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At Offshore Europe 2013, Arc Energy Resources — a specialist in weld overlay cladding and fabrication — will reveal how its welding and complementary services, such as machining, corrosion protection and NDT, are helping to meet the needs of equipment suppliers manufacturing a range of components for the oil and gas sector, including pipelines, flanges, risers and pigging systems.

This multi-disciplined approach has allowed the company to complete a range of projects.

If size and tight tolerances require stress-relieving after-weld overlay cladding, even with large items of equipment, Arc Energy is able to carry out post-weld heat treatment in one of its own calibrated furnaces.

Accreditations and services

  • Arc Energy holds ASME U & National Board R stamps, enabling it to provide code-compliant pressure vessels and subcontract welding on free-issue ASME-standard material.
  • Other accreditations include ISO 9001:2008 quality management system; ISO 14001:2004 environment management system; Investors in People; and OHSAS 18001 health and safety management system.
  • Arc Energy also holds accreditation to the ISO 3834-2 welding quality standard and conformance to ISO 14731, Welding Co-ordination.
  • Alan Robinson, managing director at Arc Energy, is a UK-registered international weld engineer, has a master’s degree in welding and is a chartered engineer, a European engineer and a senior member of the Welding Institute.

Arc Energy Resources

Arc Energy Resources is one of the UK’s leading specialists in weld overlay cladding and quality-assured fabrication services with a turnover approaching £5m, employing 70 staff in work space totalling more than 30,000ft2. The company’s expertise in weld overlay cladding services provides heavy-duty protection against corrosion and wear for process and pipeline equipment destined for use in any hostile environment. It can clad bores up to 4m in diameter and areas of restricted access within bores as small as 20mm in diameter.

The manufacturing infrastructure is qualified to ISO 9001:2008, ISO 3834-2, ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 18001:2007. The company also holds ASME U and R stamp certificates of authorisation, which qualifies it to fabricate and weld on components destined for use on pressure vessels built to ASME standard.

Arc Energy’s welders and fabricators are qualified to internationally recognised standards and specifications. A wide range of base metal/cladding combinations has been qualified to ASME IX, API 6A and NACE. In addition, Arc Energy offers in-house test weld, heat treatment, PMI and NDT facilities.

Arc Energy has recently invested £500,000 in two new rotating-head welding machines to increase productivity and extend the size and scope of work the company can handle. While conventional workstations move components around a fixed welding torch, the new machines use automated controls to manipulate the welding torch around a fixed component, accurately positioning it to apply the overlay while working close to the component’s footprint. The investment expands and enhances Arc Energy’s ability to handle complicated component geometries for the full or partial cladding and fabrication of a huge range of component sizes weighing anywhere up to 15 tonnes.

Managing director Alan Robinson is one of very few UK-registered European welding engineers. He has a Master's degree in welding and is a chartered engineer, a European engineer and a senior member of the Welding Institute. He has assembled a highly skilled team capable of delivering quality service from enquiry to delivery and beyond, which can engineer the perfect solution to the biggest of challenges.

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