2017 №04 (10) DOI of Article
2017 №04 (02)

Automatic Welding 2017 #04
Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #4, 2017, pp. 5-10
Influence of metal structure of pipes on mechanical properties of flash-butt welded joints

S.I. Kuchuk-Yatsenko, B.I. Kazymov And V.F. Zagadarchuk
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute, NASU 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03680, Kiev, Ukraine. E-mail: office@paton.kiev.ua
Technology of flash-butt welding occupies a sufficient place in different industries, including welding of different purpose pipes. At a high quality of joints the discrepancies in values of properties are observed in a number of cases. The paper considers the causes of such discrepancies and their relationship with the initial structure of metal of pipes. It was revealed that the formation of areas with a structural heterogeneity in joints is predetermined by the structure and volume of segregation bands of nonmetallic inclusions in steel and is not related to the technological parameters of welding. In welding of advanced pipe steels, produced by a controllable rolling, the required mechanical properties of the joints are provided. 10 Ref., 1 Table, 8 Figures.
Keywords: pipelines, flash-butt welding, quality of joints, nondestructive testing, standards, mechanical tests, bending tests, delaminations, cracks, nonmetallic inclusions, segregation bands, structural heterogeneity, rejection criteria
Received:                23.02.17
Published:               17.04.17
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