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Warehouse building welding flux-cored wire

Warehouse building welding flux-cored wire

Flux-cored wires are available in self-shielded and gas-shielded varieties for welding base materials, including mild steel, low-alloy steel, stainless steel, and nickel alloys. This graphic details their operation. No single filler metal is suitable for every job. The mechanical and chemical properties of the base material, the required welding position, the available equipment, and the welding operator's skill set, among other considerations, all factor in making the best selection.

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This site section focusses on flux cored welds on ship building plate and flux cored and MIG welds on pipe. This is the necessary Flux Cored - MIG weld information and data necessary to attain the highest possible manual weld quality, always of course at the lowest possible weld costs. This welding web site was established in by Ed Craig.

Contact Ed now Em at. Ed 21 8 Welcome to web site where you will find practical, cost effective weld process and application information that cuts through the "play around" with the weld controls industry, and also cuts through the sales influence and flux cored weld process misinformation that is often prevalent in many weld shops.

This web site was started in the s long before google and before the word blog. You will note on the site that the date is often added when the weld comments were made. You will also note with time that's measured in decades, that the common, global, daily weld issues rarely change. It could be or , so what is new in your weld shop? The hardest thing to do for many weld shops has been, to "introduce change". The development of the highly cost effective small diameter, gas shielded flux cored wires by Alloy Rods was one of the most important weld process - consumable contributions to the global weld industry during the last plus three decades.

However the slow growth with the acceptance of the FCA consumables is unfortunately a reflection of the lack of process expertise by too many managers, engineers and supervisors throughout the global weld industry. As we head towards , there are still numerous large weld shops especially those in the construction, oil, gas, chemical and power industries that still ignore, under utilize or use the FCA process without the process control - best practices required, and in these shops you will still find that the prime process for all position, code quality welds is the inferior, more costly Stick SMAW process.

When the weld industry is provided with a process or consumables that can provide extensive cost savings, and that process is easy to use, it means someone in the "we dont like change weld shops" will have to drive the process - consumable changes and therefore, managers, engineers, supervisors and technicians have to step up to the plate and take the process ownership and provide the process control - best practice training that is necessary, training thats rarely provided.

This training would enables weld personnel to consistently produce optimum, all position, flux cored weld quality and productivity, without weld personnel "playing around" with their weld controls. To optimize either the MIG or Flux Cored weld process control expertise in any weld shop is a simple task if the weld shops utilizes my self teaching - training resources.

My AWS approved weld inspector was working with a new application using stainless flux cored wires. We had not used this weld wire before, so he set up a weld qualification test.

The welds look cold, and when we sectioned the welds, we found lack of fusion, porosity and slag inclusions.

The inspector told me that he got the gas information from AWS and they said the tri-mix could be used for this. I think he's made a mistake. I have never heard or seen where the tri-mix can be used for flux cored. Ed, do you know if the welds can pass mechanical test requirements with this helium tri-mix. Ed's Answer: It's hard to believe that 30 years after the introduction of the common steel and stainless flux cored weld wires, that so much misinformation is daily utilized in weld shops.

Its sad that someone who has a responsible role in a weld shop, would try to qualify stainless flux cored welds with a helium tri-mix. With the highly inert tri-gas mix, missing a large amount of CO2 with it;s dissociation properties you will have extensive lack of weld fusion, extensive porosity and slag entrapment.

The high inert content will also create welds that exceed their maximum strength with typically end with weld ductility. Its been my experience that If you want sound weld advice, the last organization you would ask is the highly profitable, "none profit" AWS organization. Use the argon - CO2 or straight CO2 as recommended by the wire mfg and tell that inspector that a great flux cored process control training program is available here.

When weld personnel play around with MIG - Flux Cored weld controls, this means the management has not provided what? The good news for weld management is with the right qualified weld leadership, and the bigger the weld project, the greater the the weld cost savings potential: In or , thanks to the common lack of management weld process control expertise you typically will find tremendous weld cost reduction potential has always been found in ship yards, large construction projects, refineries, oil platform construction and of course at the other end of the spectrum, the infamous poorly managed global auto - truck plants:.

Please remember: Welders skills or the length of the welders experience, has nothing to do with the weld process control expertise that enables weld personnel to attain optimum, consistent weld quality, always at the lowest weld costs Weld Fact: Few industries will use more flux cored or MIG wires in their day to day applications than a ship yard or auto - truck plant, and no one will typically will have greater weld repairs and weld rework costs per-foot of weld than these two industries, two industries which ironically will have a greater ENGINEER to WELDER RATIO than most other industries.

However, the mangers are often not aware that the welder skills taught are often not relevant and the education provided rarely has nothing to do with controlling the weld process or with being aware of the best weld practices.

How do i prove this point? In , With their flux cored weld repair costs per-ship somewhere between 7 and 9 million dollars. I was hired by Aker as the ship yard weld manager. My first task was to try to get control from the German mangagers who were responsible for the weld cost issues, and my next task was to to provide the approx.

The welders in the ship yard were using the E71T-1 0. These wire were used to weld all position, typically 12 to 25mm, carbon - low alloy steel plates with Vee Grooves and ceramic backing for the root welds.

While the managers, QA personnel and supervisors had a good understanding of the SMAW stick process, they had almost no weld process control - best practice understanding of either the MIG or flux cored process, two processes that were responsible for most of the ship welds, and two processes that responsible for the millions of dollars in costly weld repairs per-ship.

At this Aker yard, the weld training department focus had been on skills entrenched with SMAW stick weld practices. There was no training focus or understanding on the Weld Process Control or Best Practice expertise that has always been necessary to attain consistent optimum results from flux cored welds that are daily influenced by numerous variables in the yard. You can see the result of one test from the photo on the right.

This welder qualification test coupon was from one welder in the yard who had previously qualified with the ABS test and the flux cored process.

This welder had also been welding on the ships for a few years. TSome of the best ship weld quality that I have ever viewed was on S-Korean ships. A walk on most ships, and even a weld novice would be aware that numerous welds were poor, yet these welds have all been made by welders who passed ABS welder qualification tests.

There are many things that will influence the welds that are made in the ship yards. It does not take long in most ship yards to see poor fabrication - poor weld practices and poor choices of weld equipment or consumables. It's also difficult to find weld personnel that know a little aout the weld process and weld consumables they daily utilize.

In ship building; [1] Its a rare event to find welds without the type of defects that can influence failure. Note: As you can see with above ships weld preps, the fitters in this ship yard must have got their training at Walmart and the engineers, QA personnel, supervisors might as well have stayed home.

One thing ignored in many ship yards is a "small fraction of an increase in the groove root opening" beyond that specifed will dramatically increase the number of weld passes required. The additional weld heat from the extra weld passes can influence, enlarge and weaken the steels Heat Affected Zones, esecially when the good practice of interpass tem controls are not applied which again is the norm.

Note: With larger than normal HAZs, mechanical strengths are decreased and minor weld defects will have more of an opportununty to influence weaker HAZ. Each year, ships that typically can cost to million dollars, will in decent weather, simply tear apart and sink, yet no one seems to know why. However with the ships in which someone as above, managed to take a photo before the deep plunge, the destructive metal tears will Imn sure in most instances follow the welds, and if you are looking for root causes of poor weld quality and over heated weld HAZ locations, simply track down the engineering and QA management at the yards where the ships were built.

And after my two day process control training program, we sent them back out to the yard. Over the next few months the skeptical QA department management religiously tracked and reported the weld rework labor - NDT - consumables reduction costs for one ship. They then followed up with a report to the yard management that the savings at that time were close to 6 million dollars. The reason that the ABS and also some of the AWS welder qualification tests on thick plate that require multi-passes are usually a complete waste of time and money, is once a welder has shown the ability to provide an optimum, "vertical up single pass.

Therefore all that should then be required is that the welder be taught the process controls for the process - consumables utilized, and the best weld practices necessary to comply with real world weld procedures, and with the typical numerous ship yard variable that influence the welds. Note: Another issue for many weld shops. Using an 0. This low cost weld should be the only welder qualification test ever required for any positions VEE or J groove plates.

To test the weld fusion attained, provide a break test in a vice. This will reveal the internal quality of the weld. Use the Spray mode. Beak test in large vice.

As i have mentioned many times on this site, and as I have done at numerous weld facilities, when the weld shop employs weld management - engineers and supervision that has expertise in weld process control and best weld practices, that shop should be able to take someone who has never welded and with 5 to 8 days with my recommended training program have them pass any weld code requirement, all position welds using either the MIG or flux cored process. Ed what is a weld professional?

Answer: A professional welder is someone who fully understands the metals welded, the common arc weld processe and consumables utilized, the weld process control requirments, the best weld practices, and provide the necessary skills required for each application. The above welders are taking the standard ABS gas shielded flux cored welder qualification test for a ship yard. From my perpective they are wasting their companies time and money putting "multi- pass" flux cored welds that simply repeat the welder's capabilty many times.

An irony also is most of the welder are also using a weld process and consumables for the test, and yet its likely that both they and their supervisors, do not fully comprehend the weld process and consuamble requirementsto necessary to attain weld process optimization out in the ship yard. O well its only been this way for sixty years. First put the potential new employees in a classroom. My classroom training requires approx.

My recommendations for the hands on training are spelt out in my training programs. During the hands on, the welders would be examined for their attitude and ability to control the weld gun.

Note at this time the weld trainer decides if the weld person is ready for the welder qualification tests, should be let go, or requires a few more hours of hands on training.

When you train any personnel so that they understand the process they use, and give them the optimum best weld practices and techniques that are required for the consumables and applications they work on, you should be able to get at least 8 out of 10 personnel through any welder qualification test and thats weld cost effective.

Please remember I have done this on numerous occasions, it works. If a welder using the common E71T-1, gas shielded flux cored process can provide a one side, vertical up 5 - 7 mm fillet weld that will pass a break vice test, that welder should be capable repeating that weld and therefore when provided with FCA weld process controls and best weld practice training pass any position groove plate weld test.

All multipass all position groove welds should be made up of 5 - 6 mm fillet size stringer beads. The weld data is set for either a flat which is also used for horizontal welds, or for a Vert Up fillet beads which is also used for over head and all cap welds. The stringers with the optimum size weld energy to mass ratio, are directed at the location requiring the weld fusion. Most weld defects will occur from the root to the next two passes.

Lack of fusion porosity and slag issues will be dramatically reduced if manual welders are not allowed to use weld weaves. On any welder qualification test or in any plate goove steel flux cored application; A ceramic root and cap weld stringer passes will use the same flux cored "low" WF - volt settings. All vertical up and over head goove welds will use one WF - volt setting.

Flat and horizontal positions will again use one higher WF - volt setting. These flux cored for all plate and pipe tests, and you know where to find those optimum plate or pipe weld settings. As we are all hopefully aware, when optimum, multi-pass welds are required, that weld will be best served with 5 - 7 mm stringer beads as shown above. These stringer welds which are easy to control, will have about the same weld mass as found in the common 6 mm fillet welds.

A 6 mm fillet should have excellant proportion between the weld energy provided and the weld mass produced. If a welder can pass a simple, single pass, fillet weld break test for the weld position desired, i t makes no sense for that welder to keep repeating the stringer welds over and over again. I dont believe that most weld codes stipulate that it's a bad weld practice to allow manual welders to use weaves on code quality applications, if however welders avoid weaves they will get many weld benefits..

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The entire arc area is covered by a shielding gas, which is produced during the process, along with liquid slag that protects the weld pool from the atmosphere. Depending on the filter, FCA can be used with or without an additional shielding gas. FCAW is often used for welding structural steel, heavy equipment repair, and bridge construction, among other applications. The Flux Core Welding process — developed during the s — is virtually interchangeable with MIG welding, including the machine.

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As a newbie to welding, the best place to start is flux cored welding. Flux-cored welding machines can handle a variety of welding tasks. This type of welding also has the added advantage of being a lot less hassle. Unlike the equally common MIG welders , flux-cored welding machines can be used for outdoor welding. There are a lot of perks you get from owning a flux-cored welder. However, not every flux-cored welder will do. Only the best flux core welder can give you all the benefits of owning this type of welding machine.

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Diffusion specializes in medium and high-alloyed content flux-cored wires. It has a wide range of special FCW for joining, surfacing and hardfacing that includes nickel, cobalt and aluminum wires. The formulation of various types of flux cored wires used for comprehensive range of wear plates is carefully designed to give a weld metal overlay that would provide extra long service life under a variety of harsh service conditions.

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This site section focusses on flux cored welds on ship building plate and flux cored and MIG welds on pipe. This is the necessary Flux Cored - MIG weld information and data necessary to attain the highest possible manual weld quality, always of course at the lowest possible weld costs. This welding web site was established in by Ed Craig.

Gas vs Gasless Mig Welding, which is best? As the welding arc melts the wire it also burns the flux, this produces a gas shield around the welding process. And that really is the only place I would advocate using self shielding wire. Even then, I would only use Self Shielding Wire when its too windy to use solid wire and gas! Self shielding mig wires were first developed in the USA for use on the vast prairie farms of the mid west.

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Self-shielded flux-cored welding can be an excellent process to use for welders of all skill levels who frequently need to weld outside or on dirty material. Self-shielded flux-cored welding is a wire welding process in which a continuous hollow wire electrode is fed through the welding gun into the weld joint. Instead, a flux compound contained within the wire reacts with the welding arc to form a gas that protects the weld pool. Another process, gas-shielded flux-cored welding, does require a shielding gas. Because the flux creates the shielding gas in self-shielded flux-cored welding, this process does not encounter the weld problems that can occur when a strong wind blows the shielding gas away when MIG welding outside. The flux contained in the electrode also allows the process to be more forgiving of base metal that is somewhat rusty, dirty or otherwise contaminated. For these reasons, if you own a power source capable of performing MIG and flux-cored welding, it makes sense to switch to the MIG process for welds that will be made indoors. Before tackling any welding project, make sure you have the proper safety apparel and that any potential fire hazards are removed from the welding area.

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In an increasingly competitive environment, some contractors in the structural steel industry are converting from stick welding SMAW to self-shielded flux-cored welding FCAW as one way to improve productivity and to reduce costs. Stick welding has traditionally been the process used on jobsites for major infrastructure jobs, as it is a familiar process to many welding operators, it offers mobility since shielding gas cylinders and a wire feeder are not required. Converting to self-shielded flux-cored welding from stick welding is one way that contractors can gain a competitive edge. Technology advancements have resulted in self-shielded FCAW wires with improved welding performance and quality.

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Published on December 12, November 25, The flux, which is contained within the core of the tubular electrode, melts during welding and shields the weld pool from the atmosphere.

When a welder pulls the trigger on his MIG gun shown below , a wirefeed machine advances the wire out through a brass nozzle. This allows for pinpoint accuracy and an unobstructed view of what's happening inside the joint. Welding out of position is a lot easier than with SMAW. And since the spool holds about a mile's worth of wire, you don't have to stop and reload very often. The term MIG, incidentally, stands for "metal inert gas".

FCAW requires a continuously-fed consumable tubular electrode containing a flux and a constant- voltage or, less commonly, a constant- current welding power supply. An externally supplied shielding gas is sometimes used, but often the flux itself is relied upon to generate the necessary protection from the atmosphere, producing both gaseous protection and liquid slag protecting the weld. The process is widely used in construction because of its high welding speed and portability. One type of FCAW requires no shielding gas. This is made possible by the flux core in the tubular consumable electrode.

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