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How To Comply With Pressure Relief Regulations

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Aug 16, 2018 3:49:30 PM

Pressure vessels are potentially dangerous units and are subject to a range of safety regulations – particularly governing pressure relief. The following regulations apply to all pressure vessels used in the UK and the EU. Other regulations may apply to vessels sited in other jurisdictions, so for such jurisdictions we recommend you speak with one of our design engineers to ensure compliance before you proceed with a design.

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How To Incorporate Fire & Explosion Safety Into Your Pressure Vessel Design

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jun 29, 2018 11:27:00 AM

Fire exposure poses a severe safety risk to pressure vessels, especially those used with hydrocarbons or volatile liquids. When exposed to an extensive fire, a vessel runs the risk of major damage and in some cases, explosion. This can cause fatal injuries to operators, as well as catastrophic damage to property. To mitigate against this risk, some pressure vessels require emergency depressurisation to be built into their design, in case of a major fire, as well as fire safe precautions to guard the vessel against minor fire damage.

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The Effect Of Location On Pressure Vessel Design

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Apr 23, 2018 5:24:57 PM

 

Pressure vessels are installed in many different settings, owing to their demand in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, research, power generation, oil & gas, and storage among many others. Pressure vessels despite their robust construction, can be very sensitive to environmental factors arising from location. It is imperative that pressure vessel manufacturers and owners are aware of the site environmental and physical conditions and take these into consideration during the design phase. Occasionally a pressure vessel might be relocated and as far as possible the new environmental and physical situation must be assessed.

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Exciting New Business Partnership With Universal Heat Exchangers

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Mar 23, 2018 1:58:22 PM

With the groundwork now firmly in place, we are delighted to announce our exciting new joint venture with Universal Heat Exchangers (UHE) Ltd of India. UHE are an extremely experienced vessel engineering business who have been trading continuously since 1972 – giving them over 45 years’ experience producing high-quality heat transfer and pressure equipment for clients around the world.

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How To Prevent Corrosion & Erosion In Industrial Pressure Vessels

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jan 30, 2018 2:30:00 PM

A pressure vessel is ideally designed to hold liquids and gases at a much higher pressure than the normal atmospheric pressure. Industrial pressure vessels can be extremely large and pose the threat of fatal accidents. Therefore, the design of pressure vessels is strongly regulated around the world, especially in high-risk industries. Corrosion can be a real problem in industrial pressure vessels; affecting its performance and compromising the strength of its outer shell, which can pose a health and safety risk.

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Why Your Pressure Vessel Design Should Mitigate Against External Loading

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jan 23, 2018 1:15:00 PM

Pressure fabrication is a key part of pressure related engineering. Many of the devices fabricated in the industry work with the concept of establishing stable systems of varying pressures by means of strong and reliable metallic bodies.

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Size Matters: Striking The Right Balance Between Capacity & Transportation

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jan 16, 2018 1:10:00 PM

One of the critically important and the foremost decisions a pressure vessel engineer has to make in the design phase of a project is to determine the ideal size for the vessel. While there are established practices in the industry for coming to this conclusion, there are factors that are considered subjective and may be overlooked by some engineers but may be important to others.

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How Pressure & Temperature Affect Pressure Vessel Design

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Aug 17, 2017 3:00:00 PM

Pressure and temperature are arguably the most important factors to consider when designing a pressure vessel. Pressure and Volume of gases are linked and to a much lesser degree pressure and volume of liquids; pressure and boiling temperature of all fluids are linked. The two factors are therefore dealt with simultaneously by design engineers as two sides of the same coin.

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Understanding Process Conditions in Pressure Vessels

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jul 26, 2017 4:15:00 PM

Process conditions play an important role in pressure vessel design, regardless of the type and style of equipment. Understanding the processes that take place within a pressure vessel allows you to;

  • Mitigate against potential safety risks
  • Sustain reliably high levels of performance
  • Minimise maintenance costs
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Why Choose Vessco Engineering For Pressure Vessels?

Posted by Julian Vance-Daniel on Jun 15, 2017 8:39:22 AM


The golden question – why choose Vessco as your pressure vessel design and consultancy partner? To answer this we would like to explain a bit more about our business and the advantages we offer our customers:

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