Abfad's Weld Seam Monitoring SystemProtect A Structures Vital Welds With 24/7 Monitoring And Early Warning Indicator
Protect Vital Welds With Weld Seam Monitoring From Abfad Limited
24/7 Monitoring And Early Warning Indicator
Why do we need to monitor welds?
Fatigue is the weakening of a material caused by repeatedly applied loads. Subjecting a material to repeated loading and unloading causes progressive and localised structural damage.
If the loads are above a certain threshold, microscopic cracks will begin to form. Eventually, a crack will reach a critical size and the structure will fracture.
How does Abfad’s Weld Seam Monitoring System help?
Abfad’s Weld Seam Monitoring System monitors structures vital welds, acting as an early warning indicator. It allows operators to investigate any alarm before a catastrophic failure of the structure occurs.
Any structure which suffers the potential for stress and fatigue will benefit from Weld Seam Monitoring. This could be wind turbines, bridges, pressure vessel external welds and any structure that is subject to cyclic loading.
The system is quick to install. Welds are cleaned and MPI performed to check for any existing fractures. A protective coating is then applied and specialist materials installed around the weld. The system is finally linked to a monitoring instrument to provide feedback to the operator.
The Weld Seam Monitoring Process
The Weld Seam Monitoring System is then applied covering the weld area. The materials create an interstice (space) to hold a vacuum in place.