Pipe Fabrication

A wye we fabricated in our shop

We could do this kind of work all day, we really enjoy working with pipe.

Pipe fabrication takes a different set of skills than structural fabrication and we thrive in the challenge.

A couple of wyes and a spool

We welded the pipe using a dual shield wire – E71T-1 – one of the easiest wires to use in a shop setting.  It is termed “dual shield” because it uses both a shielding gas and flux which is inside the tubular wire.

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Stake side replacement

A local delivery company did not like the usability of the stake sides on their flat beds.

Typical stake sides on flat bed

They had several concerns –

1.  With use the panels became out of square and so were difficult to take out and  put back in

2.  Loss of panels when they were miss placed

3.  Damage to panels when they were not removed and placed carefully in stacks

4.  Sometimes the panels would only fit in one location which at times made it difficult to put the panels back in if they didn’t remember where each came from.

We feel they now have a system which remedies these concerns

Hinged trailer side panels in the up and locked position

This is a 48 foot flat bed trailer, it has a total of 12 – 4’x8′ hinged panels on the sides.

Hinged Side Panel in the down position

Each Panel can be taken down individually

Close up of safety pin and sleeve welded into trailer rail, two of which are on each side panel

Each panel has the typical slide lock at the top corners but also has two safety pins at the bottom.  This allows the driver to unlock the panel at the top with out fear that the panel will swing down on its own.