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Could you sell Steam Accumulators to your Clients ?

With such a focus on energy efficiency and carbon footprint it is strange that more steam accumulators aren't being installed and used.    Could your clients save money by having a steam accumulator to smooth out peaks and troughs…

Industrial and Marine silencers

For many years we have manufactured industrial and marine CE marked and ASME designed for some of our highly valued (and rather clever when it comes to sound attenuation) clients - they do the tricky stuff on silencer design and we do the pressure…

Filter vessels

Some clients seem to want to fill our vessels with filter mediums of all sorts - we are delighted to design the vessel to cope with this and other operating parameters  - pressurised filter vessels often require a mesh or grid to support…

Pressure Test Research Project Success

Once the spreadsheets & formulae have been exhausted and you really want to know  - let us have a bash ! We have been using our expertise in vessels and controlled pressure to safely pressure test various materials to destruction. The…

large Fire Pit Anyone ?

We were delighted to help Tim Turner MD of Blue Deer Ltd as he collects a pair of Dished Ends for some large fire pits.     Big fire pits (large diameter) are hard to get hold of apparently but make a nice new use for our…

DIY Vessel Welding 

Pressure vessel back for "refurb" - Someone's bodged a few extra connections since we made it  - I've seen dodgy welding but this takes the biscuit  !  The painting isn't much better !  Nothing we can't sort with a skilled…

The History of ASME - boiler and pressure vessel code

Why ASME was formed - and mandatory but only in the USA. The following excerpt from ASME gives an insight into the evolution of this boiler and pressure vessel code. The ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (B&PVC) was conceived in…

Pressure Vessel Relief Valves and Spares

We stock a range of standard Relief Valves, #valves, ball valves, gaskets and other fittings for air receivers and pressure vessels. Just an excuse to post a photo of something less "heavily engineered" really but if you send an enquiry for…

Are you ready for your weld test ?

These weld test plates are production samples welded at the same time as the pressure vessel seam is welded.The test pieces are cut out and systematically destroyed using some highly imaginative techniques, We mostly we bend them…

HSE report on Failed Air Receivers ( not Abbotts !)

10 air receivers were tested and 10 air receivers failed. There are massive savings (and PROFITS) to be made by reducing the shell of an air receiver by 1mm. The 25% savings by taking 1mm off a 4mm thick Air Receiver is massive, and so is…

Updates on the PED - Not for the faint hearted !

Recast of Pressure Equipment Directive David Hardacre, Lead Specialist – Design Appraisal Pressure Vessel Manufacturers Forum: 2nd July 2014 Recast of Pressure Equipment Directive: PVMF July 2014 Pressure Equipment Directive – The…

CAD & 3D modelling software development for Pressure Vessels

07/01/15 closing 14/01/15 We are looking for an experienced SQL / Database programmer to assist us with further development of our highly bespoke pressure vessel estimating, design and manufacture software - please email purchasing@air-receivers.co.uk…