TOWER SECTION WELDING AND FLANGES
Once the plates have been formed into cans, they must be tack welded and then longitudinally welded. Then, several cans are placed end to end and welded together circumferentially to form sections. Flanges with boltholes are welded to both ends of each section. At the
construction site, the sections are bolted together to form the tower.
The structural integrity of the tower depends on the quality and durability of these welds. That’s why it’s important to use the most advanced SAW equipment, consumables and processes for the crucial welds. Lincoln Electric is the industry leader in submerged arc welding, with multiple consumable and equipment solutions that exceed industry standards and satisfy customer requirements for quality and cost.