Welding and how it relates to vertical steel infrastructure is a critical competency to consider when choosing a partner to perform weld repairs for your utility, lighting, transportation and telecom structural assets. Weld issues have become a greater threat to structural integrity across infrastructure industries in recent years. Regular weld inspection is critical to identifying weld damage and deterioration. But you must have a reliable, safe repair strategy in place to implement inspections recommendations readily without interrupting service or further compromising your structures.
Are Your Weld Inspections Set Up for Success?
Standard welding is not adequate to address the issues inspections uncover in steel poles and towers. These issues cannot be overlooked. You must have the following to prevent pole and tower failure and collapse due to weld defects:
Certified Welders: Welders must be certified according to American Welding Society V. 1.1 for Steel Structures for proper weld repairs to be completed correctly.
Correct Procedures: Detailed plans must be written and followed for successful, safe weld repairs to be implemented.
On-site Inspections: Weld repairs must be inspected according to documented plans and procedures while welds are being completed to ensure they meet code. To do this, you must have an NDT technician present who is Level II Certified in ultrasonic and magnetic particle testing.
Exo weld repair services determine and meet all necessary requirements for safe weld repair completion and implementation, including the necessary nondestructive testing methods. We complete repairs on the ground or from the air in a lift or basket.
Executing aerial weld repairs is complicated, but it’s a critical element if you want to avoid additional failure, cascade failure, or complete structure loss. Partnering with Exo ensures complex weld inspections and repairs are completed according to detailed safety protocols and hazard analysis. We are committed to making welds stronger, and helping structures last longer, without interrupting service or risking failure.