Date & Time: Thursday October 20, 2011
Pizza and beverages served at 5:00 PM followed by speaker at approximately 5:30 pm
Location: Columbiana County Career Center
9364 State Route 45, Lisbon, OH
Cost: No charge
Speaker: Dr. Sunniva Collins, PhD.
Senior Research Fellow
Swagelok Company, Solon OH
Subject: Orbital Welding for Critical Applications
Orbital welding is a precise, automated method for welding together process
tubing systems in high-tech industries ranging from semiconductor equipment
manufacturing to biopharmaceutical processing to aerospace. In these
critical systems, a precise weld is required to avoid corrosion in service,
either to maintain system integrity or to keep corrosion byproducts from
affecting the system fluid. It is commonly used on austenitic steels and
other alloys, such as nickel-based corrosion-resistant alloys, titanium or
aluminum. This presentation discusses the welding requirements in some of
these industries, and will cover the fundamentals of joint preparation and
purging to ensure a quality weld that will perform in critical environments.
Note: This presentation can include a demonstration of automated orbital
welding equipment prior to the talk.