Engineering Design
and Assessment


The core services that we provide include CAE involving systems, process, structural mechanics, thermo-fluids, engineering design, CAD, drafting, FEA & CFD, classical analysis, and both design code and fitness for service assessments. 


Concept & Prototype

You might have an idea but not necessarily the high level engineering resource to develop the idea to a prototype – this is where DOCAN can help. We work with clients across a range of industries providing services from concepting to prototype generation through to assessment of prototype designs and creation of manufacturing drawings. We can facilitate manufacture of parts with the aid of our manufacturing partners, both for traditional methods of manufacture, such as machining and fabrication, and for Additive Manufacturing (AM), which is particularly useful for rapid prototyping.

We can help you present concept material for funding applications, produce engineering calculations to verify your concept and work for you to turn your idea into a feasible design with drawings for you to conduct prototype testing.


Project Management

We work with our clients to ensure that projects are run in a controlled environment and following methodologies (i.e. PRINCEII, PMP, etc.), to deliver on time, on budget, and using controlled resources. This allows our clients to put their own high level engineering resource where it is needed and be confident that their projects are running smoothly. 


Designing from
first principles

DOCAN have design expertise to assist with design concepting, optioneering, FEED, detailed design, machining, fabrication and more.  We can then facilitate creation of construction drawing, O&M manuals and any product documentation which may be required.

We regularly work to international design codes such as ASME, BSI, API, DNV, etc. to deliver code compliant designs.

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Design with Simulation

One of our key differentiators to our competitors is how we use design and analysis to offer a better engineered solution, being stronger, lighter, cheaper, or whatever the client requires. Our expertise can assist you in solving problems in the fields of structures, fluid dynamics, thermo-fluids, process, and chemical engineering.

Typical applications we have worked on cover designing to increase available margins against design code requirements, modifying client designs to pass design code requirements, determining Cv curves for valves, determining loading due to pipe slug flow and designing suitable pipe supports among many more.


Info packs

To learn more about our engineering design & assessment services, download our info packs.


What our clients have to say

"Rick used to work for me as the Engineering Manager when I was CEO of an offshore drilling OEM – based in North America and Asia. We gave Rick and the DOCAN team two pieces of major API 16 RCD MPD equipment which needed stress analysis based on a current ADS designs. Not only did DOCAN complete the full 3D stress analysis, they also came up with practical and thought out design and machining changes which improved the design and structural integrity of the equipment. Our equipment is used for land drilling predominantly in North America and is cutting edge. Knowing what DOCAN are capable of, we shall be using DOCAN again for many other projects in the future."
Charles Orbell
President, ADS - Midland, TX
"We at Power Chokes feel that DOCAN Ltd has provided excellent service in Finite Element Analysis of our RCD products. They have proven themselves to be a critical element of our design process, never failing to deliver. Their methods and insights are invaluable to any design process. We look forward to a continued relationship with DOCAN in the years to come."
Manufacturing Manager
Power Chokes
"We recently collaborated with Rick and his team at Docan on a bespoke piece of high end Fitness for Service and Finite Element work and we were really pleased with the high level of service and professionalism provided throughout. The communication and turnaround of the deliverables was excellent and the project was delivered both on time and within budget, delivering great results for both us and our client."
Simon Hurst
ENGTEQ Engineering Director, Part of CAN Group