Landmark for Pressure Vessel Fabricator

 In Pressure vessel fabricator, Pressure Vessel Manufacturing

European Heathyards, a specialist UK pressure vessel fabricator, has recently completed a landmark pressure vessel manufacturing process.

A replacement pressure vessel, the single largest built to date by European Heathyards, was manufactured and fully tested at its 110,000 sq ft heavy plant manufacturing facility in the West Midlands.

The giant pressure vessel was completed in 26 weeks from receipt of PO to delivery. This also included certification by Zurich to PD5500 and CE marked.



Built using thick high strength low temperature steel suitable for service with HF (Hydrofluoric) acid, the large scale replacement pressure vessel measured an impressive 15m x 5m x 5m.

The completed pressure vessel required 200,000 litres of water to hydro test and weighs an impressive 60 tonnes empty, rising to 260 tonnes when in service. It required some skilful manoeuvreing by crane and heavy haulage specialists to secure onto a 30m long trailer for forward delivery.

Director of manufacturing Dave Silvester said: “The vessel is the maximum size and height that can go by road and to get under the bridges on the route from Brownhills to a refinery in the North of England.”



The finished pressure vessel was painted and insulated with 4” (100mm) Foam glass then covered with bright Stainless Steel cladding.

Reflecting on a successful on time delivery Operations Director Craig Nash was full of praise for all of European Heatyhards team. The 80 strong workforce collectively accounts for 160,000 capable annual hours.

“By achieving ASME V111, USTAMP, CE PED MODG, NACE MR 0175 AND BS5500 manufacturing codes our commitment to the pressure vessel and steam boiler industry is transparent for all to see.”

“Customers have the confidence from receipt of drawings, through each stage of manufacture, to the final release for dispatch. Our quality control systems and manufacturing processes as a large scale pressure vessel fabricator are industry led.”

“This includes full certification, spectrographic verification, full certification of welds and extensive weld procedure approvals at all times.”



European Heathyards have close to 50 years experience in the design and manufacture of bespoke pressure vessels to suit a variety of industry sectors. These include onshore and offshore applications across Nuclear, Water, Oil and Gas and the petrochemical industry.

European Heathyards provide tube manipulation, fabrication and high integrity welding to a wide variety of industries. Their customer base includes global leaders in the nuclear, power generation, petrochemical, nuclear, environmental, water and offshore sectors and their capabilities include a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes within a purpose built 110,000 sq ft combined workshop and storage facility.

All their work is carried out in accordance with ISO 9001:2008 to ensures control and traceability from receipt of order through to final release for dispatch.

About European Heathyards

European Heathyards are industry leaders in tube manipulation, fabrication and high integrity welding and are widely regarded as one of the UK’s most trusted fabricators of tube, pressure vessel and section structures.

A comprehensive array of accreditations means pressure vessels, vacuum tanks and mixing pans can be designed and manufactured from a wide range of materials. Our manufacturing capabilities include an array of engineering services in a purpose built 110,000 sq ft combined workshop and storage facility with a lifting capacity of 100 tonnes.


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