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Here you will find the latest Red-D-Arc company news, such as branch openings and acquisitions along with information about our latest product and service offerings, industry related news, events, tradeshows and conferences.

Pipe Welding Methods and Equipment

27 June, 18 3:49 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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Pipe welders at work
The method you select for welding pipe will depend on the location where the welding is taking place, materials and pipe size.
For welding steel pipes in the open (e.g. pipe installation in trenches), manual arc welding (SMAW) is most common. This technique used is downhill using cellulosic electrodes (also basic electrodes are used for higher strength steel applications). A root pass and a hot pass are followed by the fill passes. The weld is finalized by the top pass. Welding units optimised for downhill welding are utilised.

Welding Smaller Pipes

For small diameter and short length pipes which are free to rotate, the pipe is rotated while the welding torch is held stationary. The processes used are MIG (GMAW) and TIG (GTAW). In the case of TIG welding a wire feeder is necessary. A process cell is best for this type of welding.

Welding Large Pipes

In applications involving larger pipe sizes, welding is generally carried out using the orbital process. MIG is usually employed, but TIG with automatic feed of the filler wire can also be used. Orbital process using closed head welding units is also utilized for applications where smaller pipes cannot be rotated.

There are a number of advanced methods of depositing pipe welds currently in use. These include precisely controlled short circuit transfer for root pass (Miller – Regulated Metal Deposition), optimized pulsed welding (Miller – Pro-Pulse) and high frequency waveform control (Lincoln – Surface Tension Transfer) in order to speed up and improve the quality of the pipe welds.

Red-D-Arc has a wide range of pipe welding equipment for rent including the following:

Have a look at our entire selection of pipe welding equipment which includes pipe cutters and bevelers.

Come See Us at Fabtech Canada 2018 – Booth #1381

07 June, 18 2:33 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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Fab Tech Canada 2018

Red-D-Arc will be at the Fabtech 2018 Tradeshow in Toronto from June 12-14, 2018. Drop by our booth to view some of our latest rental offerings. You can find us at booth #1381

Our display will be part of the Air Liquide’s presentation which will include filler metals, welding gases, and safety products. A limited number of free samples of BLUESHIELD abrasives will be available as well. Drop by early to make sure you get one.


Win a Welder or Plasma Cutter

Visitors to the Air Liquide display will be able to complete a brief survey for a chance to win one of 2 machines:

  • Hypertherm Powermax 45
  • Fronius Accupocket 150 Stick + TIG

Hyptertherm Powermax 45Fronius Accupocket TIG

Industrial Disaster Remediation with Dry Ice Blasting

04 June, 18 3:00 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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Feet of worker standing in oil spill
Dry ice blasting is a state-of-the-art cleaning method that can save time and money — typically the cleanup can be accomplished in one third the time of traditional cleaning methods and, even more important, the cleaning job is more thorough, especially in hard to reach places.

Powerful, non-destructive blast cleaning with minimal cleanup

Dry ice cleaning uses recycled CO2 in the form of solid dry ice particles as the cleaning media. There are a range of intensity settings available, depending on the application, ranging from deep, powerful surface cleaning to extremely fine settings for jobs requiring light cleaning. Dry ice is non-abrasive to most surfaces and can be used around delicate components, including electronics, which would be damaged by water or solvents. Dry ice turns to a gas after contact with the surface being cleaned — clean-up time is kept to a minimum and there is no waste material to dispose of.

“Dry ice is non-abrasive to most surfaces and can be used around delicate components, including electronics”

 

Recovery from floods, spills or fires

For disaster recovery such as floods, spills or fires is sometimes a requirement dry ice blasting can be a very effective and powerful cleaning solution helping you get operations running quickly. If you have to deal with the aftermath of fire, smoke, or water damage, it can powerfully clean a variety of surfaces without damaging them. It is also an effective way to remove black mold.

Key Benefits of Dry Ice Blasting:

  • reduced cleaning time
  • reduced labor
  • no waste to clean up from the CO2
  • no toxic chemicals
  • 99% mold spore removal on wood when IAQA standards are followed
  • removes odors from fire damage
  • environmentally responsible

Red-D-Arc has a range of C02 blasting machines and mobile air compressors available.

Red-D-Arc Atlanta Receives ISO 9001 2015 Certification

30 May, 18 10:26 am · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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ISO logoRed-D-Arc ISO 9000 2015 CertificationOur Atlanta location recently received ISO 9001 : 2015 certification.

ISO standards  cover almost all aspects of business and manufacturing. They provide a unified set of world-class specifications for products, services and systems, that help ensure quality, safety and efficiency in business.  The standards are developed  by consensus between experts from around the globe and cover all types of businesses and industries.  Consequently, they reflect a wealth of international experience and knowledge.  ISO standards help businesses work together reliably and are a trusted marker for any organization that achieves certification.

Congratulations to everyone on our team in Austell who helped to realize this achievement.

 

The Red-D-Arc Smokin-Welders Win Big at the ABC Gulf Coast Cookoff

18 May, 18 5:07 pm · Leave A Comment · reddarc
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cookoff winners
Congratulations to Joe Rios, Carlos Hernandez and the rest of the Smokin’ Welders team who cleaned up big at a cookoff hosted by the Associated Builders and Contractors Texas Gulf Coast chapter.

We entered 3 teams in this year’s cookoff which collectively won the title of Grand Champion. The individual Red-D-Arc teams  dominated the contest with the following results in the various  categories:

Fajitas – 2nd, 3rd and 4th place
Chicken – 4th, 5th and 7th place
Brisket – 1st, 4th and 10th place
Ribs – 1st, 4th and 7th place

The annual cook-off was held to raise money for Veterans and The Back-Packs for kids program which sends food home with school kids that need food for the weekends. The contest also helps support the Dream Center which provides kids in need with shoes, clothes and school supplies.

We tried to get Carlos to share some of his recipes, but he was hesitant about giving up his winning secrets.

Great job guys. Thanks to everyone who helped the RDA Smokin’ Welders win big.

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