Full Bore | Buck-Weld T-Fitting

QuestTec Talk | Full Bore

In our third episode of QuestTec Talks, Ben shows off his hunting skills and Jordan shows off Questtec Solutions’s branch outlet on a magnetic gauge float chamber versus the competition.

In this episode, we cover the two main methods of manufacturing the branch outlet for a magnetic gauge float chamber.

Which one would you rather have in your plant?

Option #1: Pulled Extruded Pipe

Made in a collaring machine, a pulled extruded pipe is essentially stock pipe that is placed into the machine with a pilot hole drilled in the pipe. Through the process, tooling forms and forces the pipe into the shape of a buck-weld. As it pulls the pipe into the correct shape, the curvature of the weld thins, which can cause a reduction in the pressure rating of up to 30%.

Option #2: Wrought Buck-Weld T-Fitting

In this method, the wall thickness of the T-fitting is as thick or thicker than the connecting pipe. The curve of the fixture is also thicker due to the process of hydro-forming manufacturing process. Made by a specialty manufacturer, our Wrought Buck-Weld T-Fittings are made to conform to an ASTM-standard A403.

To find out more information give us a call at (866) 240-9906.


About Questtec Solutions

Questtec Solutions is an international company with representatives based around the world. Our Partners can assist with commissioning start up and calibration, 24-hour service, and repair support.

Questtec Solutions employs over 125 years of collective experience with all aspects of liquid level gauge and valve product lines. With a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and custom weld shop based in Houston, Texas, Questtec Solutions is able to provide innovative engineered solutions to meet our customer’s specific needs.

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