Specialists in Steam Engineering & Design

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There is no ‘one size fits all’ approach to industrial steam system design. Each industry and organisation has its own set of unique requirements and challenges. At TIBS, our in-house team of engineers and designers are experts at creating concepts that fit with your business’ needs, while keeping your quality, cost and delivery requirements at the forefront.

Specialists in Steam Engineering and Design

Thorne Internationals Boiler Services (TIBS) engineering and design department team includes Engineering Doctorates (EngD), chartered engineers, draughtsmen and estimators all with a wide variety of backgrounds from within the steam and boiler industry. The team are equipped with the latest software packages which enable the production of both 2D and 3D designs.

Designs that are detailed and compliant to the latest regulations are essential for every industrial steam or pressurised industrial hot water system, whether retrofitting, renovating or building from scratch. Careful design not only ensures that your steam or hot water plant is future-proofed with optimised efficiency but also factors in your specific process requirements, maintenance plans and site safety policies so that the design is truly tailored to your needs from day one.

Whether you want to realise brand-new steam or pressurised hot water system, innovate a bespoke piece of steam plant equipment or reimagine your existing system TIBS have the skills and worldwide experience required to take your project from concept to reality.

With a dedicated design facility and experienced design team, and with access to specialist technology, our engineers are proficient at designing for pressure systems. From smaller parts to full-scale steam plants, TIBS pride ourselves on the quality and detail of the design.

Step By Step


TIBS pride ourselves on our steam engineering knowledge and skill. Our team includes mechanical engineers, C&I engineers, coded welders and accredited fitters. Our combined specialist expertise means that we can consult on all types of projects, whether assessing the potential for cost savings at existing sites or larger EPC projects.


Over 50 years in the industry has given TIBS an extensive trusted network of suppliers and contractors alongside our in house team of engineers and range of products. Whether supplied in house or via our network, TIBS will provide the best available technology to suit project specification and budget.


Industrial boilers require specialist skills to install. Our fully accredited team will ensure that your chosen steam or hot water boiler will be installed on time, on budget and to an exceptionally high standard. TIBS specialist project engineers and installation teams can minimise your downtime, preventing costly process interruptions.


Boilers are often one of the most critical pieces of site equipment. For annual and unplanned maintenance, TIBS will make sure that your plant continues to operate safely and efficiently. Our engineers are on hand with the right spares and tools for emergency repairs, planned maintenance and annual insurance inspections.

Satisfied Clients

Excellent company to work with, thoroughly professional and on hand to help whenever requested.