The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is poised to transfer new welding technology to state departments of transportation and bridge fabricators. The new technology, electroslag welding (ESW), is a process that joins metals with heat generated by passage of electric current through molten conductive flux, which melts the filler and base metals. ESW is considered to be the most productive of any welding technique in joining thick components, based on its high deposition rate. This brief article provides details on ESW and highlights the FHWA demonstration project, "Electroslag Welding for Bridges," that brought the new technology to fruition.

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    American Institute of Steel Construction

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  • Authors:
    • Verma, K K
  • Publication Date: 1995-9


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  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 42-43
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  • Accession Number: 00711607
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1995 12:00AM