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Quality for transporting fluids

The tube is found in a wide variety of industrial sectors. Those sectors all feature the possibility of conveying sensitive or specific fluids. These fluids therefore require high quality installations.
Creating a tubular circuit involves assembling straight tubes, fittings, elbows, T-pieces, flanges and valves among other components. In most cases assemblies are welded but crimping by sleeving is also an option, for example. Nevertheless, the welded assembly normally offers equivalent, and frequently superior, characteristics over the material making up the tubes themselves. They are therefore today considered the ideal solution. Different types of welding can be applied depending on the application and more especially depending on the characteristics of welded materials: carbon steel, stainless steel, titanium, austenitic steel and tube wall thicknesses.

The most widely used welding process for stainless steels is TIG - Tungsten Inert Gas - as it controls the bath extremely well and is therefore very suitable for precision welding.

The joints created in this way are virtually the only places in the installation where problems like leaks, cracks, corrosion and mechanically fragile points can occur. Depending on the significance of the fluid conveyed and also the characteristics of the installation, mainly pressure, the junction points and the welds must be controlled properly during the weld as well as when recording the welding parameters.

The pipefitter trade

The trade involves creating tubular circuits to convey, process, pump and filter fluids or gas required by the production chains of:

  • Electronic components: semiconductor industry
  • Medicines: pharmaceutical industry
  • Drinks and food: food processing industry
  • Chemical products: chemical industries
  • Petroleum by-products: petrochemical industry
  • Water, fuel and air: aerospace industry
  • Steam: energy, nuclear and solar industry
  • Petroleum and gas: oil & gas industry

AXXAIR product range

Since 1997, AXXAIR is committed to design high quality orbital tools for the tube preparation. The orbital cutting saws and facing tools guarantee perfectly square and clean cuts on thin tube. We also offer beveling machines to make V and J  pipe preparation..

AXXAIR supports its customers in the complete cutting, facing, beveling and orbital welding process in over sixty countries worldwide.

We place the emphasis on service in this process, which is increasingly customer-centered. This begins with determining the welding parameters in the pre-sale phase including the preparation. We then subsequently train the staff on the equipment to ensure that the users are capable of dealing with the applications they will have to manage by themselves.

Axxair orbital technology

Orbital welding and orbital TIG welding generators

When the weld is created automatically by an orbital welding machine, for example, the machine is capable of recording the actual welding parameters at any time and therefore of documenting each weld precisely. The qualification is also in this case necessary but the machine, once calibrated correctly, can repeat very high quality welds. The welder can therefore apply his knowledge to control the weld and the welding process.

The axxair orbital power sources

Our target markets

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Aerospace

Thin titanium tubes used for cooling networks.
Orbital cutting is mandatory and the weld is done under gas protection, with orbital welding closed heads.

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Semiconductor Industries

Pure water, pure gas and air compressed tubes networks installation. These clean processes require precise cut, clean and square tube end preparation. And 100% of radio controlled orbital welding.

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Food processing industry

Thin tubes processes with precise and repeatability requirements on cutting and welding processes ( food and beverage processing plants ). ASME BPE (Bioprocessing equipment) standard is applied to support quality control procedure.

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Chemical – Oil & Gas industries

Thicker wall Stainless, Carbon Steel and exotic alloys. The complete process of cutting, bevelling and welding. Welding is done with AVC (Arc Voltage Control) and oscillation of the torch. For 100% radio controlled welds.

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Cosmetics and pharmaceutical industry

Thin tubes processes with precise and repeatability requirements on cutting and welding processes to avoid bacteria contamination due to the weld. 100 % radio controlled welds. ASME BPE (Bioprocessing equipment) standard is applied to support quality control procedure.