Drane Engineering has been owned and operated since 1997 by Randell B.
Mr. Drane has over 10 years of engineering
and design experience.
With manufacturing experience and
exposure ranging from small batch and
custom volumes to mass
production, he understands how priorities can vary with volume. His
machining experience serves as a reminder in all he designs of the cost
ramifications of his choices. This experience was reinforced at Da'Lan
Inc. where he was responsible for design and documentation of
small car and truck trailer hitches. Design for manufacturability and efficiency
of material and labor were paramount. At Asyst Automation, where he was part of a team delivering clean room
transport systems, reliability, design modularity, design flexibility and
installation efficiency became increasingly important.
Since Asyst Automation, Mr. Drane has mostly
worked in the Power Plant and Process Piping industry. Here he has been
exposed to the critical importance of project management and proper
project definition. He recognizes the success of a project is dependant on
the right design being constructed excellently. As an
owner's engineer, Drane Engineering facilitates an owner's definition
of scope and design parameters in
preparation for RFQ submittals, project permitting and construction
documentation. For product engineering, Drane Engineering
helps optimize manufacturability,
feature and cost parameters.
Additionally, over the last several years, Drane
Engineering has been involved in VISIO development for system modeling.
VISIO is used to perform heat balances and flow networks. By piecing
together modular power plant components, such as pumps, boilers and
turbines, plant performance and sensitivities can be analyzed. This solution provides reasonable speed, significant
ease-of-use, infinite flexibility and very low per-seat cost.
Drane Engineering would be excited to discuss
how we can help you with your project. Please
contact us for more information.