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Engineering Design, New Product Development
Expert Witness, Forensic Engineering Services

Dove Thermal Engineering provides consult-design-construct services and forensic support in energy-related topics.

Plant & Equipment

Dove Thermal specialize in the design and production of thermal plant, processes and machinery, and serve as consulting engineer for new & existing works. Where necessary, we can help in drawing-up the Terms of Reference framework for a prospective project, supported by a Gantt-charted project management plan setting out agreed objectives and timescales. Our competence in providing engineering design services at all levels of industry and commerce guarantees the knowledge and integrity expected of established professionals in this field.

Factory Services

Having undertaken over fifty factory services projects as thermal engineering consultants and main contractors - and delivered a similar number of technical product designs for clients throughout the U.K. - Dove Thermal has the necessary experience and capability to listen, help and advise on problems in manufacturing and product engineering processes. We have been engaged as heating consultant and cooling experts across all aspects of HVRAC applications, combustion, heat transmission and fluid systems. We designed thermal oxidizer and recuperator stages for Stein-Atkinson-Stordy, pipeline drying plant for Chorley Engineering, and reverse-flame heating stages for the Spooner-Vicars (Sasib) range of JetMass tunnel ovens (below)

Spooner Spooner Installation

Air Movement Systems

Our experience in fan engineering and industrial aerodynamics includes aircraft undercarriage and wind tunnel design, locomotive and DMU development, and road vehicle systems engineering. It covers a broad span of aerospace testing and development applications, maritime and environmental issues, together with large- space climate control installations.

Biothermal Plant & Equipment

Dove Thermal is developing autoclaving techniques for the steam and dry gas explosion of ligneous and herbaceous material, and have originated process support equipment for biomass drying, syngas processing and hydrolization. Our high speed thermodynamic valves for accelerated steam explosion and blow-off have radically improved food processing techniques. We have designed and built several wood waste heating plants, and undertake commissions as heating experts for new project development. Upon completion, we help our clients to register with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) and gain self-supplier status on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL).

Vikoma Vikoma Pontoon

Environmental Engineering

Dove Thermal innovations in noise and vibration control include the reactive mass balancing of rotating machinery, control of machine noise and vibration, and architectural acoustic doors tuned to attenuate specific sound frequencies. We also undertake - and resolve issues arising from - Plant Noise Surveys, Environmental Noise Measurement programmes, and represent client companies involved in planning reviews and public enquiries. Our environmental engineering activities include consult-design-construct projects for controlling boiler stack emissions, dyehouse effluent treatment and oil lake recovery equipment (above)

Our Credentials

With over 30 years’ experience as thermal consultants, we provide resources corresponding with those formerly available through the DTI's Manufacturing and Design Advisory Services operated by the Production Engineering Research Association (PERA) and the Design Council respectively. We received a Design Council award for “Consistent High Standards of Project Management and Design Capability” as its long-term provider of engineering design services for thermally-related products, plant and systems.

Design & stresswork for polymer conversion plant running Dowtherm A at 360 deg.C, 6 bar(a)
Prototyping and development of solid state dynamic balancing system for large Rotary Dyers
200 kW gas-fired liquid phase plant, running Therminol 66 to 340 deg.C at normal pressure
260 kW MDF waste fired heating plant with waste material storage and handling equipment
85 kW base load chiller plant, with process management augmenter set
Factory fit-out and services for production of 14.4 tonne/day cube ice
Thermal design consultants to Tate & Lyle Sugars’ Silvertown Refinery
Steam turbine and equipment for National Maritime College, Cork RoI
Air Rings for blown film extrusion (demonstrated at Interplas)
Variable Concentration Batch Heating for Ad-Blue production
Warehouse air conditioning plant, rated 575 kW at 7 deg.C
Process plant design of packaged polymer quench plant
New-build Boiler Plant Rectification
Biomass boiler plant consultancy
Rotary sample dyeing machine
Dyeworks process plant design

Links to related pages:

Pipework Design and Pipefitting Services

Consulting Project Engineers

Environmental Systems

Works Engineering

Ventilation Plant

Dove Thermal Products

Coolant Management Modules; Drying Tunnels
Steam-Heated Calorifiers; Thermal Oil Heaters
Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers; HTF Heaters
Thermal Fluid Heaters; HTF-Heated Calandria
Packaged Quench Plants; Air Handling Units
Balance-of-Plant Modules; Cooling Tunnels
Packaged Plant Skid Mounts

Dove Thermal Services

Forensic Engineering; HVRAC Engineering
Thermal Design & Product Development
Consult-Design-Construct Services
Thermal Engineering Consultancy
Process Plant & Process Design
Thermal Fluid Heating Systems
Environmental Systems Design

Dove Thermal Engineering Limited, P.O.Box 5, Uttoxeter, ST14 8QX

Telephone: 01889 569933