Welding Equipment South Africa
High Quality Welding Equipment Available In South Africa
The large number of infrastructural upgrade projects that were undertaken in South Africa in the run up to the Soccer World Cup in 2010 involved some of the most ambitious construction projects that have ever been undertaken in the country. These projects and the recent highway and road upgrading project have called for innovation construction methods that required high quality welding equipment. South Africa is one of the many countries on the African continent that is currently seeing unprecedented levels of construction activity. The availability of quality welding equipment, both for sale and for rental has meant that these projects have been completed in time and within budget.
The increased demand for welding equipment in South Africa is also a result of the large numbers of new buildings that are being erected in many of the business districts throughout the country. This welding equipment has to be of the best quality and manufactured to the highest quality standards in order to cope with the demands of heavy usage in the construction industry. There are various types of industrial welding equipment that are used in South Africa, the most common being gas flame and electric arc welders. Electric arc welders create an electric arc between an electrode and the metal base material to join metals at the welding point.
Metal arc welding is extremely popular due to the relatively low cost of the equipment that is used. Metal arc welding equipment is available in South Africa from a variety of different retail outlets, including hardware stores and specialist DIY outlets. Industrial welding often uses gas tungsten arc welding technology, which is a fast manual welding process that is used for the welding of stainless steel and results in a high quality weld. It is often used in aircraft and naval applications.
The science of welding has progressed in leaps and bounds and welding equipment is today used in South Africa for jobs that include undersea welding. This welding technology can be used for ship repair or the repair of undersea cables. The use of welding equipment that can operate in a submerged environment is also useful for repairs that must be made to water pumping stations, sewage treatment plants, as well as for use in dams and reservoirs.
Companies like Tribix supply quality welding equipment for use in many industrial applications in South Africa. Welding equipment supplied by companies like Tribix is manufactured to the highest quality standards and is suitable for a variety of different applications.