Bucking Units - A More Effective Approach

Gould, Jackson (2021) Bucking Units - A More Effective Approach. [USQ Project]

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Oil and Gas has been a major contributor to Australia’s economy for over a century, boasting a GVA of over $31.4 billion and ensuring over 17,600 jobs for Australians in exploration alone (L. Granwal, 2020). With 22 million tonnes of liquified natural gas being exported from Queensland alone during the 2019 to 2020 financial year, generating $11.1 billion in gross capital gains via the industry during the year (Energy Information Australia, 2021), it is clear that there is a large demand for the services and products created from liquified natural gas.

It is common knowledge that the oil and gas industry is not overly sustainable for future generations, therefore, it is crucial that services within this industry are the most practical and efficient during operation, ensuring not only a thriving economy due to the impact of the industry, but assuring the workers of this generation have a smooth transition of work capabilities, providing everyone with the same opportunities.

This project allowed for the design of a bucking unit which is transportable. This was achieved by reducing the overall weight and size of the unit, amongst other dimensional parameters. Utilising a strict design criteria along with rigorous finite element analysis, a design was achieved. Unfortunately due to time restrictions, however, the design is not complete and ready for testing nor manufacturing. The critical elements of the design identified within this report were shown to be successful and to all relevant standards.

This project provides implications on methods of allowing this industry to thrive for its natural course through the values and principles of design incorporated. These are seen to be promoting sustainability, efficiency and safety in design, a standard all engineers and workers are encouraged to uphold throughout their working career.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Goh, Steven
Qualification: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical)
Date Deposited: 03 Jan 2023 01:31
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2023 23:05
Uncontrolled Keywords: oil, gas, liquefied natural gas, bucking unit, finite element analysis
URI: https://sear.unisq.edu.au/id/eprint/51813

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