Cost Savings

The slightly higher acquisition cost 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 cost 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):
  1. Significantly less joint preparation time
  2. Lower joint preparation skill required
  3. No backing rings required
  4. High quality joints with lower welder skill requirements
  5. Reduced welding time (easier to weld)
  6. Small angular corrections can be accommodated with no degradation of joint quality
  7. 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)
  8. Fewer fluid turbulence, vibration and erosion issues in installed piping
  9. Easier inspection of weld quality and the possibility to visually verify weld size with a hand held gauge

Who is Bestweld?

Bestweld is a veteran owned and operated company located in PottstownPennsylvania. Over the years, Bestweld has grown from just two employees when it was incorporated in the 80’s to over 40 employees as of March 2020. Bestweld found success in innovative pipe fitting solutions (like Belled-end fittings) and good old fashioned hard work. A main strength of Bestweld is our employees. We employ intelligent and motivated individuals who are ambitious, conscientious and possess a positive attitude. We are honest, fair, professional, and ambitious in our business dealings.

What does Bestweld do?

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 are maintained at levels consistent with our internal procedures and customer expectations. Our employees dedicate themselves to Bestweld’s quality assurance systems and resultant high level of quality and service. The management of Bestweld coordinates the administrative, marketing, production and quality assurance resources to ensure the attainment of our primary mission.

What can you expect from Bestweld?

Expect excellent quality, great service, and reliability you can depend on. Expect to be treated right, whether you’re a small mom and pop shop or a big corporation. Bestweld works with our suppliers and customers, as partners, and is continuously improving our products and services. We believe the delivery of high quality, superior products leads not only to the success of Bestweld but also to its business partners.


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