The design of welded joints plays a crucial role in ensuring the quality, safety and durability of welded structures. Below, we explain that importance to you:
The design of welded joints is essential to ensure the structural integrity of constructions. Based on that design, the correct welding method, welding sequence and welding parameters are determined.
That results in strong and reliable joints that can withstand the loads and environmental conditions to which they are exposed. A well-constructed welded joint minimises the risk of failure, deformation or fatigue. Moreover, it ensures that the structure achieves its designed service life.
Good design also forms the basis for setting up welded joints qualitatively, making them safe and reliable when you use the structure. Accurate calculations and simulations are used to evaluate load capacity and reactions to different loads.
That helps to identify potential weaknesses, prevent overloading and minimise the risk of structural instability. By having a welded connection engineered, you contribute to the safety of your employees and the end user. On top of that, you reduce the risk of accidents or damage.
Finally, thanks to engineering, welded joints comply with applicable standards and regulations. Different industries have established specific regulations and standards for welding operations.
By applying engineering principles and following the specified procedures, structures comply with those regulations and you can avoid potential legal and regulatory problems.
Jes Consultancy supports you to design welding joints. We do that in the context of piping systems, pipelines, pressure vessels, offshore and steel structures, among others. We can even provide training in welding technology. If you have any questions about welding engineering or would like to get us involved, please reach out to us.