Pipeline welding is critical in any industry. There are various types of pipe joints. Pipes are joined by either a fixed position welding or roll welding. Butt welds even join some pipes with the single V joint preparation. These are the chief methods used to weld pipelines for gas, oil, water, etc.
The most commonly found welding is Arc welding and is a daily activity at pipelines. With innovations in the weld monitoring technology, tube and pipe fabricators use weld monitor to monitor their plasma TIG or laser welding processes remotely. The benefits of tracking the weld are improved health and safety conditions for the operator, a better quality of weld through seam alignment monitoring, and the weld process quality. It also increases productivity through the reduction of setup and adjustment. Using welding control equipment is a must to get these advantages.
The heavy-duty cycle of automated pipe welding reduces construction time, allowing the contractors to meet the scheduled deadlines for work during plant shutdowns.
Many welders find pipe welding quite challenging for many reasons, such as angle changes in the pipe as its diameter changes, pipes’ location challenging to get places and requirement of more skills, and other welding subsets.
Pipe welding requires a perfect and robust weld. Mistakes are not allowed to lead to severe damages based on the fluid or liquid that the pipes carry. It is essential to remember that lousy weld jobs will result in leaks. Therefore, the use of a proper weld monitoring system and weld data monitor, weld counter, and arc timer is essential for quality welds and the reduction of redundant welds.