More Reasons Why You Should Pipe Weld
Let us examine some of the noteworthy advantages of pipe welding - though this doesn’t enumerate every single advantage that pipe welding boasts of! There are numerous proprietary methods to connect or join pipes for the various applications which will not be discussed here. A major advantage of pipes that are welded over those that are screw fitted is that we can eliminate all the fittings that are required to connect the individual straight portions of the pipe. When a pipe is screw fitted, fittings are needed between each joint in the straight lengths of the pipe. On the contrary, with welding it is possible for a straight length pipe to be joined together at any place or in any form. All that is required is prep on either ends of the pipe and on many occasions, when threads arte not utilized, a pipe with a thinner wall can be chosen especially for big jobs and long runs which can make it very cost effective. While screwing pipes together, it not only requires for the ends of the pipes to be threaded in order to screw them together but also accounts for substantial increase in the labor and the cost. At times, equipment used for threading the pipes are more complex than the simpler welding implements that are used to join pipes in the different welding applications. Screwed fittings give rise to a striking amount of disturbance and liquid resistance to the free flow through the pipes. A well welded setup is streamlined and smooth on both its surface and internal contour and can be easily repaired than those that are screw fitted. Whereas a pipe that is screw fitted has to be dismantled and then reassembled, a welded pipe can even be repaired with the pipe right in its place which can save on the labor and cost involved. Moreover, in a screwed pipe system there is always the risk of a leak when it is dismantled and reassembled. Very often, a welded pipe can withstand and handle vibrations far better than a screw fitted pipe. As a result, the welded pipe that is positioned in an area of vibration will have less chance for developing leaks and/or getting loose than the pipe that is screw fitted. While insulating also, it is much easier and simpler to insulate or wrap up a system that is welded than it is when going through all the threaded joints and connections not to mention the many bumps that comes with all the individual fittings. Another big advantage of a welded pipe system is in circumstances where it has be at very close quarters which may be very difficult with threaded and screw fitted pipes as they need more room for wrenches and other tools that are attached to them so as to enable them to be rotated and then secured. The labor that is needed to weld and screw the smaller sized pipes is more or less the same. As the size of the pipe increases, the time and labor to ground the pipe that is welded will decrease while for the screwed pipes it increases. Another problem with screwed pipe system is that a different tool is required for each pipe that we need to thread depending on the size. In the case of welding, a professional pipe welder can work his welding machine and handle a pipe of any size. Choosing the right welding procedure depending on the materials, wall thickness, position and the final use will be a factor when selecting the right welding appliance.
Refer to the Longevity website (www. Longevity.inc.com) or check out the YouTube Channel (www.youtube.com/longevitywelding) for more information and details about the different equipment used for the many welding and cutting procedures. Longevity has all the right machines for your exact application, so do check out and choose what best fits for your product, materials, and requirements.