Pompidou Centre


Pipe Stress Isometric Analysis; Pipework Design Services; Pipework Troubleshooting
Structural Pipework Fabrications; Coded Pipefitter-Welder Services
Pressurisation Units and Pumped Systems; Pump Control Panels

Extent of Supply

Dove Thermal supplies turn-key pipework schemes for industrial, commercial and marine installation. All ratings and sizes of pipe are handled in any material, including the full range of ANSI Schedules, non-ferrous tube, and site-welded thermoplastic pipework systems for gas, water and drainage - with ditching, ducting or support steelwork as necessary. Heavy grades are either prefabricated in our works or fitted on-site, according to local conditions and planning requirements. We provide design, stresswork, certification and engineering, and same-day Emergency Call-Out.

After schematic design, an installation is laid-out as a solid 3D isometric, which may then be marked-up for stresswork computation and confirmation of line component specifications according to process conditions or site circumstances. In this case, they are marked-up with accommodations for temperatures, masses, forces and movements to enable calculation and pre-stressing of supports. General Arrangements are made for each pipe section, enabling off-site prefabrication and trial set-up, or making-up on site as appropriate. Pressures and flows are spreadsheeted for rating line fittings and equipment, and designs vetted for defects such as air-lock, hammer and stress concentration.

Pipework projects are developed using AutoCAD-MathCAD integration software. Pressure vessels, tanks and special equipment are designed and fabricated in-house. Installations are complete with electrical panels, structural steels, insulation and cleading.

Capacity and Workscope - Typical completions in this sector:

Factory services & plant installation for J.I.Case, BXL Plastics, Manchester Steels et al.
Gas turbine test plant & site services for GEC Turbine Generators
Tube extrusion mill cooling services for British Alcan Tubes
Boilerhouse and process plant for Eversmart Express
Biomass heating plant for J.C.Walwyn Limited
Hydraulic test facility systems for Edbro plc
Ice-making factory for Ice & Easy