Oct 12 2022
Choosing Between API 620 and 650 for Your Storage Tank
The most common steel storage tanks for storing oil, vapors, and other organic and non-organic liquids are the API 620 and 650. The American Petroleum Industry (API) has established standards for design, fabrication, and construction of these storage tanks. Both models have their benefits, and choosing the right tank for your needs depends on a particular set of factors, including pressure, size, and temperature parameters.
Employee Spotlight-Nick Nijakowski
Oct 05 2022
Nick Nijakowski is Swanton’s Certified Welding Inspector and one of the most well-rounded employees in the shop. Nick has been with Swanton Welding Company for over t...
Why Cheaper Isn’t Always Better in Steel Fabrication
Sep 07 2022
Times are tight for everyone, and all businesses are looking to save money. Comparing quotes and finding the most economical solution is something that every company ...
Debunking Structural Steel Building Myths
Aug 30 2022
When you are designing your building, you may run into people with opinions about structural steel and the risks of using structural steel for your building. In fact,...
Key Components of Steel Buildings
Aug 24 2022
Standard prefabricated steel buildings are a collection of several different components which are engineered and manufactured at a steel fabrication shop and delivere...
What to Consider When Choosing a Stainless Steel Finish for Your Project
Aug 02 2022
Stainless steel finishes are an important factor for both the use and appearance of the fabricated product. There are many finishes to choose from, and designers, eng...
Working with an Experienced Metal Fabrication Shop Can Save You Money
Jul 29 2022
Working with an experienced fabrication shop means you will have a team of experts working for you. Your fab shop becomes an extension of your team. They have the exp...
Different Types of Abrasive (Sand) Blasting
Jun 23 2022
Abrasive blasting, also called sandblasting, is used for finishing metal fabrication projects. Very small pieces or particles are propelled at a high rate of speed to...
What is the Difference Between Shop Drawings and Design Drawings?
Jun 08 2022
Both design drawings and shop drawings are important in the planning stage of a fabrication project using structural steel. They are necessary in both commercial and ...
Why Are I Beams Used in Structural Steel Construction?
May 31 2022
The I beam is the most commonly used beam in structural steel builds. The design and makeup contribute equally to making an I-beam capable of handling a variety of he...
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