CFD & Thermal

Pressure Vessel Engineering has been doing CFD and Thermal Analyses for a number of years when our customers have had a need for this type of service. We’ve tried and tested a few different methods for thermal analysis and have settled on using ASPEN Exchanger Design and Rating software. In a few upcoming articles, we’ll explain how we use the software and demonstrate why it will be a valid solution for you that will save both time and cost on your projects.

Thermal Design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers

Articles outlining the use of ASPEN Exchanger Design and Rating

Thermal Design of Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger and Mean Metal Temperatures Calculation

A double pipe heat exchanger is calculated first in ASPEN Exchanger Design & Rating software and then in SolidWorks Flow Simulation to compare the results.

Thermal Design of an Air Cooler

Thermal design of an air cooler using ASPEN EDR software.

Waste Heat Recovery Shell and Tube Heat Exchanger For Gas Turbine

Gas turbines are used in many applications including power generating stations, cogeneration plants, and in the oil and gas industry to provide power in remote offshore and onshore production facilities locations.

Finite Element Analysis at PVEng

We use FEA to design and validate fittings and vessels that can not be designed by rule-based codes like VIII-1 or B31.3. We are experts in the specialized field of pressure equipment design by FEA to validated ASME VIII-2 methods.

  • SolidWorks Simulation and Abacus software
  • Pressure and thermal stress analysis
  • Permissible service life (fatigue life)
  • Wind and seismic analysis
  • Leg, saddle and clip design
  • Frequency and vibration analysis
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)

Pressure Vessel Engineering has used Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to design and verify thousands of pressurized components. We have the knowledge and experience to get the job done right.

Other Services

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

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

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.

About Us

Pressure Vessel Engineering has twenty years of successful experience in the pressure vessel field working for more than a thousand customers.

  • Ten 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.

Need help? Our contact information is to the right.