Arc Energy Improves Inspection Facilities by Measuring On The Move

Welding engineering specialists Arc Energy Resources has invested in a Faro portable coordinate measuring arm (CMM), advancing the companies inspection facilities for its weld overlay cladding and fabrication services.

It enables the company to precisely measure the complex geometries often encountered in the valves, pumps, pipe work and fittings produced for the oil & gas, nuclear, renewable and related industries, even during the manufacturing process. The investment supplements Arc Energy’s ability to handle ‘difficult-to-weld’ items for fabrication or cladding of a huge range of component sizes. Ultimately, it confirms for customers the quality of the process and of the finished components.

The advanced software provides powerful features enabling a full range of geometrical and form tolerances to be verified. The device is also capable of being moved during use to give an unlimited range of measurement, the largest component measured at Arc Energy to date being over 6 metres long.

Arc Energy Resources is now able to produce full 3D ‘as built’ models of finished components providing quality assurance data for clients. Reports can be tailored to customer requirements on dimensional accuracy, for components of unlimited size, without the need for the items to leave the Gloucestershire workshops.

For further information contact:
Alan Robinson, Arc Energy Resources

Unit 12 Eastington Industrial Estate, Meadow Mill, Eastington, Gloucestershire GL10 3RZ
Tel: +44 (0)1453 823523 Fax: +44 (0)1453 823623
E-mail: sales@arcenergy.co.uk Web: www.arcenergy.co.uk

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16 The Cornhill, Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 2JT
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Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding and fabrication for the oil & gas industry. The company’s expertise provides protection against corrosion and wear for a variety of process and pipeline equipment for use in any hostile environment. 

The company recently made a major investment in two new Rotating Head welding machines costing £500,000. This has increased productivity and extended the size and scope of work it can handle, which now includes complicated component geometries for the full or partial cladding and fabrication of a huge range of component sizes weighing up to 15 tonnes. The company’s in-house designed cladding workstations feature state-of-the-art control systems developed to suit its customer’s specialised engineering requirements, and can clad bores up to four metres diameter and areas of restricted access within bores as small as 20mm diameter. Arc Energy also offers in-house test weld, heat treatment, PMI and NDT facilities. 

Industry certifications include ISO 9001:2008 quality management, ISO 3834-2 fusion welding of metallic materials, and the internationally renowned ASME U and R Stamps, as well as ISO 14001:2004 environment management, Investors in People and OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety management system.

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Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding and fabrication for the oil & gas industry. The company’s expertise provides protection against corrosion and wear for a variety of process and pipeline equipment for use in any hostile environment. The company recently made a major investment in two new Rotating Head welding machines costing £500,000. This has increased productivity and extended the size and scope of work it can handle, which now includes complicated component geometries for the full or partial cladding and fabrication of a huge range of component sizes weighing up to 15 tonnes. The company’s in-house designed cladding workstations feature state-of-the-art control systems developed to suit its customer’s specialised engineering requirements, and can clad bores up to four metres diameter and areas of restricted access within bores as small as 20mm diameter. Arc Energy also offers in-house test weld, heat treatment, PMI and NDT facilities. Industry certifications include ISO 9001:2008 quality management, ISO 3834-2 fusion welding of metallic materials, and the internationally renowned ASME U and R Stamps, as well as ISO 14001:2004 environment management, Investors in People and OHSAS 18001:2007 Health & Safety management system.