Petrochemical - Pressure Vessels

Gilwood Fabricators manufacture pressure vessels which range from 1 bar to 463 bar for diverse on- and offshore industries including pharmaceutical, petrochemical, oil and gas, paper, food, nuclear power and bio technology, and are used for mixing, scrubbing, filtering, reactors, stripping, cooking and chemical dosing.

Pressure vessels can be made to any specification to suit the specific needs of each industry. Product types include: vertical cylindrical pressure vessels, horizontal cylindrical pressure vessels, rectangular pressure vessels, multi-compartmental cylindrical or rectangular pressure vessels, jacketed pressure vessels and limpet coil pressure vessels to dimensions of up to 6 metres in diameter and 30 tonnes in weight. All products have a fully-welded construction and are tested before despatch.

Pressure vessels are available in any of our materials including high alloys. We adopt the Pressure Equipment Directive Pressure Vessel Standards to CE, PED, PD 5500 Cat 1, 2 and 3, ASME VIII Div I U Stamp, China Special Equipment Licence, SQLO, M Stamp, ISPESL, AD-Merkblatter, Stoomwezen and other recognised international codes.

To ensure that our pressure vessel design is as advanced as possible, we use the latest AutoCAD design and Finglow calculation software. All of our pressure vessel products are designed to operate safely at any specific design pressure or design temperature and are manufactured using carefully selected materials with high impact resistance, such as our stainless steel pressure vessels. Our fabrications include a dished /cone-bottomed vessel which allows for smooth circulation, uniform heating and easy-emptying. Our standard refinements include, Finite Elements Calculations, Nozzle Loads, Wind Loads, and Seismic Loads.

We also carry out all levels of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) including: Leak Test, Hydraulic Pressure Test, Vacuum Test, Heat Treatment and Proof Load Test. Products can be finished by bead and shot blasting, painting, polishing, pickling and passivating. Depending on size, products can also be glass or rubber lined and electro polished.


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"Poole Projects Ltd (Paper Making Engineers) have enjoyed a long standing relationship with Gilwood Fabricators.The quality of their work is outstanding, as is their willingness to assist and cooperate from enquiry stage through design, manufacture and delivery.The paper industry often puts demanding timescales on its suppliers and in these circumstances Gilwood have always been prepared to go the extra mile."

John Poole - Poole Projects Ltd