Charles Thompson Ltd (CTL), an established process plant equipment engineering company, specialises in the mechanical design and manufacture of bespoke equipment for the pharmaceutical, hydrocarbon and process industries. Capable of working to highest international benchmarks for excellence and health & safety, including ASME, EN, PD, TEMA and ANSI, plus ISO 9001, ASME U, U2, Achilles and First Point Assessment.

Pressure Vessels
Charles Thompson has the capability to manufacture pressure vessels up to 38m long, up to 6m wide and weighing up to 120 tonnes (see complete specification below).
Our pressure vessel division (which incorporates our heat exchange division), with more than 1,500 years of combined experience, is housed in a 51,000-square foot facility, operating on two three-acre sites.

Tanks Mechanically Designed
Charles Thompson's workshops are fully equipped with a comprehensive range of modern equipment and machinery, enabling us to fulfil all tasks associated with the manufacture or repair of pressure vessels, tanks and also heat exchangers.

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Pressure Vessel Manufacturer
Charles Thompson pressure vessels can be made from a range of different materials and built to a maximum of:

  • 6,000mm diameter
  • 38m length
  • 160mm thickness
  • 120 tonne weight

Maximum column specifications:

  • 3000mm diameter
  • 45m length
  • 100mm thickness
  • 120 tonne weigh

Materials, Methods and Technologies
Charles Thompson has particular experience in corrosion resistant metals and alloy fabrication; we also boast one of the UK’s largest purpose-built clean rooms. In addition, our process plant equipment team is highly skilled in cladding methods and technologies, offering high pressure and sour service applications; plus vast experience in the mechanical design of coil type and shell & tube heat exchangers for optimum use in even the most demanding environments.

  • Carbon Steels (including high strength, SSC and HIC resistant material grades)
  • Stainless Steels and Super Austenitic (304, 310, 316, 317, 321, 347, 904, 6Mo, NAG and high temperature grades)
  • Duplex Stainless Steels (Duplex UNS S31803) Sandvik 2205.
  • Super Duplex (UNS S32750/32760) Sandvik 2507, Zeron 100 grades
  • Nickel Alloys (alloys C22, C276, Hastelloy C2000, 28, 200, 201, 400, 600, 601, 625, 800, 825 and high temperature grades)

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