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Seal vs. Strength Welds

Heat exchanger tube end welds can be specified as strength welds or seal welds. What is the difference? The tube...

"The Perfect Order" - #MetalMarketUpdate – January 2023

This bit of wisdom came from a long-time friend and co-worker who received this sage advice from a leader in...


The ISM Manufacturing Index (PMI) fell for the second straight month to 48.4 in December, following a score of 49...

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Who We Are

Ward Vessel & Exchanger offers design and fabrication of custom shell and tube heat exchangers and pressure vessels manufactured in accordance with ASME Code: Section VIII, Division 1.

Ward Vessel & Exchanger represents an innovative group of people that specialize in the custom design and fabrication of process equipment for the chemical, pharmaceutical, food/beverage, pulp/paper, power, refinery and pure water industries.

With our unique approach to fabrication engineering and strategic locations in both Charlotte, NC and Houston, TX, we continuously and effectively meet the needs of our Customers.

We are proud and active members of MTI (Materials Technology Institute), TEMA (Tubular Exchanger Manufacturers Association), ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), STI/SPFA (Steel Tank Institute/Steel Plate Fabricators Association), LCA (Louisiana Chemical Association) and TCC (Texas Chemical Council) in an effort to serve our industry to the best of our ability.

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Ward is a team of like-minded individuals working together to become the industry-wide leader in the engineering, fabrication and repair of ASME Code products.