Lead by our founders Malcolm Peck and Nigel Woodman we have assembled highly qualified and experienced individuals from Fluid Systems specialists to highly experienced design draftsmen.

MALCOLM K. PECK

BSc MEngSci
Former Managing Director (Retired February 2016)
+61 (0) 438 887 689
mpeck@carnot.com.au
Despite retiring Malcolm remains actively engaged with The Carnot Group that he and Nigel Woodman established in 2002. Malcolm has over 35 years experience in product development in a range of industries specialising in engineering management, design, energy systems and heat transfer. He has taught engineering at University and built up and led teams at CSIRO, ADI, Jacques, Australian Marine Technologies and Renewable Energy Corporation Ltd. Products developed under his leadership have sales in excess of $200million. Outside of work Malcolm plays an average game of tennis, exercises a little and supports the Pahar Trust, Nepal (www.pahar-trust.org).

NIGEL WOODMAN

BEng MBA
Managing Director
+61 (0) 408 108 018
nwoodman@carnot.com.au
Nigel has over 20 years experience in the design and development of plant and machinery, project management and field commissioning of heavy engineering equipment. He has led design teams for a variety of products working closely with clients and suppliers in the manufacturing, mining, process and engineering industries. Nigel is skilled in the use of state of the art design and analysis tools. He also has strong financial analytical and management skills and experience. This combination of skills is crucially important in providing cost effective solutions. Outside of work Nigel is a keen yachtsman and fisherman.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of heavy plant and equipment
  • Design of process plant
  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of biomass thermal plant and equipment
  • Business and technical due diligence on complex plant
  • Financial modelling

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Process plant & equipment
  • Materials handling
  • Thermodynamic & fluid dynamic modelling
  • Machine design
  • Desalination
  • Design & analysis using 3D modelling
  • Technical & business due diligence

DEAN GOBLE

BSc Eng
Senior Project Engineer
+61 (0) 434 288 334
dgoble@carnot.com.au
Dean is a materials engineer. He has over 20 years experience in R&D, product development, manufacturing and project management. Dean is also skilled in the development and application of business management and QA systems. Outside of work Dean keeps busy at the gym and improving his piano playing.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Process design and development and associated cost structure models
  • Procurement and commissioning of production plant and facilities
  • Development and implementation of measurement systems
  • Processing and characterisation of non-metallic materials
  • Project management
  • Establishment of Quality Assurance systems from ground up
  • Technical and commercial documentation

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Process scale-up
  • Systems Engineering
  • Project management
  • Structured problem solving
  • QA systems
  • APQP, SPC & 6-sigma methodologies

MURRAY NOTTLE

BEng
+61 (0) 447 652 677
mnottle@carnot.com.au

Murray is an experienced and creative mechanical engineer with decades of experience in the industrial sector primarily with compressed air systems. His background includes energy auditing, project specific engineering design, product development, project management and sales support – tender specification and management.

Murray’s catch phrase is:
“It is one thing for an item to be efficient, it is another for it to be used efficiently”.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Compressed, low pressure and vacuum air systems
    • System wide troubleshooting on both the demand and supply sides of a system
    • Energy auditing
    • New equipment selection
    • Customised equipment design and manufacturing support
    • Tender support
  • Industrial gasses:
    • Liquid Nitrogen
    • Liquid Oxygen
  • Industrial burner systems:
    • Burner design
    • Thermal equipment design
    • Manufacture and manufacturing support
    • Commissioning support

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Process plant & equipment
  • Thermodynamic & fluid dynamic modelling
  • Machine design
  • Data collection & analysis
  • Technical due diligence

CHRIS KRIEL

BEng, MEng (Mechanical)
+61 (0) 400 123 033
ckriel@carnot.com.au
Chris is a mechanical engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the design and simulation of thermal fluid systems in the mining, power generation, oil & gas, process and manufacturing industries. He has a good understanding of fluid dynamics, therodynamics and heat transfer and its application to industry. Chris is competent in using state of the art simulation tools to solve real-world problems. This include the use of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), pipe network solvers as well as using a fundamental approach. Chris enjoys the outdoors, including camping, caravanning, 4×4 and fishing.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Process modelling of various plant and equipment, including transient analyses
  • First principle models for
    • Calcination and methane-steam reforming reactors
    • Packed bed and helical baffled heat exchangers
    • Drying of powders
    • Compressed air turbines
  • Mass- and energy balances
  • Heating, ventilation and cooling studies
  • Thermal analyses of electronic enclosures

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Fluid dynamic, thermodynamic and heat transfer modelling
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)

DAVE PIKE

Dip BM
City & Guilds certificates in welding, metallurgy and automation.
Fluid System Specialist
+61 (0) 3 9013 0397
dpike@carnot.com.au
Dave has over 30 years experience in the design, development and manufacture of fluid systems. He is skilled in the fundamental design and integration of all major fluid system equipment and the requirements of their safe operation. He has been involved in projects handing a large range of liquids from hazardous chemicals and liquid gasses to high pressure and temperature water. In addition to liquids Dave has extensive experience with gas handling systems, both under vacuum and pressure conditions and as part of packaged process systems. Outside of work Dave is a keen fisherman and poor golfer.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Management of multinational manufacturing company.
  • International product and market development.
  • Design of complex fluid handing plant, inclusive of static equipment and incorporating instrumentation and controls.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Fluid plant & equipment
  • Thermodynamic & Hydraulic design
  • Process design & analysis
  • Technical & business due diligence

TED BEARMAN

BEng PhD ACSM CEng FIMMM
+61 (0) 3 9013 9397
tbearman@carnot.com.au
Ted has 30 years post-graduate experience that covers practically the full mining value chain. He has worked across various disciplines including mining/processing, mechanical design, process simulation and operational troubleshooting. Ted has undertaken these functions in mining companies, heavy engineering manufacturers, R&D providers and consulting organisations

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Rock mechanics
  • Design of mining plant
  • R&D in mineral processing
  • Development of mines of the future

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Fundamental rock mechanics
  • Ore crusher chamber design and optimisation
  • Thermodynamic & fluid dynamic modelling
  • Design & analysis using 3D modelling
  • Technical & business due diligence

STEVE THOMAS

BEng
+61 (0) 3 9013 9397
sthomas@carnot.com.au
Stephen is a mechanical engineer and has over 30 years experience in product design and development. He has led design and project teams in a wide variety of fields including heavy vehicles, weapon systems and fuel cells. Stephen applies tools including FEA, CFD and solid modellers. He has managed projects within ISO 9001 and in accordance with System Engineering principles. Stephen has particular interests in transitioning scientific research to practical engineering technologies and products.

SIGNIFICANT EXPERIENCE

  • Design, manufacture and commissioning of heavy plant and equipment
  • Design of process plant
  • Vehicle design and development
  • Operating within the requirements of the defence industry
  • Document and configuration control
  • Design wind turbines

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Mechanical design & analysis using 3D modelling
  • Stress and deflection analysis
  • Thermodynamic & fluid dynamic modelling
  • Design review
  • Technical due diligence