This is a description of laboratory tests carried out on general hardfacing and build-up filler metals. These tests were carried out on behalf of ESAB's development laboratory by Technological Institutions and industry with established testing techniques. A comparison has been made between the different alloys as regards their ability to withstand wear from metal and/or minerals. Testing for metal to metal wear was done with equipment in which stationary specimens were pressed against a rotating rig under controlled conditions. Material tested consisted of weld metal deposited by handwelding electrodes, many of which are included in the ESAB Selectrode programme. Some less well known electrodes were also used in order to study the influence of weld metal composition. Table 1 lists the materials used. These are arranged according to their degree of alloying and type of structure. Also listed is the type of wear to which the various weld metals were subjected. The choice was based on the primary field of application of the electrode: Appendix 1 gives the weld metal structures whereas appendix 2 presents a summary of the electrodes tested and their application.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Elektriska Svetsning Aktiebolaget

    P.O. Box 8850
    S-402 71 Goteborg 8,   Sweden 
  • Authors:
    • Ulander, B
  • Publication Date: 1978

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  • Accession Number: 00188827
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Elektriska Svetsning Aktiebolaget
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 14 1979 12:00AM