Design Services


FCL staff have extensive experience in the design and fabrication of pressure vessels, heat exchangers, storage tanks and piping systems.

Design services can be tailored to clients’ needs from the following:

  • Preparation of mechanical design calculations in accordance with ASME VIII-1, ASME VIII-2, EN 13445, PD 5500, ASME III & RCC-M.
  • Preparation of fabrication drawings using AutoCAD LT, Inventor & Solidworks software.
  • Piping flexibility analysis using CAESAR II software.

To the fabricator, our design and draughting service can provide an overload capability or alternatively we are able to provide expertise not otherwise available in areas such as:

  • Cyclic service
  • Seismic design
  • Ships motion
  • Blast overpressure resistance
  • Deviations from design shape
  • Wind induced vibrations
  • Specialist design codes such as ASME PVHO & BS 4994
  • National design codes such as AD-Merkblatter, CODAP, Stoomwezen & AS 1210

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.