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Inert Gas Welding

Selected Reference Tables

The tables can be helpful in the solution of welding problems but you should not miss out on the experience and advice of our welding experts. It gives an overview of the wide range of welding inert gases and their areas of application. We are happy to place this facility at the disposal of users on request. Messer has developed a welding cost calculation system with computer aided measured value processing. For optimum control of profitability in inert gas welding.Inert Gas Welding Selected Reference Tables At a glance This summarized compilation of reference tables is intended as an aid to orientation in shielding gas welding. Inert Gas Welding Tungsten Inert Gas Welding Metal Inert Gas Welding Non-consumable tungsten electrode consumable wire electrode TIG Plasma MIG MAG Tungsten Inert Gas Plasma. Special information on our shielding gases is contained in our detailed publications. Metal Inert Gas Metal Active Gas welding welding welding welding Open Confined Inert gas CO2 or O2 arc arc atmosphere in shielding gas .

6 I2 100 TIG/MIG Alumix He90 I3 10 90 TIG/MIG Alumix He70 I3 30 70 TIG/MIG Alumix He50 I3 50 50 TIG/MIG Alumix He30 I3 70 30 TIG/MIG Alumix N S I1 balance 0.5 MAG M Inoxmix He15 C2 M12(1) 83 15 2 MAG M Inoxmix He30 H2 C M11(1) balance 30 0.25 TIG Inoxmix N2 SI1 97.Shielding Gases for Welding at a glance Group according Composition [%] Process Product designation to according to DIN EN Ar He O2 CO2 H2 N2 DIN 1910 Welding-Argon 4.5 TIG Inoxmix X2 M13 98 2 MAG M Inoxmix C2 M12 97.5 2.5 TIG Inoxmix N1 SI1 98.5 TIG Inoxmix He15 N1 SI3 83.25 TIG Inoxmix He3 H1 R1 95.6 I1 100 TIG/MIG Argon Special 4.5 7.015 TIG/MIG Inoxmix H2 R1 98 2 TIG Inoxmix H5 R1 95 5 TIG Inoxmix H7 R1 92.75 15 1.8 I1 100 TIG/M1G Helium 4.75 1.5 2.5 3 1.015 TIG/MIG Alumix He30 N S I3 balance 30 0.015 TIG/MIG Alumix He50 N S I3 balance 50 0.015 TIG/MIG Alumix He15 N S I3 balance 15 0.12 2 MAG M Ferromix C8 M21 92 8 MAG M Ferromix C18 M21 82 18 MAG M Ferromix C25 M21 75 25 MAG Ferromix X4 M22 96 4 MAG M Ferromix X8 M22 92 8 MAG M Ferromix C5 X5 M23 90 5 5 MAG M Ferromix C15 X5 M24 80 5 15 MAG M Ferromix He20 C8 M21(1) 72 20 8 MAG M carbon dioxide (industrial grade) C1 100 MAG C Forming gas Root F2 5-25 95-75 (N2-H2-mixes) protection .

0. copper (preferably 70% He) 50 % He I3 Nickel (preferably 30% He) 70 % He I3 Steels (orbital technique) 90 % He I3 TIG DC welding (preferably 90% He) Alumix N 0. aluminum alloys.015 % N2 SI3 Gas sensitive materials such as titanium.6 I2 Copper (if preheating not possible) .5 % H2 R1 Inoxmix N 1.alloys 30 % He.015 % N2 SI3 Aluminum + Al .5 % SI1 fully austenitic CrNi steels 15 % He.015 % N2 SI3 Aluminum + Al . 2 % H2 SR1 Nickel-based materials 0. copper 70 % He I3 Aluminum materials Alumix N 0.015 % N2 Sl1 Aluminum + Al . 0.Areas of Application Standard Shielding Gases and their Application in TIG Welding Group acc.015 % N2 SI3 Alumix He 50 N 50 % He.alloys Alumix He 30 N 30 % He. 0. nickel alloys 50 % He I3 CuNiFe alloys. molybdenum. 0. 0.1. 0.8 I1 niobium. tantalum.015. as well as for root protection Forming gas 5 % H2 F2 Root protection for high (N2-H2 mixes) 10 % H2 alloy and alloyed steels 15 % H2 20 % H2 25 % H2 Standard Shielding Gases and their Application in MIG Welding Group acc.alloys Alumix He N 15 % He. Argon 4.25 % N2 SI3 Helium 4.5% preferably fully mechanical) 7.25 % SI1 Duplex.015 % N2 SI3 50 % He.015 % N2 SI1 Aluminum + Al .12 % CO2 Helium 4. Product Typical Mixes Application DIN EN 439 Alumix He 30 % He I3 Aluminum.6 I2 Aluminum (negative polarity welding) Steels (orbital technique) Alumix He 30 % He I3 Aluminum.% N2 SI3 Inoxmix H 30 H 2 15 % He. Product Typical Mixes Application DIN EN 439 High alloy and mild steels. Welding Argon l1 other non ferrous metals Inoxmix H 2 % H2 R1 Austenitic CrNi steels 5 % H2 R1 (5% and 7. super-duplex 2.alloys Alumix He 15 N 15 % He.

steels 3 . conditionally high alloy Ferromix steels Classification of shielding gases for MAG welding according to DIN EN 439 and their applications Group acc. > 10 to 15 Balance - 3 > 5 to 50 > 8 to 15 Balance - C 1 100 . Balance . - M: Mixed gas. Balance . steels 3 > 0 to 5 > 3 to 10 Balance - 4 > 5 to 25 > 0 to 8 Balance - M3 1 > 25 to 50 . Balance > 0 to 5 High alloy 2 > 0 to 5 . conditionally mild Inoxmix steels mild steels. C: Carbon dioxide/CO2 . Mild and alloyed 2 .Applications for MAG Welding Product Families for MAG Welding Product family Application high alloy steels. > 0 to 3 Balance - 4 > 0 to 5 > 0 to 3 Balance - M2 1 > 5 to 25 . > 3 to 10 Balance . . Balance - 2 . Components [%] Code number DIN EN 439 CO2 O2 Ar H2 M1 1 > 0 to 5 .

205 .50 €2.messergroup. +49 2151 7811-0 Fax +49 2151 7811-501 info@messergroup.5 Mn Welding current: 240 A Sheet thickness: 20 mm Messer Group GmbH Gahlingspfad 31 47803 Krefeld Tel.Cost Comparison Shielding gas Shielding gas 70 % Helium / 30 % Argon 100 % Argon €2.25 EUR / unit 5.EN1.75 Edge Labor cost Wire Gas Labor cost Wire Gas preparation 2.00 €0.50 €0.com 09/05 / 1.50 €1.75 EUR / unit Penetration Intensification 20 mm 100 % Argon 70 % Argon 50 % Argon 30 % Argon 100 % Helium 30 % Helium 50 % Helium 70 % Helium Base material: AI Mg 4.25 €0.com www.50 €0.