Utilities & Infrastructure Welding Services by Vancouver Welding Ltd.

Vancouver Welding Ltd., your trusted partner for comprehensive and expert Utilities & Infrastructure Welding services in Metro Vancouver.

At Vancouver Welding Inc., our team of skilled welders and fabricators is dedicated to delivering precision welding services that meet the highest standards.

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Utilities & Infrastructure

Welding is an integral aspect within many components of our infrastructure system. Just about every major part of a city relies on some type of welding to complete it.

Infrastructure within a city can include: bridges, tunnels, roads, telecommunications, water supply, waste management, etc.

Welded infrastructure components include, pilings, bracing, girders, expansion joints, signing, mast poles, etc. Welding is essential and good welding is essential.

Importance Of Utility & Infrastructure Welding

Utilities and infrastructure make up a city. Without these essential components, there is no city. These pieces allow people to move freely, waste to be handled efficiently, allow water to be available to citizens. All of the pipes and structures require welding to be completed and maintained. Welding is incredibly important for a city to run smoothly.

If the welding is not adequately performed, then there can be potential health and safety hazards of leaking pipes, faulty roadways, fires, poisoning, and explosion hazards.

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Utility & Infrastructure Welding Processes

This type of welding can very greatly based on the type of project. As a welder, great knowledge is needed to be able to select the proper process to successfully weld utilities and infrastructure.

Following types of welding processes are employed in utility and infrastructure fabrication and welding, which are as follows:

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Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW) & Metal Core Arc Welding (MCAW)

Plasma Welding Icon | Vancouver Welding Inc.Semi Automatic wire feed welding process that can be used for pipe, structural or miscellaneous fabrication.

Shielded Metal Arc Welding (SMAW) / Stick Welding

Plasma Welding Icon | Vancouver Welding Inc.Often used during field welding, a reliable process used onsite for pipe or structural steel welding.

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GTAW / TIG Welding

It is a versatile welding process that is suitable for all welding positions. It uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode.

It produces the highest quality weld and has become a replacement for gas metal arc welding. TIG welding is mostly used where small welds are needed on stainless steel.

Factors Governing Utility & Infrastructure Welding Specification

There are different factors that you should take into account before selecting a particular welding process and welding parameters. These factors include:

  • Operating Conditions, i.e. maximum allowable working pressure and design temperature

  • The thickness of the metal plate to be welded
  • The material of the plate to be welded

  • Type of service

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Utility & Infrastructure Welding Inspection

Since there are many different types of welding applications in utility and infrastructure welding, inspection is necessary to ensure the quality of welded joints.

Following welding inspection technologies are applied on utility and infrastructure welded projects:

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X-Ray Inspection

Plasma Welding Icon | Vancouver Welding Inc.This welding inspection technique can detect welding defects beneath the surface. It is an extremely expensive technique that is used for critical weld joints as in nuclear power plants.

Ultrasonic Inspection

This welding inspection technique can detect surface as well as subsurface welding defects. In this technique, a high-frequency sound wave is detected through the base metal and the welded joint. When a wave hits a discontinuity in a weld joint, part of the wave is reflected back. In this way, a welding defect can be detected.

Both welding inspection technologies have pros and cons that need to be considered based on applicable standards and customer requirements.

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Whether you are involved in utilities, transportation, or infrastructure development, Vancouver Welding Ltd. is your trusted partner for welding services in Metro Vancouver.