Pressure Vessels

Each pressure vessel that we manufacture is per the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) code. As a leading ASME pressure vessels manufacturer, our specialty lies in working with a variety of alloys, pressures, & designs to meet your custom requirements. More »

Weld Overlay and Clad Vessels

Our weld overlay and clad vessels are fully code-compliant. We use our advanced welding techniques to their full capabilities to offer you the finest overlay/clad components and pressure vessels. More »

High Pressure Vessels

We hold the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) U, U2, and U3 stamps, and have the capabilities and resources to manufacture ASME high pressure vessel to your exacting specifications. More »

Autoclaves

We hold the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) U, U2, U3, PP, & S stamps, and have the capabilities and resources to manufacture autoclaves to your exacting specifications. More »

Heat Exchangers

We specialize in the design, engineering, and fabrication of Shell and Tube Heat Exchangers, including thermal calculations. All of our units are built in strict accordance with the latest edition and addenda of the A.S.M.E. Code, Section VIII Division 1, 2, or 3 and T.E.M.A.” More »

 

Strip Cladding Methods and Benefits for Industrial Product Manufacturing

Strip cladding is a fusion welding technique where a strip of weld metal is deposited usually within the inner surface of a component. This technique is often employed by pressure vessel manufacturers to achieve a corrosion resistant internal surface when desired by the client. It is also used on a variety of metallic industrial products such as .

clad vessels

Strip cladding is also used to repair eroded or corroded equipment. It is an extremely efficient technique for creating corrosion resistant surfaces. It is particularly useful for protecting vessels made out of low alloy steels, which are prone to corrosion at high temperatures. Cladding can also be performed on flange faces, valves, heat exchanger tube sheets, etc.

Types of Cladding Methods

The basic method used for cladding is extruding two metals through a die. Cladding can also be performed using roll bonding, explosion bonding, and arc welding.

  • Roll Bonding: In this method, two metals are passed through a roller under intense pressure. The pressure causes the metals to contort, thus reducing the overall thickness of both metals. This method is usually performed by the plate mill.
  • Explosion Bonding: Sheets of chemical explosives are used in this method to clad carbon steel with thin layers of corrosive resistant metals like stainless steel. This method creates a strong bond.
  • Arc welding: A welding tool running on electric power supply is utilized to create an arc between the base metal and the electrode. This method creates the strongest of bonds between layers.

Benefits of Strip Cladding Pressure Vessels

There are a variety of benefits that come with performing strip cladding:

  • The rate of weld metal deposition in the vessel is extremely fast
  • Manufacturers can save immensely on costs by using clad steel instead of solid Corrosion Resistant Alloys (CRA).
  • It can restrict the growth of surface flaws in a damaged pressure vessel
  • Metal dilution is extremely low
  • Uniform cladding surfaces provide aesthetic appeal

Strip cladding is a costs saving technique that can help produce strong and corrosion-resistant metal structures.

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