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Orbital welding: the importance of mastering all the stages in the process
Any good welder knows that 80% of welding is preparation!
Good preparation makes all the difference between a good weld and a bad one.
Good preparation means giving careful attention to each step. How precisely the tubes and chamfers are cut and their positioning depends on the quality of the welding and the respect given to applicable standards.
Give careful attention to the cut
The cut must be performed without distorting the tubes, no matter what material they’re made of. And this can be quite difficult, for example with thin tubes made of stainless steel. This also means observing the geometry of the cut and paying attention to the condition of the surfaces.
Chamfer and orbital welding
In the same way, you must use the same precision when chamfering and welding, which must be done under the best conditions in order to provide overall results that are high quality and meet the clients’ requirements.
In the case of orbital welding, these requirements are even stronger because it means meeting complex standards (hygiene, tightness, resistance, etc.) adapted to how the tubes will be used after welding.
The agri-food industry, as well as the aerospace, chemical, biotechnological, and pharmaceutical industries or the manufacturing of semiconductor materials are all markets where the best quality of services is extremely important. And the traceability of welding and welding parameters is a growing demand..
Mastering the entire process
The overall process must be perfectly mastered, and that leaves no room for guesswork...
The welding environment must also be taken into account, and it requires special precautions. In fact, there are many risks involved with welding, and it is imperative that you understand them before any operation. Not only are the human means essential, but the protection of the materials are important as well.
For a welder, even an experienced one, it can be complicated to master all the details and to have all the skills necessary to implement the overall welding process. It also means being able to provide such quality on all welds. Therefore, the welder must be able to take advantage of full training in order to offer high quality service and to work in the best possible conditions.