The complex welding technology of today demands an understanding of the formulation, manufacture, performance and use of welding fluxes. The volume of fluxes used in covered-electrode, submerged-arc, flux-cored wire, electroslag, brazing and oxyacetylene techniques, has grown to a total of probably over 400 million pounds per year in the United States. The fact that in the U.S. today the covering on coated electrodes averages approximately 25% of the 600 to 700-million pound annual production is an indication of the importance of welding fluxes. The technology leading to proper flux formulation has been little understood. It is hoped that a presentation of some of the principles of welding flux technology will provide an appreciation of improved quality of weld metal obtained through slag/metal reactions. The choice of compounds and the exact formulation in the preparation of a flux will depend upon many factors, including both technical and production economies.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Welding Research Council

    345 East 47th Street
    New York, NY  United States  10017
  • Authors:
    • Jackson, C E
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Accession Number: 00051033
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Welding Research Council
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 20 1974 12:00AM