Category Archives: Fabrication

Improve Plant Efficiency with Waste Heat Recovery

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Improve Plant Efficiency with Waste Heat Recovery In the process industry today, where environmental sustainability is becoming and increasingly important driver in plant decisions, operators need to focus on any means available to reduce energy consumption. In oil and gas refineries, for instance, a great deal of energy is often consumed to heat and cool […]


3 Design Considerations for Single Phase Process Piping

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Process piping plays a critical role in the operation of all process plants. Failure to design and fabricate pipelines correctly can lead to significant production problems and higher costs due to increased pump workloads. In this short blog, we outline three design considerations for single phase pipes, carrying either gas or liquid. 1.   Pressure Drop […]


What is Laser Cutting?

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Laser cutting is a highly accurate and effective method for cutting mild steel and stainless steel plate. It produces exceptional cut quality and allows for the creation of intricate shapes and small holes. How Does a Laser Cutter Work? A laser beam is a stream of high-intensity light of single wavelength, which is generated by […]


4 Common Heat Treatment Methods Used in Fabrication

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During metalworking and equipment fabrication, various heat treatment techniques can be used to alter the physical and mechanical properties of materials. Oftentimes, these techniques are used in combination to achieve desired metal characteristics. In this short blog, we discuss four of the most common heat treatment methods during equipment fabrication and material processing: Hardening – […]


3 Factors Affecting the Operation of Continuous Vacuum Pans

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Continuous vacuum pans play a critical role in sugar production efficiency and crystal quality. In this short blog, we discuss three important factors that impact their operation. 1) Massecuite Circulation – During evaporation, crystal uniformity is achieved when the flow of massecuite through the vessel approaches plug flow conditions. For this to occur, circulation of […]


5 Types of CNC Machines Commonly Used in Metalworking

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Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is widely used for the automation of machines used in metal removal, shaping, and fabrication. There are several types of CNC machines that can be found in fabrication facilities today. Some of these include: CNC Milling Machines – A mill uses rotary cutters to shave, cut or slice sections off of […]


Honiron Manufacturing: Project Success Series – Fabrication

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Honiron Manufacturing has been a leading provider of fabrication and welding services since 1852. Over that time period, we’ve developed a deep understanding of what does and doesn’t work when it comes to fabricating high-quality processing equipment and pressure vessels. Here are three best practice guidelines you can follow to ensure project success. 1. Choose […]