So, you think you know about Materials Engineering?

Following an increase in demand for Materials Engineering services by our customers, Axiom will open their doors to the engineering community at large. Materials Engineering is a fascinating, niche subject matter and our customers are always keen to find out more.

Led by Steve Woodward, Principal Materials Engineer and Conor Fraser, Materials Engineer, the Axiom Materials Laboratory Open Day will offer visitors the opportunity to:

  • Find out what you can learn from materials under the microscope
  • Hear about some of the more unusual failures we’ve seen and what caused them
  • Have a look round the lab and see what’s involved when investigating failures

We welcome visitors own views about their issues affecting their plant assets.

Book your place now and find out how much you actually know about Materials Engineering!

  • Venue: Axiom Engineering Associates Ltd, 14 Woodstock Court, Bowesfield Crescent, Stockton-on- Tees TS18 3BL
  • Date: Tuesday 15th November 2022 & Tuesday 13th December 2022
  • Morning session: 9.30 a.m. – 12 noon
  • Afternoon session: 1.30 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.

Places are limited so booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

Book your place at:

When booking, please indicate your preference for a morning or afternoon

Finite Element Analysis

Axiom’s Mechanical Engineers specialise in the design and engineering assessment of process equipment. We work closely with our clients to improve their assets’ life and reliability, whilst ensuring industry best practices are followed.

We use ANSYS Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software, which provides a more in depth means of assessment compared with traditional formula-based approaches. FEA can be used to demonstrate an extended operational life of an asset, or substantiate the design of non-standard asset features which cannot easily be assessed by formula-based methods.

Why Finite Element Analysis?

FEA is used to inform the design of new equipment or the design of repairs and modifications, as well as to investigate the fitness for service (FFS) and remnant life of aging assets. It offers an in-depth analysis methodology, which can be used when alternative assessment methods cannot be applied or provide unfavourable results.

A range of failure and deterioration modes can be assessed in line with codal guidance, ranging from basic structural integrity assessments through to the study of more complex failure modes such as creep and fatigue. A range of analysis techniques can be applied depending on the problem in hand, including non-linear and thermo-mechanical.

As a matter of course, we consistently keep up-to date with the latest guidance and rules concerning the use of FEA in line with pressure system codes such as the ASME standards and British Standards and European codes.

Why Axiom?

Axiom Engineering Associates is an award-winning, multi-disciplined asset management solutions provider, operating in a diverse range of industry sectors in the UK and internationally. These include the chemical, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, bulk storage, energy, renewables and related industries. Our mission is to be trusted expert advisors providing technical excellence to our clients and partners. Our Materials, Mechanical and UKAS-accredited Inspection Services are uniquely positioned to support our clients to effectively manage their plant at every stage in their assets’ lifecycle.

Contact us now to find out how we can help you.

JAMES ROBSON Mechanical Operations Manager

T: +44 (0)1642 732745 Ext. 322
M: +44 (0) 7429 152 493


Axiom sponsors key category at a leading chemical industry event

Axiom Engineering Associates gave its support to a national chemical industry event which took place earlier in June.

The Chemical Industries Association (CIA) held their annual awards ceremony on 16th June at the prestigious Royal Armouries in Leeds where the Chemical industry community came together to celebrate the commitment and achievement within the sector.

As sponsors of the award, “Special Responsible Care Award for Process Safety Leadership”, Axiom’s Commercial Director, Peter Hunt presented the trophy to the winners of this category, Hamid Khan, Head of Engineering at Johnson Matthey, Royston.

Peter said, “We are very proud to sponsor this category as we see Process Safety as a vital element to the Chemical industry. We recognise the importance of a risk-based hazard control process and how Axiom could also support this is programme to protect employees, the wider community and the environment.”

Peter added, “With extensive experience in working in High Hazard sites, we are only too familiar with the risks involved and to be participate in the celebration with those who are committed to leadership and sharing of best practice in this area, is fantastic!”

Axiom is an Associate Member of the CIA who represent the chemical and pharmaceutical businesses across the U.K. For more information about the CIA, please visit: