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International Pressure Vessel Manufacturing

In the field of pressure vessel manufacturing, LBBC Beechwood stands out as a global leader, with our products utilised across numerous industries worldwide. From oil and gas processing to rubber, timber, food, chemicals, investment castings, and carbon fibre production, our pressure vessels meet a diverse array of needs.

Our dedicated workshops are capable of producing carbon steel vessels up to 5 metres in diameter and weighing up to 20 tonnes, alongside stainless steel vessels up to 2 metres in diameter and 5 tonnes, ensuring we cater to a wide range of specifications and requirements.

Manufacturing Pressure Vessels

Fully Certified Pressure Vessels

In our commitment to excellence in pressure vessel manufacturing, LBBC Beechwood ensures that all vessels meet stringent international certification standards. Our products can be certified to comply with European (PED 2014/68/EU), American (ASME U Stamp), or Chinese (AQSIQ M Stamp) regulations, and are manufactured in alignment with classification society rules.

Our design process primarily adheres to the ASME B&PV code or PD 5500, enabling us to also provide vessels with full UKCA and CE manufacturing certification. The workshops at LBBC Beechwood are equipped with an extensive array of cutting, rolling, and welding equipment, underlining our capability to produce vessels of the highest quality and compliance.

Carbon Steel Facility

  • 940 m² workshop

  • 8 fabrication booths

  • 5t, 10t and 20t overhead cranes

Stainless Steel Facility

  • 320 m² workshop
  • 5 fabrication booths
  • 5t overhead crane

Frequently Asked Questions

Pressure Vessel Manufacturing

  • How is a pressure vessel manufactured?

    The manufacturing of a pressure vessel at LBBC Beechwood is a meticulous process that involves multiple stages to ensure safety, quality, and compliance with international standards. We begin with the selection of high-grade materials. The construction process includes advanced techniques such as brazing, welding, and forging, ensuring that every vessel meets our rigorous standards for safety and performance.

  • What are the steps for manufacturing a pressure vessel?

    At LBBC Beechwood, the manufacturing of a pressure vessel is executed with precision, adhering to stringent safety and quality standards. Our process begins with the careful selection of premium materials, ensuring the foundation of each vessel is robust and durable. 

    The manufacturing journey encompasses several key steps, starting with the preparation of raw materials, which are meticulously selected to match the vessel’s specific requirements. This is followed by scribing, where dimensions are precisely marked on the materials to guide subsequent cutting of the sheet metal. The forming process then shapes these materials into the necessary parts for the vessel, which are joined together through expert welding. To guarantee the integrity and strength of these joins, we conduct Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), a crucial step in our quality control process.

    Further quality assurance is provided through rigorous inspections, ensuring every aspect of the vessel meets our exacting standards. Surface treatment and coating are applied to enhance the vessel’s durability and resistance to corrosion. Once all components are assembled, the vessel undergoes testing and certification to verify its compliance with all relevant standards. Documentation is meticulously prepared to ensure full compliance with regulations, culminating in the vessel’s delivery and installation at its destination.

    Our commitment to excellence is evident in every stage of the manufacturing process, from the initial selection of materials to the final delivery and installation of the pressure vessel. Safety is a paramount concern, reflected in our adherence to quality control measures and the thorough testing each vessel undergoes. Visual aids, including photographs and videos from the manufacturing phase, underscore our dedication to safety and craftsmanship, ensuring that LBBC Beechwood remains at the forefront of pressure vessel manufacturing.

  • What Material is a Pressure Vessel made out of?

    Pressure vessels are predominantly constructed from steel, a material chosen for its durability and strength, which are critical in handling the high-pressure conditions these vessels operate under. The process of creating a cylindrical or spherical pressure vessel involves the welding together of rolled and, in some cases, forged parts. This method allows for the formation of the desired shapes and sizes to meet specific requirements.

    However, the mechanical properties of steel, which are enhanced through rolling or forging to increase its resilience and ability to withstand pressure, can be negatively impacted by the heat introduced during the welding process. This potential alteration in properties necessitates the implementation of special precautions during manufacturing. These measures ensure that the integrity and performance characteristics of the steel are preserved, maintaining the vessel’s safety and functionality over its operational life. Such precautions may include the use of specific welding techniques, post-weld heat treatments, and rigorous testing protocols to verify that the material retains its desired mechanical properties and the vessel remains safe for use.

Pressure Vessel Design

  • What’s the most common design of Pressure Vessel?

    The most common design of a pressure vessel is the cylindrical shape with end caps known as heads (read more about the history on Wikipedia). This configuration leverages the inherent strength and simplicity of the cylinder, making it an ideal choice for withstanding high pressures. While pressure vessels can theoretically be crafted into almost any shape, those constructed from sections of spheres, cylinders, and cones are predominantly used due to their efficiency and effectiveness. Among these, a cylindrical body is frequently chosen for its ability to evenly distribute stress. The heads of these vessels are typically designed to be either hemispherical or dished (torispherical), with each shape offering its own advantages in terms of pressure distribution and structural integrity. This combination of a cylindrical body and specially designed heads makes for a robust, reliable pressure vessel capable of serving a wide range of industrial applications.

Orders & Shipping

  • Do you ship internationally?

    Absolutely, we do ship all our pressure vessels internationally. LBBC Beechwood is equipped to meet global demand, ensuring that our high-quality pressure vessels can be delivered to any location worldwide. Our dedicated logistics team manages all aspects of international shipping, from compliance with export regulations to securing the necessary documentation and arranging transport. We are committed to providing seamless and efficient delivery services to our international clients, ensuring that your pressure vessel reaches you safely and on time, regardless of your geographical location.

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