Case Study: Myles – How I saved $15k on DNV, API and ISO Certification

Name: Myles DeRouen
Company: Sole Trader
Position: Mechanical Design Engineer
Type of Work: Structural Analysis for Skidcars for Offshore Drilling
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"Using SkyCiv Beam, Myles was able to save a total of $15,000 in engineering consultant fees."

Myles is a consultant engineer working out of Lafayette, Louisiana. He works mainly on a variety of offshore oil projects and designs. Many of these structure designs need to be verified by DNV - an international certification body. The structural analysis report requires calculations and moment justification plus clear shear and strain diagrams for each of the members of the structure. SkyCiv Beam Software produced this report in a matter of seconds. This can be hand generated, but the process would be tedious and the calculations would still need to be confirmed for a third party engineer - costing Myles a considerable hourly fee.

Myles would also need to iterate the design. Using complex FEA software, this would take him hours to model and run full simulations each time. With SkyCiv Beam was easily able to iterate between modelling and results to refine his final design. This saved him hours of time - just for a single certification!

Typical skid car for DNV certification
Two Typical Offshore Skid Cars

SkyCiv Beam has now become an integrated part of Myles' workflow. He frequently uses the analysis software to run his initial designs, DNV certification and a double final checks. Rather than modelling and running full simulation, he can now produce quick results in a professional report quickly and effortlessly. He was also impressed by how he did not require any training. The easy interface and convenience of the cloud software allowed him to access and solve his first beam in a matter of minutes! But don't take our word for it... read the full story in his words here.

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