Thomas Engineering Company

Mechanical Engineering Services

We use COMPRESS ASME VIII pressure vessel software.

TEC employs mechanical engineers to solve problems for our clients in many areas within the industrial market. We have state of the art computer software and skilled technicians trained in 3D modeling and analysis. At TEC, we currently use Codeware COMPRESS for pressure vessels and heat exchangers and SST Caepipe for piping analysis.


Design Code Experience
  • ASME Section VIII Div 1
  • ASME Section VIII Div 2
  • National Board Inspection Code (NBIC)
  • API 510
  • Tube Exchanger Manufacturers Association (TEMA)

ASME Design                              
  • Pressure Vessel Design and Re-Rate
  • Heat Exchanger
  • Nozzle Stress Analysis
  • Nozzle Attachment Calculations
  • Platform and Ladder Design
  • Wind and Seismic Design

Finite Element Analysis  

  • Saddles                 
  • Skirts
  • Support Lugs
  • Lifting Lugs
  • Pipe Supports
  • Ladder and Platform Clips
  • Nozzle Load Generation
  • Determination of Maximum Allowable Nozzle Loads
  • Nozzle Stiffness and Flexibility Calculations

Piping Design and Analysis

  • ASME B31 Code Design and Analysis
  • Single Phase Flow and Head Loss Calculations
  • Modeling and Selection of Bellows and Flexible Joints
  • Preparation of Piping, Insulation and Heat Tracing Specifications
  • Sizing and Selection of Pumps, Compressors, Blowers, and Other Equipment Items
  • Sizing and Selection of Spring Supports
  • Design of Heat Tracing and Heating Coil Applications

Additional Capabilities

  • API 579 Fitness for Service Analysis
  • Analysis for High Temperature Service and Fatigue
  • Flaw and Crack Growth Analysis
  • Remaining Life Calculations