Weld Overlay Process Improvement - Speedclad

Customer: Valve Specialist/Manufacturer

Location: UK

Weld Overlay Process Improvement - Speedclad
Published in Welding


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

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