Power Generation Weldaloy Specialty Forgings

Power generation oversees the process of converting forms of primary energy into secondary energy forms. Electricity is the most common second form that is created through power generation, which is specifically known as electricity generation.

The power generation industry is highly technical – as it uses multiple different energy sources to create power and electricity. This industry requires forged parts that are durable, and can withstand various elements, which includes prolonged exposure to extreme heat and high temperatures, wind, saltwater and various chemicals. Certain materials and alloys are regularly sought out for forge parts for this industry. Power generation forged products are commonly open die forged in stainless steel and various copper alloys. 

Because of this, the equipment used in the power generation must meet the rigorous demands of this industry, many of which need to be forged to ensure high quality. 

Commonly forged parts for the power generation sector includes: 

  • Various engine, turbine and pump components
  • Shafts
  • Various forged rings – end rings, split rings, commutator rings, shorting rings, and split-ring commutators
  • Various forging bearings – hydrodynamic fluid film bearings, tilting pad thrust bearings, and other specialty bearings.  

 

At Weldaloy Specialty Forgings, we understand the needs of forging parts for the power generation sector. We have over 75 years of experience in forging various alloys suited for power generation applications, including copper and stainless-steel alloys. Whether it is simpler shapes, such as rings, blocks and discs, or you require custom parts, Weldaloy is prepared to meet your needs.     

Contact our sales team and discover the Weldaloy difference today!  

History of Power Generation Forging.

Modern power generation processes dates back to the 1800s with the use of using wire and magnets to create electrical currents. This method continues to be used today to generate electricity. With the rise of the Industrial Revolution at the end the 19th Century, electrical production had become commercialized. Additional methods to create electricity, including the use the of steam engines, also became widely used to provide electricity, and also provided power to operate boats and trains. As a result, electricity became more readily available, and public buildings and businesses were able to have electricity.  

Today, power generation continues be a continuously evolving industry. New technological advances has allowed the power generation sector to continue to grow – and new energy sources have been discovered.

Forged End Rings

Split-Ring Commutators

Commutator Rings

Tilting Pad Thrust Bearings

Slip Rings

Shorting Rings

Hydrodynamic Fluid Film Bearings

Specialty Bearings

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Types of Power Generation.

There are many forms of primary energy sources that can create electrical energy in an economically and resourceful way. All forms of power generations have their own .

The burning of fossil fuels, such as diesel, natural gas, or coal, is the most commonly used energy source. 

Rain / water is used to spin generations to create power 

The use of controlled nuclear, or fission, reactions to create power 

Also known as wind energy, wind turbines collect the wind’s kinetic energy and converts it into electrical energy.

The use of collecting photovoltaic cells from sunlight, is also a form of energy source to create energy.

Why Weldaloy

Why is Weldaloy Specialty Forgings the ideal partner for your company? There are several key components that prove Weldaloy is the ideal for your business.

Our Process

Weldaloy Specialty Forgings strives to meet every expectation that our customers require, with quality work at every level of production—from RFQ to the order’s delivery. Our processes allow us to keep the customer at the center of everything we do, making them a vital member of our team!

Our Capabilities

Weldaloy Specialty Forgings has a wide range of capabilities for your most challenging job. Forging, heat treat, rolled rings and machining are just some of the services we offer. Our facilities span over 115,000 sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space that house a ring mill, a 2,000-ton press, and five drop hammers ranging from 2,000-4,000 lbs. We are continuously making updates to our facilities to expand our capabilities, and to ensure we continue to meet the demands of our clients.

Engineering Capabilities:

  • CAD/CAM system-
  • SolidWorks
  • FORGE Forging
  • Simulation Software
  • SOP for control of CNC
  • Machine Programs

 

Testing Capabilities:

  • Chemical composition analysis
  • Mechanical testing (tensile-yield-elongation)
  • NDT Testing (dye penetrant, UT, radiographic)
  • Hardness, Conductivity, & Grain Size Analysis

Our Team

When you work with Weldaloy Specialty Forgings, you have a whole team behind your order that ensures our work is meeting the required standard. Weldaloy employs a highly skilled team of metallurgists with aerospace industry experience for projects with specific grain size and direction requirements, and ensures that our finished products meet mechanical and other testing standards. Weldaloy also has a well-staffed team of engineers that oversee our production processes, and at every step of production, our team of Quality experts verifies that our products meet the standard.

We focus on the small details to make sure our customers are getting the best quality in our products!

Our Certifications

Weldaloy Specialty Forgings is committed to making sure our accreditations are always up to date, ensuring a culture of consistency and attention to detail.

Our qualifications include:

  • AS9100D
  • ISO 9001:2015
  • ITAR Compliant
  • DNV GL Approved

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