Customer: Valve Specialist/Manufacturer
To develop, qualify and implement productivity improvements to the welding process for the deposition of corrosion-resistant weld overlay (overlay cladding) on surface and subsea valves and related components.
Glacier Energy undertook new equipment research, purchase and installation of selected new equipment, operator training and a series of welding trials to achieve optimum parameters for process.
Glacier Energy successfully implemented the improved welding process including full qualification
The improved process ‘Speedclad’ reduces welding time by approximately 30% on components with equipment size limitations
Further roll out of process is planned to cover increased range of base materials used in oil and gas industry