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The role of shielding gas
What shielding gas can do
The primary function of the shielding gas in gas-shielding arc welding has been to protect molten and heated metal from the damaging effects of the surrounding air and to provide suitable conditions for the arc. If air comes in contact with the molten or heated metal, the oxygen in the air will oxidise the metal, the nitrogen might cause porosity or brittleness in the weld metal, and moisture from the air may also cause porosity. The shielding gas composition affects the material transition from the molten electrode to the weld pool, which in turn influences the amount and size of the spatter created. It also affects the appearance of the weld bead, the weld geometry, the possible welding speed and plays a key role in the possible burn-off of alloying elements (which affects material strength) or oxide formation on the bead surface. The figure below illustrates how the shielding gas influences the process and the results in GMA welding.
The type of metal transfer is strongly influenced by the shielding gas. The shielding gas also influences the size and forces acting on the droplets.
Arc stability and arc ignition are influenced by the shielding gas.
The amount of spatter and surface slag is also influenced by the shielding gas.
Metallurgy and mechanical properties
The loss of alloying elements and pick-up of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon is influenced by the shielding gas. This loss and pickup will influence the mechanical properties of the weld metal.
The emission of fume and gases is influenced by the shielding gas.
The profiles of the weld bead and penetration are influenced by the shielding gas
Molten or heated metal is shielded from the air in a controlled shielding gas atmosphere.
Also the choice of shielding gas will affect the welding speed and the total welding cost
The influence of shielding gas upon GMA welding The influence of shielding gas upon GMA welding
Environment The emission of fume and gases is inﬂuenced by the shielding gas Shielding effect Molten or heated metal is shielded from air in a controlled shielding gas atmosphere Metal transfer The type of metal transfer is strongly inﬂuenced by the shielding gas. The shielding gas also inﬂuences the size and forces acting on the droplets. Surface appearance The amount of spatter and surface slag is also inﬂuenced by the shielding gas.
Metallurgy and mechanical properties The loss of alloying elements and pick-up of oxygen, nitrogen and carbon is inﬂuenced by the shielding gas. This loss and pick-up will inﬂuence the mechanical properties of the weld metal. Weld geometry The proﬁles of the weld bead and penetration are inﬂuenced by the shielding gas.
Arc stability Arc stability and arc ignition are inﬂuenced by the shielding gas.
Welding speed Also the choice of shielding gas will affect the welding speed and the total welding cost.
however. It also gives a smoother transition between weld bead and base metal. The oxidising additive is necessary to stabilise these cathode spots. In the GMA welding. The amount of the oxidising component added will depend on the material type and application. These steels are alloyed with up to 0. One is the slight improvement in weld geometry and appearance over oxygen-argon mixtures. Ar+ 2% CO2 Ar+ 5% CO2 Ar+ 10% CO2 Ar+ 20% CO2 100% CO2 Helium Helium (He) is like argon – an inert gas. A spray arc cannot be achieved when using 100% CO2. Hydrogen Hydrogen (H2) can be added to shielding gases for GTA welding of austenitic stainless steels in order to reduce oxide formation. In its pure state. hydrogen addition is commonly used. helium provides better side wall penetration and higher welding speeds. the cathode area and the anode area. irregular weld bead and minimal penetration. Carbon Dioxide or Oxygen? There are often advantages in using CO2 in argon. For this application. Nitrogen The metal transfer and penetration profile can be changed by selecting different argon-carbon dioxide mixtures. Carbon Dioxide and Oxygen Pure argon cannot be used for GMA welding of steels since the arc becomes too unstable. This occurs because of the differences in weld pool fluidity. The addition also means more heat in the arc and a more constricted arc. by generating a more energy-rich arc. Nitrogen (N2) is used as an additive in shielding gases for GTA welding of austenitic.5% nitrogen in order to increase the mechanical properties and resistance against pitting. The figure shows the type of metal transfer in spray arc and typical penetration profile for mixtures with 2% CO2 up to pure CO2. and the arc is more difficult to strike when TIG welding. Another advantage is improved penetration. With CO2 instead of O2. where the filler metal constitutes the positive electrode (the anode). the cathode area is on the workpiece in the form of one or more cathode spots. For most applications. This is mainly a factor of the higher arc voltage and the energy employed when welding with CO2 in the mixture. 04 . This oxidising component may be either Carbon Dioxide (CO2). or mixed with argon. it is used as a shielding gas for GTA and MIG welding. An oxidising gas component is therefore used to stabilise the arc and to ensure a smooth metal transfer during welding. For root protection purposes. It is not recommended for root protection of austeniticferritic (Duplex) steels. otherwise the arc will tend to flicker around on the surface of the workpiece. nitrogen losses in the weld metal can be reduced. there is also less oxidation and slag formation which can have an effect on the appearance of the weld as well as the need for cleaning the weld. especially side wall penetration. Compared with argon. forming spatter. If the shielding gas contains a few percent of nitrogen.) Effects of the different shielding gas components Argon Argon (Ar) is an inert gas. Oxygen (O2) or a combination of these gases. Pure nitrogen will further increase pitting resistance at the root when welding austenitic duplex and superduplex stainless steels. Nitrogen with 5% hydrogen is a common root protection gas that delivers a good reducing effect. Helium is used together with argon and a small percent of CO2 or O2 for GMA welding of stainless steel. Argon is the main component in most shielding gases for GMA and GTA welding. argon or high purity nitrogen should be used. The process is more sensitive to arc length variations with helium as a shielding gas. This means it does not oxidise and that it has no effect on the chemical composition of the weld metal. The electrical arc in gas-shielded arc welding can be divided into three parts: the arc plasma. duplex and superduplex stainless steels. surface tension and oxides in the molten metal.The role of shielding gas (cont. the penetration given by a few percent of CO2 is acceptable. which improves penetration. higher CO2 content gives better side wall penetration but more spatter and fume.
The two product lines – Competence Line® and Performance Line®. everything involved in the process – material. Both lines contain shielding gases for every conceivable material and process combination. seam geometry and seam surface — eact metallurgically with filler metal and pool R —Influence radiation. they also: —Influence the arc – both electrically and thermally — etermine viscosity and surface tension – both of the drop D and of the pool —Control wetting properties —Control penetration. Shielding gases are much more than ‘welding consumable commodity’. Advances made in equipment and materials science. These components improve arc efficiency and enhance heat transfer from the arc to the joint. Argon Argoplas® 5 5 . such as Argoshield® Universal. resulting in higher welding speeds. helium can be used as an additive in many robot applications to better compensate for component tolerances. Through our understanding of how this tool functions.A versatile tool in the value-added process. Gases require the same diversification as materials and joining processes. A TIG arc with Argon (Competence Line®) and Stainshield® TIG Plus (Performance Line®) as the shielding gas. helium or hydrogen can be used without increasing the welding speed. This line contains our all-rounders. —Reliability —Quality —Versatility —User-friendliness Performance Line® Highly productive specialists with ad mixtures of helium. products that are indispensable to everyday welding technology and are ranked amongst some of the best-selling gas products in the world. If improvements in quality alone are required. Stainshield® Light and argon. new measuring technologies and simulation techniques require state-of-the-art. heat transfer and arc efficiency — etermine metal transfer and energy distribution in the arc D —Influence certain pollutant emissions These properties have to be optimally utilised in order to reap the full potential of gases in the welding process. For example. This requires a new attitude towards our products. nitrogen or hydrogen. equipment. In order to achieve both technically and economically high-quality weld seams. Competence Line® Proven gases and gas mixtures offering the very highest quality and supported by outstanding BOC service. The wider acting arc improves edge wetting and reduces lack of fusion problems resulting in greater output and improved quality. we are able to make an active contribution towards the added value in our customers’ production processes Our customers continue to demand specialised solutions to keep pace with the growing requirements in the field of welding. To improve product transparency and to make selecting a product easier. process gas and welding technology has to do its part. we will be offering two product lines in the future. innovative gas products. Expensive specialised materials require customised solutions – sometimes even at a molecular level.
— incorrect choice of shielding gas – shielding gases containing hydrogen and/or nitrogen are beneficial for some materials but can cause porosity in others —poorly maintained equipment —if hose fittings are not tightened — or if there are gas leaks in the power source or torch. and the resultant weld will have a lot of spatter and an unsatisfactory penetration profile. Also some types of hose are permeable and can allow moisture to enter the shielding gas. While gases such as nitrogen are one of the main causes of porosity. The main causes of porosity are: —too high or too low a flow of shielding gas – too high and air is entrained into the shield. the gas molecules are constantly in motion and this ensures total mixing. Can my gases have separated in the cylinder? Gases don’t separate in a cylinder. air would have separated into oxygen and nitrogen by now! Why am I getting holes in my welds? Holes (porosity) are usually caused by gas entrapment inside the cooling weld metal. air can be entrained into the shielding gas. When GMA welding steels. Surface contamination – oil. grease. too low and the gas can’t protect the cooling weld metal from the atmosphere — poor welder technique – too long a stick-out or bad torch angle Why can I not use pure argon for GMA welding steels? While it is possible to GMA-weld steels with pure argon. the answer may not be what you were expecting. the arc produced is very unstable and erratic. other sources such as water. Some of you will know the answer but for others.Are you using the right gases correctly? Frequently asked questions Here are a few of the many thousands of questions BOC engineers are asked every year. a small amount of oxidising gas (either carbon dioxide or oxygen) is needed to help to stabilise the arc and produce sound welds. TIG Arc 6 . If gases didn’t stay mixed. In a cylinder. water and other contamination on the welded component can add hydrogen into the weld metal This is not an exhaustive list but most causes of porosity are caused by poor housekeeping and/or poor welding procedures. oil and grease on the material can be as much of a problem.
building up in pressure as the weld cools. tends to be a problem in austenitic stainless steels. This may not occur until many hours after welding. Hot cracking. I get cracking when welding stainless steels. some of the parent material and filler wire is volatilised by the welding arc. this internal pressure can cause the weld to crack. It is not always possible to eliminate this problem but altering the torch angle and ensuring correct shielding gas coverage can minimise the effect. Then. occurs in welds that are intolerant of hydrogen (e. Pulsed Arc 7 .Why am I getting a lot of spatter on my welds? There are several causes of spatter. What causes the sooty deposit when welding aluminium? This sooty deposit is not soot (carbon) at all.g. As this fine metal vapour leaves the area covered by the shielding gas. the oxide is much easier to remove than if it is left until the weld is cold. if the weld is cleaned immediately after welding. Hydrogen dissolves in the weld metal while it is molten then after solidification it diffuses to small defects in the weld and hydrogen gas forms. Why? There are two main types of cracking in stainless steels: ‘hot cracking’ and ‘cold cracking’. moisture — surface coatings such as paint and zinc galvanising — using carbon dioxide as the shielding gas – mixed gases are more stable and produce less spatter Training the welder to set good welding conditions and clean the component properly can eliminate many of the problems. properly called ‘hydrogen cracking’. when the pressure is sufficiently high and the weld is cool and more brittle. forming aluminium oxide that condenses on the component being welded. The higher the welding current used. grease. The use of an Alushield® shielding gas will also help reduce the coverage of aluminium oxide. Also. The best way to prevent cracking is to choose a consumable which has a high enough ferrite content to ensure that the weld metal does not crack. it reacts with air. Cold cracking. but the most common are: — using unstable welding conditions – incorrect voltage for a given welding current — poor welder technique – too long a stick-out or bad torch angle — surface contamination on component – oil. When welding occurs. Weld-metal solidification cracking is more likely in fully austenitic structures which are more crack-sensitive than those containing a small amount of ferrite. properly called ‘solidification cracking’. but a form of aluminium oxide. It is called ‘hot cracking’ as it tends to occur immediately after welding while the weld is still hot. martensitic stainless steels). the greater the amount of oxide produced.
The shielding gas designation system shall be composed of the following designator and number arrangement: Gas Argoshield® Light Argoshield Universal ® ® ® ® ® ® ® Code 060 065 064 068 070 071 095 066 107 075 119 092 093 094 114 079 069 133 143 144 145 077 Classification SG-ACO-5/3.5 SG-AHeC-25/10 SG-AC-10 SG-AC-50 SG-AO-1. Argoplas 35 Specshield Copper ® SG-B XYZ – Minor gas component designators The letter(s) immediately following the base gas indicates the minor individual gas indicators in decreasing order of percent.Shielding gas codes AS 4882: 2003 shielding gases for Welding Designation (as specified in AS 4882-2003 Shielding Gases for Welding) Individual gas components shall be identified as follows: A – Argon C – Carbon Dioxide He – Helium H – Hydrogen N – Nitrogen O – Oxygen The designation system shall be based on volumetric percentages.5 SG-AHeC-35/2.1 SG-ACO-16/2. These letters are followed by a hyphen. These letters are followed by a hyphen. The letter immediately to the right of SG indicates the singular or major gas in the shielding gas or mixture. Alushield Heavy Alushield® Universal Argoplas® 5 Argoplas 20 ® ® SG-B – Base gas designator Shielding gases are designated according to chemical composition.9 SG-AN-2 SG-AHe-27 SG-HeA-25 SG-AHe-50 SG-AH-5 SG-AH-20 SG-AH-35 SG-AO-0.5 SG-AC-2.8/1 SG-AHeO-35/0.8 SG-ACH-2. SG-B XYZ-%/%/% – Percentage designators A slash shall be used to separate the individual minor components percentages for two or more component mixtures.7 Argoshield Heavy Argoshield 40 Argoshield 52 Argoshield 54 Argoshield 100 Argoshield MCW Argoshield® Pipeline Stainshield® Stainshield Light ® ® ® ® ® Stainshield Heavy Stainshield 66 Stainshield 69 Stainshield Duplex Alushield Light ® ® SG – shielding gas designator The letters SG at the beginning of each designation identifies the product as a shielding gas.75 SG-AC-18 SG-AO-5 SG-AC-25 SG-ACO-7/1. 08 .
superior controlinpositionalwelding. Mostversatilewideworkingrange. Minimalspatter.goodpenetration. Versatile.fastweldspeed. Versatileonthickmaterial Excellentarcstability. Fast. Goodpenetration.upto12mm.goodpenetration.Shielding gas selection chart (For GMA.smoothweldsurface.AlloyandStainlessSteels Argoshield®52 IndustrialCO2 MCAWCarbonandLowAlloySteels Argoshield®MCW Excellentappearance. Somewiresdesignedforuseunder CO2only. Goodappearance Lowdefectlevelsonthickmaterial. Minimalsurfaceoxidation for300seriesstainless. metal-cored. Generalpurposemixture. Lowprofilebeadshape Minimalspatter. C C C C C C C P C C C C C Argoshield®52 GMAWStainlessSteels Stainshield® Stainshield®Light Stainshield®Heavy Stainshield®66 Stainshield®69 GMAWAluminiumandAlloys Alushield®Light Alushield®Universal Alushield®Heavy WeldingArgon Goodpenetration.downhandwelding. Goodpenetration.good wettingaction. C C P P P Minimalspatter. Versatileonthickmaterial Excellentarcstability. Versatileforthinmaterial.highcylindercontents.thinplate.fast speed. C Downhandfilletwelding. Excellentfinish. Idealforfluxcoredwelding Goodpenetration. solid wire welding) MaterialThickness(mm) 1–12 13+ WeldCharacteristics Penetration Spatterfree Speed Filletshape Finish Cylinder Colours Gas PrincipalBenefits GMAWCarbonandLowAlloySteels Argoshield®Light Argoshield®Universal Argoshield®Heavy Argoshield®MCW Argoshield®40 Argoshield®52 Argoshield®54 Argoshield®100 ArgoshieldPipeline IndustrialCO2 FCAWCarbon.generalpurposemixture. Highweldappeal. Goodweldappearance. flux-cored.lowslag.goodpenetrationonthicker material.with minimalclean-up. Mostversatilewideworkingrange.fast speed. Versatilesuitableforsolidand MetalCoredwire.widebeadshape. P P P C Arc Transfer Spray ModifiedSpray DipP =PerformanceLineC =CompetenceLine 09 .good appearance. mechanisedwelding.
000* 30.000 16.000* 30.000* AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 D2 D Pack Sizes KAY15 JAY15 KAY9 KAY4 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.Specificationsareincludedin theScientificGasesandEquipment Manual. Content (m3 @ STP) 13. Argon Welding Grade.000* 30.0 2.900 20. PT 700 Liquid (Ar) Gas Code 791 10 .6 227. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.8 10.6 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 30.6.800 30.995% Cylinder Sizes J G2 G E2 E NOTE:Highergradesandpurities ofthisproductareavailablefrom BOC.1 4.3 60.800 20.Contact1800658278to obtainacop y.000–9.2 207.000kPa.7 136. Liquid (Ar) Gas Code 731 Argon.5 8. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.000* 30.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.0 1.shoulderandneck.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.6 4. Compressed (Ar) Gas Code 061 Gas Argon Purity >99.000 15.Shielding gases Argon Welding Grade.000 15.
99% 11 .0 465. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.Specificationsareincludedin thescientificgasesandequipment manual. Toidentifythesecylinders.carbondioxide willcollectinducts. Carbon Dioxide Welding grade.Contact1800658278to obtainacop y.Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Applications ■ ■ Features ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ MIGweldingmildsteel Forweldingcarbonand alloysteelandstainless steelwithfluxcoredwires Shieldinggasinplasmacutting Liquidforsubstratecoolingto controltheheatbuild-upwhen thermalandplasmaspraying BOCrecommendstheuseof theArgoshieldrangeasthe preferredmildsteelMIG weldinggas Suitableforinertingapplications BalancingpHlevelsin swimmingpools Cryogenicliquidcarbon dioxidecanalsobeusedin smallpipefreezingapplications ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Acolourlessandodourlessgas thatcancausethenosetosting inhighconcentration Toxicinhighconcentrations Anasphyxiant (doesnotsupportlife) Slightlycorrosiveinthe presenceofmoisture Heavierthanair.carbondioxide reactswithmanysubstances Diptubesareusedinliquid withdrawalcarbondioxide cylinderstoextracttheliquid fromthecylinder.0 6.a blackstripeispainteddownthe lengthofthecylinder ■ Higherdensitythanairprovides goodblanketingproperties Thischemicalpropertyhasled toitsuseasareactantinsome chemicalprocesses Carbon Dioxide Industrial Grade.Thetube runsdownthecentreofthe pressurisedcylinderanddraws theliquidupthroughthevalve. >99.0 15. Currentlynotavailableinpacks.shoulderandneck.0 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection – – – AS 2473 Type 30 AS 2473 Type 30 Pack Sizes MAN15 MAN9 NOTE:Highergradesandpurities ofthisproductareavailablefrom boc.0 279. Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Greengreybody. Compressed (CO2) Gas Code 081 Gas Carbon Dioxide (Liquid Phase) Purity Cylinder Sizes G >99. Liquid (CO2) Gas Code 740 Storage Gas Carbon Dioxide (Liquid Phase) Purity Details of the wide range of storage vessels and ancillary equipment are available from BOC on request.99% E D Content (m3 @ STP) 31.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.drainsand low-lyingareas Highlysolubleinwaterat moderatepressuresAtelevated temperatures.
1% 5% Balance Cylinder Sizes J G E2 E Content (m3 @ STP) 14.900 20.800 29.8–0.8 170–200 24–27 9.0 15 350–500 0.0–7.9 80–120 16–18 4. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.5–5.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.0 15 350–500 0. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) 1–1. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.9 160–180 23–25 7.Argoshield® Light Gas Code 060 Applications ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Sheetmetalengineering industries Automotivecomponents manufacture Vehiclerepair Cabinets/steelfurniture manufacture Airconditioningindustries Domesticappliancemanufacture Lightgaugestoragetanks ■ ■ Excellentarcstability Lowarcenergy Lowoxidationpotential Useslesswirethanhigher CO2mixes Wideoperatingenvelope Fastweldspeed ■ ■ ■ Easytouse Lowdefectlevels Lowdistortionlevels Goodappearance andqualityfinish Increasedproductivity Minimalspatterproduction negatestheneedtocleanweld Canbeusedwithmanual.0–12.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.9 60–100 16–17 4.000 15.700* AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes KAY15 KAY9 KAY4 AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.700* 29.0 15 800–1000 12 .9–1.0 18 400–500 Horizontal/ Horizontal/ Horizontal/ Horizontal/ Horizontal Vertical Vertical Vertical Vertical 0.0 18 300–400 8–9 Horizontal 1.6 Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas rate flow (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 2 3 4 Spray Transfer 3 4 Horizontal 0.0 8.0 15 320–500 0.8–0.000–9.greengreyshoulder.0 230.700* 16.000kPa.2 138.6.700* 29. automaticandroboticmachines Gas Oxygen Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 3.4 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 29.0–7.9 45–80 14–16 3.2 4.7 4.0–7.0 15 420–500 6 Horizontal 1.1 61.8–0.2 240–280 27–29 7.0 15 280–450 0.0–9.0–10.0 180–220 24–26 8.5–9.0 80–150 16–18 4.blackneck.
7 4.600* 16.75% 16% Balance Content Cylinder Sizes (m3 @ STP) J G E2 E 13.0–12.600* 27.4 27.9–1.6.000 20.0–5. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.2 207.600* 27.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) 4 Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas rate flow (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) Horizontal/ Vertical 0.1 61.0 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) 27.0 15 380–460 Spray Transfer 4 Horizontal 1.0 15 280–340 8 Horizontal/ Vertical 1.0 120–160 17–19 4.0–5.2 280–310 27–31 9.2 15 240–300 6 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.4 4.9–1.2 140–160 17–18 3.Argoshield® Universal Gas Code 065 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Generalfabrication Lighttomediumplatefabrication Structuralsteelworks Bridgework Pipeandtubejoining Vehiclemanufacture/ heavytrucks Rolledsections Pressurevesselsandboilers Boatsandshipbuilding ■ Excellentarcstability Fluidweldpool Usedindip.2–4.8 8.6 138.0 18 420–530 12 Horizontal 1.blackneck.0 18 370–440 13 .600* AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.000–9.0 180–210 23–25 8.pulsedand spraymetaltransfermodes Fasttravelspeed ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lowdefectlevels Improvedweldfusion Goodweldappearancewith lowreinforcementlevels Easytouse Higherproductivitydueto fasterweldingspeeds Lowersoverallcostsby usinglesswire Lowerspatterreduces clean-uptime Canbeusedwithmanual.2 240–260 25–27 7.0–9.0 18 400–500 6 Horizontal 1. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.600* 27. automaticandroboticmachines Gas Oxygen Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 2.000kPa.0 140–160 17–18 4.000 15.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.0–11.greengreyshoulder.000 Outlet Connection AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes KAY 15 JAY 15 KAY 9 KAY 4 230.
0–8.0 18 300–450 Spray Transfer 10 Horizontal 1. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.2 290–330 28–31 10.2–4.0 18 400–480 12+ Horizontal 1.000 AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.2 240–260 27–29 7.2–4.2 140–160 17–18 3.000–9. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.blackneck.000kPa.2 140–160 17–18 3.000 30.0–12.6.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.7 244.Argoshield® Heavy Gas Code 122 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ Heavyengineering Heavystructuralsteel Boilermanufacture Shipbuildingandrepair Heavyvehiclemanufacture Thickwalledpipesand pressurevessels Pad-eyesandliftinglugs Earthmovingequipment Stableweldingarc Fluidweldpool Usedindipandspraymetal transfermodes ■ ■ ■ ■ Improvedweldfusion Lowdefectlevelson thickmaterials Goodappearanceandfinish Easytouse Increasedproductivity Canbeusedonautomated machines Gas Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 18% Balance Cylinder Size G2 Content (m3 @ STP) 11.0 18 300–450 12+ Horizontal/Vertical 1.000 Outlet Connection AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Size MCP9 MCP15 146.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.greengreyshoulder.0 18 370–440 14 .5 30.3 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) 20. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas rate flow (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 10 Horizontal/Vertical 1.
000 AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.2 250-300 28-31 8.blackneck.000kPa.greengreyshoulder.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.0-7. Indicative Welding Parameters Spray Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas rate flow (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 6 Horizontal 1.0 18 270-370 15 .0-10.900 Outlet Connection AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes MCP15 237.0-7. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.9 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) 16.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.6 320-400 28-32 45.6.Argoshield® MCW Gas Code 066 Application ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ Generalfabrication Lighttomediumplatefabrication Structuralsteelworks 2GRpipespooling Pipeandtubejoining Rolledsections Pressurevesselsandboilers ■ Excellentarcstability Minimalspatter Fluidweldpool Excellentweldshape Virtuallynoslugwith metal-coredwires Useslesswirethanhigher CO2mixes ■ ■ ■ ■ Lowdefectlevels Improvedweldfusion Goodappearanceand qualityfinish Minimalclean-uprequired Lowersoverallcostsby usinglesswire Lowerspatterreduces clean-uptime Canbeusedwithmanual. automaticandroboticmachines Gas Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 10% Balance Content Cylinder Sizes (m3 @ STP) G 8.000–9.4 30.0 18 350-400 8 Horizontal 1.6 320-400 28-32 45.0 18 200-280 12 (3pass) Horizontal 1. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.
6 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.2 136.9 227.6 3. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.000* 30.smoothweldbead withlowreinforcement Goodarcstability Lowsurfacetension ■ Cleanweldappearance andfinish Improvedfusionofthe parentmetal Gas Oxygen Argon Composition 5% Balance Cylinder Sizes G E Content (m3 @ STP) 8.3 60.000–9.000* 30. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.800 30.Argoshield® 40 Gas Code 068 Application ■ Features ■ Benefits ■ Weldinglightersteel ■ ■ Clean.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.000* AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes KAY15 KAY9 KAY4 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.blackshoulderandneck.000kPa. 16 .900 15.6.
1 18 200–300 12 Vertical 1.2 175–200 24–25 7.1–5.6 61.0 4.7–11.greengreyshoulderandneck.1 15 150–250 20 Horizontal 1.000 15.2 200–250 27–29 6.000* 26.9–10.4 18 350–450 Flux Cored Wires 12 Horizontal 1.6.2 300–350 31–34 13.6 300–400 30–32 5.000† AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes KAY15 KAY9 KAY4 CRA9 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.2 200–250 25–28 9.5–9.1–13.6 81.5 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.0 138.2–16.000* 16.2 18 300–400 20 Vertical 1.Argoshield® 52 Gas Code 070 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ Heavystructuralsteel Miningequipment Pressurevesselsandboilers Heavywallpiping Shipsandoffshorestructures Earthmovingequipment ■ ■ Highheatinputefficiency Deeppenetration FasterweldspeedsthanCO2 Preventsporosity Excellentdiptransfer characteristics Usedindipandpulsed transfermodes ApprovedwithmostFCAW andMCAWwires ■ ■ ■ ■ Higherproductivitydueto fasterweldingspeedsthan CO2withfluxcoredwires Versatile Lowrepairrates Goodweldappearance Easytouse Gas Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 25% Balance Cylinder Sizes G E Content (m3 @ STP) 9.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.3 18 380–550 20 Horizontal 1.6 350–400 29–32 8. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.6–8.000–9.000 26. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection. †CRA9isavailableinQLDonly.000kPa.1 231.0 18 380–550 12 Horizontal 1.3 15 150–200 17 .000* 26. Indicative Welding Parameters Metal Cored Wires Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 10 Horizontal 1.6 200–250 24–26 4.
8 170–200 24–27 9.000kPa.0 18 300–400 8–9 Horizontal 1.8–0.000 20. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.0–7.9 80–120 16–18 4.0–10.Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.9–1.0 15 800–1000 18 .0 15 420–500 6 Horizontal 1. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) 1–1.8–0.9 60–100 16–17 4.0 180–220 24–26 8.8 4.0 15 320–500 0.0 18 400–500 Horizontal/ Horizontal/ Horizontal/ Horizontal/ Horizontal Vertical Vertical Vertical Vertical 0.5% 7% Balance Cylinder Sizes G E2 D2 D Content (m3 @ STP) 8.0 15 280–450 0.0 15 350–500 0.6 231.0–12. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.7 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.9 160–180 23–25 7.0 80–150 16–18 4.2 2.Argoshield® 54 Gas Code 071 Applications ■ ■ Feature ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ Weldinglightersteel Fabricationforelectroplating.000–9.2 240–280 27–29 7.0–7.1 1.000 15.blackneck.800 29.8–0.0–7. enamelingorpainting Panelbeating Furnituremanufacturing industries Reducedspatter Excellentfinish Minimalclean-uprequired Gas Oxygen Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 1.500* AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes KAY15 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.6.6 Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas rate flow (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 2 3 4 Spray Transfer 3 4 Horizontal 0.5–9.greengreyshoulder.0–9.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.9 45–80 14–16 3.5–5.0 15 350–500 0.900 20.
19 .brownshoulder.000 16.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262. NotallcylindersareavailableatallBOCoutlets.000 16.5 73 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.9000 AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Sizes MAN9 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.greengreyneck.Argoshield® 100 Gas Code 095 Application ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ Heavysteel GMA(MIG)weldingofcarbon manganeseandlowalloysteels Goodarcstability Flatterweldbead Excellentfusioncharacteristics Lowerspatterlevels Fasterweldingspeeds ■ ■ Lowerriskofdefectlevels Higherproductivitydueto fasterweldingspeeds Lowdistortion Cleanweldappearanceandfinish Gas Carbon Dioxide Helium Argon Composition 10% 25% Balance Cylinder Sizes G E D Content (m3 @ STP) 8.Othersizedcylindersmayalsobeavailableonrequest.8 1.1 3.900 16.
.5 89.Argoshield Pipeline Gas Code 107 Application ■ ■ Features ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ Carbonsteelpipe Heavywallpipe ■ Veryshortarclength Excellentdiptransfer characteristics FasterweldingspeedthanCO2 Deeppenetration Lowerriskofdefectlevels Gas Carbon Dioxide Argon Purity 50% 50% Cylinder Sizes G MCP9 COP16 Content (m3 @ STP) 9.700 AS2473 Type 10 COP16areavailableinlimitedlocations.6 159.ContactyourlocalBOCGas&GearstoreorAccount Managerforfurtherdetails.700 13.700 13. 20 .4 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 13.
Othersizedcylindersandpacksmayalsobeavailableonrequest.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.blackshoulderandneck.9–1.0 18 320–450 21 .0–9.9–1.2 260–280 26–30 8.0 100–125 17–19 5.900 15.2 260–310 28–32 9.0 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.0–7.5 15 400–600 6 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.0 18 380–460 10 Horizontal 1.5% Balance Cylinder Sizes G E Content (m3 @ STP) 8.Stainshield® Gas Code 075 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ Railwayrollingstock Processequipment Tanks Architecturalwork Nocarbonpick-up Goodarcstability Lowheatinput Goodedgewetting Fastweldspeed ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Improvedproductivitydue tofasterweldspeed Lowdistortion Cleanweldappearanceandfinish Optimumcorrosionresistance Higheroperatorappeal Minimalweldfinish Gas Oxygen Argon Composition 1.0–8.800 AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.0 180–220 24–28 7.0 18 350–450 8 Horizontal 1.0–11.000kPa. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.9–1. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 4 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.0 120–150 18–20 6.0 18 280–450 Spray Transfer 6 Horizontal 1.0 120–150 18–20 6.6.000–9.0–6. *Indicatesfittedwithapressureregulatingvalveoutletconnection.6 4.0–10.5 15 280–500 8 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.
3 134.9 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 20. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 4 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.greengreyneck.0 18 380–460 10 Horizontal 1.9–1.0 120–150 18–20 6.0 120–150 18–20 6.9–1.0–6.5% Balance Cylinder Sizes G2 MCP9 Content (m3 @ STP) 10.000 AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.0 18 320–450 22 .0 18 350–450 8 Horizontal 1. NotallcylindersareavailableatallBOCoutlets.brownshoulder.5 15 280–500 8 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.Othersizedcylindersmayalsobeavailableonrequest.2 260–280 26–30 8.000 30.2 260–310 28–32 9.0–11.0 180–220 24–28 7.0–10.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.0–7.5 15 400–600 6 Horizontal/ Vertical 0.Stainshield® Light Gas Code 119 Application ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ Pressurevesselsandtanks Exhausts Ductwork Excellentarcstability Lowoxidationpotential Goodsurfaceappearance Lesssurfaceoxidationthan traditionalOxygen-Argon mixtures ■ ■ Goodfusion Cleanweldappearance andfinish Oxidefilmlesstenacious andeasytoremove Increaseinweldspeed comparedtotraditional Oxygen-Argonmixtures Gas Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 2.0 18 280–450 Spray Transfer 6 Horizontal 1.9–1.0–8.0–9.0 100–125 17–19 5.
7 69.2 250–270 25–29 7.brownshoulder.0–6.0 18 380–460 10 Horizontal/ Vertical 1.8% 35% Balance Cylinder Size G Content (m3 @ STP) 7.greengreyneck.0–10.2 120–150 16–19 4.900 AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Size MAN9 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.Stainshield® Heavy Gas Code 092 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ Pressurevesselsandpiping Structuralhighalloysteelwork Storagetanks Foodandbeverage industrycomponents Petrochemicalplants ■ ■ ■ Highheatinputefficiency Excellentarcstability Lowoxidisationpotential Usedindip.0–6. Indicative Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 8 Horizontal/ Vertical 1.0–9.5 18 400–600 12+ Horizontal 1.2 270–310 28–31 9. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets.brightappearanceandfinish Easytouse Highproductivitydueto fasterweldingspeeds Reducedclean-upandrepair X-rayqualitywelds Canbeusedonrobotic andmechanicalmachines Gas Carbon Dioxide Helium Argon Composition 2.2 130–170 17–20 4.0–6.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.0 18 320–450 12+ Horizontal/ Vertical 1.5 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.sprayand pulsedtransfermodes Fasterweldingspeeds Fluidweldpool Reducedspatter ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lowdefectlevelsonthicker sectionsofmaterial Clean.0 18 220–400 Spray Transfer 8 Horizontal 1.2 120–150 16–19 4.5 18 450–600 23 .0 18 400–600 10 Horizontal 1.2 260–280 26–30 8.900 16.0–9.
5 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 20.000 AS2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody. 24 .greengreyneck.9 221.000 30.Stainshield® Duplex Gas Code 114 Application ■ Features ■ Benefits ■ GTAweldingwithoutfillerfor duplex.brownshoulder.2 132. NotallcylindersareavailableatallBOCoutlets.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.000 30.Othersizedcylindersmayalsobeavailableonrequest.superduplexandsuper austeniticstainlesssteel TheadditionofNitrogeninthe shieldinggasbalancestheloss ofNitrogenfromthebasemetal whenwelded ■ ■ ■ ■ Thebalancebetweenaustenite andferriteismaintained Thecorrosionandmechanical propertiesaremaintained Surfaceoxidationislow Increasedweldingspeed Increasedpenetration comparedtopureArgon Gas Nitrogen Argon Composition 2% Balance Cylinder Sizes G2 MCP9 MCP15 Content (m3 @ STP) 10.
9% 35% Balance Cylinder Size G Content (m3 @ STP) 7. Stainshield® 69 Gas Code 094 Applications ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ Weldingstainlesssteels Allpositionalwelding Highintegritywelds Goodarcstability Fasterweldingspeeds Cleanweldsurface Excellentfusioncharacteristics Lowerspatterlevels Nocarbonpick-up ■ ■ Higherproductivitydue tofasterweldingspeeds Lowdistortion Optimisedcorrosionresistance Gas Oxygen Helium Argon Composition 0.900 AS 2473 Type 10 Currentlynotavailableinpacks. NotavailableatallBOCoutlets.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranchon131262. Othersizedcylindersmayalsobeavailableonrequest.6 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.6 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranchon131262. NotavailableatallBOCoutlets.greengreyshoulderandsignalredneck.Stainshield® 66 Gas Code 093 Applications ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ Weldingaustenitic stainlesssteels Allpositionalwelding Highintegritywelds Goodarcstability Cleanweldsurface Excellentfusioncharacteristics Lowerspatterlevels Designedforshortarcwelding austeneticstainlesssteelsonly Optimisedweldappearance Higherproductivitydue tolowerspatterlevels Gas Hydrogen Carbon Dioxide Argon Composition 1% 2.brownshoulderandblackneck. 25 .8% Balance Cylinder Size G Content (m3 @ STP) 8. Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.900 AS 2473 Type 10 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.
0 150–230 26 .4 110–140 11–13 Not Applicable 7.Alushield® Light Gas Code 079 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ Boatandshipbuilding Tankers Truckbodywork Waterheatersand heatexchangers Pipingandbalustrades Lightbusbars ■ ■ ■ ■ Excellentarcstability Highheatinputefficiency Lowdistortion Flatterweldbeadwith lowreinforcement Fasterweldingspeed Goodfusioncharacteristics Littleornospatter Usedindip.0–9.0 18 500–800 8 Horizontal 1.0 110–180 4 Horizontal/Vertical 2.2 105–120 17–20 5.2 210–250 26–29 6.0–6.0 18 500–700 6 Horizontal 1.0 18 450–680 Horizontal/Vertical Horizontal/Vertical Horizontal Indicative GTA (TIG) Welding Parameters Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 3 Horizontal/Vertical 2.9–1.0 15 450–600 3 1.0–7.0–10.0 15 500–700 Spray Transfer 3 1.4 110–150 11–13 Not Applicable 6.2 160–200 27–30 8.sprayand pulsedtransfermodes ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lowerspatterreduces clean-uptime Improvedweldmetalproperties Easytouse Goodappearanceandfinish withlowreinforcementlevels Increasedproductivitydue tofastweldspeeds Canbeusedonroboticmachines Gas Helium Argon Composition 27% Balance Indicative GMA (MIG) Welding Parameters Dip Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 1–2 0.0 140–180 17–20 6.0 70–100 17–18 4.0–8.
000 AS2473 Type 10 27 .8 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 20.Alushield® Universal Gas Code 133 Applications ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ Heatexchangers Tankvessels Railcarriages MIGorTIGweldingofaluminium Canbeusedforcopperand stainlesssteelTIGwelding Stableweldingarc Excellentappearancefinish Excellentfusioncharacteristics Suitableforapplicationswhere penetrationiscritical Fasterweldingspeed Reducedporosity Improvedproductivity Lowdefectlevels Gas Helium Argon Composition 50% 50% Cylinder Size G2 Content (m3 @ STP) 8.
6 mm 28 .5Mn) 9.Have you got the right gas working for you? GMA welding of aluminium penetration profiles Argon versus Alushield® shielding gases Argon Alushield® Light 280 A / 25 V 282 A / 27 V Alushield® Light is 27% Helium with a balance of Argon Alushield® Universal Alushield® Heavy 285 A / 30 V Alushield® Universal is 50% Helium with a balance of Argon Parent metal Filler metal Wire feed speed Welding speed EN AW-5754 [AlMg3] ISO 18273 – S Al 5183 (Al Mg4.7 m/min 62 cm/min 285 A / 34 V Alushield® Heavy is 25% Argon with a balance of Helium t = 10 mm ø = 1.
NotavailableatallBOCoutlets.peacockblueshoulderandneck.0–11.6–2. Indicative GMA (MIG) Welding Parameters Spray Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 8 Horizontal 1.0 170–230 29 .6 240–300 29–32 8.0 20 500–700 12+ Horizontal 1.0 20 400–550 Indicative GTA (TIG) Welding Parameters Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 6 Horizontal/Vertical 3.2 190–240 18–20 Not Applicable 10.0–12.3 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16.0 20 500–700 10 Horizontal 1. Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Brownbody.Alushield® Heavy Gas Code 069 Applications ■ ■ Features ■ ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Aluminiumcastings Shipbuildingand armouredvehicles Heavyaluminiumfabrication Roadandrailtransport Chemicalandpetrochemicalplants Copperandaluminiumbusbars ■ ■ ■ ■ Excellentarcstability Highheatinputefficiency Lowdistortionand oxidisationpotential Widebeadshapewith lowreinforcement Fasterweldingspeeds Goodfusioncharacteristics Reducedspatter ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ ■ Lowerspatterreduces clean-uptime Improvedweldmetalproperties Easytouse Reducedrejectrates Lowerriskofdefectlevels Goodappearanceandhigh qualityfinishwithlow reinforcementlevels Increasedproductivitydue tofastweldspeeds Canbeusedonroboticmachines Gas Argon Helium Composition 25% Balance Cylinder Size G Content (m3 @ STP) 7.900 AS 2473 Type 10 Currentlynotavailableinpacks.4 300–500 32–40 9.2 170–220 27–30 9.0–14.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranchon131262.2 140–220 15–18 Not Applicable 8.0 160–230 10 Horizontal/Vertical 3.
Argoplas® 5 Gas Code 143 Applications ■ Features ■ Benefits ■ ■ Recommendedastheshielding (secondary)gasformostplasma weldingapplications Suitableforplasmaweldingand cuttingstainlesssteels.000 AS 2473 Type 20 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranchon131262.copper andnickelalloys ■ ■ ■ Suitableforplasmawelding ofallthicknesses Lowdistortion Fasterweldspeed Increasingthecleaning oftheweldmetal ■ ■ ■ Reductioninpost-weld clean-uptime Reduceddistortionlevels Increasedproductivity duetofasterweldspeeds Canbeusedonautomated machines Gas Hydrogen Argon Composition 5% Balance Cylinder Size G Content (m3 @ STP) 7. 30 .signalredshoulderandneck.4 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 15. NotavailableatallBOCoutlets.
Betterthermalconductivity improvespenetrationandwettingability. • rgoplas®serieswith5to35%H2forallausteniticstainless A steelgrades •Argoplas®5is5%H2withabalanceofArgon Argoplas® 5 improves speed of welding and penetration Manual welding of stainless steel 304.ahydrogenadditionto theshieldinggasleadstocleanerweldsurfacesasaresult ofitsreducingaction.Have you got the right gas working for you? TIG welding of stainless steel Argon versus Argoplas® 5 Competence Performance Weldinggas:Argon Weldingspeed:35cm/min. Argoplas® 5.999%)purity forweldingapplications.Comparedtohelium.Itissuitableforallweldablemetallicmaterials. sheet thickness 4 mm TIG DC. BOCoffersreliablequalitiesupto5. vs = 13 cm/mm TIG AC.mechanisedwelding Parentmaterial:304. argon. mechanisedwelding Parentmaterial:304.Heliumasashieldinggascomponent isthebetterchoicewherehydrogencannotbeuseddueto incompatibilitywiththebaseorfillermetal.t=4mm Fillermetal:308LSi HydrogenandheliumcanacceleratetheTIGweldingprocess duetotheirphysicalproperties. Weldinggas:Argoplas®5 Weldingspeed:55cm/min. vs = 18 cm/mm 31 .0(99.Beyondthis. hydrogenprovidesanevenmoreeffectiveheatinputbecause ofitsmolecularnature.t=4mm Fillermetal:308LSi ArgonisthemostfrequentlyusedshieldinggasforTIG welding.
6 Horizontal 0.7% Balance Cylinder Size G Content (m3 @ STP) 8.0 Gauge Pressure (kPa @ 15°C) Outlet Connection 16. NotallcylindersandpacksareavailableatallBOCoutlets. Ring your BOC Customer Service on 131 262 for details.900 AS 2473 Type 10 AS 2473 Type 10 Pack Size MAN15 Cylindercolour(toAS4484):Peacockbluebody.5–11. includingsiliconand nickelbronzes ■ ■ Producesgoodedgewetting Excellentspraytransfer characteristics Fasterweldingspeedsthan pureargon Lowspatter ■ ■ Goodappearanceandfinish Easiertousethanpureargon forweldingcopperalloys Highproductivityduetofaster weldingspeeds Canbeusedonrobotic andmechanicalmachines Gas Oxygen Argon Composition 0. Indicative Welding Parameters Spray Transfer Material thickness (mm) Welding position Wire diameter (mm) Current (amps) Voltage (volts) Wire feed speed (m/min) Gas flow rate (L/min) Travel speed (mm/min) 1.5–14.PleasecheckwithyourlocalBOCbranch on131262.2 180–250 22–28 5.5 10–15 500 3 Horizontal 1.2 150–220 22–28 5.5 10–15 400 Specshield® Gas Mixtures (Custom Made) Gas Code 265 Description These are custom made Shielding Gases usually produced in low volumes.5 10–15 450 6 Horizontal 1. 32 .Specshield® Copper Gas Code 077 Applications ■ ■ Features ■ ■ Benefits ■ ■ Joiningofcoppertosteel Weldingofcopperalloys.5–11.900 16. Available on special request.6 129.9 150–200 21–26 7.blackshoulderandneck.
welding engineers. shielding gas composition etc. welding specialists. The projector software is custom-made and proprietary. This therefore significantly improves its credibility in live demonstrations. Additionally. and is therefore adapted to the BOC shielding gas range. The optical projection simply offers the best possible image quality. and not only the amps) — show how to set up a pulsed arc and what the influencing parameters are — guide a whole audience through various arc types and settings and the effects of shielding gases In summary. the arc projector is able to display the significant difference that BOC shielding gases can make to your weld. combined with a standard beamer. The Linde Group has been using the GMAW arc projector to demonstrate the benefits of using shielding gases in real arc time. there is a keyboard with an integrated mouse/trackball. The other parameters were indicated separately on numeric displays. welding start/stop and several other controls. you can observe how the arc is affected. —Argoshield® —Stainshield® —Alushield® —Specshield® Inside view of the projection chamber Operator Panel Overview of the installation Parameter screen (beamer) Welding arc screen (optical lens projection) Operator Panel Gas 1 (Ar/CO 2 mixer) Gas 2 (ﬁxed) Gas 3 (ﬁxed) Gas 4 (ﬁxed) Start Stop . stick-out. BOC. voltage. when specific changes to parameters are made. The arc projector can simultaneously show an image of the GMA welding arc (optically magnified 80x) with the corresponding welding parameters. To operate the PC.The GMA arc projector Well known in the welding world For about 30 years. the new arc projector uses a rugged and self-contained PC measuring system. the concept and look of the old projector was updated to coincide with the release of new technology features in the projector. What’s unique about the GMA arc projector is that it shows a real welding arc – not a simulation. 4 gas selection buttons. a member of The Linde Group. current. such as wire feed speed. sales teams and customers around the world recognise the arc projector and its incredible capabilities. voltage). As soon as the parameters are changed. still image or a pre-recorded video. This system has now been superseded with a new arc viewing system. Welders. The operator panel consists of a gas mixer for Ar/CO2 mixes. The arc projector can also —demonstrate the influence of the stick-out on the amperage (to illustrate why you should always measure the wire feed speed. pulse frequency. To show the welding parameters. is now proud to have exclusive access to this world-renowned projector. The first generation of the arc projector used optical projection – a lens system together with a moving laser dot on a parameter table (current. The new arc projector is designed to still work with an optical projection system. as it was found that even today’s video cameras cannot cope with the extreme contrast and brightness of a welding arc.
your actual overall production cost can be reduced dramatically as shown on the diagram. They are actually optimisation tools for the serious welder and are designed to provide you with quality welding performance and improved cost-effectiveness. This reduced production cost can vary. depending on factors specific to your individual business operations. Welding gases can positively influence your welding result through the following: —Surface appearance —Welding speed —Metallurgy and mechanical properties —Weld geometry —Arc stability —Metal transfer —Shielding effect 12 10 $AUS per metre of weld 8 6 4 2 6mm Fillet Wire Gas Labour Shielding Gas X Stainshield Heavy Thisreducedproductioncostcanvary. as opposed to using regular gas for your welding. Stainshield.Have you got the right gas working for you? Shielding gas selection is a critical part of cost-effective welding You can maximise your productivity and improve efficiencies by making one simple decision – investing in the right welding gas for your specific application. BOC’s welding gases range of Argoshield. 34 .dependingonfactorsspecifictoyourindividualbusinessoperations. Alushield and Specshield aren’t just commodities. you will notice that while the cost of the welding gas is slightly higher. How? The typical cost drivers for Gas Metal Arc welding are: —Labour —Welding gas —Welding wire —Power consumption If you were to invest in the right BOC welding gas for your specific application.
9 3.95 1.12 1.36 1.2 8.6 15.43 Pre-set and measured parameters 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Voltage/Current Wirefeedspeed Gasflowrate Typeofwireelectrode Wirediameter Arcontimeth Processrelatedcoststhprocess(Cleaningtime) Gas 1 V M/min l/min Gas 2 V M/min i/min Mm min Min mm min min Consumables 18 19 Wireelectrode Shieldinggas (12x16x6) (13x16) G L g l Costs 20 21 22 23 Labourcosts(th) Labourcosts(th) Wireelectrodecosts Gascosts (7Bx16) (7Bx17) (18x8/1000) (9or10x19/1000) $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ Total Total per metre length of weld $ $ $ $ 35 .Weld cost calculation Time cost study Customer ____________________________________________ Contact ______________________________________________ Date ________________________________________________ Welding Process _______________________________________ Sketch: General Data 1 2 3 4 Typeofseam Weldingposition Platethickness Throat/LegLength mm mm Fillet 7A 7B 8 9 10 5 6 Wirediametermm Wirespec.05 $/h $/min $/kg $/m3 $/m3 1.0 6.8 5.8 3.2 2. Labourcosts Labourcosts Wirecosts Gas1 Gas2 0. Weightg/m Steel Alu.
Whilst proper care has been taken in the preparation. a member of The Linde Group. © BOC Limited 2011.com. MP10-0311 EQAUS 0111 5k . Details given in this document are believed to be correct at the time of printing. no liability for injury or damage resulting from its improper use can be accepted.au BOC Limited ABN 95 000 029 729 Riverside Corporate Park 10 Julius Avenue North Ryde.com www.boc. NSW 2113 Australia BOC is a trading name of BOC Limited.For more information contact the BOC Customer Service Centre on: Australia 131 262 contact@boc. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.
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