"The Cutting Edge"

We know that innovation is a critical factor for your success (and ours!) - so we work hard at it.

To maintain our “edge” we:

  • Maintain strong affiliations with local research institutions:
    • Centre for Acoustics, Dynamics and Vibration, University of Western Australia
    • Centre of Expertise in Structural Mechanics, Monash University
  • Expand our thinking and network of intellectual resources by attracting overseas specialists to join us for vocational training
  • Continually improve the methods use to solve acoustic and vibration problems
  • Seek out challenging problems in industry that will expand our capability and in turn enable us to assist our clients when they are working at the boundaries

To learn more please look at some Examples of our work.

How We Do It Safely

Image thanks to Rio Tinto.

The industries we work in are, by nature, hazardous. This demands a high level of safety awareness and a culture that champions the protection of our people, our clients and the environment.

We promote this culture by providing our people with strong leadership skills through involvement in the risk management process and industry-specific health, safety and environmental training.

To ensure safety is always at the forefront of our minds we:

  • Promote Health, Safety and the Environment in our company vision/strategy
  • Make safety a key component of employee induction
  • Discuss our safety performance at regular team meetings
  • Perform hazard assessments at the commencement of each site visit
  • Encourage our people to actively challenge work practices internally and externally.


1st Principles

All models have limitations.

Our fundamental understanding of how things work in the real world helps us to qualify and shape solutions for you sooner and with greater confidence.

"Ab initio"
  • We understand the hydrodynamics of rolling element bearings
  • We can discern when a liquid changes to a gas...and therefore when a models validity fails or decreases
  • We understand why a signal may be lost or corrupted due to circuit configuration and components
  • We can use thermodynamic 1st principles of heat (energy) balance to predict the firing temperature of a gas turbine
  • We know how to predict stoichiometric airflow through a gas turbine - to predict carbon emissions
  • We can determine the polytropic head (energy delivered to a working fluid) for a compressor
  • We know why you would use a Butterworth filter
  • We can build a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) from the ground up


Our knowledge of the physics behind the engineering allows us to work at the edges of design and extend performance whilst maintaining safety, reliability and integrity.