Engineering Services

Gatekey® is your partner in improving productivity, profitability, reliability and delivery of your mechanical devices, equipment and systems. Our licensed professional engineers work closely with your staff to understand your issues and provide timely and accurate solutions to your needs. We apply the latest engineering tools and techniques to produce results in the shortest possible time using the most efficient means of interacting with our clients.

We offer a wide variety of mechanical and materials engineering services to our clients.

Product Design & Development

  • Conceptualization and Product Function
  • Performance Requirements Compliance
  • Detailed Engineering Analysis
  • Simulation of Operation
  • Codes & Standards Compliance Review
  • Review for Manufacturability
  • Evaluation of Technology Readiness Level (TRL)
  • Consumer Product Review

Engineering Analysis

  • Detailed Finite Element Modeling of Linear/Non-Linear Systems:
    • Structures
    • Fluid Systems
    • AC/DC Electrical Systems
    • Heat Transfer and Thermal Systems
  • Stress Analysis
  • Multiphysics Analysis
  • Model Validation and Correlation to Physical Approximations
  • Limit Analysis
  • Creation of a 'Design Envelope' for Safe Operation
  • Evaluation of Results by 'Design of Experiments'
  • Materials Selection

Evaluation of Existing Systems

  • Fitness for Service (API-579 and others)
  • Petrochemical Facilities Review
  • Detailed Design Review
  • ASME Code Analysis (Including ANSI B31.1, B31.3, B31.4, B31.8, Section VIII Div.1 & 2)
  • Corrosion Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis

Welded Structures

  • Weld Design Analysis
  • Distortion Analysis
  • Residual Stress Calculation
  • Fatigue Life Prediction
  • Welder Qualification
  • Weld Procedure Development

Power Production

  • Nuclear and fossil power plant design/analysis
  • Wind power
  • Fuel cell design, operation, layout
  • Materials specifications for the power industry
  • 'Codes and Standards' review
  • Welding and fabrication review, techniques, performance

Failure Analysis

  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Fire (Cause and Origin)
  • Explosion Investigation

Legal Matters

  • Forensic Engineering
  • Court Appearance
  • Technical Review of Patents

Creativity Coaching/Teaching

  • Brainstorm (1940's original version)
  • Creativity as a Science (TRIZ, ASIP)
  • Thought Leadership
  • DaVinci Methods
  • Others

Program Management

  • Scheduling
  • Critical Path Analysis
  • Owner Representation
  • On Site Design Review