Module 3 - 1

Flux Cored
Arc Welding
(FCAW)

Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y

Module 3 - 2

Self-shielded FCAW

Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y

Gas & Self- shielded Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .3 FCAW Guns . Module 3 .

4 EXXT-X FCAW Electrode Identification System Electrode Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

Module 3 .5 EXXT-X FCAW Electrode Identification System Strength Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Module 3 .6 EXXT-X FCAW Electrode Identification System Position Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Module 3 .7 EXXT-X FCAW Electrode Identification System Tubular Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Module 3 .8 EXXT-X FCAW Electrode Identification System Chemical Composition Operating Characteristics Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Welding sst to cst Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Welding 316L  E309T-X . Module 3 . Welding 304  E308LT-X .9 Stainless Steel Electrodes  E308T-X . Welding 316  E316LT-X . Welding 304L  E316T-X .

Module 3 .10 Gas- shielded FCAW Equipment Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

11 Self- shielded FCAW Equipment Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

12 FCAW Advantages  High productivity  Deep penetration  Tolerates contamination  Suitable for field work Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

Module 3 .13 FCAW Limitations  Slag removal  Smoky process  Electrode cost  Equipment complexity Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Module 3 .14 FCAW Discontinuities  Slag inclusions  Porosity  Incomplete fusion  Incomplete joint penetration Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Module 3 .15 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding (GTAW) Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

16 GTAW Nomenclature Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

8-2.2% ceria Orange EWLa-1 1% lanthanum oxide Black EWTh-1 0.2% thoria Yellow EWTh-2 1.2% thoria Red EWZr 0.8%-1. Module 3 .7-2.40% zirconia Brown Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .15-0.17 AWS Tungsten Electrode Classifications Class Alloy Color EWP Pure tungsten Green EWCe-2 1.

ER316. ER70S-3. ER308L. etc.18 GTAW Filler Metals Carbon Steels  ER70S-2. Stainless Steels  ER308. etc. Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

Module 3 .19 Effect of DCEN Current on GTAW Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

Module 3 .20 Effect of DCEP Current on GTAW Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

21 Effect of AC Current on GTAW Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

22 Gas Tungsten Arc Welding Equipment Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

23 GTAW Advantages  Good for thin materials  High quality welds  Good appearance  Very clean  No slag  Mechanization potential Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

24 GTAW Limitations  Relatively slow  Low tolerance for contamination  Shielding gas expensive  Purging gas expensive Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Module 3 .

Module 3 .25 GTAW Discontinuities  Porosity  Incomplete fusion  Incomplete joint penetration  Tungsten inclusions Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y .

26 Inclusions  Contact between: – Tungsten and base metal – Tungsten and filler metal  Excess current  Excess tungsten extension  Improper tungsten tip grinding Am e r i c a n We l d i n g S o c i e t y . Causes of Tungsten Module 3 .