  • Replacement of existing equipment
  • New builds
  • Specification development
  • Engineering analysis, including FEA, CFD, strain gauging and motion studies

Our Work

CD2 Weld Overlay

CD2 Weld Overlay

Corrosion protection on short plant shut-down timeline

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Factory Roof Replacement

Factory Roof Replacement

Asbestos roof replacement and contamination containment

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Warm Water Tank Replacement

Warm Water Tank Replacement

Water tank fabrication and replacement during planned annual shutdown

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