Among the large-scale steel and aluminum components regularly manufactured at the Rose Corporation are 90-Ton melting kettles used to process lead into molten lead for the battery industry. Lead batteries are used for a vast number of purposes, but all batteries provide either starting, for instance starting a car, or deep cycle power used to power accessories like trolling motors on boats, winches or lights.
The melting kettles are fabricated from 1-1/2 inches thick SA515 GR 70 medium carbon steel alloy used for high temperature service. The head is a 96-inch elliptical also fabricated in SA515 GR 70 medium carbon steel alloy. One of the six we recently produced is pictured below.
All critical welds are full penetration. Throughout the welding process, all welds are inspected by our in-house certified weld inspector. The overall dimensions of the kettles are 10-feet 3-inches in diameter by 6-feet 3-inches high. The kettles weigh 14,000 pounds.
Trivia: The capacity of one kettle of lead could produce 360,000 standard 8 oz. fishing sinkers!
The Rose Corporation, located in Reading Pennsylvania, specializes in large, complex, steel industrial fabrication and contract manufacturing Our highly skilled fabricators have many years of experience manufacturing heavy industrial components and have built a reputation for delivering the highest quality work on-time and within budget.
Our customers, which include industrial businesses, manufacturers, and the government benefit from our unique combination of craftsmanship, equipment, and space. The Rose Corporation offers professional end-to-end project management, design for manufacturability (DFM) review and assistance, metal forming and fabrication to SMAW, FCAW, GMAW, and GTAW welding processes in accordance with AWS D1.1 and D1.6 and ASME B&PV Code Sections VIII and IX, and Heat treatment/stress relief.
The Rose Corporation has the capability to complete very large-scale components. Rose has over 150,000 square feet of under-crane manufacturing space, 18-feet x 18-feet overhead doors, and an overhead crane capacity up to 80 tons.