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Design Services

FCL staff have considerable experience in the design and fabrication of pressure vessels, heat exchangers and storage tanks. Design services can be tailored to different clients’ needs from the following:

  • Preparation of code mechanical design calculations
  • Preparation of fabrication drawings
  • Piping stress analysis

To the fabricator, FCL’s design and draughting services may provide an overload capability or alternatively FCL’s staff may be used to provide expertise not otherwise available in areas such as:

  • Cyclic service
  • Seismic design
  • Ship motions
  • Blast overpressure resistance
  • Deviations from design shape
  • Wind induced vibrations
  • Foreign design codes

For the contractor, FCL’s design services in the area of pressurised equipment offer a means of reducing man-hours expended in vendor drawing review whilst releasing design information to other disciplines earlier in project execution.

For the plant operator, FCL offers a complete pressurised equipment design service and can provide invaluable support for the inspection and maintenance functions.

FCL’s structural integrity assessment capability may also prove valuable in the re-rating and life assessment of existing equipment.

FCL design services are complimented by a comprehensive design-by-analysis capability which can be used to substantiate the design of features outside code geometry limits or subject to unusual loading conditions.

All work is undertaken strictly in accordance with client requirements and is presented in a form suitable for immediate submission to third parties for approval. Direct liaison with third party organisations can be undertaken on a client’s behalf if required.

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