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20 Oct, 2015 No Comments

African company approaches TWI for plastics welding training

A West African employment agency turned to TWI for plastics welding training to expand its capability after investing in new equipment.

Senior plastics welding trainer Andy Knight travelled to the premises of C2K Staffing in the Senegalese city of Thiès, where he provided training to six technicians to enable them to use welding machines the company had just bought from Italian company Ritmo.

The training covered butt and electrofusion welding of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipe. Following the four-day programme each of the trainees successfully passed the relevant entry-level CSWIP exams on welding large- and small-diameter HDPE pipe.

20 Oct, 2015 No Comments

Industrial Welding

Over the years, industrial welding has undergone many changes. Today, there are a wide variety of welding machines on the market. As the tools welders use have become more varied the techniques utilized in conjunction with them have become increasingly diverse. Here are a few of the most common methods for industrial welding:


22 Sep, 2015 1 Comment

Your Essential Guide to Fabricated Storage Tanks

The term “storage tank” has a remarkably broad definition. While it sounds simple enough, a storage tank will vary from person to person and industry to industry.  Custom fabricated storage tanks can be designed and built to contain organic liquids, non-organic liquids, vapors, or solids. These custom tanks are specifically designed and built with a customer’s need and usage in mind. Industries where storage tanks can be found are typically industries consuming or producing good, liquids, and or vapors. Industries likepetroleum either in producing or manufacturing petroleum, chemical engineering and or manufacturing, and the agriculture industry for bulk storage. Keep reading for a breakdown of storage tank styles and materials to make them.