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ARTIS – Atlantique Réalisation Tuyauterie Industrielle Soudage (Atlantic fabricator of Industrial pipework) – is a company with a factory in Derval in the district of Loire-Atlantique in the west of France. The company specialises in the production of industrial pipe networks and buried pipelines for the transport of fluids such as gas, oil and water. This article highlights the advantages of using Polysoude orbital welding systems to meet the quality and safety requirements for ARTIS’ welded pipe.

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Following several years of persistence, Afrox’s welding applications team, in association with Babcock International Group, has succeeded in qualifying a repeatable and robust procedure for welding high pressure piping using the Miller PipeWorx welding system with RMD and ProPulse technology coupled with metal-cored wire and a CO2-rich shielding gas. African Fusion meets the team.

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Our SAIW Member profile for this month comes from the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) Nuclear Manufacturing, which is the only nuclear-accredited facility in sub-Saharan Africa. African Fusion visits its workshops in Pelindaba and meets the company’s ASME III-, ASME VIII-, ISO 9001- and ISO 3834-accredited fabrication team.

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Heraclitus, the Greek philosopher, said: “Change is the only constant in life”, a sentiment that has recently rung true not only for me on a personal level but also for the Institute. Although I am not new to the SAIW, having been on the board for several years, I am new to its inner workings. I am therefore thankful to Jim Guild for steadying the ship through turbulent waters and especially grateful for Jim’s guidance, patience and willingness to help me in any and every way he could to ensure that the transition was as seamless as possible.

Safety is at the heart of Afrox’s 360-degree Solutions initiative, particularly when it comes to welding and cutting in difficult to reach places on site and at height. Afrox’s Business Manager for Manufacturing Industries, Johann Pieterse describes how Afrox’s full Safety Solutions Programme (SSP) has been incorporated into its 360-degree Solutions offering.

Zero tolerance is being exercised by the Department of Labour towards companies that do not comply with the health and safety regulations stipulated in the Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Act. Wim Dessing, sales executive of Apex Strip Curtains and Doors, says this is particularly with regard to welding environments.

Fronius is launching a new version of its current power source platform, called the TPS/i Steel Edition. The Steel Edition has been optimised for manual steel welding and impresses with an attractive price/performance ratio. Users benefit from different characteristics for standard and pulse welding, as well as a WPS package containing procedure specifications that are certified in accordance with DIN EN 1090.

UTP Maintenance, the voestalpine repair welding specialist, is a reliable supplier of welding consumables used for the repair and arcing of cane crushing rollers used in the sugar industry. Kenneth Labuschagne of voestalpine Böhler Welding presents the company’s purpose designed offering for the better protection of these rollers and production optimisation in the industry.

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