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Fun Fact Friday: Mechanical Engineering

By February 15, 2019No Comments3 min read

Encorus Group’s wide variety of in-house design services includes mechanical engineering. Mechanical engineering is a discipline that applies concepts from physics, engineering, and materials science for the design, production, operation, and maintenance of mechanical systems.

Encorus has six licensed mechanical engineers (Professional Engineers, or PEs), and three mechanical staff engineers. Our engineers specialize in a variety of mechanical engineering services, including HVAC and plumbing design, pressure vessel design and analysis, containment structure design, machine and equipment design and analysis, and remote handling device design. Encorus can additionally offer computer-aided engineering, 3D modeling, failure analysis, Finite Element Analysis (FEA), and several other types of mechanical analyses.

Encorus provides mechanical engineering services to a variety of clients, including those in the manufacturing, industrial, healthcare, and education, industries, as well as to local, state, and federal agencies such as the Department of Veterans Affairs. You might not think that mechanical engineering is applicable to something as mundane as a building renovation, but mechanical systems are everywhere. Heating and air conditioning? Mechanical systems. Plumbing? Mechanical systems. Elevators and escalators? Mechanical systems!

If it’s something a little more glamorous you’re looking for, look no further than the nuclear sector. The Encorus Group Team has assisted with the decontamination and decommissioning of nuclear power plants by designing equipment to handle contaminated materials remotely, designing the refurbishment of a nuclear sorting and packing system, and finding a solution for ventilation in an underground nuclear waste storage facility.The Encorus engineers behind these impressive projects are passionate about what they do. According to mechanical engineer Evan Krug, PE, he chose to pursue the mechanical engineering career path because he has always loved working with machinery and he enjoys fixing things and solving problems. Evan says that his favorite aspect of mechanical engineering is that you are able to discover the inner workings of machines and how they function. Learning as you work and make progress on a job is one of factors that Krug cites as strongly drawing him to practice this discipline. Many mechanical engineers are also tinkerers, taking things apart, building things, and trying to improve them.

February is Engineering Month, so if know someone who loves working with machines and solving problems, encourage them to explore the mechanical engineering discipline. Or maybe you should explore it! Mechanical engineers serve a very important part in the growth of society, and the world could always use more of them!