The department has an extensive catalogue of welding procedures qualified to National and International standards including BS EN, AWS and ASME, using a wide range of welding processes and materials from 3mm thick to more than 250mm thick. All welders are coded to BSEN287 for welding carbon and alloy steels, stainless steel and nickel alloys.
Special techniques have been developed using both conventional welding methods and the latest technologies to improve quality and productivity. The welding techniques in regular use are:
Several overhead cranes, up to a maximum of 275 Tonnes, service the Fabrication Shop. Where heavier pieces require welding, the work is carried out in the machine or assembly bays where craneage reaches 350 Tonnes.
The fabrication shop equipment includes:
Surface treatment of fabrications and machined components comprises of Shot blasting and Painting. This is carried out in a dedicated adjacent shop connected by rail lines and contains the following equipment:
The experience of the Fabrication Team with heavy precision fabrications is formidable and unique within Europe. The majority of the team have worked together for more than 25 years and their successes include work for the following industries: