The first call for spool welding automation at Phillips 66 came from the maintenance and repair shop at the Ponca City refinery in Oklahoma. Supporting a large refinery can be very unpredictable. These shops need to deal with planned maintenance yet retain the capacity to react quickly to a pipe failure to minimize operational downtimes.
For Henry Johnston, head of the repair facility, the Rotoweld 3.0 Single Bay, means he can maximize productivity on a rush repair while keeping a small, effective team of welders on duty.
Besides resolving a labour challenge, the Rotoweld 3.0 Single Bay, the product line’s most affordable package, has given Phillips 66 a new level of consistent high-quality welds by continuing to deliver 100% of the automated welding stations’ core technology and integrated design.
Head of the repair facility
We have over 150 Rotowelds at work around the world today. If you want to see a Rotoweld 3.0 in action, we can certainly make it happen.