SELECTING SUBMERGED ARC FLUXES FOR CARBON AND LOW-ALLOY STEELS

The key to th eversatility of submerged-arc welding is the flux itself. The selection of the appropriate flux is of prime importance, but the user is confronted with a bewildering number of flux/electrode combinations from which to choose. After outlining the development of these fluxes since the submerged-arc process was first commercialised in 1936, the Author (of the Union Carbide Corp.) discusses them and provides guidance on their selection, under the headings: Flux Behaviour (Flux Chemistry--Slag/Metal Interactions). Influence of the Electrode. Electrode and Flux Selection (Meeting Mechanical Property Requirements-- Meeting Performance Needs). Welding Applications (Structural--Machinery Component--Gas Tank--Heavy Vessel (A Nuclear Steam-Generator)). Summary.

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    • Paper presented at the 57th Annual Meeting of the American Welding Society, May 1976.
  • Corporate Authors:

    American Welding Society

    2501 NW 7th Street
    Miami, FL  USA  33125
  • Authors:
    • Wittstock, G G
  • Publication Date: 1976-9

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 9 p.
  • Serial:
    • Welding Journal
    • Volume: 55
    • Publisher: American Welding Society
    • ISSN: 0043-2296

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00153034
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 11 1977 12:00AM