Pressure Vessels and Tanks

With decades of experience, Flaretec has developed procedures and technologies to effectively deliver multi-disciplinary, bespoke engineering solutions globally in a cost-effective way. Our innovative and open working style emphasises our total commitment to providing high quality solutions combined with outstanding value.

Flaretec provide full in house capability to both design and manufacture pressure vessels to codes such as ASME VIII Divisions 1 & 2, PD5500 Cat 1/2/3, BS EN13445 & BS4994. We have over thirty years of experience in globally delivering quality products and have a proven track record in delivering cutting edge, effective solutions.

Flaretec use materials such as carbon and stainless steel, alloys including duplex, super-duplex, chrome molybdenum, ASTM A516 and low temperature A333. Vessels can be supplied as part of a packaged unit and we can also retro-fit process internals to an existing vessel to suit exact requirements of brown field sites. Flaretec is capable of producing a range of pressure vessels and tanks including:

  • ASME U Stamp Process Vessels
  • Refractory Lined Vessels
  • Rubber Lined /Glass Flaked Vessels
  • Filter Housings, Surge Tanks
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Air Receivers

We have prior experience accommodating numerous company, national and international standards. These have included: National Board Registration, Pressure Equipment Regulations, Drinking Water Inspectorate, numerous DNV requirements and Australian Standards such as AS1210.

Typical vessels can also be manufactured and supplied with an internal lining known as strip cladding. Strip cladding width varies but commonly is between 20-70mm. It is a fusion welding technique used to deposit a strip of weld metal onto a component. This achieves metal build-up and provides a corrosion resistant surface. For example, a carbon steel vessel can then be used in a corrosive atmosphere or at high temperatures. Strip cladding is economical as opposed to the high cost using thick stainless steel to manufacture the entire vessel which would give the same effect. Cladding can protect the vessel shell and flange faces if required.

Common industries which use cladding include the petroleum industry where vessels can be protected in the hydrogen-rich environments associated with hydro-cracking, hydro-desulphurisation and catalytic reforming processes. Reactor vessels can also fall under this category, they operate at high temperatures with high hydrogen pressure. These are usually fabricated from low alloy steels and need protecting internally from high temperature corrosion.

Where strip cladding is not permissible, materials can be purchased with stainless steel that has been fusion bonded onto low alloy steel before forming and fabrication processes. Our Flaretec team have experience in the delicacy required when rolling or forming processes are carried out on this material.

If you have any queries about our products or how we can help your company, please contact us.