STEEL FABRICATIONS

We are Qatar-based steel fabricators proudly servicing oil field sectors in Qatar. Whatever your steel fabrication requirements, we work closely with you and your structural engineers, architects and design team throughout the process to ensure you get the results you want. Our aim is to deliver your project on time, on budget and at the quality you would expect from one of Qatar’s best steel fabricators. After the approval of drawings, plans are made for fabrication of the components, which is scheduled to fit your requirements. Work is then carried out in our highly equipped workshop. High e-quality metal fabrication is of paramount importance at Steel Fabrication Services, which is why our work is rigorously inspected before and after fabrication. A complete range of steel sections can be supplied, fabricated by our skilled metalworkers and welders to meet your specific requirements. All sections can be cut to size and can be drilled, plated and delivered in a finish to meet your specific requirements. For high quality, cost effective steel fabrication in Qatar, contact our team. We will be happy to help.

STEEL FABRICATORS

In simple terms, steel fabricators we use a variety of techniques to transform basic sections of manufactured steel into custom or pre-defined shapes that are ready to erect and install. Working from the highly detailed drawings from steel drafters and detailers, the fabricator’s job is essentially to bring those plans to life, which requires an extensive knowledge of the properties of steel and an extremely keen eye for detail. Not only do those materials need to be made with absolute precision so that they are ready to install, they also must arrive on site in the order that they are needed.

Steel fabrication services have come a long way over the years, thanks in large part to the evolution of high-tech computer software. For example, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) systems now monitor and control the movement of machines such as routers, welders and laser cutters, while 3D modelling has made it easy to visualize even the most complex components. The fabrication process itself involves a wide array of manipulation techniques, with the following being some of the most common.

SHOT BLASTING

Steel sections are blasted with shot in order to prepare them for fabrication. The main purpose of shot blasting is to provide a clean finish that will be easy to weld as well as a rough surface that will accept paint.

CUTTING

Steel sections are easier to work with when they are cut to length prior to fabrication and this can be done in a number of ways, such as by using circular saws, flame cutting or plasma cutting techniques.

BENDING

Many modern structures incorporate beautifully curved steel elements that require the fabricator to utilize various rolling and bending techniques. For example, steel can be passed through a set of bending rolls numerous times until the right level of curve has been established, while press braking can be used for more straightforward bends involving lengths of steel up to 12 metre long.

WELDING

Steel fabrication involves a whole lot of welding, for instance it is used to attach fixtures and fittings as well as to prepare connections for installation on site. Welding uses high heat to melt the parent material along with whatever is being attached to it, so that as the weld pool solidifies the two materials are fused together.

COATING

Coatings are applied to steel for both practical and aesthetic purposes and are most commonly applied towards the end of the fabrication process. High-tech coatings can protect the steel against corrosion as well as fire and they are also used to provide a custom look when requested by the architect.

Steel surfaces can be painted with specially formulated primers in order to improve corrosion resistance as well as boost their visual appeal, with one of the most popular applications being zinc phosphate priming.

This brilliant technique uses electrostatic or compressed air to apply a specially formulated powdered material to the steel surface, following which it is melted to form a smooth protective film. Steel treated in this way is not only protected against corrosion and UV damage, it is also highly resistant to peeling, scratching and cracking.

This galvanization method can be used on steel of all shapes and sizes and involves immersing the steel in a bath of molten zinc at temperatures up to 450°C. Steel galvanized in this way is highly protected against corrosion as well as extreme weather conditions and this is a particularly popular approach for pipe related applications.

While it doesn’t provide quite the same protection as hot dip galvanizing, this technique is highly effective against corrosion and is popular for its smooth finish. Because this is a ‘cold process’ there is no risk of distorting the metal, making it ideal for use on ornate metal components such as railings and fences.

Who needs steel fabrication services?

Any industry that deals with metal requires steel fabrication services. Apart from playing a vital role in both the residential and commercial construction industries, fabricators also work closely with shipbuilding, mining and auto manufacturing as well.

If you are in need of quality steel fabrication works contact OGSICO. Our team of experienced and knowledgeable professionals will ensure that whatever you need will be fabricated to the highest standards, according to your specifications, and delivered when you need it.