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Rifi An Enterprise Consultancy Unit

Marine case studies

35 m service boat

Vibration analysis using FEA

Objective: To determine the fitness for service of a new propeller system for a 35 m service boat using finite element analysis (FEA).

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Solenoid valve

Solenoid valve failure

Objective: identify the cause of failure of a solenoid valve.

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Inflatable rescue craft

Load test of a hook foundation

Objective: Risk management of the largest ever davit boat launch. Lifting analysis and load test of a hook foundation in a GRP vessel

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Catastrophic fracture in propellers

Objective: To identify the cause of failure of a catastrophic fracture in a ship propeller.

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