FLUXES AND SLAGS IN WELDING

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  USA  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