Where ordinarily desert is and a lot of crude-oil is extracted, also plastic welding is applied. In one of the biggest gas-producing area in Ras Laffan in Qatar PVC-U pipes are welded for Shell Qatar with the process hot gas welding. After welding, the pipes are covered with vinylester-fiberglass for reinforcement, because the medium Hydrochloric acid has a temperature of approx. 60°C.
It is the job of the GSI SLV Nord, to train welders and inspectors on site in English language. Furthermore the inspectors are supported during the site supervision by an engineer of GSI SLV Nord. The welders are examined by testing the specimens and evaluating the results. From the September 15th – September 19th 2014, the first group with 8 inspectors was trained successfully. The second group will follow in November.
Contact: Dipl.-Ing. Christian Ahrens