Orbital Welding is a specialized area of welding whereby the arc is rotated mechanically through 360° (180 degrees in double up welding) around a static work piece, an object such as a pipe, in a continuous process. The orbital welding process was invented over 50 years ago.
The main components of every orbital welding system are the power source and controller, the welding head, water cooler and, where required, a wire feed mechanism. There are a large number of factors that can have an influence on the welding result.More..
Boroscopic inspection is a non-destructive inspection method generally applied in all marine and industrial sectors. This monitoring method is ideal for mechanical equipment that is very expensive to open and disassemble. Inspection takes place when the equipment is not operating. It is performed through small holes a few millimeters in diameter by means of a special Orientale probe, which transmits images directly to an LCD / LED monitor and can acquire video as well as still images. The inspection work may involve high-voltages and the machines may have stored electrical/mechanical energy. Therefore, the inspection must be performed by a person with certification only, to ensure application of appropriate precautions and safe work methods.More..
It is very difficult to achieve the highest standards of quality and safety using manual welding. This is due to certain welding positions, overhead and down-hand welds for example, often leading to faulty welds due to restricted access the user has in these welding positions. In order to have complete control over the weld pool, a perfect balance must be maintained between gravitational force and surface tension at every position of the torch. By using mechanised variants of the technique, certain parts of the welding process are handled by mechanical components. Note that a welder will always be monitoring and controlling the process.In an ideal situation, all welding parameters would be fully programmed before welding is started.More..