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6 Ways Welding Factors Into Successful Plant Shutdowns

14 April, 20 11:42 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Whether you’re working in the petrochemical, manufacturing or food and beverage industry, plant shutdowns are inevitable. Plant maintenance is vital to optimizing peak performance of a facility to ensure profitability, safety and regulatory compliance.

From a routine plant shutdown and maintenance period, metrics such as quality, schedule and cost can be measured and planned in advance. However, exceptions such as the global outbreak of COVID-19 global pandemic can pave the way for unexpected maintenance opportunities. In a move to contain the virus spread, companies close up shop temporarily to follow government mandates, protect their employees and take advantage of the opportunity to perform deep-cleaning routines using technologies like dry ice blasting on their factories simultaneously.
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Featured Product: E.H. Wachs Guillotine Pipe Saws

26 May, 16 4:27 pm · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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“used extensively in nuclear facilities and underwater operations due to their capacity for robotic setup and operation…”

 

This versatile series of pipe saws are capable of cutting, 2 inch through 24 inch pipe and solids made from materials including ductile iron, steel, stainless steel, alloys, structural steel pieces and rails. They provided fast, accurate, square faced cold cuts at right angles and can be mounted in any position. Since they are so versatile, the Guillotine Pipe Saws have been used by water and gas companies, nuclear power, petrochemical operations, refineries, and for regular plant maintenance. E.H. Wachs Guillotine saws are completely portable with a rugged design that stands up under demanding conditions. They are compact and easy to operate and require very little maintenance. Precise fingertip controls allow the operator to adjust the speed of the saw blade for optimal results. These pipe saws are used extensively in nuclear facilities and underwater operations due to their capacity for robotic setup and operation.  Installation time is less than three minutes. These pipe cutting saws have been adapted for many unique situations and work well under adverse conditions.

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Airgas, an Air Liquide company, is the nation's leading single-source supplier of gases, welding and safety products. Known locally nationwide, our distribution network serves more than one million customers of all sizes with a broad offering of top-quality products and unmatched expertise.