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Special Heat Exchangers

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Thermal Designers

Thermal Design covers an exceptionally wide field, interacting within and across most other physical systems. The effective design of heat transfer equipment starts with a thorough comprehension of host processes and operational objectives. For Dove Thermal Engineering, this is our world. Beyond surface heat transmission and fluid flow regimes, heat & mass transfer mechanisms also pervade direct contact systems such as gas scrubbing & quenching, evaporative cooling, product drying and psychrometric processes. The company was established to address all aspects of thermal process design where heat is a significant parameter. Our expertise covers all types of thermal design: the theoretical tools and practices by which it may be realized, and the practical ability to resolve situations in which the operating mechanisms are either not being understood or have been incorrectly applied. We research, design, investigate, model and create practical solutions in the design of custom thermal equipment.

Special Heat Exchangers and Heat Transfer Equipment

Proprietary heat exchangers fall into two main categories: they are either of shell-and-tube, or plate-on-plate construction. Respectively, these are configured as cylindrical vessels or sets of variously-shaped profiled plates. Process installations, balance-of-plant assemblies and marinized diesel engines might typically incorporate selections from standardized ranges of heat transfer equipment. Gas turbines, automotive vehicles and mass-produced appliances generally require special heat exchangers of compact, lightweight construction designed to meet host equipment configurations. Precision machined castings, laser-cut profiles, low-volume pressings are likely to be mechanical prerequisites, while the thermal process design of special heat exchangers calls for considerable knowledge and experience. In the circumstances, the rote application of commercial software by casual users is to be avoided. As responsible thermal designers, we apply the maths – and practice - of heat transfer & fluid mechanics to all types of thermal equipment design projects. Accurate modelling enables "right first time" results in the design and construction of (for instance) batch and batch-continuous cooling plant and equipment, with accurate prediction of processing times.

Biothermal Energy

We have an involvement with developing biomass conditioning processes, and the design, manufacture and operation of plant to achieve various levels of conversion. Dove Thermal design and build wood waste heating plants, their installed thermal equipment, and associated factory heating installations. We help our clients register with the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), and gain self-supplier status on the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL), then follow-through and support the making of returns under the schemes, and – given they are subject to peremptory audit - ensure that the correct reporting procedures are maintained.

Air Conditioning

Dove Thermal designs and builds ductless air distribution systems for large space airconditioning. Our air handling units feature high by-pass ratios for dedicated peak-lopping climate control systems. Their thermal process design is modelled from data and techniques gathered from over thirty years of air handler and related thermal equipment production. We have developed unique self-jigging fabrication methods for stainless steel AHU construction, exploiting CIM laser profiling to produce precision-built equipment with near off-the-shelf availability.

Engineering Services

Providing forensic and expert witness services draws directly upon our experience as thermal designers and consultants, while our mainstream engineering activities span a broad range of technologies, including airframe and engine systems test rigs, biothermal plant and processes, and NDT methods for structural and systems inspection. We originate equipment and procedures for new product development, process enhancement, and in support of our own professional undertakings.

Links to related main site pages:

Thermal Design

Heat Transfer Design

Biothermal Mass Transfer

Renewable Heating and Micro CHP

Immersion Coolers and Peltier Devices


Dove Thermal Products

Coolant Management Modules; Drying Tunnels
Steam-Heated Calorifiers; Thermal Oil Heaters
Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers; HTF Heaters
Thermal Fluid Heaters; HTF-Heated Calorifiers
Packaged Quench Plants; Air Handling Units
Balance-of-Plant Modules; Cooling Tunnels

Dove Thermal Services

Forensic Engineering; HVRAC Engineering
Consult-Design-Construct Services
Thermal Engineering Consultancy
Process Plant & Process Design
Thermal Fluid Heating Systems
Environmental Systems Design


Dove Thermal Engineering Limited
P.O.Box 5, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire,
ST14 8QX, United Kingdom

Telephone : 01889 569933