Latest News June 2023

Welcome to the Frewer Engineering latest news June 2023.

This issue reports on our new engineering starters, recent expo and customer visits, and latest design and analysis projects. 

New Starters at Frewer Engineering 

Combustion testing

This month Frewer Engineering welcomes Milan Andesilic and Mark Green to the team.

Milan joins us as a graduate with a Master’s degree in Aerodynamics and Computation from the University of Southampton, plus a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Sussex. Milan’s dissertation and area of focus has been in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), particularly unsteady and transonic flows over aerofoils, including experimental methods for validation.

Mark Green joins us with a history of work in Aerospace and MoD Defence engineering sectors. Skilled in Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing (GD&T), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), Lean Manufacturing, 3D Printing, and CNC Programming, Mark is a strong design professional with an associated MSc Degree in Aerospace Design, Management and Manufacturing.

Please join us in welcoming Milan and Mark to the team. We believe both additions will make strong contributions to our forthcoming customer projects and we look forward to our readership meeting them in due course!

Frewer Engineering at the Space-Comm Expo

Design Tools

This month our Engineering Director, Simon Apsley, attended the Space-Comm Expo in Farnborough.

The Expo was well-attended by various members of the Space Sector community in the UK including representatives from Spaceports in Wales, Cornwall and Scotland. It was great to be able to catch up with friends and colleagues at Surrey Satellites, Astroscale, Resonate Testing in Northern Ireland, Rolls-Royce, ADS, BAE, Jacobs and CGI as pictured above.

Few will know that Frewer Engineering began its formative work, 20 years ago, in the Space Sector, carrying out detailed launch analyses of flight components for Surrey Satellites.

The Future’s Bright, The Future’s Fusion 

Thermal test

Our two Company Directors, Dr Richard Lock and Simon Apsley, attended the Tokamak Energy site earlier this month and enjoyed a tour of both the ST25 and ST40 reactors, bristling with physics experiments to understand and stabilise the fusion reaction which powers our sun.

Electrical power generation from fusion has always been 50 years off in the future, but with the incredible High-Temperature Superconductors (HTS) being developed by Tokamak Energy, this dream could become a reality considerably faster.

Another step towards protecting our planet with clean, sustainable nuclear power from fusion, providing energy security for all.

Project Work Completed for EcoMar Propulsion

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Frewer Engineering recently completed a body of work for Ecomar (Ecological Marine) Propulsion. The project was a linked CAD/CFD programme of optimisation work, minimising the hydrodynamic drag on the submerged components of a new electric outboard motor designed for commercial workboats., as pictured above.

For us, this work ticked two key boxes in consulting: 
1. Using the talents of our team to the benefit of the environment, and
2. seeing our work take shape in tangible products that we and our customer can be proud of.

It’s been fantastic to see this work realised – thank you EcoMar for entrusting the project with our team, and we wish you the best in the launch of your electric marine propulsion products.

Sustainability Analysis for AB inBev

A mechanism for a sporting gun

Last month Frewer Engineering had the pleasure of visiting Budweiser Brewing Group’s (BBG) Magor brewery in South Wales. BBG is the UK’s trading name for Anheuser-Busch InBev producing premium brands including Budweiser®, Corona® and Stella Artois®.

Frewer Engineering have been aiding AB InBev with sustainability analysis. The first work package involved solar modelling methods. After completing the first work package, visiting an existing site helped us develop an understanding of their current systems and requirements.

BBG already use 100% electricity from wind and solar and aim to have carbon neutral operations in the UK in 2026. This is an endeavour very much aligned with our own sustainable commitments and it is rewarding to work with another company for the betterment of the Earth.

Development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Test Equipment

A mechanism for a sporting gun

Our engineers have been continuing their support to the design and development of a suite of next generation fuel cell test stands. Our involvement has included developing bespoke thermo-fluid analysis tools, mechanical design of pipework, heat exchanger and instrumentation systems as well as thermal structural analysis to predict thermal expansion rates and resultant component stresses.

Our multi-skilled design team has been able to run three separate, but linked projects concurrently and recently passed several key design milestones. Our ability to link and work across multiple different design and analysis disciplines provides our customers with an efficient and comprehensive service.

Continued Professional Development-Training in GD&T!

Our Customers

This month, six members of the Frewer team completed a 2-day Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) course to refresh their engineering drafting skillset. The course went through a range of topics related to dimensioning and tolerancing of drawings, with particular focus on datums, form, profile, orientation, location and runout.

Thanks to training and other Continuous Personal Development (CPD) activities such as this, Frewer Engineering continues to provide an agile engineering service to its customers. By ensuring staff are trained in a range of engineering disciplines, Frewer Engineering can rapidly tool-up when projects require. In addition to this, this CPD contributes to the supporting portfolios of many of the staff’s chartership journeys.

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