Originally built in the 1930s, the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington State has been undergoing a series of maintenance projects to ensure that it will continue to produce safe and reliable power into the future. One stage of the project required the heating of a 40-ft wide, 7-ft tall outer head cover of the turbine shaft to a specific core temperature. In order to achieve this temperature, the engineers applied induction heating to one side of the workpiece. Only when the opposite side of the workpiece reached target temperature could the maintenance engineers be certain that the required core temperature had been achieved. The team from Red-D-Arc provided induction heating systems and assistance with training and set up during this essential part of the maintenance process.
More than equipment
Red-D-Arc brings more than equipment to each project; it partners with customers to provide helpful insights into the unique challenges that each project presents. Red-D-Arc associates have many years of experience supporting customers involved in energy related projects including hydroelectric, wind energy and nuclear power. Red-D-Arc’s induction heating experts are highly respected for their innovative approach to induction heating technology applications.
19 Hours Faster Than the Competition
One of our customers was trying to heat 42” diameter pipe using pear burners so that welders could weld out the joints. Our team saw an opportunity to create a solution that would help our customer get the job done much more quickly. To make this in-the-field heating job go faster, we put together a package including a Miller ProHeat 35 induction heating system, a 60kVA generator and a DP25 power distribution panel.
With this setup we were able to get the pipe up to 250 degrees in about 5 minutes. Our customer was able to beat the competition’s target time by over 19 hours and has been asked to quote on other pipeline work for their client. Needless to say they were pleased with the solution and the opportunity for extra work it created.
This portable induction turnkey package is a great way to heat pipes in remote locations. There is less risk to the welders from the hot pipe and the process is much, much faster.
“We were able to get the pipe up to 250 degrees in about 5 minutes”
Custom turnkey packages like the one described here are Red-D-Arc’s specialty. Our team of experts has created turnkey solutions to solve challenges in diverse industries including, mining, oilfield, offshore, nuclear and manufacturing. We enjoy helping our clients find new ways to grow their businesses, by combining the latest technology, depth of experience and flexible leasing options that fit their needs.
Remote worksites pose no obstacle. We’ll bring portable generators with enough power for your portable welders, induction heaters, lighting and anything else that needs power.
Plasma cutters are capable of cutting metals in simple and complex shapes including producing holes, bevel edges, gouging, and markings. Plasma is a cost effective and practical alternative to oxy-fuel, laser and water jet cutting processes and is used in industrial, trade and DIY applications. Plasma cutters are used in all types of industries including manufacturing, pharmaceutical, oil/gas and arms industries.
When gas is heated to extremely high temperatures, the electrons in the gas molecules break free from the nucleus, turning the gas into plasma. Plasma cutting is carried out by directing the plasma jet through the metal.
The advantages and disadvantages of plasma cutting as compared to the other cutting processes are as follows:
Are you unsure whether to buy your own equipment or to enter into a welding equipment rental arrangement?
Renting your welding equipment may well be the better option for your business.
There are many advantages to renting. We outlined a few of the them below.
Renting Your Welding Equipment Will Save You Money
The first thing you should take note of is that a welding equipment rental arrangement will save you a great deal of time, energy, and money.
If your budget is tight, you don’t really want to have to lay out a large percentage on equipment capital costs than necessary.
Reduce capital costs by renting your welding fleet
It may be more convenient for you to rent your equipment on an “as needed” basis until such time as you are sure you have enough work orders to justify investing in your own. This will help you maintain a comfortable cushion of profits until the time comes when you are ready to take your business to the next level.
Are you looking for the best rates on portable welder rentals? We can fulfill your welding equipment needs. At Red-d-Arc, we offer you a wide variety of welding equipment for almost every purpose. We provide customized recommendations on each piece of equipment that we rent out.
Get in touch with us today to learn more about our welding equipment rental and long term welder leasing programs. We make it our goal to offer you state-of-the-art welding tools at the most competitive rental rates.
The Best in Welding Equipment Rentals
If you are looking for a great deal on a mig welder rental, check out our selection. Metal inert gas (MIG) welder models are great for welding indoors or in enclosed spaces. These machines use flux core wire that makes them the perfect option when welding tears or breaks on farm equipment.
However, MIG welders have plenty of other uses that make them perfect for a wide variety of other types of equipment. Keep in mind, however, that you do need a particular set of controlled conditions in order to obtain the best possible results.
We carry a variety of models, including the following: