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Mechanical Engineering

Navigating Innovation and Precision: Your Trusted Partner in Mechanical Engineering Consulting

Who We Are

Mechanical Department Overview

At WCE, our mechanical engineering consulting services stand as a beacon of innovative solutions and expertise. With a dedicated team of seasoned mechanical engineers, we offer comprehensive consulting that spans the entire spectrum of mechanical engineering. From conceptualization to design, prototyping, and implementation, we bring a wealth of experience to each project.

Our consulting approach is rooted in a deep understanding of the field, coupled with a commitment to staying at the forefront of technological advancements. Whether you’re looking to optimize existing designs, troubleshoot mechanical issues, or embark on a new development journey, we provide tailored strategies that align with your specific goals.

Mechanical engineering involves the design, analysis, and construction of mechanical systems that serve various industries and applications. Our Mechanical Engineering team offers expertise across multiple domains including heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system design, fire protection and detection solutions, as well as the design and analysis of elevators, lifts, hoists, and overhead cranes and more.

We pride ourselves on delivering not just technical insights, but holistic solutions that consider factors like feasibility, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness. Our consultants collaborate seamlessly with your team, ensuring a synergy that drives success.

At WCE, we believe that every challenge is an opportunity to innovate. With our mechanical engineering consulting, expect nothing less than transformative guidance that pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in the realm of mechanical engineering.

Our team of engineers are here to help

Our Services

WCE’s mechanical department offers the following services:

Tender Documentation & Adjudication

We facilitate the entire tender process of our mechanical system designs, providing tender documentation and specifications, tender bills of quantities, tender drawings, and tender adjudication reports and recommendations.

Site Supervision & Quality Assurance

Our team provides site supervision and quality assurance services for all our mechanical systems designs. Our team of engineers works closely with our clients to ensure that their systems are installed with good quality and in line with industry standards.

Systems Testing & Approval

We provide systems testing verification services for all our mechanical systems designs, after which we provide final approval and sign-off on each relevant system. Our team of engineers works closely with our clients to ensure that their systems are fully operational and meet all regulatory requirements.

Mechanical Cost Estimates

A mechanical cost estimate is a projection of the cost associated with designing, manufacturing, and installation of mechanical systems. Cost estimates are used to determine the financial feasibility of projects, to make informed decisions about resource allocation, and to ensure that projects remain within budget. These estimates may also be used to identify potential cost savings or to negotiate pricing with vendors and contractors. Our team of engineers work closely with our clients to ensure that their projects are as cost effective as possible.

Design of Mechanical Services

Our team provides comprehensive design services for any mechanical systems in accordance with industry standards (SANS, EN, BS, NFPA, ASIB). This includes all phases of the design process (conceptual, preliminary, and detail designs). Our team of mechanical engineers work closely with our clients to ensure that their systems are designed to meet their specific needs and budget.

Contract Administration

Our team provides comprehensive contract administration services, including payment valuations and certifications. Our team of engineers works closely with our clients to ensure that their projects are completed in line with the relevant contractual framework.

Surveys & Audits

We offer third-party inspections, surveys, and audits of existing mechanical infrastructure. This is to outline any non-compliant systems and to provide innovative and cost-effective solutions.

Municipal Submissions

Our team facilitates municipal submissions for our mechanical designs to obtain approval from the local authority to kick-start your development or to ensure your existing business remains fit to trade.

Our Offering

WCE’s mechanical department specializes in the following mechanical disciplines:

1. Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Systems

Our team of mechanical engineers specializes in the design of HVAC systems for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. This involves taking into account building heat loads and ventilation requirements to provide an HVAC solution that is both innovative and energy efficient. Our design capabilities are not limited to but includes the following types of systems: Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF), Split AC Units, Chillers, Evaporative Cooling, Packaged AC Plants, Computer Room Air Conditioning (CRAC), Free Cooling, Smoke Extraction, Fresh Air Ventilation.

2. Fire Safety Systems

Our team has fire engineering certifications with The Institution of Fire Engineers (IFE) based in the UK. We design any fire related mechanical systems in accordance with relevant industry standards. Our design capabilities are not limited to but include the following systems: Fire Suppression Systems, Fire Water Reticulations, Fire Detection Systems, Smoke Extraction Systems. We also provide Fire Protection Plans and Rational Fire Designs and facilitate the municipal submissions thereof.

3. Wet services

We design any wet services systems in line with industry standards. This involves the design of any hot- or cold-water reticulation systems and includes pump sets, water storage tanks, water chillers, and hot water systems.

4. Compressed Air Systems

Our team specializes in designing compressed air systems for industrial facilities. Mechanical compressed air systems are used in a wide range of industrial and commercial applications, from powering pneumatic tools to operating machinery and ventilation systems. These systems can be found in industries such as manufacturing, automotive, construction, and healthcare. Compressed air is also used in food and beverage processing, where it is utilized for packaging and conveying products. In the healthcare industry, compressed air systems are used for respiratory therapy and medical devices. Proper design is crucial to ensure these systems operate reliably and efficiently.

5. Industrial Refrigeration and Cold Storage

We provide customized solutions for the storage of perishable goods, as well as the design of refrigeration systems for industrial facilities. This includes the design of cold rooms and freezer rooms.

6. Commercial and Industrial Kitchen and Laundry Equipment

Our team of engineers can provide comprehensive designs for your kitchen and laundry equipment layouts. We consider factors such as equipment placement and workflow optimization. We work with our clients to ensure that their facilities meet all regulatory requirements and are tailored to their specific needs.

7. Elevators, Lifts, Hoists, and Overhead Cranes

Our team of engineers has extensive experience in designing and installing elevators, lifts, hoists, and overhead cranes for commercial, industrial, and residential buildings. We work with our clients to ensure that their systems are safe, reliable, and meet all regulatory requirements.

8. Medical and Specialized Gases

We specialize in the design and installation of medical and specialized gas systems for hospitals, laboratories, and other specialized facilities. This includes oxygen supply lines and Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) systems. Our engineers ensure that these systems are designed to meet strict regulatory requirements and are safe and reliable.

9. Fuel Storage Facilities and Product Dispensers

Our team provides customized solutions for fuel storage facilities and product dispensers. This involves designing for the safe storage and dispensing of fuel and other hazardous materials.

10. Mobile Racking Solutions

We offer solutions for mobile racking systems, which provide efficient storage solutions for warehouses and other storage facilities. Our engineers design to optimize space utilization while ensuring safe and efficient operation.

11. Incinerators and Sterilizers

We specialize in the design and installation of incinerators and sterilizers, which are used in a wide range of industries including healthcare, food processing, and waste management.

12. Specialized Materials Handling/Acid Conveyancing and Storage

We provide solutions for the safe and efficient handling of specialized materials, including the design and installation of acid conveyancing and storage systems. Our team of engineers can work with you to design a system that meets your specific needs and regulatory requirements.

Contact us today to learn more about our mechanical engineering services.