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Responsive Engineering Ltd, United Kingdom

Some of the most challenging industrial sectors appear regularly on Responsive Engineering’s customer list – from oil & gas, defence and aerospace to power generation and sub-sea engineering. The company works with a wide choice of materials including steels, aluminium and super-alloys, meeting a long list of national and international standards within an integrated management system.

“Because Westermans can supply a vast range of equipment, we can meet this need very cost effectively – and all with the benefit of the company’s ongoing service, not least its comprehensive awareness of welding systems.”

“This diversity means we have to supply tailored solutions to specific customer needs so the ability to demonstrate alternative applications is fundamental,” says Ken Simpson, Senior Welding Engineer at Responsive Engineering.

Lincoln Electric STT MIG process is utilised for the initial weld pass in tubulars

Ken Simpson says recent installations supplied by Westermans include a Bode column and boom manipulator with an ESAB submerged arc welding system and a Lincoln STT mig welder.

“The ESAB submerged arc welding system attached to the Bode column and boom manipulator, has allowed us to carry out high deposition rate welding during the latter part of jetty construction sections, increasing our skill levels in the process whilst rapidly recouping its initial cost,” he says.

The installation allowed Responsive Engineering to weld efficiently both the internal and external faces of the 50mm thick tubulars. He also notes that the STT process is utilised for the initial weld pass in tubulars and greatly simplifies this traditionally difficult task. “As a result we have, once again, increased the skill pool available for this operation,” he adds

Advanced technology at a fraction of the cost of new plant.

“Responsive Engineering is an excellent example of a company that is benefitting from our approach and track record, particularly as its need to highlight a range of welding technology and techniques to customers is paramount.”

For more details on the work Responsive Engineering Ltd carry out please visit responsive-engineering.com

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