Tube welding is a process in which welding brings together several individual tubes to form a metal pipe. As we saw in our previous article, its most important characteristic is the use of a torch. A tungsten electrode (protected by gas) is generally inserted, which can fuse the parts to be welded. Here are some advantages of tube welding:
Lower operating costs
Tube welding allows a wide variety of parts and connections to be joined with a single welding element, something that cannot be done with other tools or accessories (for example, screws or rivets), which means a considerable reduction of materials and resources to use, which significantly lowers project operating costs.
Tube welding complies with different safety standards, which ensure the integrity of the transported cargo (liquids or gases) and guarantee that the structures manufactured under these standards have a long useful life, besides protecting facilities and preserving human life. It is important to highlight that Aggressive Tube Bending complies with different norms and safety standards, ensuring a high-quality final product is essential.
Tube welding requires fewer personnel to execute; for example, most projects of this type only need one person (the welder), while tube assembly with other methods (other than welding) requires more staff; sometimes, certain parts may require specific assembly instructions as well as additional qualified personnel to perform the task.
Various processes and procedures
As we saw in our previous article, there are different processes and procedures for tube welding, allowing a series of alternatives to perform quality work; the most used techniques or methods are MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding. ) or MAG (Metallic Active Gas), TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding, MMA (Manual Metal Arc) welding, gas welding, and orbital welding.
Tube welding can be a manual or automated process; however, today’s demands – and the growing demand for equipment capable of doing jobs with speed, precision, and low cost – have driven automated techniques. An example of this is the automatic orbital welding for tubes, characterized by higher productivity and welding speed; since being a programmable system, it allows to work regularly in the same process, having the same results in all operations and the best possible quality standards.
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