June 2018, Vol. 245, No. 6


Tips for Preparing and Cleaning Pipeline Welds

By David Jescovitch, Abrasives Specialist Manager, Weiler Abrasives Group In pipeline construction, weld quality is paramount. Every weld is X-rayed, meaning any weld defect costs time and money to repair. Properly preparing and cleaning the base material is the first step toward ensuring quality welds and minimizing defects in the demanding pipeline environment. Following the root pass, it is necessary to grind the weld to ensure proper penetration for the next pass or hot pass There are many types of surface conditioning products that can be used before, during and after welding in pipeline construction. Choosing the right product he

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