2017 №01 (01) DOI of Article
2017 №01 (03)

The Paton Welding Journal 2017 #01
The Paton Welding Journal, 2017, #1, 14-19 pages

Intensification of arc and electroslag processes of welding by means of exothermal mixture introduction

A.F. Vlasov, N.A. Makarenko and D.A. Volkov

Donbass State Machine-Building Academy 72 Shkadinov Str., 84313, Kramatorsk, Ukraine. E-mail:sp@dgma/
It is proved that introduction of up to 53.4 % of exothermal mixture in electrode coating results in increase of the following coefficients, i.e. core melting, deposition, rate of electrode melting and melting of electrode coating. Increase of thickness of electrode coating, containing 44.4 % of exothermal mixture, from 0.5 to 2.6 mm results in rise of amount of exothermal mixture and deposition coefficient, decrease of value of core melting coefficient, increase of mass rate of coating melting. It is proved that an efficient method for increase of electroslag processes efficiency is application of exothermal flux, namely scale, ferroalloys, aluminum powder and standard flux (ANF-6 etc.) in the amounts sufficient for exothermal reaction passing. This provides for emission of additional heat in a start period of exothermal processes and promotes for accelerated formation of slag pool of necessary volume on «solid» start on monofilar as well as bifilar schemes of process instead of «liquid» start. The electroslag processes using exothermal alloyed flux on «solid» start allow (in comparison with existing methods of slag pool formation) rising metal yield by 2–10 %; 1.2–1.4 kW?h economy of melting of 1 kg of standard flux; 25 % reduction of time of ESR process start period. It is determined that introduction of aluminum as a deoxidizing agent in the exothermal fluxes rises content of aluminum oxide (Al2O3) in a weld pool, its resistance, and increases efficiency of electroslag process. 21 Ref., 5 Figures.
Keywords: electrode, exothermal mixture, exothermal flux, slag pool, process efficiency
Received:                16.02.17
Published:               26.10.16
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