Through our experience in the mining field we understand and act on the additional safety,  reliability and maintainability requirements for mining related projects. Whether you are reviewing your standards, designing a new facility or even if you are already operating and are planning improvement projects – we can help.

Contact us now to discuss your specific needs. Click “contact us” on the menu bar above or scroll down for examples of recently completed projects.

Modular Mine Site Washbay Vehicle Ramp

Dynamic Engineering Recently designed a 5T wash bay ramp. The requirements were:

1) Constructed it large welded assemblies that can be transported easily and that would minimise construction time on site – modular.

2) Galvanised surface treatment.

3) Open sections to make it easy to monitor corrosion and damage.

4) Capable of handling certain site vehicles.

5) Fully compliant with the relevant Australian Standards.

6) 5T capacity.

3D model of the ramp is given below

3D model 5T capacity vehicle ramp

3D model 5T capacity vehicle ramp















Photos of the ramp during construction and testing

Actual ramp during construction

Actual ramp during construction













Actual ramp during testing

Actual ramp during testing

Dump truck ramp

Dump trucks are large and heavy vehicles and thus require very sturdy maintenance ramps. In addition, our client needs to be able to move the ramps easily. Dynamic Engineering designed the ramps, which fulfil both requirements. The ramp was designed in accordance with the Australian Standards and was made strong enough to withstand the load of the truck. The ramp can simply be moved with a forklift. It includes sleeves to prevent the forklift guides from damaging the ramp structure.


Dump truck ramp



A hopper collects ore, which typically falls from an overhead conveyer or is dumped by a belt feeder into the bin. This causes dynamic loads and stresses, which need to be taken into account when designing the hopper. Dynamic Engineering analysed our client’s proposed design and found that it would require strengthening in order to reliably withstand the imposed forces. With relatively cheap modifications, a more robust design was implemented – saving our client on future repair and maintenance costs.

Final hopper design

Final hopper design












FEA analysis of hopper

FEA analysis of hopper

Radiation Source Cradle Design and Supply

A radiation source cradle was designed to assist plant metallurgists to easily and safely move radiation sources around inside a process plant.

Due to the weight of the source the cradle was designed to that it can be carried by two people. The cradle weight was kept low by using aluminium for its construction and was fitted with spacers that made it multi functional. It was also furnished with a stainless steel nameplate that contained information regarding the load rating and use.

Radiation Cradle

Radiation  Source Cradle












Radiation Source Cradle

Radiation Source Cradle

Project Management and Expansion Projects

Dynamic Engineering Consultants has wide experience with project management and can assist you with your small to medium projects. This includes management up to approx $AU 3mil total project cost. Whether it is a new project or you are looking to expand an existing one, Dynamic Engineering can help you. As part of this services we can assist with the following:

1) Scope of works development

2) Layout drawings

3) Project schedule development

4) Detail foundation design and drafting

5) Detail structural design and drafting

6) Detail mechanical design and drafting

Below are some examples of the projects we have done recently:

Dust Extractor Foundation being poured

Dirty air duct supports awaiting ducting


Dust extractor installation (Dust extractor by Luhr filter)


Photo of the completed project site

Kibble (Back up ball charging) systems

Mills use small steel balls to grind ore smaller for further processing.  A kibble system provides a safe way to charge mill chutes or inlets. Dynamic Engineering can design kibble systems (back up ball charging systems) to suit. Example of such a ball charging system is given below:

Kibble design

Kibble model and stress analysis


















Kibble being charged with mill balls:

Kibble being charged















Kibble discharge system:

Kibble discharge system in use

Civil / Structural Design and Certification

Dynamic Engineering can assist you also with civil or structural design. Below are some examples of our recent work.

Structural work comprises footings and foundations – including drive-in sumps and retaining walls. Here is an example of a container lifter foundation:

Container lifter foundation
















New foundation being poured in Port Hedland:

Dust extractor foundation being poured

























We have also done building cladding projects:

This is a photo of the building BEFORE we installed the cladding system:

Building prior to installation of cladding


This is the cladding system design we developed:

New cladding system


This is a photo of the cladding system being installed:

Cladding being installed


Conveyor structural checks:

Below is an example where we performed a structural check on a conveyor manufacturer’s design using Space gass:

Space gass model of conveyor structure

Space gass model of conveyor structure














Structural check completed for these conveyors on behalf of Oreflow

Structural check completed for these conveyors on behalf of Oreflow


Have you got a similar requirement? Give us a call today. Refer to our “contact-us” section for ways to contact us and discuss your requirements.

Access Systems and Ramps Design

Dynamic Engineering Consultants design specialised access systems and ramps. Our services include concept design, fabrication drawings, lasercut files, engineering certification and we can also assist with quality control and quality plans. Some examples of specialised access systems are given below:

50T bus platform (28m long, fully bolted)


Bus platform in use



SAG mill Access Ramp

SAG ramp

Crusher access platform

Process Improvements and Fault-finding

At Dynamic Engineering we understand that our clients are always pushing to improve productivity, whilst at the same time reducing maintenance related delays. After all, production is the name of the game. Dynamic Engineering can help with process improvements.

We also understand that sometimes plants have not been optimised and that a relatively small production bottleneck can make a big difference to the overall productivity of a process plant. We can help by improving throughput by resizing slurry pumps and piping systems – whilst still keeping impeller tip speeds low enough to achieve satisfactory wear rates.

We can perform detailed slurry or water pump calculations, design pump foundations / skids and provide a custom solution to your problem.


Incorrectly sized pump resulting in excessive liner wear

Incorrectly sized pump resulting in excessive liner wear

Liner wear

Liner wear

Access Platform Design

Occasionally mining operations require tailor made engineering solutions due to space and operational constraints. Below is an example where Dynamic Engineering provided designs for such an access platform extension. The platform is suspended from the “back” of the portal and is furthermore connected to an existing platform.

3D model of underground platform


Installed underground platform

Portable Steel Platform Design

Dynamic Engineering Consultants Pty Ltd has completed several portable steel platform designs, which are used for inspections. These platforms are used in the mining industry to inspect, amongst others, excavator buckets and truck trays. The platforms are moved into position with a forklift and are then adjusted and levelled by means of adjustable jacks.

This specific design is certified for 500kg load but can be tailored to the client’s requirements.

Looking for something similar? Contact us today to see how we can help you.

Portable 830E platform

Portable 830E platform


A photo of the actual platform is shown below:

Portable/Movable platform in use