Pipeline with stainless steel cladding

Understanding the Basics of the Stainless Steel Cladding Process

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Cladding can enhance a metal’s corrosion-resistant properties. The process involves the deposition of a corrosion-resistant alloy (CRA) layer over a base metal with weaker properties. The most common CRA is stainless steel. Along with its corrosion-resistant properties, stainless steel also offers the benefits of increased strength, temperature resistance, and cost-efficiency.  …

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Maintaining Pipe Welding Quality Control With Orbital GTAW

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As a tried-and-tested method, manual welding is still preferred by many pipe welders, even with the increased productivity and reliability available through innovative welding technologies. However, in industries like oil and gas, the extent and complexity of welding pipes can make high-quality welds challenging to produce. Additionally, the risk of…

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Welding Processes Used in Large Diameter Pipe Welding

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Pipeline safety has been a perennial concern for industries and technicians. Most pipeline damages result from issues like corrosion, incorrect handling, material, and weld failure. With large diameter pipes—especially as the large diameters pipes are used for critical oil or water transportation over a long distance—these damages are more likely. …

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What Gas Is Best To Purge Stainless Steel Pipe During Welding

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If you are performing a welding operation, you’re familiar with the term “purging,” which is simply the method of extracting oxygen from the welding scene to avoid the risk of oxidation. When TIG welding, purging prevents issues like pitting, cracking, and splatter from arising. Argon, the most notable purging gas,…

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What Are the Different Oil and Gas Pipeline Standards and Regulations?

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Transporting oil and gas through pipelines can be risky because oil and gas are hazardous and flammable materials. Keeping hazards to a minimum requires quality pipelines without any defects. However, ensuring a defect-free pipeline can be difficult, especially around weld joints. As a response, oil and gas pipeline standards have…

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Orbital Gas Pipe Welding: When SMAW Isn’t Enough

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Oil and gas projects require highly critical and complex infrastructure, including pipelines, storage tanks, rigs, and other components that require welding. As a part of this infrastructure, pipelines assist in the critical task of transporting crude oil or natural gas. There are almost 190,000 miles of liquid petroleum pipelines across…

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