Noise and vibration is a fact of life in all complex industrial installations due to the wide variety of dynamic machinery systems that are used. When problems arise they can be very serious and lead to costly plant degradation or structural failure as well as health and safety issues. The integrity and reliability of engineering systems are particularly important for nuclear sites.

Xi Engineering specialise in advanced diagnostic and modelling services to help clients minimise the risk of noise and vibration problems occurring in the first place and to address them when they do arise. The Xi team’s core competency is providing clients, across a wide variety of industries, with solutions to complex and difficult dynamic engineering challenges. This goes well beyond measurement and analysis to provide cost-effective mitigation options using specialist analysis and modelling techniques.

Xi can provide independent assurance of system designs in relation to vibration and seismic survivability risks, as well as helping the suppliers of dynamic systems to address operational problems with equipment in service.  This is particularly important to Tier 2 contractors on nuclear sites who have overall responsibility for particular systems or structures that may be subject to excessive dynamic loads. Ownership of the problem will most likely be delegated to the Tier 3 suppliers of sub-systems and suppliers of machinery so there is a collective interest in providing independent assurance at the engineering design stage of projects.