Sheet metal cladding adapted three-dimensionally to complex contours.
Process equipment in the chemical industry is often temperature-controlled by flowing thermal fluid through welded-on jackets or half-pipes: The thermal media can be steam, thermal oil or water.
When claddings are three-dimensionally curved, it is extremely difficult to adapt them to existing contours. It is particularly difficult if the claddings are made of thick-walled sheet steel.
For reasons of work safety and energy saving, the apparatuses are insulated and the insulation is fixed and protected by means of another jacket.
We know the simplest form of insulation cladding from heating construction. Plastic jackets are cut to fit and encase the insulation. The joints are glued together and fixed with aluminium-laminated adhesive tape.
More sophisticated and somewhat more robust is the cladding of the insulation using galvanised sheet metal. Borders can be pressed on site, then the joint or overlap areas are riveted or screwed.
Stable, gas-tight insulation cladding.
Long-lasting and visually more appealing are Insulation cladding is more durable if it is made of thicker sheet metal - similar to a classic double skin. like a classic double jacket. They are completely welded and are gas-tight. Such clad appliances can even be wet cleaned from the outside. from the outside. Fully welded insulation cladding is almost always made of corrosion-resistant stainless steel. Some plant managers want the insulation cladding to be particularly stable. insulation cladding to be particularly stable because it should be accessible to Some plant managers want the insulation cladding to be particularly stable because service personnel need to be able to walk on it, in which case the cladding sheets must be thick-walled.
The manufacture of stainless steel cladding can be very challenging if the process apparatus has calotte or basket bottoms. Or if there are many nozzles, fittings and measuring instruments.
This is where a service from Clever-Cut GmbH can be valuable. You can see a sheet metal dome made of the material 1.4404. Various cut-outs and processing for nozzles, flanges, fittings and lifting lugs are clearly visible.
Acquisition of the geometric real data.
Depending on the type of apparatus, the cladding sheets are flat sheets, conically curved sheets, cylindrically curved sheets, calottes or basket arches. curved sheets, calottes or basket arches. These cladding sheets must already be manufactured.
Clever-Cut® captures the apparatus to be insulated with the help of a 3-D measuring system. In this way, the true dimensions and positions of all nozzles, fittings, flanges and valves are recognised and displayed pictorially. The prepared cladding sheets are installed virtually, so that the true dimensions and position of all openings can be recognised.
Clever-Cut® processes the prepared cladding panels precisely on the basis of this data. They later fit very precisely, which speeds up the manufacturing process.
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