John D. Hotchkiss Ltd 01474 853131   Westwell Developments Ltd 01634 726148

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Coded Welding

Any important bespoke welding project, for example within the energy and utilities sectors, can only meet the prescribed stringent safety standards using a coded welder and trained operator.

The Hotchkiss Engineering Group currently holds Coded Welder Approval to BS4872-1:1982 (ASME IX), which was awarded by the Safety Assessment Federation in May 2013. The approval extends to cover coded fillet welds of ferritic steels up to 8mm leg length.

One of our trained coded welders was recently called upon to repair part of a ride at Thorpe Park, welding a flange onto a long tube which was then attached via the flange onto the individual seat. The coded welding ensured that the project was completed with safety of paramount importance, especially reassuring for passengers on a ride which swings 20 metres into the air.