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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The required properties are normally obtained in the as-welded condition.

A checklist should be electfogas by the welding operator to electogas that the equipment is properly set up and that all of WE L DIN G the required operating adjustments are made.

Some steel grades are more susceptible to centerline cracking than others. However, when it becomes necessary to restart a weld, the starting defect can be confined to the near surface area by employing the technique illustrated in Figure 7.

Guide tubes are available in various lengths and for some applications may be welded together to accommodate longer joints. Typical runoff tabs are shown in Figure 7. Check quantity of electrode wire and gas if used.

Electrogas Welding (EGW) – Welding Technology

The electrode guide or at least part of it, in the case of a weldiny guide rides inside the gap eoectrogas above the molten weld pool. Gonzalez The Lincoln Electric Co. On equipment using a self-shielded flux cored electrode, starting procedures must be carefully controlled to minimize porosity in the starting sump area.

The sump thickness and gap configuration should be the same as those of the base materials selding welded. Dan TN – – z G Table 7. Views Read Edit View history. 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 may be provided usually by CO 2.


The operator should be trained to set up and properly operate the equipment. Operators should also check the workpiece t,o verify that the joint is correct, and that the base metal condition will allow free passage of the welding head to the top of the joint.

The consumable guide is selected so that its chemical composition is compatible with the base material. Electrogas welding is a machine welding process. References [ edit eelectrogas Cary, Welsing B. When welding plates of different thicknesses, the thicker plate should be tapered, and the retaining shoe should be tapered to match it. ME Mechanical Team https: Similar tensile strength and a slight improvement in weld and heat- procedure qualification requirements directed at specific affected-zone notch toughness.

The welding power supply shall have a constant potential characteristic.

Poorly fitted backing shoes can result in the same problem. The brackets should hold the base material in alignment, but should not be so rigid as to cause excessive restraint. On short welds, shoes may be the same length as elcetrogas joint. The letter “XX”, in this table refer to either the 6Z, 60, 62, 7Z, 70, 72, 8Z, 80 or 82 mechanical property designations of Table 7.

A defect such as underfill can often be repaired by building up with the SMAW process without gouging or grinding. Vertical movement of the welding machine must be consistent with the deposition rate.

Some standards presently permitting use of the EGW process sometimes with additional restrictions are listed below: Both flux cored and solid electrodes are available in various chemical compositions designed to introduce the necessary alloying elements to achieve strength, impact properties, or appropriate combinations of these and other properties in the deposited electrogqs metal.

By using suitshoes, the outer surfaces of the weld are under compres- ably alloyed electrodes and controlled welding conditions, sive residual stresses, and the center of the weld is in ten- the notch toughness properties of the weld metal can be sion.

Make sure there are no worn elecctrogas irregular areas that would cause a “hang up” during welding. The shoes are usually attached to the welding machine and move vertically as the machine moves.


Welds with large columnar grains generally exhibit lower notch toughness and a higher transi- tion temperature than welds with fine equiaxed or dendritic grains. Nonfusing ceramic backups have also been used. Preheat may increase resistance to cracking when welding: Make sure there are no obstructions that would prevent or stop the rise of the machine and that equipment leads are of adequate length.

Setup for Electrogas Welding (EGW) | Metallurgy

The hardness profile of the electrogas weld is relatively uniform, whereas the shielded metal arc weld exhib- its a significant increase in hardness in the heat-affected zone near the weld interface.

The general classification system of electrodes for EGW is illustrated in Figure 7. Some of the factors that contribute to rapid cooling rates are large shoes with excessive water flow and lack of preheat for thick plates at low abient temperatures.

Although the weld travel is vertical, the weld metal is actually deposited in the flat position at the bottom of the cavity. Have a few tools e. Increasing the joint opening increases the weld width, Excessive joint openings will increase the welding time and consume extra filler metals and gases, which will increase welding costs. Depending upon the type of application and setup, at least some portion of welding must be completed before the welding operator can visually inspect, evaluate, and take any necessary corrective action.

Thus, weld composition and mechanical properties can vary substantially with different types of This will allow the welding head assembly to track up the steel and even with different heats of the same steel grade. The welding shall be done using a water-cooled copper inboard shoe.