Fabrication is the process of joining two or more pieces together utilizing a welding process. In 2015, C&J Cladding invested in this type of welding with the acquisition of a fabrication welding company, adding years of experience and a new skill set unmatched in the industry. Over the past few years, we have developed our reputation for top of the line quality and delivery in the arena of fabrication welding in many industries. While most industries use fabrication welding of some type, C&J Cladding focuses on two major categories:
Pressure Containing Fabrication Welding – This type of fabrication welding normally involves full penetration welds joining two tubular members which will contain pressure during their service life. These welds require very strict quality performance and exceptional welder capabilities. The majority of pressure containing fabrication welds performed by C&J Cladding are subjected to full volumetric NDE (Radiographic & Ultrasonic) in addition to surface NDE (Magnetic Particle or Liquid Penetrant) testing.
Structural Fabrication Welding – This type of fabrication welding is more generic in nature. Just about any welding where two parts are being joined without the need to contain pressure, it can be considered structural fabrication welding. The typical application of this type of welding is building skids or frames out of structural members. This type of welding requires extensive fit-up of the components before welding. C&J Cladding has several highly experienced fitters who specialize in assembling these structures in very high tolerance to meet stringent design requirements.
C&J maintains more than 60 welding procedures for fabrication welding.
- GTAW-P-HW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Pulsed Hot Wire)
- GTAW (Gas Tungsten Arc Welding or TIG or Heli-Arc)
- SAW (Submerged Arc Welding)
- SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding or STICK)
- GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding)
- PAW (Plasma Arc Welding)
- PTAW (Plasma Transferred Arc Welding) Wire Feed
- PTAW (Plasma Transferred Arc Welding) Powder Feed
- Above processes utilize manual, semi-automatic, and mechanized systems