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Pressure vessels are closed containers designed to hold either gases or liquids at pressures higher or lower than ambient air pressure, known as the Design Pressure, and at a specific temperature, known as the Design TemperaturePoorly designed vessels result in significant safety hazards. The design and certification of pressure vessels is governed by design codes like the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code in north America, the Pressure Equipment Directive in the European Union (PED / CE), and the BSA B51 code in Canada (CRN).

We can also provide Finite Element Analysis (FEA) for pressure vessels that do not fall under standard ASME rules.

At BEPeterson, we have the engineering and fabrication staff to meet each of these standards. We also can provide design for non-code vessels and tanks.

Pressure Vessels Designed to Code

We design pressure vessels to Section VIII standards. This means the design, fabrication, inspection and certification of pressure vessels that operate at internal or external pressures exceeding 15 psig.

Our engineering and design services are done in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and ASME requirements. Our system of engineering reviews and customer approvals means that both client and code requirements are met.

Designing a Customer’s Vessel

BEPeterson can design your pressure vessel based with a minimum amount of input data. You can use the Vessel Quotation Checklist to complete as much information you have available. Send the Vessel Quotation Checklist to BEPeterson and we will do the rest. BEPeterson will design your pressure vessel to the latest ASME code to ensure the highest manufacturing standards for performance and safety.

Our Design Software

We use COMPRESS® software, the engineering productivity tool that models, calculates and creates reports for ASME pressure vessel design.

We create our fabrication drawings in SolidWorks® 3D Tools, AutoCAD® and AutoCAD Inventor®.

Engineering Capabilities:

Our engineering capabilities include:

  • Pressure vessel design – ASME and non-code
  • Tank design
  • ASME vacuum furnace design
  • Solidworks
  • 3D modeling

Data Files:
We can accept electronic data files in formats:

  • DWG
  • ASCI
  • DXF
  • IGES

When you partner with BEPeterson for all your pressure vessel needs, you partner with the best.

Pressure Vessel Design
Pressure Vessel Design by Using Software

Technical Specifications

  • Chemical & Agricultural
  • Energy / Oil , Gas, Alternative
  • Military / Defense
  • Resins, Polymers, Coatings & Adhesives
  • Water & Chemical Filtration
  • Process Industries
  • Environmental
  • Plastics & Rubber

  • Hydro-test
  • Radiography
  • He Leak Testing
  • PMI (Positive Material Identification)
  • NDE – PT, MT, UT
  • Dimensional – Fero Arm
  • Ferrite Testing
  • Impact Testing

  • ASME Section 8 Div 1
  • U,R,S & UM stamps
  • TUV
  • ISO 9001:2015 certified
  • CE, PED and CRN upon request

  • Carbon& low alloy Steels
  • 300 series & high temp SS
  • Aluminum
  • Nickel alloys – Monel
  • Inconel & Hastelloy
  • 2205 & 2507 Duplex SS
Vessel Thickness :
Up to 3″ Thickness
Vessel Length :
Up to 100′ OAL
Vessel Pressure Range :
Full Vacuum to 6000 PSI
Vessel Diameter :
Up to 13′ Diameter
Overall Vessel Weight :
Up to 40,000 LBS.
Jacketed Vessels :
Dimpled, Half-pipe, Std.