Automated welding’s unrivaled innovation leader
AZZ Specialty Welding (originally known as Welding Services Inc.- WSI) has long been considered the gold standard for welding automation in the industrial sectors. Beginning in 1978 with the design, patent, and successful execution of the 1st weld metal overlay installation for process equipment, AZZ earned the reputation after decades of delivering industry-first solutions that extended the lives of critical pressure components. Innovation leadership has always been at the heart of AZZ’s mission to protect critical infrastructure. Whether it was an industry 1st process patent for tube weld overlay, patented & industry 1st field machine GTAW weld process for high deposition welding, or the 1st structural weld overlay application for coke drum life extension, AZZ has delivered engineered solutions that responded to market needs.
AZZ Specialty Welding prides itself on being a tier-one partner that develops solutions in cooperation with our customers, utilizes our robust engineering resources, and executes with minimal customer guidance and oversight needed. When the market shifted in recent years, we polled our customers to understand what industry drivers they were most focused on. Using this feedback, we took the opportunity to assess our process and reimagine our product offering.
Advancements that matter
With a goal of aligning our latest innovation with industry drivers, AZZ focused on reducing cost and schedule for turnaround windows, lessening the resource dependency of the customer site, and improving on its leading weld metal overlay quality. The solution became Optifuse.
Optifuse is a suite of enhanced technologies that deliver
higher productivity, improved integrity, and a better site experience.
Optifuse positively impacts cost and schedule reductions by focusing on each task of the weld overlay process for continuous improvement. Vessel surface prep time has been greatly reduced all while producing a smoother finish with minimal pressure boundary loss using DragonX, the AZZ automatic gouging system. Utilizing the proprietary and newest design NG4 weld machines with closed-loop integral custom waveform technology, AZZ significantly increases arc time with a number of schedule-reducing improvements including the learning function which allows the machines to navigate complex geometries. Optifuse not only reduces costs and schedules to turnarounds with improved weld deposit quality but also proves AZZ’s dedication to continuously improving health and safety conditions by reducing confined space exposure and improving craft fatigue management.
AZZ Specialty Welding – The World Leader in Pressure Equipment Life Extension™
Whether the pressure equipment needs to be repaired emergently or during a planned turnaround, AZZ has unparalleled innovative leadership in the industry backed by proven results. AZZ Specialty Welding has the world’s largest portfolio of life extension projects and qualified procedures to handle any unit-specific challenges. Visit AZZ Welding Solutions to learn more about our pressure equipment life extension solutions and engineered technologies, follow us on LinkedIn, or contact us at asktheSME@azz.com to schedule a time to discuss Optifuse.