Engineering Design Consulting Collaboration

Engineering Design Consulting

Ensuring Design Integrity

SOCOTEC’s Specialty Engineering Group provides creative, cost-effective design solutions in a multitude of industries. We know that the best designs start with a complete understanding of our client’s needs. Our objective is to translate these needs into designs that efficiently achieve operational goals and longevity requirements. Our multidiscipline team of engineers from across our five service areas has developed state-of-the-art parts, equipment, systems and facilities for power generation, industry and infrastructure.

SOCOTEC designs encompass a broad range of sizes and scales—from re-engineered replacement parts for a piece of equipment to multi-acre facilities. Our designs have included mechanical, civil/structural, electrical and I&C components and systems. Some of the skills that we utilize include expertise in

  • Components and systems—mechanical, electrical, structural
  • Code and regulatory requirements—industry codes (AISC, ACI, AWS, AASHTO, NFP), local codes (building codes, IBC, IEC), Code of Federal Regulations
  • Use of design systems, including CADD, 3-D modelling and BIM
  • Materials selection, performance and aging
  • Advanced analytical methods and tools
  • Laboratory testing and simulation

Our staff includes fourteen professional engineers with licenses in fifteen states. We can provide engineering support for client designs and concepts, as well as engineering reviews and design certifications.  After development of a final design, SOCOTEC engineers provide follow-up through construction/installation support, commissioning, testing and verification, maintenance support and training.

Talk to our experts

Robert VECCHIO

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

robert.vecchio@socotec.us +1 212 233 2737

Amaya BLEIMAN

Principal

Principal

amaya.bleiman@socotec.us +1 646 763 6736

Sontra YIM

Principal

Principal

sontra.yim@socotec.us +1 978 378 1182

Performance Enhancement

Pump Impeller Improvements - Engineering Design Consulting

Improving a Pump Impeller

In response to issues with an existing pump, SOCOTEC engineers tested a new impeller design modification. Using CFD modeling, the engineers studied predicted performance, head rise, and overall pump efficiency and performed a design qualification.

Security Design

Security system development for asset protection - Engineering Design Consulting

Physical Security Systems and Building for Spent Fuel Storage

SOCOTEC engineers designed a hardened utility building, vehicle barrier and fence, IR intruder detection system and surveillance/alarm system. The design included site work and utility work and acquisition of local building construction and stormwater permits. Staff members served as Owner’s Engineering Representatives during construction.

Design review

Automated storage system design review and enhancement

Design Review of a Vertical Lift Module at a Retail Store

SOCOTEC performed a design review of a vertical lift module (VLM) automated storage and retrieval system. The multistory VLM would be used for automated storage and retrieval of merchandise. The design review encompassed local building mechanical and electrical codes, ASME, MHI and ISO standards.

Structural Review of Load & Capacities

Battery energy storage system design, load review and structural calculations

Conversion of a Turbine Hall for Battery Energy Storage

SOCOTEC engineers performed a review of structural calculations for conversion of the retired Turbine Hall at the Moss Landing Plant in California for installation of a 300 MW battery energy storage system—the largest in the world. The engineers reviewed battery system and building loads, seismic capacities, modifications of the existing structure and floor slabs, and design of new interior concrete and steel structures.

Additional Engineering Design Consulting Services:

• Requirement analysis & specifications
• Conceptual design and feasibility studies
• Physical system and structural modeling (SOLIDWORKS, INVENTOR)
• Design documents (specifications, drawings, CAD, BIM, reports)
• Testing & simulations
• Structural, mechanical, electrical analyses (FEA)
• Industry code qualifications (NEC, AISC, ACI, AWS, AASHTO, ASME, etc.)
• Regulatory & code compliance (building and life safety codes, environmental regulations)
• Certifications
• Contractor/vendor selection
• Construction support

Want to know more about our Engineering Design Consulting services? Contact us

Contact Us
robert.vecchio@socotec.us

Talk to our experts

Robert VECCHIO

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

robert.vecchio@socotec.us +1 212 233 2737

Amaya BLEIMAN

Principal

Principal

amaya.bleiman@socotec.us +1 646 763 6736

Sontra YIM

Principal

Principal

sontra.yim@socotec.us +1 978 378 1182