About Us

We are specialists in the design, analysis and modelling of hydraulic systems. The type of hydraulic systems can be quite varied. For example we have worked on:  

  • Water pumping station and rising main
  • Aircraft fuel systems
  • Aircraft hydraulics
  • Fuel handling systems
  • Fire protection system
  • Hydroelectric stations
  • Wave power, power take off systems
  • Oil hydraulics

Typically we work with you and your and suppliers to produce computer models of your system, these models are then used to understand your hydraulic systems behaviour. These models can be used to improve the system design by reducing cost, improving hydraulic performance and ensuring system safety, including protecting against under and over pressure events.

We use commercial software packages such as WANDA and SimulationX to model your system. Using these software tools we can conduct the following types of analysis:

  • Steady state flow
  • Transient flow including surge analysis (water hammer)
  • Hydraulics
  • Pneumatics
  • System control
  • Power transmission
  • Heat transfer
  • Multi domain modelling, linking hydraulic and pneumatic systems to mechanical, electrical and control systems
Hydraulics Engineer

Michael Crowley Our Hydraulic Engineer

Michael is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years of experience in hydraulic and pneumatic systems design and modelling.  He has engineered many innovative hydraulic designs and undertaken numerous hydraulic and pneumatic modelling projects. Below are listed some of these projects:

  • Water hydraulic power take off for Oyster wave power device
  • Wave Pod oil hydraulic power take off
  • Oyster pneumatic ballasting system
  • Airbus A380 engine feed system
  • Airbus A380 air vent system
  • Avonmouth fuel import system
  • Sewage water pumping systems including surge analysis
  • Clean water pumping systems and surge analysis
  • Cargolifter airship hydraulic power supply
  • Cargolifter pneumatics
  • Low head hydroelectric power
  • Fire main systems