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VSEP Solves Landfill Leachate in Columbia

Tuesday, March 1st, 2016

The City of Buga in Colombia has a small landfill that serves the entire city. There was only a very small space left for putting trash and the projection was that it would run out of space in about 4 months. The Presidente Landfill asked authorities to open a new area on its property for trash disposal. The regulators told them that in order to give them a permit, they must install equipment to treat the landfill leachate. In addition, the existing storage ponds for leachate were nearly at capacity. Production of more Leachate would have required construction of more storage ponds.

A gas to energy project is also planned for this site. The first phase would be gas extraction with flares to burn the gas. The next phase would be installation of electrical gas-fired   generators   to   make   electricity. Prior to getting permitting for this project, leachate treatment was also required. While the trash in the landfill needs to be moist so that   bacteria   can   convert   organics   to methane, there cannot be too much liquid (leachate) in the trash or the rate of gas extraction would be impaired.

Process Description

A full –scale VSEP system was installed at this site using three of the large 84” VSEP modules. Since the filtrate would be used for land irrigation, only a single pass with RO was required. Other VSEP installations would also include a second stage RO spiral polishing system to make water that would meet surface water discharge requirements.  But in this case, Ammonia, COD, and other contaminants were sufficiently removed with just one pass through the VSEP RO system.

For more information click Syngineering – Buga Columbia Landfill Leachate

Access Stairway Design for Heavy Machinery

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

One of the latest jobs completed by Syngineering saw us working alongside Access Innovations doing design work on a new access stairway for  mining dump trucks. We went above and beyond the necessary duties required and pride ourselves on the quality of our designs, having conducted 3D preliminary design renders for the client to show them that we are committed.

The job was completed on time and within budget, designed in house by our team of qualified engineers and was RPEQ certified by Syngineering. RPEQ certification takes the headaches out of your life, especially if the site’s foreman asks for the documentation stating that your plant has certification.

Here at Syngineering, we conduct all our designs for access stairways using the AS 1657-2013 standard, and place our certification tag on the design to assure you that the product we design passes all standards, and is safe.

Below are two images of the access stairway illustrating the final product (left) and its engineering certification (right).

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To view more photos of the product and its features, you can go to the Access Innovations website and click on the “Workshop Access” link

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Frac Tanks

Monday, November 3rd, 2014

Syngineering has been working on a range of new and innovative tanks for the oil and gas industry. Our tanks are designed in-house at Syngineering’s head office in Banyo, Queensland. They are fully ADR compliant, and each tank is signed off by an RPEQ qualified professional engineer – meaning you don’t have to worry about the quality of the tank, we can give you all of the paperwork you need to get your show on the road faster.

The tank designs we offer include:

  1. Frac Tanks
  2. Frac Storage Tanks
  3. Frac Storage or Open Top Storage Tanks with Handrails
  4. Frac Storage or Open Top Frac Flow Back Tanks including Diffuser Tanks

Our team at Syngineering provides the project management expertise to ensure that your tanks are supplied when they’re promised. We utilise project quality planning during the design and manufacture of the tanks, and we provide inspection services during manufacture so you avoid any headaches down the line.

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Open Top Frac Tank with Handrails Raised

Open Top Frac Tank with Handrails Lowered

Open Top Frac Tank with Handrails Lowered-1 

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

Tuesday, September 17th, 2013

Syngineering makes extensive use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to solve many complex engineering problems.Pipe Vacuum Lifter FEA

Many problems can be solved by our experienced engineers, however, there are times when the most talented engineers need to use FEA to help solve some of the more complex engineering problems.

The team of experienced engineers have used FEA to identify fatigue stress raisers, optimise designs and verify designs.  Some of the applications include lifting beams, vacuum lifters, transport skids, trommel wheels, lifting dogs, storage racks, pressure vessels, press dies, and many more …..


Click on the Syngineering and FEA link to find out more

Steel Storage Racking – AS4084 Certification

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

We all have storage racks but when was the last time you had them checked?

We see racks of all shapes and sizes, we see the brand new racks complete with a certification tag.  These are not the ones that keep us awake at night.  The ones that really worry the team at Syngineering are the ones that were thrown together in the workshop as a temporary and then temporary becomes permanent and still no one has thought to get these certified.

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The team of engineers, draftsman and tradesman at Syngineering want to help and can check the certification of your storage racking and make sure they comply to AS4084.  Syngineering will then supply full detail drawings for each storage rack along with a certification tag and RPEQ .


Syngineering Designs Vacuum Pipe Lifter – 40tonne WLL

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Syngineering has worked with a Queensland manufacturer to develop a vacuum pipe lifter used to lift 10tonne pipes from the hull of a ship and move the pipes to a waiting truck.  The pipes range in diameter up to 450mm and up to 14m in length.

The team of engineers, draftsman and tradesman at Syngineering were heavily involved throughout the project from not initial concept stages through manufacturing and ultimately, preparing as built drawings to record the changes made during the final manufacturing of the vacuum lifters.

The Syngineering engineers made extensive use of Finite Element Analysis (FEA) throughout the design.  This allowed the engineers to optimise the weight of the vacuum lifter.



Syngineering have designed the vacuum lifter to be entirely self contained with on board vacuum tanks and control systems.  The lifters also included fork tine slots to allow the lifter to be safely moved around the dock yard using a 16tonne forklift.

The Syngineering team also included certified lifting lugs to allow the vacuum lifter to moved around the dock yard.

Syngineering not only provided manufacturing drawings but 3D models, DXF files for laser cutting of components but also rendered images for marketing brochures and RPEQ certification for the project.


Syngineering develops fertiliser crusher

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Syngineering have worked closely with a local Queensland manufacturer to design and develop a crusher capable of breaking and then crushing a 5 tonne block of fertiliser into dust ready for use.

The team of experienced engineers, draftsman and tradesman worked closely with the customer and their tradesman to develop the a cost effective and robust design.

The Syngineering team not only developed manufacturing  drawings but 3D models, rendered models, exploded views and RPEQ certification for the project.

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Oxygen Lance Reverse Engineering

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Syngineering have recently been working on a project for a major Queensland power station.  Furnace lance

The original request was to reverse engineer a set of components and produce manufacturing drawings for the oxygen lance.

Sounds simple, except for the fact that many of the components had been burnt away in the furnace.

The team of experienced engineers, draftsman and tradesman at Syngineering worked closely to produce not only manufacturing drawings but exploded views for manuals, sectional views and rendered models to help.



Trestles – Get them checked and RPEQ certified

Sunday, September 15th, 2013

Syngineering can check and certify all your trestlesEngineered trestle

Have you ever thought about the how many trestles you have in the workshop?

Have you ever wondered how often you use them?

Are they engineered and certified?

Syngineering can check and RPEQ certify all your trestles for as little as a few hundred dollars each.


Water Treatment Plant

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Syngineering work with project managers, design engineers, operators and other key stake holders to design and develop a reverse

Water treatment plantOsmosis water treatment plant used to treat coal seam gas water in Central Queensland.

Working with the team from Syngineering really helps as they are so involved.

The team from Syngineering are always available to answer questions and spent a great deal of time on site helping with the installation and ensuring that everything went smoothly.  They don’t just sit in their Brisbane offices and work 9:00am to 5:00pm, they are on site helping.


Water Treatment Plant Design and Installation

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Plant design and factory layout modelling

Sunday, September 8th, 2013

Plant design, optimized factory layouts and high quality HAZOP studies using 3D CAD Modelling.Rendered Water Treatment Plant

HAZOP studies are thankfully common place in the oil and gas industry.  HAZOP’s typically focus on the P&ID.  Syngineering produce high quality rendered images and rendered walk throughs to improve the quality of the HAZOP studies.

The high quality rendered images and walk through videos can also be used to improve the quality of HAZOP studies, change management, engineering design and communication throughout the project even during construction.


Reverse Osmosis Plant Design Layout

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Laser and plasma cutting projects

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Sheet Metal Storage Locker

The team or engineers, draftsman and tradesman at Syngineering  use their engineering expertise to develop accurate, professional engineering drawings, that can then be used by profile cutters, laser cutters, plasma cutters and water jet cutters.  The Syngineering team not only provide dimensioned 2D drawings and DXF files, but they also profile 3D models, high quality rendered images and videos of the part that can be used in professional marketing marketing material and catalogues.

“Working with Syngineering enables us to outsource certain manufacturing tasks – which decreases overall production costs and helps to grow our profits,” explains Ben Woodgate, Director.


Laser and plasma cutting applications

Coal Seam Gas projects

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Coal Seam Gas Well Head

The team of experienced engineers and managers at Syngineering have designed, managed and commissioned a wide range of projects in the coal seam gas industry.  These include evaporation dams, feed buffer dams, fuel gas skids, re-injection facilities and water treatment plants.

Whether they are greenfield or brownfield projects, the team from Syngineering can help.

However, we specialise in commissioning “legacy and difficult” projects.  We all have legacy projects that need experienced project  managers to bring them back on plan and in control control.


Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects




Syngineering sample projects

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Check out some of the projects we have been working on recently

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Syngineering sample projects

Lifting Jig Reverse Engineering, Re-design and Certification

Thursday, January 12th, 2012

Lifting jigs tend to evolve over time, they live in dark cupboards and only come out when they are required by the very select group of operators who know the secret location of the lifting jig.  Yes home made lifting jigs save time and money  but they are a health and safety nightmare.

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