Our in-house Engineering Department designs and provides engineering support to manufacturing and field operations.

The Engineering Department designs equipment in accordance with relevant codes and standards using latest software and in-house calculation templates developed over years of effort. Our personnel are an efficient mix of qualified, experienced and young engineers which form a unique arm of institutional knowledge. The department carries out stamped calculations of pressure vessels in accordance with ASME Section VIII Div. 1 Code and employs full-time licensed professional engineers for this purpose. We also calculate tanks using years of experience to ensure safe and cost effective design solutions meeting codes and standards, and customers’ stringent specifications. Our experience covers vessels ranging in diameter up to 18 feet, with lengths exceeding 65 feet, using mainly stainless steels and at times, other high alloys.

Highland’s Engineering extends to piping design of sanitary, ASME BPE, high purity and other piping in accordance with ASME B31.3 & ASME B31.1. Piping and skid design is carried out utilizing Solidworks routing module.

Highland routinely carries out chemical process, thermal and fluid dynamic design of mixing and heating equipment using tried and tested calculation methods developed over the years. Highland Equipment has designed many mixers and agitators to be used for a large range of sizes from 10 liters (2.5 US gallons) to over 40,000 liters (11,000 US gallons). The vast array of mixer types designed by Highland, include (but are not limited to) anchors, scrapers, pitched blade turbines, hydrofoils, sweepers, helical, paddles, etc. Where Highland finds it more cost effective, it will utilize third party specialist mixer manufacturers while providing critical input itself to achieve an optimum design for customer’s requirements. Almost any mixer type can be named and Highland would have certainly equipped its tanks successfully with it in the past – top entry, bottom entry, side entry, high shear, aerators, deaerators, blenders, dispensers, magnetic drive, high speed, low speed, horizontal, vertical – the list is unending.

Cutting edge software used by Highland’s engineering include Advanced Pressure Vessel by CEI (specialized pressure vessel design software), Solidworks Premium (3D CAD and FEA simulation), Autocad (for 2D drafting and P&ID), Mathcad (for in-house custom calculations) along with internally developed calculation spreadsheets.

Finite Element Analysis (FEA) is also carried out quite frequently, whenever required.

Highland can arrange stamped design of small to medium sized stainless steel structures through external engineering expertise.

Highland employs a competent engineering department equipped with the latest software, engineering codes and standards, technical books and papers in order to deliver highly efficient designs to complex requirements for your benefit – our valued customer.

Benefits of Working with Highland Equipment

We offer our customers a full range of support throughout design, fabrication, and installation. The Highland team is equipped and eager to support you through these processes. Our products and services have been used successfully by many major manufacturers and companies.

There are numerous benefits to partnering with Highland Equipment for your design and manufacturing needs. Our stringent quality control processes guarantee that every aspect of our process is in line with client expectations and regulations such as:

  • CSA-B51 Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Pressure Piping Code
  • ASME BPV Code Section VIII Division 1
  • ASME B31.1 Power Piping Code
  • ASME B31.3 Process Piping Code

Highland is also a Qualified Member of the following Contractor Management and Quality Assurance Systems:

  • ISNetworld (Member since September 6, 2013)
  • Cognibox (Member since November 12, 2014)
  • Avetta, formerly PICS (Member since May 8, 2015)
  • ContractorCheck (Member since February 3, 2016)
  • Browz (Member since March 15, 2017)

No matter your project size or specifications, we’re committed to creating innovative and forward-thinking solutions that drive your bottom line and keep your business on the map. We can help you with:

  • Membrane Filtration Systems
  • Heating/Cooling Systems
  • CIP Systems
  • Receiving/Distribution
  • HTST/UHT Systems
  • Brine Systems
  • Mix/Blend Systems
  • Project Development
  • Project Concept
  • Block Diagrams
  • Facility Layout
  • AutoCAD Services (P&ID, Isometric Piping Layouts, Equipment Layout)

Interested in learning more about working with Highland Equipment? Please contact us with questions or to obtain a quote for your project.