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Plant Maintenance in the Coatings Industry

22 November, 19 11:33 am · Leave a comment · Geoff Campbell
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Dry Ice Blasting Solves Equipment Maintenance Challenges in the Coatings Industry

One of our customers – a powder pigment coating facility in Houston maintains one of the most extensive portfolios of powder technologies in the industry. When they encountered difficulties with their existing cleaning methods, they turned to Red-D-Arc for equipment cleaning alternatives.
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How Does the Clearblast 150 Wet Media Blaster Work?

16 July, 19 10:19 am · Leave a comment · reddarc
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Powerful Clean Wet Media Blasting that Removes Almost Any Coating

If you’re trying to remove old paint, hardened epoxy, corrosion, rust or scale you want a powerful cleaning solution that’s easy to use. Wet Media Blasting using crushed glass is one of the toughest most reliable methods available.

Built Tough, Easy to Use

The Clearblast 150 wet media blaster provides powerful wet blasting in a portable package. Ruggedly built to take on the toughest blast cleaning jobs, this machine can provide up to 120psi of cleaning power for over an hour straight. The intuitive control panel is easy to understand and first-time users can get set up and start blasting within minutes. Stainless steel piping on a hard steel frame with a powder-coated finish makes this machine an excellent choice for harsh environments and repeated transport and use.
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Plasma Cutting – Process, Applications, Safety, Variants and Selection

31 May, 19 4:51 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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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:

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Induction Heating vs Other Methods

29 April, 19 4:48 am · Leave a comment · Colin Brown
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Pre-weld and post-weld heat treating is critical for many welding operations. Without proper thermal manipulation, welds and heat affected zones can have mechanical properties that are undesirable. Worse yet, inadequate heat treatment can result in cracks and devastating weld failures. While temperature and time are the primary concerns when heat treating a weld, the heating method should also be considered diligently when selecting a process. Induction heating is one of the most popular types of heat treating methods, and rightfully so. The benefits of induction heating are many, and Red-D-Arc has the equipment you need to successfully implement an induction heat treating operation for your projects.
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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.