Specialising in the design and analysis of pressure equipment – whether it is a new design, a fitness for service assessment or specification of alterations to an existing item – we have vast experience in the following pressure equipment types:

  • Pressure Vessels
  • Heat Exchangers
  • Boilers
  • Storage Tanks
  • Piping

With expertise in working with recognised design codes including ASME VIII, PD5500, ASME B31.3 and TEMA, Axiom offer dedicated software and in-house developed spreadsheets to ensure efficient working that is in full accordance with all requirements.

We specialise in fit for purpose assessments and are proficient with the API 579 and BS7910 fitness for service codes, evaluating deterioration modes such as corrosion, creep and fatigue.

Axiom regularly assist clients to scope out the design of new vessels, often by producing mechanical data sheets and writing bespoke fabrication specifications.

Where a process requires an enhanced, innovative feature, our skilled professionals can design to accommodate this whilst also adhering to the robust requirements of the design code. This skill is specialist in the industry and is achieved using our design by analysis techniques and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methods.

We offer an extensive range of pressure equipment analysis services including:

  • New designs
  • Repair and modifications to existing equipment
  • Design condition re-rates on pressure and temperature
  • Assessment of wind loads and vacuum
  • Fitness for purpose assessments
  • Assessment of nozzle loadings
  • Thermal analysis
  • Creep life analysis
  • Fatigue life assessments

In addition to reporting and producing calculations, we use 3D Autodesk Inventor software to produce 3D models and 2D drawings. This provides a powerful means of visualising design concepts whilst producing repair and replacement drawings.