Industrial welding is held to different standards than other types of welding, because in this industry, it is imperative that welds hold together, as they are usually being used for places with large groups of people. Over the years, this facet of the welding industry has gone through several evolutions, each producing different types of welding systems. Within those welding systems, there have also been an evolution of practices, which have created a diverse welding culture. There are a few different kinds of industrial welding.
With this type of welding, a mixture of gases and oxygen are used, in conjunction, to cut or weld metals together. The combination of gases created an incredibly high powered heat flame that is capable of cutting through hardened steel. This is an incredibly popular welding process that is mostly used for maintenance work and metal cutting. This process is on the cheaper end of welding, because it uses inexpensive, easy to reduce and harvest materials. In gas welding, the flame is not directly concentrated so whatever metals are being welded are allowed to cool more slowly than in other types of welding.
TIG welding is a relatively new type of industrial welding that is, actually, a subset of gas welding. TIG stands for tungsten inert gas. In this welding type, tungsten is used as the conducting electrode within the soldering gun, itself. This type of welding is often a much slower process of welding, but it is also more focused. This type of welding gives stronger and higher quality welds than other types. This type of welding also produces relatively clean finishes that don’t need a lot of sanding or grinding to look clean and it allows for more metals to be welded, such as copper and aluminum.
Resistance welding is a process in which two pieces of metal are pressed together and then, by means of heat transfer, will cause them to fuse. In this process, electricity is moved through the pieces of metal, before stopping at the small gap between them. This gap caused the electricity to form an intense heat, which melts the two piece of metal into one another. When the two pieces of metal are superheated, they are then pressed firmly in to each other to finish the joining process. This is a very efficient form of welding.
Industrial welding should absolutely always be handled by specialized people. Because this facet of welding often sees equipment or buildings, which are used by a mass markets of people, it is imperative that these types of welds hold for good. There are both national and local welding standards which we are privy to and which we constantly adhere to so that your industrial welding jobs are completed to the proper specifications. We visually inspect at every step of this process to make sure that our welds are proper and holding. We can guarantee that our welds will hold, no matter what.