"One shot" welding: pushing back the limits
The bid won by Cetim involved validating a repeatable method for welding stainless steel pipelines whereby the distortions would be controlled and minimised in order to guarantee a highly accurate functional positioning of a number of pipeline components.
By resolving a technical issue related to the welding of components in especially difficult environments, the tests carried out by Cetim’s experts allowed Iter to secure the design and creation of the cooling system.
Cetim’s experts created a representative model of the parts to be welded in their confined environment; they established and implemented a welding and metrology programme.
On the basis of the tests, it was possible to determine and validate the best welding strategy, the welding conditions and the operating limits to be considered for mass production.
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