The Importance of Environmental Safety in the Manufacture of Pressure Equipment

May 22, 2015

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The manufacturing process that gives pressure vessels with their stress-coping design relies on numerous factors. Engineers and project managers are required to evaluate the effects of fluid dynamics and create a geometric shape that evenly distributes the liquids and gases that are being stored at unbelievable pressures. The science of fluid dynamics complicates these calculations, as does the metallurgical properties of the supplied vessel material, the quality control process implemented to inspect weld joints, and the many other variables on the engineer's list. High on this list, the environmental safety factor has to be considered.

A contemporary manufacturing company understands the toxic nature of the work undertaken within the walls of its premises and dedicates resources towards environmental responsibility. This means pairing the authority of an ISO 9001-2008 quality assurance program with ethical considerations when it comes to indirect influences, the habitat beyond those walls. One example of this practice can be observed at the production stage as an environmental policy, the enforcement of additional processing stages that negate the effects of the waste material leftover from the fabrication of each project. Heavy-metal laden water is stripped of pollutants, recycling is encouraged whenever possible, and all toxic products formed by the rolling of ferrous or non-ferrous alloys are filtered out of the wastage branch of the fabrication process.

The key attribute of this ethical duty is that this is no secondary action. The employment of an environmental safety routine is directly incorporated as a policy. It is a commitment to our clean habitat that Fusion Weld Engineering Pty Ltd undertakes with utmost urgency. The ethical responsibility actually begins at the source of the metallurgical supply, the provision of metal and the energy used to form that energy into cutting-edge alloys. Moving forward, the policy is enforced at the manufacturing level as filtering equipment, recycling stratagems, conscientious awareness of the toxins used in every phase of the production, and even in the packing materials used to transport the finalized project to its eventual destination.

It's a challenging prospect to balance modern pressure vessel manufacturing methodologies against the ecology, but Fusion Weld Engineering Pty Ltd has made that commitment. The sourcing of alloys and the manufacturing cycle form two points of the environmental safety triangle, with the third point finding its meaning from the application of the vessel. Pressure vessels are built as single units and vast arrays, but each one is certified under ASME regulations to excel in its chosen place of employment. This again includes the environment where the equipment is installed. Weld joints are inspected periodically, focusing on environmental considerations just as much as safety issues. The material of the vessel is made from high-grade alloys, the selection of which defends against corrosion and the impact of fluid leakage into the local environment.

Finally, pressure vessels are now taking on a centre stage role, acting as key players in a Green strategy. Check out the innovation-heavy pressure vessels being added to desalination plants to see this new application at work.

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