Pressure Vessels


A vessel is a container (sometimes referred to as tank) that is designed to hold liquids or gasses. The difference between a normal vessel and a pressure vessel is that a pressure vessel is designed to hold liquids or gasses under pressure different from the environmental pressure. Pressure vessels need to meet several design criteria as laid down in different codes and standards to guarantee their integrity under operating conditions.

(Pressure) vessels are used in a variety of applications such as mining operations, oil refineries, (petro)chemical plants, nuclear reactor vessels, submarine and space ship habitats and the private sector. Examples are industrial compressed air receivers, liquid storage tanks, recompression chambers, distillation towers, pressure reactors, autoclaves, pneumatic/hydraulic reservoirs under pressure and storage vessels for liquefied gases such as ammonia, chlorine and LPG (propane, butane).

It is possible to deliver (pressure) vessels in a wide range of shapes and designs. Oostendorp is familiar with and experienced in all relevant design codes and a wide range of materials. See certificates for more information or feel free to call us for more details.