ROCHESTER, N.Y., September 4, 2018 - Optimation announced today the grand opening of its new stainless-steel welding area. The 9,075-square-foot space was created out of a need by Optimation’s growing list of food and beverage and chemical clients with carbon steel contamination concerns.
The space also includes a 26-foot ceiling and a two-ton overhead crane, making it able to accommodate jobs of various sizes at any given time. Optimation is currently working on adding a citrus passivation area to complement the stainless-steel welding services.
“In a fabrication shop that handles both carbon steel and stainless steel, it is critical to segregate these operations so cross-contamination does not occur, and unsightly rust spots/stains do not appear on the exterior,” said Mark Haboian, Senior Program Manager and chemical engineer at Optimation.
“The new space and extra effort involve all aspects of the stainless-steel fabrication process, such as handling, grinding, welding, and storage. Activities such as handling stainless on a steel work bench, grinding steel in an adjacent bay, or lifting the stainless with steel lifting hardware can all introduce contamination, and Optimation has taken steps to avoid these common pitfalls. With this new welding area and extra attention paid to the process, we reduce the contamination risk and can now provide our clients with a higher quality product.”
About Optimation: Optimation Technology, Inc., a global design, engineering and fabrication company, provides solutions in industrial and manufacturing applications from concept to completion. Optimation is headquartered in Rush, NY, with development and fabrication facilities in Rochester, NY and other engineering locations in the northeast and southwest.