Pressure Vessel Design

“Market-leading experts in Pressure Vessel Design”

An insight into our Pressure Vessel Design Service 

Pressure Vessel Design ServiceDesign Stress Ltd. are specialists in Pressure Vessel Design, it’s our “bread and butter!!”  We have designed over 100 pressure vessels for a range of industries including: nuclear, defence (submarines), new build, oil & gas, process plant and renewable energy. We provide Pressure Vessel Design Services to companies that do not want to maintain an in-house engineering staff capability.

Design Stress Ltd. staff have proven experience and complete knowledge of designing pressure vessels to PD 5500, ASME VIII, BS EN 13445 and BS EN 286. We possess ‘unique’ specialist design knowledge in internal agitation and transfer systems for inaccessible active vessels. We use Finglow software to aid with design calculations, and can produce AutoCAD format drawings.

Our Approach to Pressure Vessel Design

The most popular commercial software we use is Finglow software, which is used to only support our design-by-rule code calculations carried out by hand. We provide full Vessel Design Packages (VDPs) for manufacturing tender that consist of a Vessel Mechanical Datasheet (summarising all vessel design and operating conditions, duty, size, thicknesses, dimensions and empty, full and transport weights); Nozzle Schedule (nozzle sizes and positions); Supporting Design Notes (auxiliary requirements); Calculation Sheet (full breakdown of all stress hand calculations and supporting Finglow calculations); and 2D/3D AutoCAD drawings with Autodesk Inventor (c/w all welds & support details).

Benefits of using us

– We are highly qualified and professionally Chartered Engineers, some of our Engineers are Dual Chartered and qualified to PhD level.

– We specialise in those jobs that are too small for you to recruit a full-time engineer, therefore you are getting quality within a budget.

– Speed: our primary goal is two-fold, quality followed by speed of delivery.

– Value for money: a fixed priced, so no surprises afterwards.