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CALGAVIN shortlisted for the Energy Industry Council awards

We have been shortlisted in the Exports and Collaboration categories for the 2020 awards

Kulwinder Bradford joins the Sales & Marketing team

Kul joins the Sales & Marketing team on a part time contract basis

How can we increase plant productivity and reduce energy?

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems
  • Heat Exchanger Problems

How can we increase plant productivity and reduce energy with minimal plant adaptations?

CALGAVIN announces two new appointments in Sales & Marketing

Tom Higley and Alex Codreanu have been appointed to two new positions in the Sales & Marketing Team

Case Study: hiTRAN® Installed into Feed/Effluent Exchangers

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems
  • Heat Exchanger Problems

hiTRAN® Successfully Installed into Feed/Effluent Exchangers at Lukoil Refinery in Volgograd

CALGAVIN Manufacturing Safely back to Full Capacity

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

We at CALGAVIN are now back in full production in manufacturing

CALGAVIN Launches new Website

The new website includes details of product applications across multiple Industries, Engineering Services and the Products & Software we offer

CALGAVIN MD Martin Gough appears in Leaders Council podcast

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

Martin Gough from CALGAVIN® was invited onto an episode of the leadership podcast, which also included an interview with Sir Geoff Hurst.

Looking Forward to BBTC Conference in Bahrain

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

The Bottom of the Barrel Conference & Exhibition, in Bahrain, is taking place on 10-11th October, and is an excellent opportunity to meet the CALGAVIN team.

UK Heat Transfer Society - President's Lecture

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

CALGAVIN's Managing Director Martin Gough will be celebrating 40 years in the area of enhanced heat transfer, when he gives the UK Heat Transfer Societies President's lecture.

MD Martin Gough in the News

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

Our CALGAVIN MD Mr Martin Gough is seen as an authoritative source about heat transfer enhancement, and so presents at key industry events globally.

CALGAVIN Looking forward to GRPC 2019 in India

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

The next edition of the GRPC in 2019 will be taking place in New Delhi, India during July 2019.

CALGAVIN Presents at IChemE Midlands meeting in Birmingham

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

CALGAVIN’s Managing Director Martin Gough was happy to accept the invitation to speak at a meeting of the IChemE Midlands branch

Use of hiTRAN.SP Plugin with Aspentech EDR V11.0

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

In 2019, Aspentech released Aspen Exchanger Design & Rating v11.0 which is a 64bit only version. This means that the hiTRAN.SP Plugin is not compatible

Martin Gough becomes President at 55th Heat Transfer Society

The 55th UK Heat Transfer Society dinner took place in London, and CALGAVIN took a table at the event, where MD Martin Gough became President.

Case Study: Advanced software tools to capture heat exchange

Our Thermal Process Engineer, Nathan Hill, has produced a very interesting case study

Heat Exchange Engineering Conference 2019 a Success

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

CALGAVIN exhibited and gave presentations at the HEE Europe 2019 Conference which took place at the end of February in Prague, Czech Republic.

Looking Forward to Heat Exchanging Europe 2019

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

CALGAVIN are proud to be Gold sponsors and supporters of Heat Exchange Engineering (HEE) 2019 in Prague, Czech Republic.

Prof. Geoff Hewitt RIP

Prof. Geoff Hewitt passed away on Friday 18th January, aged 85.

CALGAVIN Achieves ISO9001:2015 standard

CALGAVIN has upgraded to the new ISO9001:2015 standard, which it completed and was certified for the new standard

ADIPEC 2018 a Roaring Success

CALGAVIN had a highly successful second ADIPEC located in Abu Dhabi during November 2018, based on the Arab Development stand.

Obituary: Dr. T. Reg Bott

We are sad to inform that Dr. T. Reg Bott passed away last week aged 91.

Ready to Exhibit at ADIPEC 2018

ADIPEC is one of the world’s most influential events for the oil and gas industry, which CALGAVIN will be attending.

How we Use CFD for Design Efficiency

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

At CALGAVIN we have continued our product development into new types of heat transfer enhancement using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD).

CALGAVIN Escape from Cyber Q Rooms in Worcester

Team building exercise for the CALGAVIN staff from manufacturing, R&D, sales & marketing, engineering and HR & Finance

ACHEMA 2018 a Great Success

The latest edition of the ACHEMA Exhibition and Congress took place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in mid June 2018, organised by DECHEMA.

CALGAVIN Primed for ACHEMA 2018

ACHEMA 2018 : On 11 June 2018, the doors of the exhibition and presentation halls will open and CALGAVIN welcomes you to visit our stand in Hall 4.0 Stand J45.

Well Received Presentation at Indian Institute of Chem Eng

The Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Vadodara Chapter invited our India CALGAVIN Technical Representative, Ashwin Chandarana, to present a paper on “Heat Transfer Enhancement by Tube Inserts”.

Enjoyable 54th Heat Transfer Society Dinner in London

The 54th UK Heat Transfer Society dinner took place in the Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 23rd March, and CALGAVIN took a table at the event as usual.

CALGAVIN Video Studio ready for first event!

To improve the attendee experience for the latest series of webinar's on heat transfer and design subjects, CALGAVIN has invested in technologies to allow live interactive sessions to be streamed to registered delegates

CALGAVIN in the Press (2018)

The process industry trade press regularly works with CALGAVIN to get inciteful articles or interviews, with our engineering experts, which include detailed submissions with relevant graphs, diagrams and images ...

Event Report: Ch. Mech. Engineers of Oil Refineries - Russia

The event was attended by current chief mechanical engineers of the Oil Refinery Plants in Russia, but also companies from the CIS and overseas. Also in attendance were retired former chief engineers from around Russia.

First Stand at ADIPEC 2017 a Great Success

CALGAVIN had a successful first ADIPEC exhibition in Abu Dhabi based in the UK Pavilion.

Event Report - Heat Exchange Engineering 2017

The focus of the event was on improving the performance of industrial heat exchangers by increasing throughput, lowering energy use, reducing downtime, increasing reliability and lowering environmental emissions.

CALGAVIN Shares Best Practice Alongside PM Theresa May

CALGAVIN Ltd appears alongside UK Prime Minister Theresa May in the 2016/17 Parliamentary Review.

Event Report: UK Heat Transfer Conference 2017

The 15th UK Heat Transfer Conference included a keynote presentation from Managing Director Martin Gough on “Improving the Operational Performance of Existing Heat Exchangers

Research & Development Update

  • Heat Exchanger Designs

Over the last year CALGAVIN has been involved in a number of different research activities including extensive testing undertaken to optimise our hiTRAN technology with low Reynolds number fluids.

Latest Global Industry Projects Fulfilled

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

We have been heavily involved, over the last year, with global projects in the processing industries, with order wins for projects in the Middle East, Asia & Europe.

Case Study: Polypropylene Plant Revamp

Find out how CALGAVIN achieves a 10% increase of retained polypropylene product with a payback period of less than 1 month from install

Heat Exchangers for Batch Reactors

  • Reactors

Many chemical products are produced in batch processes, typically in a stirred tank reactor. Most processes will require heat transfer into and/or out of the reactor

Optimise the Operational Efficiency of your Heat Exchanger

  • Heat Exchanger Problems

We take a look at 8 simple measures you can implement to improve your heat exchanger’s efficiency and enjoy increased durability

How CFD can help you

  • Computational Fluid Dynamics

CALGAVIN® continues to offer CFD as part of our troubleshooting services. The types of cases for which we have received CFD enquiries include flow maldistribution, vibration, erosion and stress-induced mechanical failur

Optimising Heat Exchanger Designs for cost reduction

  • Heat Exchanger Designs

There is a good chance that you have, like many other engineers, been challenged to do more with less; this is an ever increasing theme for many in the process industry.

What are hiTRAN® Thermal Systems?

  • hiTRAN® Thermal Systems

For expansion retrofits or new reduced capital compact designs, hiTRAN Thermal Systems are now widely recognised to substantially enhance the heat transfer performance

Common Issues for Poor Heat Exchanger Performance

  • Heat Exchanger Problems

There are a wide range of heat exchanger problems which may cause poor performance, or in some cases cause the exchanger to stop working all together.

Common causes of Heat Exchanger failure

  • Heat Exchanger Problems

As a critical component within the process plant environment keeping your Heat Exchangers maintained, clean and in good working order will help prevent against unintentional shutdowns and costly unplanned maintenance.

Energy Reduction Strategies for Catalytic Reactors – Part2

  • Catalytic Reactors

There are four main choices of heat exchanger design that lend themselves to feed/effluent services

Energy Reduction Strategies for Catalytic Reactors – Part1

  • Catalytic Reactors

Part one will cover details on the process, energy saving opportunities and some of the design challenges associated with this.

Heat Exchanger Problems - Part 3

  • Heat Exchanger Problems

In an installation involving multiple air cooled heat exchangers, two types of hot air recirculation are possible. Hot air leaving a heat exchanger can either recirculate around the same heat exchanger

Heat Exchanger Problems - Part 2

  • Heat Exchanger Problems

In order to minimise their volume, some fluids (e.g. ammonia, LPG, LNG) are stored as liquids at low temperature., which needs a heat exchanger.

Heat Exchanger Problems - Part 1

  • Heat Exchanger Problems

Many heat exchangers rely on pass partition plates to direct flow in multiple passes through the heat transfer surface.