CRC-Evans Automatic Welding is providing equipment for the Beauce-Mantois Link, a gas pipeline project currently underway in France and scheduled for completion in early 2010.
The Beauce-Mantois Link is designed to supplement the existing Beauce pipeline with a pipeline between Saint-Arnoult-des-Bois and Fontenay-Mauvoisin, an area west-southwest of Paris. Pipeline owner GRTgaz and contractor Ghizzoni S.p.A. are constructing the pipeline link that will comprise approximately 40 miles (65 km) of 36-inch pipe. For the job, Ghizzoni has chosen the Internal Welding Machine, and the P260 and P600 fill pass automatic welding machines manufactured by CRC-Evans.
The P260 welder provides tip-to-work tracking, 32-pass programmable welding, PDA downloads in the field, and position-based parameter control. The P600, the latest generation in external welding equipment, features either dual or single torch, a secure smart card and an onboard computer that ensures precise control of parameters.