Our engineers combine experience from across the industrial market, with material science and accepted engineering practices, to develop innovative solutions for customers. We are not limited to any single supplier’s material options but are able to design solutions utilizing the most appropriate materials for the job. Thorpe’s designs and recommendations are based upon solid engineering principles and real-life findings from our field inspection and maintenance activities.

Capabilities include:

  • Failure analysis
  • Heat transfer calculations for different surface configurations and orientations including for varying hydrogen atmospheres
  • Proprietary thermal software modeling program (radiant and convective heat loss) for cylindrical horizontal shrouded vessels
  • Detailed AUTOCAD engineered construction/installation drawings
  • Complicated brick lining designs
  • Proprietary high temperature testing regime for severe service brick linings
  • Expansion allowances and joint designs
  • Lining stabilization systems
  • Corrosion resistant linings
  • Anchoring systems and layout details
  • Stress calculations
  • Form details
  • Bill of Materials

In support of our non-metallic tank manufacturing, we additionally perform:

  • “Design by Rules” computer analysis
  • Trilam
  • MathCAD
  • Finite Element Modeling
  • ASTM D3299 & D 4097
  • ASME B31.3 for Pipe & Ducting
  • ASME Section V for Acoustic Emissions Testing
  • ASTM D3982 for Ducts & Hoods
  • ASTM E1067 – Acoustic Emission Testing