what is mechanical engineering?
The field of Mechanical Engineering deals with the design of mechanical and thermal systems based on the principles of physics, mathematics and material science. Research activities by lecturers and students in the Mechanical Engineering Study Program include fields: Applied Mechanics, Energy, Materials Engineering and Manufacturing. Research within the Department has a significant impact on society and the scientific community. In mechanical engineering, we apply the principles and problem-solving techniques of engineering from design to manufacturing. We analyze our work using the principles of motion, energy, and force to make sure that designs function safely, efficiently, and reliably, and of course at a competitive cost. Mechanical engineers may design a component, a machine, a system, or a process. This ranges from the macro to the micro, from the large systems to the small components like instrumentation sensors or switches.
What are Mechanical Engineering Tasks?
in general, there are some tasks that become mechanical engineering folk’s role & responsibility such as:
- Conduct equipment inspection and troubleshooting
- Develop project including Estimates time and cost of projects.
- Researches design and makes recommendations based on function, safety, cost, reliability, and asset integrity
- Performs engineering duties like develops, designs, and tests mechanical equipment.
- Writes or review or approve technical reports, for use by staff or customers
- develop maintenance strategy and maintenance cost
what is mechanical engineering job function in the Oil and Gas industry?
In the oil and gas industry, mechanical engineering folk plays very significant roles. Almost 90% equipment in upstream, midstream and downstream of oil and gas industry related to mechanical engineering. Start in upstream, mechanical engineering folk design an oil or gas well. Then they also involved during a well drilling. Mechanical engineering folk also design and construct a wellhead. From this equipment, oil and gas liquid are delivered through a mechanical equipment called pipeline to a Gathering station. Again, mechanical engineering folk involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of this equipment.
In downstream, crude oil and gas are processed in a plant to become a final product that used a human being. In this plant, there is a lot of mechanical equipment that related to mechanical engineering. we involved in a design of a plant, construct a plant and maintain it at a reasonable cost to make sure this plant can be operated safely and reliably. A mechanical engineering folk will develop a maintenance strategy like RCM and RBI. We involved in the preventive and predictive task and responsible to develop a technical report and recommendation. Mechanical engineering folk also involved in maintaining a database for thousand mechanical equipment in a plant that usually they work together with IT engineer.
how much is mechanical engineering salary?
the salary for a mechanical engineering job is varied depends on many factors like working experience, employer, manpower supply and demand relation, business condition, job location, and education background.
here is an example of mechanical engineering salary based on Employer in United Stated as mentioned by www.payscale.com.