Tractor Brewery in Albuquerque, NM
The welds in brewing equipment don’t just need to look good they need to be perfect. Weld quality affects the brewer’s ability to keep the equipment sanitary: The welds need to be free from corrosion, pits, or crevices where bacteria can flourish.
Whether you’re fabricating stainless steel fermenting tanks or welding stainless
pipe that needs repair, it takes the best equipment to get the job done right.
Start with a top quality TIG/GTAW welding torch engineered by a reputable manufacturer (like CK Worldwide or Weldcraft/Miller) with attention to craftsmanship. The best torches are made with the best materials to avoid problems associated with weld quality, such as gas leakage that can draw atmosphere into the weld zone.
Before you run your first bead, inspect your TIG torch for defects and properly fitted mechanical connections. Leak test all gas connections and verify that the flow rate at the gas nozzle (cup) matches your desired settings and test your torch’s water flow rate. Continue reading
About the Flex Head TIG Torch
The flex-head TIG torch allows you to personalize your TIG torch for your welding application, your workstation, and your welding style. You’ll want to follow some simple steps so your torch doesn’t fail prematurely.
Using Your Flex Head Torch
We know it’s tempting to check out your new flex TIG torch the minute your box arrives from Arc-Zone, but don’t do it without following these instructions. Continue reading
What’s an old train depot have to do with welding school?
For so long we’ve been focusing on getting kids into college–but the trend may be shifting. Trade school attendance won’t leave you crippled with six-figure student loans and you’ll graduate with skills (like welding!) that are in demand. In Indiana, enrollment in trade schools is on the rise and in fact, the Porter County Career and Technical Education center (which includes a welding school) has found a creative way to increase their classroom space–by using this old train depot--which they moved from its original location in Valparaiso, Indiana. Continue reading