The slightly higher acquisition costs of belled end fittings are offset several times over by their installation and operation economies. When it comes to fittings the installed cost is the only true measure of relative costs. These savings result from the following fabrication advantages (the labor savings estimates are in comparison to butt weld fittings in piping sizes larger than 2 NPS, are from a high volume shipbuilding pipe piece fabrication):
Significantly less joint preparation time
Lower joint preparation skill required
No backing rings required
High quality joints with lower welder skill requirements
Reduced welding time (easier to weld)
Small angular corrections can be accommodated with no degradation of joint quality
Fittings can be cut out from piping fabrication errors and reused (5 to 10% fitting material savings) Almost zero rework from joint errors discovered during system pressure testing (5% installation labor savings and less schedule disruption)
Fewer fluid turbulence, vibration and erosion issues in installed piping
Easier inspection of weld quality and the possibility to visually verify weld size with a hand held gauge
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Bestweld was incorporated in September 1981 and is a veteran owned and operated company. Through hard work and innovative problem solving pipping solutions Bestweld employs over thirty people. One of the main strengths of Bestweld is our employees. We employ intelligent and motivated individuals who are ambitious, conscientious and possess a positive attitude. Bestweld is honest, fair, professional, and ambitious in our business dealings. We provide cost effective pipe fitting solutions through focusing on safety, quality and performance.
The quality and reliability of the products and services offered by Bestweld shall be maintained at levels consistent with our internal procedures and with customer expectations.
The management of Bestweld organizes the work environment to coordinate the administrative, marketing, production and quality assurance resources; whose work effects the attainment of our primary mission.
Our employees dedicate themselves to Bestweld’s quality systems and resultant high level of quality and service.
Bestweld will work with our suppliers and customers, as partners, to continuously improve our products and services. The delivery of high quality, superior products leads to the success of Bestweld and its business partners.
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