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Knowing and Meeting Clean Room Orbital Welding Standards

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In manufacturing, clean rooms are defined by the clarity of air and acceptable concentration of airborne particles. As a result of industry purity specifications established by standards such as ISO clean room standards, clean rooms can provide the ideal operating environment to allow processes like welding to yield high-purity results—especially…

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Automated TIG welding improves weld integrity and output

Is Orbital GTAW Automated TIG Welding?

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The terms “orbital welding” and “automated welding” are often used interchangeably. While not altogether inaccurate, there are more aspects to orbital welding than process automation. Although automated machines, weld heads, and controllers are a normal part of orbital GTAW welding, manual supervision and adjustments remain essential aspects of orbital welding. …

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Welding Preparation for Orbital GTAW, The Importance of Cleanliness

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Manufacturers seek the highest level of quality and integrity for their final products. Achieving this, however, is a major challenge that technicians face. It requires thorough preparation and focused attention on material selection, machining, and cleanliness. Cleanliness must extend to the operating environment and the chosen equipment and materials. When…

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What Are the Work Conditions for an Orbital Welder?

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Over the past few decades, increased automation has influenced the welding process. For instance, mechanized welding systems like orbital welding improve productivity with enhanced speed, control, and precision. Additionally, orbital welding components like auto weld heads and monitoring systems have made it easier for welders to work from remote locations…

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The Functionality of a Welding Remote Pendant Control

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Large-scale welding operations seek technologies that offer greater productivity, safety, and cost-efficiency. They’ve found that performing welds with an automated process can enhance precision and control, which is difficult to achieve with manual welding. Additionally, automated processes have enabled operators to weld in spaces with tight clearances. However, automation sometimes…

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ASME Pressure Vessel Fabrication Standards and Practices

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Manufacturers turn to pressure vessels when an application requires high-pressure storage or processing of liquids or gas. As a result, pressure vessels are used across a wide range of industries, including food and beverage, biopharmaceuticals, and oil and gas. While pressure vessels are essentially closed containers, their various applications make…

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Who Sets Sanitary Welding Standards?

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Hygiene and sanitation are critical requirements in industries like biopharmaceuticals and food processing, where contamination is an ever-present concern. Consequently, during component design and fabrication, welding should be performed so that it does not compromise the chemistry of the processed product or encourage bacterial contamination. To guide the welders and…

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Large Pressure Vessel Fabrication for Industrial Use

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Pressure vessels are used across industries that employ chemical processing —including oil and gas, chemical, and food and beverage processing—and, consequently, they require high-quality fabrication. Under high-temperature and high-pressure, weak points in the assembly (such as joints) can fail. When welding industrial scale pressure vessels, operators must implement precise weld…

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