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Steel Fabrication Frequently Asked Questions - Dixie Southern
We offer services such as plate rolling, shearing, breaking, burning, shape burning, plasma cutting, sawing, drilling, punching and surface preparation (paint, sandblasting, etc.) per SSPC. We also offer CA D design, 3D Modeling — Inventor, drafting, engineering and other technical resources for your project.
What are your steel fabrication specialties?
We specialize in the fabrication of ASME pressure vessels, steel tanks, large diameter pipe, exhaust stacks and welded ductwork. We are a custom steel fabricator.
Do you offer warranties?
Yes. We offer a one-year warranty on our steel fabricated products. We are also fully insured with significant bonding capacity.
Are there national standards used in welding and fabrication?
Yes. Our certifications and qualifications include the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Water Works Association (AWWA), American Welding Society (AWS) and American Petroleum Institute (API).
Do you apply protective coatings to your steel fabricated products?
Yes. We apply various types of painting, coatings and linings to our ASME pressure vessels and autoclaves, including epoxy, vinyl, enamel, rubber lining, coal tar, alkyd, zinc, cast urethane, chromates, silicates, phenolic and urethane.
What type of testing do you perform on your steel fabricated products?
We complete Engineering calculations, assemble and extensively test each of our custom steel fabricated products to guarantee they conform to your project specifications and ASME standards. Our testing includes radiography, magnetic particle, Charpy impact, vacuum, holiday/dry-film thickness, ultrasonic, tensile, pressure, hydro, dye and liquid penetrate, Brinell hardness, air, heat treatment and visual testing. We also have a Level III NDE inspector on staff.
What industries do you serve?
We serve the power generation, water treatment, waste water treatment, agricultural, chemical, food and beverage processing, oil and gas and heavy duty projects industries, just to name a few.
Are you capable of fabricating your products with various types of steel and metal?
Yes. We can build and fabricate ASME and non-ASME steel tanks and pipes to any size or shape with carbon steel, stainless steel, jessop, Hastelloy®, Inconel®, carpenter, nickel alloys or abrasion resistant steels.
Where are you located?
Our corporate headquarters is in Bradenton, Florida, 40 miles south of Tampa. Our manufacturing operation is located in Duette, 30 miles from our headquarters. Our facilities are very close to interstate transportation and has quick access to two ports.