SIHI Pumps Ltd began working with BSL in 2012. Since that time they have used outstanding Customer Service and attention to quality product on time to grow into our largest Steel Sand Casting foundry....

― Shawn Martens, Purchasing supervisor | Sihi pump, division of Flowserve


BSL CASTING has been partnering with us for more than 3 years in casting components for our cylinder systems. These parts are used in sensitive environments which require tight physical properties as ...

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Innovative solutions in steel casting parts for the industries

BSL CASTING has helped us to reduce our sourcing cost for our casting components. The good quality-price ratio of their products combined to on-time deliveries have convinced us to choose BSL Casting ...

- Victor J. Sanchez, Planification, production & sub-contracting | Proceco


The components making process progresses the same way the technologies do. BSL CASTING offered us the optimal material for our applications while doing any critical adjustments in their process before...

- Frédéric Blanchet, General manager | Transfab Energy


BSL CASTING has supported us so we can meet our customers’ requirements, both by their great expertise as well as the close follow-up on orders. Congratulations to every member of the team.

― Guy Arcand, Vice-President | S.E. Techno-Plus


BSL CASTING has been collaborating with Mersen Canada for a couple years and this relationship has been beneficial to us. Because of BSL CASTING professionalism they have helped us to offer our custom...

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BSL CASTING offers good quality products and an excellent service.

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BSL CASTING has been a partner of Glencore Canada (Horne division) for a couple years. During that time, we have been satisfied about the quality of the chute liner parts they have supplied us with as...

- Tony Zavodnik, Purchasing agent | Glencore Canada


Components - transportation sector

April 4 2014 - 17h51

One of our engineering partners had a pulp & paper customer who was forced by the compensation board inspector to change 2 units of 90 years-old big digester elbow due to cracks on the surface being a possible danger for their employees.

A few issues arose. First, components of that age were not made according to any ASME boiler & pressure vessels standard. So, the new parts needed to meet such standards.
Moreover, the part couldn’t be removed until a shutdown period was planned otherwise all the production would have stopped, resulting in a major loss in profit.

Our engineering partner had to scan the part on site and proceed to complete FIA analysis to make sure the calculations were done correctly to meet the pressure vessel standards.

Once the drawing was completed and approved by the according provincial boiler & pressure vessels act regulation agency, BSL Casting could initiate the manufacturing process in 4 stages :

Pattern-making : we had to have our pattern-maker supply a scanned inspection prooving that the pattern was exactly to required dimensions as installation required tight tolerances.

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Digester elbow pattern Heat-treatment stage Finished raw casting

Foundry process : 
after pattern was inspected we had to prepare the mould and the big core. Part was followed closely in the process to make sure every aspect was respecting the strict ASME boiler and pressure vessels standards.

Machining : our machine shop partner was aware of the strict dimensional requirements to enable our customer to properly fit the elbow where it shall be installed.

ASME standard pressure vessel inspection : Finally our certified inspection sub-contractor has proceeded to meet the required hydro-static test certifying that the parts were withstanding the required hydrostatic pressure in ASME code.

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Finished machined casting Hydrostatic test Digester elbow installed at the pulp & paper plant

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