off-site production assembly

Plant Engineering Management

Practical Design

Dove Thermal is concerned with the processes necessary for effective and efficient conversion of feedstocks and work in progress, and the handling and storage of finished goods. We have over 30 years’ experience of product innovation and process plant design programmes. These combine mathematical, engineering design and scientific methods in providing the most effective and appropriate bases on which to centre estimating, feasibility and engineering design stages, through to realisation and commissioning. We believe that the best process designs have least need for automated control devices, so that a well-bred system reacts organically to imposed loading. While the maths and physics behind an operation might call for some effort, efficient plant design should be elegant in the simplicity of its behaviour and construction. They are all prerequisites for the satisfactory undertaking of a production stage or manufacturing process, expressed in terms of quality, throughput and operational economy.


The photograph shows the trial erection of a pair of polymer deposition plants at a Manchester assembly facility. After pressure and temperature testing followed by process validation, the assemblies were stripped-down then shipped to Luxembourg - where they were installed and commissioned for a customer in Switzerland. For that project, we integrated our process plant design and construction activities with resident teams from the United States, Europe and the UK. Our thermal process plant design consult construct capabilites supplement client resources to assure successful completion of stand-alone or integrated corporate developments. Plant documentation includes O&M Manuals, As-Built drawings, 3d stress isometrics and other technical support services that might otherwise be a drag on completion times. See our Gallery Page for more results of Dove Thermal process plant design and teamwork.

Project Engineering

Our design-consult-construct activities span environmental, chemical and mechanical frameworks, ensuring innovation and support across the whole breadth of a project's make-up. They provide the most effective and appropriate bases on which to centre estimating, feasibility and engineering design stages, through to realisation and commissioning. On-site, hands-on management support from Dove Thermal Engineering ensures accurate placement of project-critical resources. We will help plan, organise, source and manage your personnel & materials needs within a framework appropriate to your way of working. We can help move-along lagging programmes, and undertake all necessary on- and off-site operations for thermal process plant design, plant refurbishment, dismantling and relocation, start-up and shut-down, and decommissioning or recommissioning projects.

Custom Equipment

Dove Thermal Engineering has a strong background in the design of products, plant, processes and equipment, for which many had no paradigm, and were originated from first principles either against a Needs Assessment or compiled Terms of Reference. Equally, we design and build custom autoclaves, special purpose chillers, dedicated process control equipment and other process-specific plant and machinery to satisfy client applications or to meet our own installation requirements. We aim always to maintain the “Consistent High Standards of Project Management and Design Capability” for which we received an award as the DTI’s long-term technical designers of thermally-related products, systems and plant design.

Process plant project examples:

Carbonization Plant for Villa Drinks

AdBlue production plant for Banner Chemicals

Gran House sugar refining plant for Tate & Lyle

Gas-fired Baking Tunnel Ovens for Spooner- Vicars

Transformer Oil Recovery Process for Grosvenor Oils

Cryogenic beverage production stage for Kraft Foods

Flat Bed Thermo-bonding plant for Millenium Mats Inc

Mineral milling and blending plant for Via Gellia Colours

Continuous casting process for British Alcan Aluminium

Offshore pipeline drying process for Chorley Engineering

Calendering services plant and equipment for IAC Group

Design-Consult-Construct projects for Northern Foods et al.

Dove Thermal Engineering Limited, Uttoxeter, ST14 8QX

Telephone: 01889 569933