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Welding is essential in many industries such as the oil and gas, mining, and construction industries but has a significant environmental impact. Welding fumes release greenhouse gasses such as CO2, CO, and Ozone. Welding also requires considerable energy and produces metal pollutants contributing to climate change. In addition, controlling welding metal waste is critical in minimizing the exploitation of natural resources. 

At Novarc Technologies, we are revolutionizing traditional welding methods by providing an innovative solution that addresses these environmental concerns. We are deploying software and automation to the manual welding process, allowing for safer and more precise welds while reducing the environmental footprint. Our collaborative solution, the Spool Welding Robot (SWR), has human welders working alongside robots to achieve maximum efficiency.

Some of the most significant contributions of our AI-driven welding technology are reducing energy consumption, minimizing metal waste during fabrication, and reducing CO2 emissions. The pipe welding automation solution accomplishes this by optimizing the welding duration, resulting in fewer airborne emissions and optimal energy consumption from external power sources. By lowering the repair rate to less than 1%, the SWR reduces metal waste.

Our system consumes less energy than manual welding because of precise arc-on-time. As for CO2, our system delivers a reduction in CO2 emissions and metal fumes, and hazardous airborne materials through automation.

Our automation system also reduces human exposure to dangerous welding fumes such as manganese, hexavalent, and chromium. The welding operator can work remotely from the welding arc, reducing exposure to UV light, excessive heat, and arc flash. The system also drops the requirement for post-weld NDT, further reducing exposure to X-rays.

The benefits of our clean weld process include reduced welding and active arc time, less airborne emissions, optimal energy consumption, and reduced metal waste. Our system also consumes less energy than manual welding, has precise arc control on time, and controls the weld puddle with enhanced accuracy, removing the need for excessive post-grinding. We have successfully implemented this welding automation technology in many industries, including oil and gas, construction, and shipbuilding, achieving an average of 3-5x productivity gains and less than 1% repair rates.

Our solution is a positive development for the welding industry, offering a more environmentally friendly and safer process. Its cleantech aspects enhance our contribution to developing impactful, world-changing technologies. By providing a collaborative solution where the human welder works alongside the robot, we are helping to accelerate the world’s manufacturing industries and reduce negative environmental impact.

Will you be part of the positive change and shape the future of sustainable welding?