Manufacturing and industrial engineering projects

Manufacturing and industrial engineering projects



Quebec

Greenhouses - Building Services

Quebec

Client : Confidential

Location : Quebec

Year : 2020

Our client is a company investing in natural resources and renewable energy in Northern Quebec.

As part of its operations, our client acquired a power cogeneration plant to use its thermal waste to heat new greenhouses to produce fruit and vegetables. To carry out this project, the client mandated LDV Consultants to perform various mechanical engineering and building services tasks, such as:

  • Provide engineering and drawings of the plumbing and connection to municipal facilities (domestic wastewater, sanitary system, stormwater system, and ventilation);
  • Conduct a study on the installation of an oil tank in accordance with industry standards;
  • Review the mechanical room layout;
  • Review the steam piping drawings and procurement specifications;
  • Review the seismic requirements outlined in the RBQ, CSA, ASME, and NBC standards;
  • Provide engineering of various equipment;
  • Provide oil piping engineering;
  • Provide piping and a CO2 tank engineering;
  • Draft the compressor procurement specifications and produce the compressed air piping system drawings;
  • Provide general layout engineering and drawings;
  • Review the hot water piping system drawings and engineering (system safety).

EPCM for Agents to be Added to the Paper Pulp Process

Témiscamingue

Client : Confidential

Location : Témiscamingue

Year : 2020

Our client is a world leader in developing innovative processes for the pulp and paper industry to optimize manufacturing processes. When manufacturing papermaking pulp, our customer's minerals are used to control stickies and improve bleaching. Environmentally-friendly, this solution provides the desired chemical composition, whiteness, and viscosity and helps optimize production quality and efficiency. This new process will be integrated into the pulp and paper production of a paper mill in Témiscamingue.

As part of this project, the client mandated LDV Consultants to carry out the project's EPCM (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Management). Below is a list of the tasks performed:

  • Oversee multidisciplinary project management and coordination;
  • Obtain the certificate of authorization;
  • Evaluate costs (±10%) and outline the project schedule;
  • Perform an on-site survey;
  • Provide civil/structural/architectural engineering;
  • Provide electrical engineering/instrumentation, and control;
  • Select the equipment and perform equipment modeling;
  • Provide a layout of the piping routing and isometrics;
  • Provide the HVAC engineering (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Control)
  • Provide fire protection engineering;
  • Draft the specifications and coordinate equipment procurement;
  • Prepare and manage the contract with the general contractor;
  • Draft installation specifications and oversee on-site installation.
Témiscamingue
Montreal,Quebec

FEA of a Synchronous Electric Motor

Montreal,Quebec

Client : Delom Services

Location : Montreal,Quebec

Year : 2020

As part of one of its projects, Delom Services mandated LDV Consultants to perform finite element analyses on a 1300HP industrial synchronous electric motor. The objective was to determine the various stresses applied on the rotor and stator, shaft, core, rim, casing, magnetic circuit, and magnetic circuit clamping components.

 As part of its mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  •  Simulation
    • Formulate assumptions
    • Review, integrate and simplify the geometry provided
    • Reduce non-critical stresses that will not affect the final analysis
    • Simplify calculations using a symmetrization strategy
  • Engineering
    • Apply limit states and stresses
    • Analyze results
    • Produce the reports

End Results

Based on the analysis results, Delom Services was able to validate that their motor complied with the static stresses of the rotor, find out the minimum coefficients of friction, and confirm that the selected clamping components were adequate. Nevertheless, a torque recommendation was made to limit shear stresses. In the end, Delom Services was able to redesign the motor to optimize it while meeting requirements.

Technical Support for the Design of a Snowblower

Confidentiel

Client : Confidentiel

Location : Confidentiel

Year : 2018

The company is one of the largest manufacturers of applications and accessories in North America. In addition to being a leading manufacturer of specialized accessories and applications for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the agricultural, municipal and construction industries for more than 30 years and offering a wide range of winter, summer and specialized accessories as well as customized hitches, the Company has an R&D team that designs and develops customized solutions for Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and their tractors, utility vehicles, municipal and construction vehicles

As part of a project to develop a new model of snowblower for sidewalks, LDV Consultants was mandated to carry out the following:

  • Design the snowblower;
  • Produce the parts and assembly drawing
  • Design the manufacturing templates.
Confidentiel
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec

NEW DISTILLATION LINE

Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec

Client : Diageo

Location : Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec

Year : 2018

Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of more than 200 brands across spirits, beer and wine categories sold in more than 180 countries in the world. To increase production at its Salaberry-de-Valleyfield plant and meet the increasing demand for locally produced beverage alcohol, Diageo decided to add a new distillation line.  As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

 Check, review and provide equipment modeling;

  • Design piping routing;
  • Analyze critical piping;
  • Provide piping isometrics;
  • Coordinate work of the various disciplines with the client and suppliers;
  • Design and conduct follow-up on the manufacturing of the alcohol and caustic solution tanks;
  • Provide support during installation;
  • Draw up technical specifications (piping, insulation, support, etc.);
  • Draw up procurement specifications and provide support during procurement;
  • Write the installation specifications;
  • Take measurements in the plant;
  • Specify connection points (position, temperature, pressure and flow);
  • Describe existing pumps;
  • Provide detailed engineering for the CIP (Clean In Place) system;
  • Select process components.

Modifications to the Gasti Machine

Boucherville,Quebec

Client : Danone Inc.

Location : Boucherville,Quebec

Year : 2017

Danone is a French agrifood company that has focused its business on four sectors of activities: fresh dairy based products, bottled waters, medical nutrition and early life nutrition. The company is one of the world leaders in these four sectors of activities. Its products are sold worldwide.

During maintenance of the machine that seals the yogurt jars, operators had difficulty closing the machine because of the gas cylinder that made it easier to open the machine. Furthermore, because this machine is performing repetitive movements, the air intake ducts and electric wiring wear out prematurely. The client therefore mandated LDV Consultants to examine both problems.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Take measurements on site and produce a 3D model of the existing machine;
  •  Provide a diagnosis on component wear and tear;
  •  Provide a 3D model, drawings and assistance for the purchase of the supports needed to improve the life cycle of the air intake ducts and wiring;
  • Perform the analytical calculations for the power needed to open the gas cylinder;
  • Propose modifications to optimize the machine closing and opening ratio;
  • Produce the machine drawings, including all wear and tear parts.

LDV Consultants' expertise enabled the client to increase the efficiency of its process while rendering it more secure during maintenance work.

Boucherville,Quebec
Confidential

Test Cell Analysis

Confidential

Client : Confidential

Location : Confidential

Year : 2016

During the development phase of a new turbine, a manufacturer mandated LDV Consultants to confirm that their existing test cell could take on the loads of the new turbine. LDV Consultants hence conducted a finite element analysis on this test cell.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Adjust the 3D geometry to conduct the analysis;
  • Conduct a mechanical analysis on the test cell during in-service turbine loading;
  • Conduct a mechanical analysis of the test cell during accidental turbine loading;
  • Conduct a modal analysis of the test cell – turbine assembly.

Further to the analysis, LDV Consultants was able to propose the minor changes required to adjust the existing test cell to the new engine.

Design of Platforms for Champlain Bridge

La Baie, Quebec

Client : Charl-Pol

Location : La Baie, Quebec

Year : 2016

Charl-Pol specializes in the manufacture of heavy industrial equipment, mainly for the mining & metals industry, shipbuilding, power plants and aluminum smelters. Charl-Pol wanted to bid on the contract for the manufacturing of the inspection platforms installed in all the pillars and the pylon of the new Champlain Bridge. The company was however not able to provide the engineering needed for this project. LDV Consultants hence joined forces with Charl-Pol to help them get the contract.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Produce the calculations and preliminary design required to submit a bid;
  • Conduct a study on the layout of the access ladders of the thirty-three (33) pillars and the pylon;
  • Conduct a preliminary study on a rescue system in case of emergency;
  • Optimize the design to simplify the installation and manufacturing;
  • Meet with a supplier to validate the anchoring system of the platforms installed in the pillars;
  • Validate the design with CNESST;
  • Produce the calculations and detail drawings needed to manufacture the parts in accordance with standard CSA S16.
La Baie, Quebec
Alberta

Drawings with Isometrics Views of the Piping for a Heavy Oil Processing Platform

Alberta

Client : Fractal Systems

Location : Alberta

Year : 2016

Fractal Systems is in the business of processing and upgrading hydrocarbons. During the past few years, the company has developed a new technology that it has tested in a pilot plant in Alberta. Owing to the tried-and-tested technology, Fractal Systems wanted to increase the production capacity of the pilot plant. It therefore mandated LDV Consultants to provide assistance in support of this initiative.

The pilot plant was mainly equipped with pressure vessels installed on modular platforms. Fractal Systems wanted to add two additional modular platforms, which would also mean designing the piping between the pressure vessels.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Produce a 3D model of the pressure vessels using SolidWorks;
  • Import all components into Plant 3D;
  • Produce a 3D model of all the equipment piping on Plant 3D;
  • Produce drawings with isometrics views of the piping;
  • Prepare a general layout of the plant;
  • Design the various piping supports and equipment.

Design, Production and Manufacturing of a Lifting Tool

Boucherville,Quebec

Client : Blue Solutions Canada

Location : Boucherville,Quebec

Year : 2016

Blue Solutions Canada a subsidiary of the French multinational Groupe Bolloré located in Boucherville, manufactures one of the most efficient rechargeable batteries in the automotive industry.

Further to a prior project with LDV Consultants regarding the design of a lifting tool, Blue Solutions Canada mandated LDV Consultants once again to produce the manufacturing drawings for this tool.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Design the tool;
  • Conduct a numerical analysis to optimise the structure;
  • Produce the layout of two (2) sub-assemblies and one (1) main assembly;
  • Produce the drawings needed to manufacture the parts;
  • Manufacture the parts and coat them with black oxide;
  • Provide support during manufacturing;
  • Inspect the parts prior to delivery;
  • Take part in the certification testing.
Boucherville,Quebec
Magog, Quebec

Provide Design Support and Drawings

Magog, Quebec

Client : Camso Inc.

Location : Magog, Quebec

Year : 2016

Camso is a global leader specialized in the design, manufacturing and distribution of off-the-road tires, wheels, rubber tracks, running gear systems for the material handling, construction, agricultural, motorized sports and defence industries.

Camso mandated LDV Consultants to provide their support in the design and development of a model running gear system.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Produce a 3D model of the components using Pro/Engineer CREO 2.0;
  •  Produce the drawings for the components using Pro/Engineer CREO 2.0;
  • Travel to the client's facilities to perform a follow-up and gather data;
  • Make changes to the design in accordance with the various development phases:
    • Prototype;
    • Machining;
    • Assembly.

Biomass Boiler Piping Project

Ste-Julie, Quebec

Client : C-nergie

Location : Ste-Julie, Quebec

Year : 2016

 

C-nergie, a business established in 2006, specializes in energetic efficiency. By performing electrical consumption and energetic cost studies, C-nergie provides long-term solutions to reduce their clients’ energy consumption.

C-nergie mandated LDV Consultants to produce a P&ID and the piping arrangement for the building containing the biomass boiler, which supplies steam for Leahy Orchards.

As part of the mandate, LDV Consultants carried out the following:

  • Produce two P&ID;
  • Design four piping specifications (1 steam, 1 water, 1 washing water (stainless steel) and 1 glycol);
  • Produce the heat trace cable specifications and calculations;
  • Produce a 3D model of the main equipment;
  • Adapt the building with the equipment modeled as per the layout provided;
  •  Provide 3D routing of piping and connexion lines of the new and old plants;
  • Produce the design and structural drawings of ten (10) supports for small equipment;
  • Calculate the line head losses to validate the pump preselection;
  • Produce the isometric drawings (Isogen);
  • Produce the general layout drawings with notes and specifications (specifications on drawings);  
  • Produce the final drawings.

 

Ste-Julie, Quebec
Grand-Mère, Quebec

Next-Gen EPS Harmonic and Thermal Analysis

Grand-Mère, Quebec

Client : Kongsberg Automotive

Location : Grand-Mère, Quebec

Year : 2015

Kongsberg Automotive, together with its clients from the industrial and transportation sectors, specializes since 1988 in the design, development and manufacturing of integrated quality and high value-added solutions for the field of electronics and electro-mechanics.

During the design phase of an electronic controller, Kongsberg Automotive wanted to make sure that the controller would operate properly. LDV was therefore mandated to perform a finite element analysis to determine displacement with various loads. LDV carried out the following:

  • Perform structural analysis with a thermal load to simulate variations in operating temperatures; 
  • Perform harmonic analysis to simulate potential vibrations on the component during operations;
  • Perform modal analysis to validate some of the material properties with the vibration tests carried out by Kongsberg Automotive.

This project allowed us to determine maximum displacement during the electronic assembly operation. It also made it possible to show that the assumptions made by Kongsberg Automotive as they pertained to the materials, did not reflect reality.  LDV was able to provide Kongsberg Automotive with more accurate values for this material.   

Validation of a lifting tool

Mirabel, Quebec

Client : Bombardier Aerospace

Location : Mirabel, Quebec

Year : 2015

Bombardier Aerospace is a recognized manufacturer in the design and manufacture of business and commercial aircraft.

As part of the project to design a ballast support tool for Bombardier Aerospace, our client wanted to obtain a validation of the load bearing structure of the ballast in order to ensure that the tool meets its design criteria.

The tool must be able to hang weights (ballast) to keep the front of the C-Series aircraft on the ground during finishing assembly operations.

As a result, LDV performed the finite element analyses and manual calculations required to validate the structure, proposed changes and additions to the required locations, and approved the drawings for the tool’s manufacture.

Mirabel, Quebec
Montreal,Quebec

Technical support - Machining tool design

Montreal,Quebec

Client : Weir Canada

Location : Montreal,Quebec

Year : 2015

The Weir Group is a recognized global engineering group engaged in providing engineering solutions to the minerals, oil and gas and power generation industries.

WEIR Canada was mandated to machine plastic strips outside a 14 m diameter rotor of a hydroelectric power station. To carry out this project, WEIR called on the services of LDV to carry out the design and engineering of the tooling.

The following activities were carried out:

  •  Design, modeling, dimensioning calculations, drawing of the tool;
  •   Finite element analysis to validate the mechanical strength of the assembly;
  • Modal analysis in order to detect the natural frequencies of the tool and to avoid vibrations during machining.

In order to provide quality service and establish effective collaboration and communication with Weir staff, LDV engineers traveled daily to WEIR Canada offices located in Lasalle.

Design a Cutting Bench for Rubber Mouldings

Magog, Quebec

Client : Conceptromec Export

Location : Magog, Quebec

Year : 2013

Conceptromec is in the business of designing and manufacturing customized equipment for a demanding clientele who manufactures various plastic and rubber extrusions. Victim of their own success for some time now, their internal resources were no longer sufficient to meet the growing demand of their clientele.

Therefore, LDV Consultants was mandated by Conceptromec to develop several projects, including designing a semi-automatic workstation to cut rubber mouldings for the automotive sector.  

LDV was in charge, together with Conceptromec, of developing the equipment, validating its feasibility and performance, and producing all the drawings needed to manufacture and install the equipment.

Magog, Quebec
Granby, Quebec

Modification of an Out-Feed Guide to Align Containers of Different Shapes and Sizes

Granby, Quebec

Client : Ultima Foods

Location : Granby, Quebec

Year : 2013

For more than 40 years, Ultima Foods has been recognized as a major player in the manufacturing of yogurt. Its production currently takes place in two plants: one in Granby and another one in Delta, British-Columbia.

In an effort to continually improve its facilities, Ultima Foods regularly makes changes to its production equipment. It is within this context that Ultima Foods mandated LDV to replace the system used to align yogurt containers fed in continuously on a moving conveyor belt. The introduction of new container shapes and sizes justified the need to change the equipment to make it self-adjustable in three positions.   

LDV, in consultation with Ultima Foods, was in charge of designing a pneumatically-actuated version of the equipment, validating its feasibility, performance and adaptability to different container shapes and sizes as well as producing all the drawings needed to manufacture and install the equipment. In addition, LDV supervised the equipment installation and commissioning.

Design a Cutting Bench for Rubber Mouldings

Magog, Quebec

Client : Conceptromec Export

Location : Magog, Quebec

Year : 2013

Conceptromec is in the business of designing and manufacturing customized equipment for a demanding clientele who manufactures various plastic and rubber extrusions. Victim of their own success for some time now, their internal resources were no longer sufficient to meet the growing demand of their clientele.

Therefore, LDV Consultants was mandated by Conceptromec to develop several projects, including designing a semi-automatic workstation to cut rubber mouldings for the automotive sector.  

LDV was in charge, together with Conceptromec, of developing the equipment, validating its feasibility and performance, and producing all the drawings needed to manufacture and install the equipment.

Magog, Quebec
Granby, Quebec

Design of a Lid Pressing System

Granby, Quebec

Client : Ultima Foods

Location : Granby, Quebec

Year : 2012

For more than 40 years, Ultima Foods has been recognized as a major player in the manufacturing of yogurt. Its production currently takes place in two plants: one in Granby and another one in Delta, British-Columbia.

In an effort to continually improve its facilities, Ultima Foods regularly makes changes to its production equipment. It is within this context that Ultima Foods mandated LDV to modify the system used to press the lids on the yogurt cups at its Granby facilities.

Designing a pneumatically-actuated version of the equipment, validating its feasibility, performance and adaptability to various lid shapes as well as producing all the drawings needed to manufacture and install the equipment were part of the deliverables. In addition, LDV supervised the equipment installation and commissioning.