About KW Designed Solutions Ltd

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We’re a well-established, experienced company, designing, manufacturing and installing high pressure testing systems, high pressure hyperbaric pressure testing vessels, high pressure and temperature autoclaves with fully automated programmable control systems. Including all the supportive pressure testing ancillary equipment, after sales support and services. All of the essentials with providing our customers with safe, reliable, cost-effective high pressure test systems for a variety of applications, advanced high pressure subsea equipment and materials technology testing. Proud to be Global Underwater Hub’s (formally Subsea UK) Best Small Business Award winner 2020!

KW Group - Excellence in High Pressure Engineering

Established in 2004, we work closely supporting and providing high pressure testing systems for industry and research facilities across many markets. These include energy, subsea engineering, materials testing, academic research, nuclear, automotive and oceanographic scientific sectors. Combining an experienced highly-skilled team with cutting-edge design and manufacturing capabilities along with excellent service.

KW Designed Solutions is part of the KW Group, which also incorporates KW Pressure Testing which is our purpose-built environmental testing facility. Safely and accurately test products and components with our experienced test engineers. For more information and availability please visit: www.kwpressuretesting.co.uk or email sales@kwpressuretesting.co.uk

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High Pressure Testing System Design

High Pressure Testing System Design and Analysis (Finite Element Analysis)

All of our high pressure testing systems, high pressure testing vessels and automated pressure and temperature control systems are designed in-house at our UK headquarters, by qualified experienced engineering designers and controls engineers, using the latest design and analysis tools.

We provide unique high pressure solutions to our customers’ individual specifications; whilst ensuring compliance with all the current relevant pressure vessel design codes, international standards and directives.

UK Legislation

PESR 2016 – Pressure Equipment Safety Regulations
PSSR 2000 – Pressure System Safety Regulations Equipment

EU Directives

2014/68/EU – Pressure Equipment Directive
IEC 61508 – Functional Safety Standard
IECEx – Certification of Equipment for use in Explosive Atmospheres

Pressure Vessel Design Codes

PD 5500 – Specification for Unfired, Fusion Welded Pressure Vessels
EN 13445 – Unfired Pressure Vessels
ASME BPVC Section VIII – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

Pressure Vessel Design Codes - ASME U2 and U3 Stamp
ASME U2 and U3 Certified

ASME Certified Company

The Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) is provided by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

The section of the ASME BPVC that governs most code pressure vessels is ASME Section VIII – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels.

Within the ASME Section VIII, there are three divisions: 1, 2 and 3.

KW Designed Solutions Ltd is just one of six Section VIII Division 2, U2 – Pressure Vessel (Alternative Rules for Pressure Vessels) companies and the only Section VIII Division 3, U3 High Pressure Vessel companies in the United Kingdom, with only 46 in the world.

The ASME Single Certification Mark is an indication of a commitment to safety and quality. Any pressure vessel stamped with the mark will have been built strictly in accordance with the provisions of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.

The mark is recognition that our certified quality assurance program for the U2 and U3 Pressure Vessels has followed all aspects of the applicable ASME Code or Standard and met the rigorous requirements of ASME’s Conformity Assessment Certification program.

ASME BPVC Section VIII – Rules for Construction of Pressure Vessels

Division 2 – Alternative Rules
Division 3 – Alternative Rules for Construction of High Pressure Vessels

ASME BPVC ‘U2’ Pressure Vessels – Certificate #60068
ASME BPVC ‘U3’ High Pressure Vessels – Certificate #60069

High Pressure Testing Systems Manufactured, Assembled and Tested

Our highly skilled team of fully certified mechanical, electrical and controls engineers manufacture, assemble and test our high pressure testing systems in our purpose-built facility in Chorley, Lancashire, England.

They possess a wide range of experience and specialist skills, use advanced production and project management systems and have access to the most up-to-date tooling available.

High Pressure Testing System Manufacture, Assembly and Testing
High Pressure Testing System Installation and Commissioning

High Pressure Testing Systems Installed and Commissioned with Basic and Advanced Operator Training

We manage all processes and safety requirements involved with the installation of our high pressure testing equipment; using specialist machine moving sub-contractors for the positioning and siting of heavier equipment.

Once in-situ, our highly-skilled and reputable engineers will fully complete the installation project; conducting a final Site Acceptance Test (SAT), before the project is signed off by the customer.

Our High Pressure Testing Systems
are Used Throughout the World

Global Underwater Hub Member
KWDS About Us - Quality and Accreditations - Subsea UK Award 2020
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