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About us

We are passionate about designing and manufacturing high quality pressure equipment that stands the test of time. Some of our equipment has been in service for over 25 years.

Smardt Pressure Vessels UK was founded in 2018 having purchased the intellectual property and some key equipment from Stanref International Ltd a company that had traded in excess of 25 years.

Stanref had a proven track record in the manufacture of Shell & Tube Heat Exchangers and pressure equipment.

Experience and expertise in the manufacture of a wide range of pressure equipment, from simple commercial refrigeration receivers found in the plant rooms of high street supermarkets, through to ASME ‘U’ stamped pressure vessels in high specification applications in oil and gas installations.

Extensive knowledge in the materials and construction methods essential to meeting the requirements of challenging environments and applications.


The primary objective in setting up this new concern is providing a source of a CE compliant Heat Exchangers and Pressure Vessels from within the Smardt group.

The secondary objective of supplying to the market formally served by Stanref.

Smardt Pressure Vessels UK Naval Experience

We are proud to have manufactured shell and tube heat exchangers for some of the most prestigious ships around the world including the French, Brazilian, Malaysian and the Royal Navy.

Our products can be found on the following Royal Navy ships :

We have experience in working for various industrial sectors:

Marine, oil and gas, chemical, petrochemical, automotive, food preservation and cryogenic industry

UK Manufacturing Facility


17,695 ft²

Offices ground floor

2,158 ft²

Offices first floor

2,158 ft²

Dedicated Overhead
Crane Facility

Precision Waterjet

In-House 3-Axis
CNC Machining

Submerged Arc

Talk to an expert to find out which product is right for you.

Our product range encompasses all requirements of the refrigeration market. Contact us now to take advantage of our vast experience in designing and manufacturing pressure vessels.