Ben Smith, CWI

Ben Smith, CWI
Read posts by Ben Smith, Quality Manager of the Richmond plant. He's a certified welding inspector and has worked in the industry since 1997.

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What is a Coil Leak and How Are They Measured?

Posted by Ben Smith, CWI on Jun 28, 2021 9:38:23 AM

Nobody wants leaky coils. You don’t want to waste time and money on buying them and we certainly don’t want to be the one to sell them to you. The goal of this post is to define what a “leak” is from our perspective as a manufacturer and coil supplier. Rather than leaks in the field, this post focuses on what “leak” means in new equipment. To do so, we’ll look at:

  • How leaks are quantified
  • The testing methods and equipment used to diagnose them
  • How SRC's quality program addresses leaks
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3 Advantages of TIG Welding in Manufacturing

Posted by Ben Smith, CWI on Nov 11, 2020 9:36:34 AM

Gas-tungsten arc welding (GTAW), or more commonly, Tungsten Inert Gas welding (TIG), is a method of arc welding named for the non-consumable tungsten electrode used during the process. TIG welding isn’t the best option in some industries, but as coil manufacturers, it makes sense for us.

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