Rimera's Urals Plant Certifies New Welding Technology

25.07.2014



Pipe Bends Plant (SOT) has commercialized a combined welding method for attaching stainless steel parts to pipe spools.

Rimera's Urals Plant Certifies New Welding Technology

Rimera's Urals Plant Certifies New Welding Technology

As part of an order from the energy company Fortum, Pipe Bends Plant experts completed successful pilot tests of a combined manual argon arc welding method using a non-consumable electrode and a manual arc welding method using coated electrodes for high-alloy stainless steels. This is the first time that Pipe Bends Plant has experimented with welding fittings and pipe spools in manufacturing highly critical pipe assemblies and mounting assemblies used in energy plant piping. The plant specializes in making products of carbon and low-alloy steels for the petroleum industry.
It took close to two months to master the process, choose welding materials, and certify the new technology. After a successful welding test supervised by a representative of the National Welding Control Agency (NWCA), nondestructive inspection of welded joints, and destruction tests in a laboratory setting, Rimera was issued an NWCA certificate for a 4-year period. Pipe Bends Plant currently owns 18 certified technologies for welding various fittings.
“Pipe spools for Fortum make up the biggest order for our plant. So far we have shipped nearly 400 units since the beginning of the year,” says Pipe Bends Plant Executive Director Leonid Malamud, adding: “We view cooperation with energy companies as a promising business stream for the pipe spools department that can now offer our potential customers products made of unconventional materials in addition to customized designs of any level of sophistication.”

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