Computer Chip & Chemical Manufacturers

Computer Chip & Chemical Manufacturers

Computer Chip & Chemical Manufacturers

     You may be asking yourself, what do computer chip manufacturers and chemical manufacturers have in common? Well, for one thing, some of the same equipment is used to make both products. Chemical manufacturers and computer chip manufacturers have piping system requirements that exceed the typical corrosion applications.   Internal surface roughness, usually measured as RA or RMS, is critical to these applications.  Pockets and crevices on the ID at the weld and gouges/scratches on other ID surface areas provide potential for contaminating opportunities.  Wall mismatch and mis-alignment can also be troublesome.  Pipe with wall thickness on the low side of the tolerance welded to fittings on the high side of the wall thickness tolerance create additional places where contamination can occur.

Close Tolerance Fittings

      By matching close tolerance pipe with close tolerance pipe fittings a superior ID surface at the weld can be achieved. Subsequently, Bestweld manufactures close tolerance buttweld pipe fittings specially designed to be easier to fit and easier to weld.  By controlling the shape of the outlet ends of the fitting and making sure the shape closely corresponds to the straight pipes ID and OD, and by holding angularity and wall thickness tolerances to a higher standard, Bestweld Brewery Quality and Pharmaceutical Quality buttweld pipe fittings can be welded using automatic welding machines that deliver a superior ID surface.  A narrower wall thickness tolerance (about 50% of the standard industrial tolerance) and a tighter roundness tolerance eliminates most wall mis-match issues. Most buttweld pipe elbows are formed over an internal mandrel .  Bestweld utilizes a compression bending process that minimizes both back wall thinning and ID surface scratches.  Bestweld uses ASTM A312 welded or seamless, fully finished minimum wall (fitting quality) pipe as starting material. Close attention to starting material requirements and proprietary bending, sizing and end finishing techniques help Bestweld deliver buttweld pipe fittings with consistent wall thickness, roundness (shape of OD/ID) and squareness (angularity).  Bestweld’s close tolerance buttweld pipe fittings have square cut ends, no ID chamfer or OD bevel required.  In light wall Sch. 5 and Sch. 10, pipe fittings can typically be fusion welded without filler metal.


Buttweld Fittings

Want to know more about Bestweld and it’s history?

     Bestweld was incorporated in September 1981 and is a veteran owned and operated company. Through innovative pipe fitting solutions and hard work Bestweld has grown to employ 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 are maintained at levels consistent with our internal procedures and with 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.
      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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