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THERMAL DESIGN


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Shell-and-Tube Heat Exchangers
Thermal Plant & Equipment
Heat Transfer Equipment
Special Heat Exchangers



Dove Thermal Engineering provides consult-design-construct services and forensic support in energy-related topics.



Thermal Design

Thermal Design concerns itself with the flow of heat within-and-between solids, liquids and gases, and its transmutation with other forms of energy. Thermal effects and operations may take place on minute and massive scales, and in subminiature and enormous systems. The mechanisms of conduction, convection and radiation pervade heat transmission, combustion, and thermodynamic cycles, while heat & mass transfer deals with transport mechanisms underlying multi-phase processes.


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Heat & mass transfer takes place in chemical reactions and combustion processes, gas scrubbing and quenching operations, and in psychrometric systems such as evaporative cooling and product drying. Dove Thermal Engineering was established in 1998 to address all aspects of thermal process engineering, and incorporates our previous consultancy of Dove Associates. We research, design, investigate, model and create practical solutions in the design of custom thermal equipment.


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We have designed, built and advised upon many categories of thermal equipment and applications:

Heat Exchangers & calandria for single and multiphase operations, including shell & tube, plate, and extended surface types.
Embodied applications include chemical plant and processes, HVRAC equipment, and power generation.
Gas-fired process heaters, thermal oxidizers, and most types of heating & power boilers.
Combustion processes and equipment.


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The Design Process

George Polya’s heuristics (How to Solve It – A New Aspect of Mathematical Method, 1945) mapped a stepwise approach to problem-solving that corresponds with the process of questioning and discovery embedded in the Design Method. On the other hand, Scientific Method deals in facts and how to use them.

Iteration of physical data and design ideas - and a pragmatic review of its effectiveness - characterizes the Engineering Design Process, in which analogies and iterations are the lemmas and catalysts signposting design solutions. The fundamentals of thermal design are embedded with those of fluid mechanics, and raise similar issues of development and test.

The Thermal Engineering Method is a coincidence of art and science, realizing practical configurations from empirical data and theoretical concepts. Thermal Design covers an exceptionally wide field, interacting within and across most other physical systems. The effective thermal engineering design of heat transfer equipment starts with a thorough comprehension of host processes and operational objectives.

Links to related pages:

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 Calandria
Packaged Quench Plants; Air Handling Units
Balance-of-Plant Modules; Cooling Tunnels
Packaged Plant Skid Mounts

Dove Thermal Services

Forensic Engineering; HVRAC Engineering
Thermal Design & Product Development
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, ST14 8QX

Telephone: 01889 569933