About PVEng

Celebrating 20+ Years!

For an engineering firm to succeed over decades requires excellent customer service, expertise and an attention to detail. We have helped companies navigate the CRN system, registering thousands of vessels, boilers, heat exchangers, fittings, piping systems and other components that don’t fall neatly into any CRN categories.  PVEng gets you through the process efficiently and effectively.

Celebrating 20+ Years!


Pressure Vessel Engineering has been helping companies obtain CRN registrations and validating non-CRN pressure equipment designs for over twenty years. We have relationships with the registrars across Canada to understand how to make the process go as smoothly as possible for them and for our customers. We have registered thousands of vessels, boilers, heat exchangers, fittings, piping systems and other components that don’t fall neatly into any categories.  In addition to registration projects, PVEng has also worked with companies to validate designs outside of the CRN system including high rise building piping, high pressure cyclic designs, breech lock closures and many others.

In addition to registration projects, PVEng also validates designs outside of the CRN system including high rise building piping, high pressure cyclic designs, breech lock closures and many others. PVEng offers design services for all types of mechanical equipment using calculations, Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for fatigue, strain, buckling, seismic and thermal analysis as well as fluid dynamics and pipe stress analysis.

Thank you to our many customers because delivering your projects also helps us develop deeper and broader expertise.  We are now involved with more than just CRN registration and will continue to develop and learn new skills as we evolve. Our mission is “To provide high quality engineering solutions that help businesses thrive”.

Pressure Vessel Engineering wouldn’t be where we are today without the people who made us who we are. We have a great team, built around our Core Values of Solutions Driven, Adaptable, Dedicated and Collaborative. Our talent pool is our greatest asset and supporting this team is our biggest success factor. Our vision is “Making our people and our customers successful.”.

We look forward to working with you on your projects for the next 20 years and beyond!

Thank you,

The PVEng Team

About Us

Pressure Vessel Engineering Ltd. is an employee owned Canadian engineering consulting firm located in St. Jacobs, Ontario, Canada. Established in 1999, we have grown to over 25 employees. We service customers around the globe in diverse industries including oil & gas, water filtration, food & beverage, instrumentation, pharmaceutical, and many more. Our team provides design and registration assistance using code calculations and beyond to meet your needs, doing as much or as little of a project as you want.

Our licensed professional engineers are registered in Ontario, Alberta, Saskatchewan, British Columbia, New Brunswick and Newfoundland.  We can legally work on projects in all Canadian provinces and many countries around the world.

Core Purpose

Making our people and our clients successful.

Core Values

We strive to use our experience to make your job easier.  We are committed to continuous improvement and learning, and provide opportunities for our employees to grow and develop.  Quality and customer service are the two pillars of our business, and we work to provide this to you in our daily interactions.

  • Solutions Driven – We strive to find the best solutions using diverse perspectives.
  • Adaptable – We are lifelong learners who listen to what our clients need and embrace change as an opportunity to grow.
  • Dedicated – We are committed to achieving success for each other and our clients.
  • Collaborative – We treat everyone with respect and dignity, believe in the power of working together and enjoy being around each other.


What makes PVENG unique and how that impacts you.

  • Large Pool of Expertise – More than 75% of PVENG staff are professional engineers, certified technologists or working towards one of the two designations. A number have been with us over a dozen years, so they have seen many different designs and will be able to help you with yours.
  • Responsiveness – We do our best to respond to customer inquiries within 24-48 hours, even if it’s just to say “I got your email and will respond in detail shortly”.
  • Creative Solutions – We find solutions that work, regardless of the challenges our clients face.

Design Tools

We are licensed and trained to use many different software packages and can exchange source files.  Our design packages include:

  • Compress, PV Elite and DesignCalcs for ASME code calculations
  • SolidWorks and Draftsight for modeling and drawing
  • SolidWorks Simulation, Flow Simulation and Ansys for advanced physics based problem solving
  • Caesar II for pipe stress analysis
  • We also have a large library of spreadsheets for problems where commercial calculation packages cannot supply a solution


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Design and Registration Services at PVEng

ASME Code DesignWe work to many ASME standards to design and validate pressure vessels, boiler, fittings and piping systems.

  • Compress, PV Elite, DesignCalcs and our own in-house software
  • ASME VIII-1, VIII-2, I, IV, B31.1, B31.3, B31.5

Finite Element Analysis (FEA)We use FEA to design and validate fittings and vessels that cannot be designed by rule-based codes like VIII-1 or B31.3.

  • Pressure, thermal, wind and seismic load analysis
  • Permissible service life (fatigue life)

Pipe Stress AnalysisPipe stress analysis is mandatory for British Columbia registration and it is recommended practice for many other systems.

  • Caesar II pipe stress analysis
  • Analysis to many piping codes including B31.1 and B31.5

Canadian Registration Number (CRN)We are Canada’s largest independent registrar of fittings, vessels and piping under the CRN program registering for more than a thousand customers.

  • Design, review and registration with P.E. / P. Eng. stamping for all provinces
  • Specific knowledge of what needs registration and what is exempt by province

About Us

Pressure Vessel Engineering has over twenty years of successful experience in the pressure vessel field working for thousands of customers.

  • Twelve Professional Engineers on staff licensed to stamp and sign off on designs for use in all Canadian jurisdictions.
  • Fast and professional assistance from our team.
  • Serving industries such as water filtration, oil & gas, pharmaceutical, biogas, food & beverage and more!

Need help? Our contact information is to the right.