Fabricated High Temperature Alloy Consumable Insert for the Nuclear Industry
At Imperial Weld Ring, we recently demonstrated our ability to manufacture a custom sized product that fulfilled the stringent requirements of a power generation customer. To up the stakes, this high temperature alloy consumable insert was fabricated to rigorous nuclear quality assurance requirements, which even included on-sight inspections and audit procedures. After we designed the tooling, we used our custom-tooled roll formers, wire winders and straighteners, as well as metal shears to draw the 0.156" diameter weld wire per MIL-E-21562D, AM. 7, 1, Type EN/RN62. Spooled to various diameters, the wire was 0.044" wide and 0.150" thick. Then we employed our optical comparator, precision gauges, and testing instruments calibrated to MIL-STD-45662 to inspect the dimensions of the wire, which was finally finished to 63 grit. Subsequently, the wire was fit into a custom shaped profile with precision tolerances of ±0.002 wide by ±0.002 to 0.003" thick and TIG welded. This 500-lb. fabrication was done to ASME SECTION III, NQA-1, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B standards and delivered to this domestic customer in only two weeks.
Imperial Weld Ring refused to shy away from a project like this that had to be done to meticulous quality assurance requirements and nuclear standards. To find out more about us, please contact us directly.
High Temperature Alloy Consumable Insert Project Highlights
- Project Name
- Consumable Inserts
- Project Description
- TIG weld wire shaped to custom cross section
- Capabilities Applied/Processes
Precision Gauges, Measuring, and Testing Instruments Calibrated to MIL-STD-45662
- Equipment Used to Manufacture Part
- Custom-Tooled Roll Formers
- Overall Part Dimensions
- Product Diameter: Spooled to varies diameters
Product Width: 0.044"
Material Thickness: 0.150"
- Tightest Tolerances
- 0.044" +/- 0.002" wide x 0.150" +0.003/-0.002" thick
- Material Used
- 0.156" Diameter weld wire per MIL-E-21562D, AM. 7, IC. 1, Type EN/RN62
- Material Finish
- 63 Grit
- In Process Testing/Inspection Performed
- Successful Completion of QA Audit for Nuclear Requirements
- Industry for Use
- Nuclear Power Generation
- 500 lbs.
- Delivery/Turnaround Time
- 2 Weeks
- Delivery Location
- Standards Met
- ASME SECTION III, NQA-1, 10 CFR 50 Appendix B