One of the welding processes that used in Engineering field is the electrogas welding. There are several types of welding processes similar to. Abstract. Electrogas arc welding (EGW) is used for vertical position welding of sheer strakes and hatch side coamings of container ships because of its higher. (13 mm) could be satisfactorily welded in the vertical position in a single pass. This technique is called electrogas welding (EGW). EGW has enjoyed steady.

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Thus, the weld metaland the weldihg zone of electrogas welds exhibit larger grains and larger coarse grain regions. The outboard shoe shall be water-cooled copper.

The principle difference is that none of the equipment moves vertically during consumable guide welding. This procedure will cover the welding of the base material from 4 in.

Increasing the electrode extension by increasing the electrode feed speed will increase the deposition rate and decrease the sidewall penetration and weld width. EGW has enjoyed steady growth in the United States in the past decade. Although this worklead location has proved satisfactory in most applications, severe arc blow can cause excessive starting porosity, lack of fusion on one side of the joint, or both.

This is due to steel grades, the heat-affected zone notch toughness is the symmetry of most electrogas joint designs about the more dependent on the base-metal notch toughness than mid-thickness of the base material, which results in uni- the welding conditions. Welding Research Council, Make sure there is enough to finish the weld. Learn how your comment data is processed. Attach and tighten work lead cables. Weld thickness is between 12 mm to 75 mm on steels, titanium and aluminum alloys.

When using a constant-potential power source, increasing the electrode extension by jogging the welding head up will reduce the arc voltage.


Seth Chicago Bridge and Iron Co. Retaining shoes are usually water cooled; moving shoes must be water cooled.

However, excessive preheat slows the weld cooling rate, increases the electrogsa penetration, and may contribute to weld metal leakage and melt-through.

By machining a deeper and wider groove in the shoe, more slag is permitted to coat the weld reinforcement. This variation of EGW is primarily used for short weldments in shipbuilding, and in column and beam fabrication. The welding shall be done using a water-cooled copper inboard shoe. Runoff tabs should be removed after the weld is completed.

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The solid electrode wire is usually given an inert gas or CO 2 gas shield while flux-cored wire may have self-shield or additional shielding rlectrogas be provided usually by CO 2.

Gas shielding, when needed, is provided through inlet ports in the dams or a gas cup around the electrode, or both. Most of the heat generated in electrogas welding is conducted into the workpieces.

The process is used with or without an externally supplied shielding gas and without the application of pressure. Columnar grain growth occurs perpendicular to the solid-liquid interface, and an wslding vertical macrosection of an electrogas weld would be identical to the electroslag weld cross section shown in Figure 7.

Composition range for carbon not specified for these classifications, but the amount shall be determined and reported. Successful users of EGW maintain their equipment, use properly trained and qualified operators, and follow welding procedures that meet the requirements of the relevant code or specifications.

Better visibility at the welding process. Measured at power supply terminals.

Electrogas welding

The slow cooling rates produce heat-affected zones without undesirable hard structures that often occur in conventional arc welds in elextrogas and low alloy steels. Then a steady-state relationship develops between melting of the end of guide tube and the electrode wire, as shown in Figure 7. Increasing the voltage increases the sidewall penetration and width of the weld as illustrated in Figure 7.


Electrogas welding with a flux cored electrode may be done with an external electroga shield or a self-shielding elec- trode.


Nonfusing ceramic backups have also been used. The classification requirements for the chemical composition of as-manufactured solid wires and as-deposited flux cored electrogas weld metals are shown in Tables 7. Retrieved from ” https: It can result if the sliding shoe is lifted from contact with the base metal by foreign material such as spatter.

Gas ports in weding shoes and “gas boxes” are not required when using self-shielded flux cored electrodes. After the arc has been restarted, the weld groove Mechanical properties also vary with welding condijoint opening should expand enough to remove the wedge. Equipment [ edit ] EGW uses a constant voltagedirect current welding power supplyand the electrode has positive polarity.

This creates high amount of rlectrogas energy, which leads to the electrode and parts of the workpiece to be melted [4]. Do not change the electrode extension when making other adjustments.

Have a few tools e. Electrogas wrlding is a machine welding process. However, the heat-affected zone and the grain-coarsened regions of electrogas welds are narrower than those of electroslag welds of comparable size.

Before machining commences two water-cooling shoes [1] are placed on each side of the weld zone to prevent the melt flowing out eldctrogas the welding process. The starting sump should be seal welded at the joint, but should not be sealed all around. The relationship indicated in Figure 7. Generally, the highest ultraviolet radiant energy intensities are produced when using an argon shielding gas and when welding on aluminum.