The Types of Machinery Troubleshooting You Need to Prevent or Predict Issues

Machinery failures can be a major loss of productivity for manufacturing companies. But, preventative maintenance helps to avoid such losses. At Marshall, we believe that anticipating costly failures and malfunctions is part of maintaining machinery, so we offer a wide range of industrial machinery preventive and predictive services. We’ll help your company take a more proactive approach to equipment maintenance––keeping your machinery in proper operating condition, thereby reducing the potential for costly downtime.

Services Provided by Marshall

The industrial machinery preventive/predictive services we offer include:

  • Machinery Evaluations and Troubleshooting
  • Ultrasonic Thickness Testing (UTT)
    • A method for determining the working age and status of a part by measuring the thickness and corrosion of a material.
  • Hydrostatic Testing
    • A method for testing for leaks or other flaws in pressure vessels.
  • Dye Penetrant Testing
    • The application of a dye to a material’s surface to detect cracks, fractures, porosity, or leaks.
  • Machinery Alignment
    • Available for the chemical, food and beverage, pulp and paper, petroleum, pharmaceutical, printing and publishing, recycling, and rubber industries.
  • Laser Shaft Alignment
    • The use of a laser to align two or more rotating shafts in a machine.
  • Overhead Crane Installation, Inspection, Load Testing, and Repair
  • Infrared surveys
    • Infrared surveys identify “hot spots” in electrical components before they can cause system failure, or worse yet, fire damage.
  • Spare parts manufacturing
    • Our shop has the capabilities for fabricating and machining spare parts for critical components prone to failure often in a fraction of the time, and at a fraction of the cost, offered by the equipment manufacturer. This way, your plant can be prepared with back-up parts in advance to prevent unexpected downtime due to component failure.

 

If you’re looking for a trusted provider of industrial machinery services to extend the life of your equipment and adopt a preventative maintenance schedule, contact Marshall.

Learn more about our manufacturing equipment preventive and predictive services online at www.marshallindtech.com

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Piping Material for Sanitary and High-Purity Process Piping Systems

Process piping systems play a critical role in a wide range of applications and industries, including petroleum refineries, chemical, pharmaceutical, food, textile, paper, semiconductor, and cryogenic processing plants.

To meet the varying needs of these industries, Marshall Industrial Technologies tailors piping systems to each client’s specific requirements, and can assist in all aspects of design, fabrication, and installation.

 

Process Piping Materials

A range of materials can be used for process piping, including stainless steel, Hastelloy®, Monel®, and Inconel® alloys. Depending on the substances being transported, certain types of materials may need to be used to optimize the safety and efficacy of the system.

 

Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is used in sanitary process piping systems for manufacturing facilities , specifically chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food and beverages, and dairy. Stainless steel ensures a stringent standard of cleanliness, it does not rust, and can be installed using manual TIG welding techniques or a combination of orbital and TIG welding.The most commonly used variety is 316L, an iron alloy.

 

Hastelloy® Vs. Stainless Steel

Hastelloy® is a nickel alloy typically used in corrosive and high-temperature environments. Common Hastelloy® applications include those in chemical processing industries, as well as geothermal, solar energy, oil and gas, and pharmaceutical processes. Hastelloy® is highly resistant to uniform attack, localized corrosion, and stress corrosion cracking, and offers ease of welding and fabrication. C276 and C-22 varieties are often used in highly corrosive environments in which stainless steel would not suffice.

 

Monel® Vs. Stainless Steel

Monel® is a nickel-based alloy containing about 30% copper. Common varieties include Monel® 400, Monel® 405, and Monel® K-500. Monel® K-500 includes small amounts of aluminum and titanium, which strengthen the material and make it suitable for aerospace applications. Due to its high corrosion resistance to acids and alkalis, high mechanical strength, and easy shapability and formability, Monel® is often used in highly corrosive environments that require higher thermal conductivity than stainless steel.

 

Inconel® Vs. Stainless Steel

Inconel® alloys, or superalloys, are nickel-based alloys that contain chromium. These are utilized in extreme-condition applications, such as chemical processing, as well as the nuclear, petrochemical, aerospace, and marine industries. Inconel® fabrication offers better performance than stainless steel in extreme-heat conditions and those involving very heavy loads and high stress.

 

Monel® Vs. Inconel®

While both alloys are nickel-based, Inconel® contains chromium, while Monel® contains copper. Both metals are extremely resistant to heat and corrosion, but serve specific industries. Inconel® is often used in gas and oil extraction, while Monel® is typically applied in crude petroleum stills, chemical processing equipment, gasoline and fresh water tanks, and saltwater applications.

 

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Serving a wide range of industries and applications, process piping fabrication must be tailored to the specific needs of each system. As a full-service, multi-skilled industrial service company with deep expertise in all aspects of process piping, Marshall Industrial Technologies is proud to offer highly reliable, personalized piping designs.

 

To learn more about our process piping capabilities and how we can help with your specific application needs, reach out to the team today.

ASME Qualified Orbital Welding & Manual TIG Welding Services

A full-service, multi-skilled industrial service company, Marshall Industrial Technologies serves as a single source for routine and emergency equipment installation, machinery repair, and plant maintenance. We’re also proud to offer state of the art Orbital Welding Services.

Orbital welding involves the continuous mechanical rotation of the welding arc around a static workpiece. The process serves as an ideal solution for the welding of items that are fairly resistant to manual welding due to their shape or size.

Orbital welding is often used to join pipes and tubes, which are able to be welded precisely with this technique. Marshall Industrial goes one step beyond, offering customers a comprehensive turnkey solution for sanitary piping systems, from design and manufacture to complete installation and validation. All of this is achieved via sophisticated orbital welding techniques.

Our Orbital Welding Services are offered both in-house and at customer site locations. Our welders are qualified to ASME standards.

Orbital Welding Services for Sanitary Process Piping

Orbital welding is the go-to method for high-purity applications, such as sanitary process piping. Thanks to the inert atmosphere in which the welding takes place, this process ensures the highest purity level possible for all materials being joined. In fact, orbital and manual TIG welding processes are necessary for bringing about sanitary weld quality in many applications. Commonly joined materials include stainless steel, Inconel®, Monel®, and Hastelloy®.

Orbital welding has found numerous applications in pharmaceutical and food processing industries. It’s also often used in clean room applications; in these situations, orbital welding is employed in highly controlled environments in which pollutants – such as dust, vapors, microbes, and particles – are not allowed to interfere with industrial processes.

The Advantages of Orbital Welding

Orbital welding is preferred over traditional welding styles thanks to its superior performance, quality, and consistency. Orbital welding offers significantly better and more cost-effective performance compared to its manual counterpart, and the same goes for the quality of the weld. In some applications, such as those within the semiconductor field, orbital welding is the only way to achieve the high level of quality demanded by the industry.

At the same time, orbital welding offers much more consistent levels of performance over traditional methods, without the errors, variability, inconsistency, and defects that are so often side effects of traditional welding.

The Manual GTAW Process

Gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW) involves the creation of high-quality, high-integrity welds with the help of a nonconsumable tungsten electrode. Also referred to as tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding, or manual GTAW, this welding process is widely used across a range of applications.

Allowing for fine, precise welds on thin metals, GTAW welding is inherently versatile, and can also produce welds for virtually any application. Plus, since argon and argon/helium gases are used in TIG welding, significantly lower levels of fumes and smoke are produced, thus increasing visibility for the welding operator.

Orbital welding is essentially the mechanized version of manual GTAW, eliminating the operator errors associated with the traditional method and allowing for full process automation. Orbital welding’s popularity has been on the rise for almost half a century now.

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Offering key advantages over traditional welding in terms of overall productivity, quality, and consistency, orbital welding has found a solid place in the biotechnology, automobile, shipbuilding, food, and pharmaceutical industries.

Automated gas tungsten arc welding is ideal for any application requiring high-quality, reliable welds, including jobs demanding the creation of fine, precise welds on thin metals, as well applications in which visibility during the welding process plays a critical role.

Marshall Industrial is proud to offer top-of-the-line Orbital and Manual TIG Welding Services, and our team has deep expertise in all aspects of the process; over 80% of our workers have over three years of experience, and over 50% have over five. Our top-notch safety program ensures optimal safety for both our workers and our clients, and the program has even been named “one of the best in the industry”.

To learn about Marshall Industrial’s Orbital Welding Services and Manual TIG Welding Services and to discuss how they can help with your unique application, contact the team today.