Glacier Whiteley Read is able to provide a wide-range of services, from design to delivery.

Process Design

Over the course of many years Glacier Whiteley Read has developed close relationships with many of the major process design companies, this enables the team to provide a truly integrated service to clients with the full backing of a process guarantee.

CFD analysis is also available as an option to the Process design service on offer.

Mechanical Design

Glacier’s commitment to design and engineering is demonstrated in the comprehensive suite of design tools that are utilised, these include Finglow, Staad- Pro and Ceasar II, complimented by the latest CAD design software.

Highly-trained and qualified engineers have the knowledge and expertise required to deliver high quality equipment in accordance with numerous international codes and standards, for example:

  • PD5500
  • EN13345
  • ASME B31.3
  • ASME B31.8
  • ASIC

Finite element analysis is also undertaken on components outside the normal code boundaries using ANSYS® and NozzlePro® software. Engineers are fully conversant with industry client codes, such as Shell DEP’s, NORSOK, BP specification. This allows the team to quickly pinpoint the supplementary requirements and form the necessary technical data for design and manufacture.

Inspection NDT

Quality is the key success, utilising our in-house NDT and inspection business, Glacier can provide a range of NDT services in accordance with ASNT for ASME code vessels or PCN for CE marked vessels.

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Fluorescent Particle Inspection (MPI)
  • Ultrasonic Testing (UT)
  • Time of Flight Diffraction (TOFT)
  • Phased Array (UT)
  • X-Ray Radiographic Testing (RT)
  • Gamma Radiographic Testing (RT)
  • Dye Penetrant Inspection (DPI)
  • Positive Material Identification (PMI)
  • Visual Weld Inspection


Based in South Yorkshire, at the heart of the UK’s manufacturing industry, the Glacier Whiteley Read custom built fabrication shop is manned 24/7 by highly skilled tradesman and serviced by two overhead cranes allowing the manufacture of Pressure Vessels, Columns and associated Fabrications of more than 200 tonne.

The facility is suited to fast track projects and features segregated working areas for Stainless/Duplex/Nickel Alloys.


Glacier Whiteley Read fully recognises the importance of this final piece of the jigsaw and its timely delivery, with a full time document control team, clients can be assured that Data dossiers will be delivered on time and in full.

Glacier Whiteley Read Pressure Vessels
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