The price of welding – You may think you are saving money by going to a cheap back-street welding company, but how can you guarantee that the welds are of a high standard and won’t let you down? Can you ensure that the structure of your product is stable and the welds won’t give way at a critical point? A poor quality weld might cost you more than you think.
For the food processing industry, and those involved in the medical and pharmaceutical sectors, poor welding could mean that your products are contaminated, which could end up costing not only your company’s reputation but a great deal of money also.
When manufacturing products, assemblies and components that come into contact with food during preparation, production or packaging, it is vitally important that all steps are taken to ensure no contamination occurs. Stainless steel is widely used in this sector due to its hygienic and sanitary finish, as well as its corrosion resistance from any moisture and any chemicals used to clean it.
During the fabrication process, such as stainless steel welding, it is necessary to keep the product free from lines, grooves and pits. Welds need to be neat and consistent with no breaks in order to discourage any bacteria growth.
It is also important that the right welding method is selected. MIG (metal inert gas) and TIG (tungsten inert gas) welding uses an inert or semi-inert gas during the welding process. This helps protect the weld from contamination because the gas stops chemical reactions from taking place which could cause corrosion and, more significantly, prevents bacteria from growing.
To ensure the stability and quality of the weld, at C H Barnett all of our welders are certified to coder welder standard BS EN 9606. In addition, all fabrication processes, including stainless steel welding, are carried out following strict guidelines and procedures set out in our quality management system which is accredited to ISO 9001.
We can guarantee that all of our fabrications are made to the highest quality and won’t let you down.
For a quote, please call us on 0121 773 5222 or enter your details on our contact form.