Welding in the Nuclear Industry

Nowhere in the world is the selection and monitoring of welding processes more stringent than the nuclear industry. The TIP TIG process has been used globally as a solution to complex welding applications and strict nuclear code requirements.

The nuclear world of welding brings many complex alloys into consideration such as the many variations of Stainless Steel, Chrome and Nickel Alloys used in both commercial and military projects throughout North America and globally.

The Hanford Project in Washington State

Is the largest nuclear waste containment site currently in clean up the Hanford Site represents two-thirds of the USA’s high-level radioactive waste by volume. Hanford is currently the most contaminated nuclear site in the United States and is the focus of the nation’s largest environmental cleanup. Leading the construction effort is Bechtel and their subcontractor Intermech.  In the construction of the new facility for processing the much talked about waste, TIP TIG has been extensively used by the contractors seeking the nuclear quality code welding required, realizing significant deposition rate increases as well as the elimination of hexavalent chrome exposure to their craft welders.

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Has been successfully using TIP TIG for various welding applications since 2011.

Nuclear Submarines

Northrup Grumman Newport News Shipyard, where the Columbia-class and Verginia-class submarines are constructed, has adopted the TIP TIG process for welding their many complex and critical weldments. They have recently developed their procedures to include our unique welding process.

Clients in the Nuclear Industry using TIP TIG

  • Westinghouse
  • Los Alamos National Laboratories
  • RV Industries
  • GE
  • Siemens
  • Northrup Grumman
  • Bechtel
  • Intermech
  • PRL