The cladding process is started with the preparation (Grinding and Cleaning) of the surface of both base material and clad material. The clad material is placed on top of the base material and between the two materials we place spacers to keep an appropriate ‘stand-off’. The assembly of the materials is accomplished in accordance with the clad set-up parameters (stand-off gap, quantity of explosives, surface protection, ignition point). The clad assembly will be put in the vacuum chamber, on top of a prepared sand bed. The powder explosives will be applied on the clad surface together with the booster charge. After placing the electrical detonator, the vacuum chamber will be closed and the evacuation of the air will start.
When the under pressure reach the required value, the detonation of the explosive charge will take place by ignition the detonator at the control room.
The cladded plates will be further prepared for finishing: Visual check, flattening, US examination, DT/NDT and packed for transport.