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2222 XHD

Low heat MMA-Electrode for high strength & high stress joints on most steels

Description:
XHD-2222 is a high nickel alloy electrode that produces
deposits with excellent toughness, capable of withstanding
high stresses even under impact loading. These unusual
properties give it the versatility to serve for E+C TeroCote
wear protective applications as well as a joining electrode.
XHD-2222 electrode has a deposition rate that is 60%
faster than conventional nickel-chromium alloy electrodes,
yet it will not overheat. Spray-type alloy transfer provides
exceptionally good weld-ability on both AC and DC
currents.
Easy to use:
XHD-2222 has excellent weld-ability and a very fast
deposition rate, key factors in facilitating work on massive
parts. Exceptionally low spatter and easily removed slag.
Spray-type alloy transfer.
Corrosion resistance:
Precisely controlled high alloy content gives XHD-2222
deposits good resistance to heat, oxidation and corrosion.

Deposit characteristics:
XHD-2222 deposits have a nickel-alloy chemistry that
provides good strength and corrosion resistance. Deposits
exhibit good wash and fluidity. The soft arc drive minimises
base metal pickup and virtually eliminates spatter. Slag
removal is easy. Deposits show good bead formation with
uniform, medium-size ripples.
Easy weld-ability on both AC /DC.
Good corrosion resistance.
Superior oxidation resistance.
Excellent thermal shock resistance.
150 % yield for higher deposition rate.
Insensitive to overheating.
Easy slag removal.
Technical data:
Tensile strength Rm:
Elongation (l=5d):
Hardness:

560-630 N/mm
25-35 %
180-220 HV30

Applications:
Protective coatings and/or joining: flame hardening
equipment, heat treating trays, pipe flanges, barrels, gate
valves, hooks, baskets, gas plants, steel mill roll ends,
carbon dioxide equipment, guides, tongs, heat treating
racks and related equipment.
XHD-2222 deposits have the key feature of being able to
withstand stresses produced by thermal cycling or by
strains caused by weld shrinkage in massive sections. This
unique alloy is well suited for use on all steel alloys, nickel
alloys; and for joining combinations of dissimilar alloys.

Procedure for use:


Preparation:
For repair work, remove fatigued or damaged metal, and
grind the surface. For joining, or the repair of cracks in
heavy-section parts, make a "U" groove chamfer with
Exotrode.
Preheating:
Preheating is normally not necessary. For high strength
carbon steels, it may be necessary to preheat to 100150C.
Welding technique:
For heavily-constrained sections, start with a buttering layer
on both faces of the chamfer in order to reduce the effects
of dilution by the base metal.
Where there is a high risk of producing hardened structures
in the base metal, weld the first pass with 2.5 mm
electrodes, with a maximum weaving movement of 2x the
core wire diameter, or preferably use welding procedure B.
Check with dye- penetrant.
Fill the chamfer with 3.2mm or 4.0mm diameter electrodes,
according to the size of the job, and hammer peen to
relieve contraction stresses.
Welding parameters:
Welding current: = (+) /~
Procedure A:
High current, for large or thick parts, maximum deposition
rate.

Electrode Amperage (A)


(mm)
2.5
110-120
3.2
140-160
4.0
170-200
Procedure B:
Low current, for work which must not be overheated. Gives
minimum dilution with the base metal.

Electrode Amperage (A)


(mm)
2.5
80-90
3.2
100-110
4.0
130-140
Storage and handling:
Store electrodes in a dry location to avoid humidity pick up
or coating damage. Should electrodes become damp, the
following
re-drying
conditions
before
use
are
recommended: 350C / 2 hr.

J.D.M Holdings Ltd


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