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SENLISWELD Pressure Vessel Welding Automation

If you are looking for a reliable pressure vessel welding supplier, SENLISWELD is your first choice. Pressure vessels are usually cylindrical. For the welding of the vessel body and the flange, it is necessary to rely on the turning roller to complete, and the welding manipulator will make the welding quality better and save your labor. SENLISWELD has over 20 years of manufacturing experience in welding automation machines, professional technical team will support you.
pressure vessel welding project
Automatically align vessels with different diameters.
pressure vessel welding in customer side
Can be applied to some high load-bearing workpieces.
pressure vessel welding in workshop
Adjust the height by hydraulic to suit the workpiece.
welding rotator and welding manipulator
Reach the best welding position by column & boom.

Pressure Vessel Welding Production Line

Pressure Vessel Welding Plan

Why Choose SENLISWELD Pressure Vessel Welding

The best decision you can make is to have a partnership with a supplier that has solid experience in terms of manufacturing. SENLISWELD  is a well-built manufacturing company in China. We have manufactured pressure vessel welding automation machines with the best quality materials.

SENLISWELD pressure vessel welding automation machines are supported by the best experienced technical professionals. All of our welding automation machines have strict quality control and test. We want to establish the best partnership by providing you the best products.

Pressure Vessel Welding Video

SENLISWELD Provides The Best Solution For Your Pressure Vessel

  • Exported to more than 40 countries, a large number of domestic customers
  • Mature and stable technical support, providing one-year warranty and service
  • Design more suitable welding equipment according to different pressure vessels
  • Provide welding positioner, which is more convenient for welding special-shaped workpieces

Importance Of Pressure Vessel Welding Process

The pressure vessel needs a flaw detection process, so the quality of welding largely determines the quality of the pressure vessel. Choosing welding automation equipment can not only solve the labor problem but also improve the efficiency and increase the quality of the pressure vessel. SENLISWELD could be your best partner and support you.

Pressure Vessel Welding: The Ultimate FAQ Guide

The welding process is very important during pressure vessel production, when time past, people are willing to pay for the welding automation to save more labor and make welding more efficient.

What is Pressure Vessel Welding?

When it comes to handling and moving gas or liquid under high pressure, pressure vessels are the solution. They are commonly used in various industries for high-pressure or low-pressure storage.

They come in a range of forms, measurements, shapes, and requirements. Given the sensitive nature of the applications, these tanks are designed in a sequence of steps with careful attention to detail.

Conventional + Welding Manipulator

Conventional + Welding Manipulator

What steps are included in the fabrication of a pressure vessel or tank? There are various methods, such as shaping, rolling, turning, bending, welding, post-weld heat treatment, installation, and painting.

While any of these methods leads to the efficient fabrication of a pressure vessel. Welding is one of the most important steps that must be carried out by skilled and trained welders.

Welding automation has solved a lot of welding jobs that manual labor could not complete.

To know more about Pressure Vessel, you could click this link to get more professional information from this article.

Three Typical Welding Techniques Used in Pressure Vessel Welding

Welding is a typical method in all types of metal manufacturing in which parts are joined using heat, pressure, or both. There are many types of welding processes used in pressure vessel welding, which are as follows:

TIG/GTAW: This is an all-position welding method that uses a non-consumable tungsten electrode to produce the weld. It produces the best quality weld and, as a result, has become a very appealing substitute for gas and manual metal arc welding in pressure vessel fabrication.

TIG welding is most commonly used on stainless steel and nonferrous metals such as aluminum, magnesium, and copper alloys where accurate, small welds are required.

Plasma Arc Welding: Plasma arc welding is a popular welding method in pressure vessel welding in which plasma is heated to exceptionally high temperatures and ionized before being used to pass an electric arc to a work object.

The plasma welding process ensures the highest quality levels of pressure vessel welding, allowing for solid and precise welds on both thick and thin metal.

As compared to other welding methods, the system offers an improved level of authority and precision to produce high-quality welds at an exceptionally high speed.

K-TIG: K-TIG is a single-pass, full-packed keyhole welding technique used during pressure vessel or tank construction on stainless steel, titanium, zirconium, and nickel. The technology provides significant efficiency, expense, and quality benefits, while also ensuring x-ray quality welds with excellent cap and root aesthetics.

Keyhole TIG (K-TIG) welding is a groundbreaking technique that promises, among other things, a low degree of weld seam coronation and distortion, no slag or spatter, and low energy demand.

When it comes to pressure vessel welding, consistency must be strictly adhered to at all levels of development. Welding, as one of the essential operations, is no exception.

When the vessel is placed into operation, any flaws in the welding will have catastrophic consequences. Not only welding but all of the other vessel welding processes described earlier, must be carried out with the utmost precision.

What are the Vessel Welding Inspection Processes?

Pressure vessel welds are regulated by ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers), ANSI (American National Standards Institute), and ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) norms. X-ray inspection and ultrasonic inspection are two different forms of pressure weld inspection.

pressure vessel welding application

pressure vessel welding application

Subsurface fractures and inclusions can be observed using X-ray inspection. This is a costly procedure, but it is commonly used to ensure protection in sensitive weld joints (such as those found in submarines and nuclear power plants).

Surface and subsurface defects can also be observed using the ultrasonic examination. This approach includes steering a high-frequency sound beam through the base metal and weld in a predetermined direction.

Some of the sound beams are directed back as the beam hits a discontinuity. The mirrored beam is picked up, intensified, and analyzed. The position of the error is determined when the time delay is used.

Any of these non-destructive research techniques have benefits and drawbacks that must be balanced depending on the job at hand and the applicable norm. Regardless of the research procedure used, such forms of weld flaws are significant concerns that must be avoided at all times.

What Are the Common Concerns of Pressure Vessel Welding?

Where a weld flaw is discovered during an examination, it is typically one of many forms. Here are some of the most common defects that can cause pressure vessel welds to fail the examination, as well as some industry standards for avoiding them.

Conventional Welding Rotator

Conventional Welding Rotator

Porosity: Porosity happens as gas becomes trapped in the molten weld pool. The gas creates bubbles that emerge as voids as the weld settles. Porosity in a weld can be caused by a variety of factors. It is critical to ensure that correct welding procedures and suitable consumable items are being used.

Proper weld surface preparation and cleansing before welding, as well as during welding passes, are also critical in preventing porosity. This is especially true in aluminum-based implementations. Any liquid hydrocarbons in the weld region are a possible origin of hydrogen during aluminum welding, which can likely dissolve into an aluminum weld tank.

As the weld hardens, the hydrogen atoms congregate and shape small pockets of compressed heat, known as porosity. The best way to stop this dilemma is to keep the weld area warm and tidy.

After-rust: After-rust is a light rust-colored surface corrosion that occurs a few hours or days after welding in a stainless steel weld region. It is the bane of all stainless steel shops and contractors.

Cross-contamination is the most frequent cause of after-rust. This is popular when washing a stainless steel weld with a grinder fitted with a steel blade.

It may, however, be triggered by brushing the layer with a stainless steel brush that has traditionally been used to clean steel. A stainless steel brush’s magnetic property can allow it to absorb steel fragments, which will be trapped on a stainless steel surface and will trigger after-rust.

The easiest way to prevent this dilemma is to store stainless steel brushes in closely sealed containers and never use them on steel.

pressure vessel welding with welding rotator

pressure vessel welding with welding rotator

A metallurgical phenomenon that occurs from extreme cold-working of a surface during brush cleaning is the third cause of after-rust.

If after-rust is found and cross-contamination is ruled out as the cause of the problem, a possible alternative is to turn to a brush with a stronger wire and apply gentle pressure.

This would remove the adverse effects of cold-working that can be caused by intense brushing.

Nitrides: When plasma cutting with compact air or nitrogen, nitrides form a strongly associated contaminant. They cause fragile edges and porosity in some welding processes, especially gas metal arc welding.

Nitrides cannot be removed with brushes and they can remain 0.005 to 0.010 inches below the ground of the substance. Furthermore, nitrides often cause bonded obnoxious grinding wheels to load and smear.

Flap disks or flap wheels are good for this problem because they are vigorous enough to eliminate a limited supply of base material while only allowing the grain and fabric of the components to dislodge at a rate that inhibits loading.

Inclusions: Surface particles that get blended into the weld pool and get stuck during solidification are common causes of inclusions. Slag that has not been properly stripped can be a cause of inclusions in multipass welding applications.

Scrubbing properly with an appropriate wire brush before welding and between passes is a very successful way of removing this form of flaw.

Self-aligning Rotator + Welding Manipulator

Self-aligning Rotator + Welding Manipulator

This list represents just a fraction of the total universe of weld defects. These are the most common problems caused by insufficient or improper surface washing.

Other typical defects, such as stress cracking and weak penetration, must also be managed, but their relationship to surface condition is minimal, if at all. Regulating these issues requires the use of proper welding criteria and techniques.

What are Our Selection and Operating Tips?

At SENLISWELD we pick and use the best materials for an order, the following general guidelines are usually followed by us:

1. Industrial-grade, massive wire brushes strip surface debris that creates defects easily and effectively, making them suitable for a wide range of pressure vessel applications.

SENLISWELD makes sure the brush is appropriate for the substance being welded. To handle stainless steel products, for instance, a stainless steel brush should be utilized.

2. We use the biggest brush possible with the available area. A bigger brush decreases the cost of a cleaning procedure by shortening the washing time and improving the lives of the consumables.

The conformity of the surface pollutant defines if a fastened or crimped brush can be used. Fastened brushes are ideal for applications that need a high level of aggression. Crimped brushes are better at conforming to uneven textures.

3. It’s also necessary to use the correct amount of load when using the wire brush to get the best cleaning results. The edges of the wires are made to do the job of a wire brush, and the required level of pressure is simply the weight of the tool itself.

To make a wire brush work properly, you shouldn’t have to press down too hard. If you really need to exert a lot of energy to get the job done, you can probably use a better brush.

What is the Big Reward?

As the adage goes “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right” is particularly true in the sense of surface treatment for highly sensitive welds.

Since rework costs can be very large, effective cleaning practices can be seen as an expenditure that will reliably return a payout in weld efficiency.

This is an excellent investment for shops and builders who depend on the accuracy of their welds to thrive with SENLISWELD.

What are the Welding Requirements for High-Spec Pressure Vessels?

The capacity of high-performance specification pressure vessels to survive exceptionally high pressures is not the only aspect to remember.

Pressure vessels used in the biopharma, dairy, and electronics industries must withstand high pressures while simultaneously meeting strict substance quality and hygiene specifications.

With SENLISWELD, you can make sure the specifications of pressure vessel welding are met in the most precise manner.  Similarly, in the nuclear industry, most pressure vessels must hold liquids heated to a range of 2,000 to 3,000 PSI.

These vessels must withstand heat, the corrosive motion of steam, potentially extremely corrosive chemicals, and the results of neutron irradiation, which decreases the conductivity of certain metals.

Fit-up rotator + Conventional Rotato + Welding Manipulator

Fit-up rotator + Conventional Rotato + Welding Manipulator

SENLISWELD relies on the vessel’s technical configuration when deciding how to weld pressure vessels with exceptionally high specifications. Finally, we come to the following conclusions:

Materials: High-specification pressure vessels have particular material specifications. Steel or stainless steel are widely used, but exotic alloys such as Inconel® or Monel® are used for high-temperature or pressure vessels containing corrosive materials.

Heat exchangers may be made of a variety of materials, including aluminum or another metal with high thermal conductivity housed inside a steel or stainless steel housing.

Configuration: Most pressure vessels are cylindrical or circular in form based on the way structural forces are applied. Materials for small pressure vessels, such as gas tanks, are mass-produced, but metal for bigger, complex pressure vessels should be sliced and molded from a flat plate or specifically extruded for the job.

Machining: We construct a pressure vessel by cutting and machining to accommodate intake and exhaust valves, gauges, heat exchangers, and other equipment that allow the pressure vessel to operate.

Self-aligning Rotator + Conventional Rotator

Self-aligning Rotator + Conventional Rotator

Preparation: After the pressure vessel parts have been manufactured and machined, we properly prepare by washing and closely checking their measurements to ensure consistency with the engineering requirements for the pressure vessel.

We let the above considerations affect the requirements that a pressure vessel weld must follow. The products used, for example, will decide the amount of weld filler necessary, and the structure of the final pressure vessel will decide the number of filler required.

Pressure vessel welding is a dynamic interplay of these variables. It’s in your best interest to entrust your needs to a competent supplier like SENLISWELD, who can make things less challenging and more straightforward.

How to Weld Pressure Vessels?

The aim of any welding is to create a clean, consistent piece of metal in which the attributes of the weld vary from the properties of the work material in the least manner.  However, producing a perfectly consistent weld that precisely suits the work material is a theoretical goal.

There will still be certain differences in the weld and its intensity as compared to the work material. The aim is to make these differences as few as possible.

welding automation center

Welding Automation Center

Automated welding processes are the easiest way to minimize instability, which may degrade welds and pressure vessels in general. Computer weld heads are more durable than even the most professional welder’s hands and are not vulnerable to exhaustion, which may induce differences in welding pace.

Variations, which are unavoidable in manual welding, can cause defects and stress points in pressure vessels.

With SENLISWELD, you can take advantage of automatic welding and its strong repeatability, which ensures that a high degree of accuracy can be sustained not just within a single weld, but also during multiple welds of the same kind.

Many of the preparation and certification obstacles that impede high-specification welding, in general, are also eliminated by automation.

Why Select Automated Orbital Welding for Pressure Vessel Welding?

We weld pressure vessels using automatic welding equipment. For rather big pressure vessels, this procedure is still used. Our team of experts makes sure the process is handled without any error. We take into consideration the technical aspects which need careful handling.

It’s common and obvious for variations to take place but we focus on automated pressure vessel welding reducing any minor error that may take place. We prioritize the fundamentals of welding like no other.

Heavy-duty Conventional Rotator

Heavy-duty Conventional Rotator

Now let us explain why you should select automated orbital welding for pressure vessel welding? The pressure vessel being built will stay securely in position while the orbital welder circles the work material with automated orbital welding.

Orbital weld heads vary in size from heavy-duty machines worthy of welding the thickest pressure vessels to small-scale fusion welders capable of welding leak-free joints in heat exchangers that go within certain pressure vessels.

That might be too complicated for you to understand. To put it simply, using a weld head that can move around the work material simplifies the welding setup phase and helps to avoid time-consuming rework.

Although the right welding technique for a particular pressure vessel depends on the form of the vessel being welded and its requirements. However, SENLISWELD helps you to make the right decision which is needed for your work material.

20 Tons Conventional Rotator

20 Tons Conventional Rotator

What are the Common Questions for Pressure Vessels?

The usage of the best available pressure vessel welding method is critical: it raises the probability of a long-lasting weld clear of flaws including porosity and inclusions.

As a result, welding shops are able to produce lucrative ventures and ensure repeat sales. So, what is the best (most efficient and highest quality) pressure vessel welding process?

This is a large topic with several possible variables impacting the response. At SENLISWELD we address the following common questions:

1. Which Codes or Client Requirements must be met?

The first thing to think of is the code or the consumer requirements that must be followed. The standards may specify the allowed welding processes, any necessary training, as well as the form of testing required to verify the accuracy, power, and reliability of the welds.

You will need to build a fresh collection of job-specific Procedure Qualification Records (PQRs) focused on these requirements.

You will also be asked to give your experience to your consumer at this stage, suggesting the best material for their needs based on requirements such as corrosion resistance, reliability for heating, and the necessary working pressure.

2. What kind of steel is being welded, and how dense is it?

The form of materials that must be welded is the second element to remember when choosing an alternative for pressure vessel welding.

Other common questions we answer are:

  • Will I effectively hold the corrosion-resistant substance apart from some carbon steel job if it is corrosion-resistant?
  • Do I have the required equipment to mold the vessels’ bodies to the defined thickness?
  • What’s the best welding approach for this material?
  • How will I make the welding operation run as smoothly as possible?
  • Is it necessary to use a multi-process strategy in order to maximize efficiency?
  • Is it possible to automate the welding method to increase accuracy and speed?
  • What is the project’s timeline?
  • How often tanks or boats must be welded, and why must they be welded?

Self Aligning Welding Rotator

Self Aligning Welding Rotator

The third consideration SENLISWELD takes into account is the number of tanks or vessels to be welded, whether this is a one-time operation or ongoing manufacturing, and what is the distribution time period?  Armed with this information, you can then consider:

  1. What welding method would achieve the highest quality?
  2. What welding method can have the highest level of consistency?
  3. What welding method would provide the quickest results?
  4. What, if any, of the above variations is ideal?
  5. What facets of the work are amenable to automation?

We care for the successful operation of the business. We want businesses to succeed in doing whatever they do best. That’s the main reason why we take the time to answer the most common welding questions personally.

Why Choose SENLISWELD For Pressure Vessel Welding?

pressure vessel welding automation in workshop

Welding Automation In Workshop

SENLISWELD focuses on the following things when it comes to serving core customers for pressure vessel welding:

  • Low cost.
  • Reduced manual labor.
  • Save time.
  • Increase productivity.

SENLISWELD is more than mere welding automation professionals and is your long-term collaborator in success. We have thousands of satisfied clients that depend on our trademark. We are entirely interactive. SENLISWELD concentrates on providing premium customer support.

As a result, we take the time to respond to your questions as soon as possible. We are happy to address any valid welding-related questions. By pressing the contact us icon, you may reach out to us with a simple click.

We are here to construct and produce the best welding automation equipment in record time, no matter where you are in the world.

So contact us now for your pressure vessel welding needs and get started with our experienced team of experts with over 20 years of welding experience.

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