This fusion-welded drum, tested during 1930, was the first in a series tested at Combustion Engineering Inc. that led to the industrial acceptance of welding for the fabrication of boiler drums. Replacing riveting for steam power plants, electric arc fusion welding permitted increased efficiencies through higher working pressures and temperatures and fabrication of larger units of improved safety. Welding was then rapidly extended to fabrication using optimum alloys for pressure vessel and structural application. Papers published by A. J.
Electric Arc Fusion
Society: ASMEMain Category: MechanicalSub Category: ManufacturingEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1930ABB Combustion EngineeringChattanoogaState: TNZip: 37402Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asme.org/about-asme/history/landmarks/topics-m-z/manufacturing---1/-44-fusion-welded-test-boiler-drum-%281930%29Creator: Combustion Engineering Inc., Moses, A. J.
YearAdded:Image Credit: Image source: Engrailhistory.infoEra_date_from: 1930