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African Fusion June 2019

Air Liquide and the company’s novel focus of meeting all the needs within the 3-radius around a welder are highlighted on the June cover and as the cover story. The SAIW pages report on the SAIW AGM and follow the story of Eskom’s progress to replace radiographic inspection at its power stations with digital ultrasonics in the form of phased array UT (PAUT).

African Fusion June 2019 contents

The technical paper is about cold cladding of Inconel 625 and won its principle author, Kristian Kruger, the SAIW’s 2018 Harvey Shacklock Gold Medal Award, and in the industry section, we include stories come from Fronius, Kemper, Lincoln Electric, Afrox and more.

Morris Maroga’s message: SAIW President Morris Maroga talks about changes in Eskom’s approach to NDT and its implications for SAIW.  Read more...

Front cover story: The 3-metre radius welding offering: Michael Ashley, Mwali Kawawa and Rolf Schluep, talk about the development of their new hardgoods, gas and services Welding and Cutting offering.  Read more...

SAIW’s 71st president’s report: In his president’s address following the SAIW’s Annual General Meeting. Morris Maroga introduced the new board and outlined progress for the 2018/2019 financial year.  Read more...

Phased-array UT introduced by ESKOM: African Fusion talks to Eskom’s Level 3 NDT specialist and chief engineer, Grant Meredith, about research carried out at Eskom and the advantages of moving towards the use of digital phased array UT technology as a replacement for radiography.  Read more...

Cold repair of Inconel 625 clad layers on medium carbon high strength steels: This paper, presented at the IIW Annual Assembly in Indonesia (Bali) in 2018, won its principle author, Kristian Kruger, the 2018 Harvey Shacklock Gold Medal Award for the best technical paper presented at an SAIW event.  Click to read in the online magazine...

Welding the nickel superalloys: Metallurgist, Michael Fletcher, talks about the requirements for welding the new high-temperature creep- and corrosion- resistant nickel-based superalloys such as Inconel 740H, with particular regard for purging and gas purity monitoring.  Read more...

Welding for space travel: the ultimate challenge: Quality requirements for equipment and vessel structures for spaceships are exceptionally high with welding technology standards posing particularly arduous challenges. This article from Fronius describes some solutions.  Read more...

Coating specialist adds laser cladding capability: Thermaspray has installed a purpose built laser-cladding booth to its coating facility in Olifantsfontein. The company’s managing director, Jan Lourens introduces the technology and its advantages.  Read more...

Let’s make welding cool, clever and clean: MD of KEMPER, Frederic Lanz, describes his future vision for welded fabrications.  Read more...

HyperFill: SAW deposition rates with GMAW flexibility: Lincoln Electric South Africa introduces HyperFill, an innovative twin-wire GMAW welding solution to maximise productivity from a single power source, wire feeder, welding torch and contact tip.  Read more...

Afrox advances cylinder tracking: Leading gas supplier, Afrox, has completed the national roll-out of its state-of-the-art digital cylinder tracking service.  Click to read in the online magazine...

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SAIW Bulletin board  Click to read in the online magazine...

Welding and cutting forum  Click to read in the online magazine...

Today’s technology: The OmniScan MX2 Phased Array, ultrasonic flaw detector.  Read more...

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