TPWJ, 2020, #6, 20-26 pages
Influence of low-temperature tempering on structure and properties of welded joints of high-strength steel 30Kh2N2MF
O.A. Gaivoronskyi, V.D. Poznyakov, O.M. Berdnikova, T.O. Alekseenko and O.S. Shyshkevych
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine
11 Kazymyr Malevych Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail: email@example.com
The results of investigations of influence of low-temperature tempering on structural changes, physical and mechanical
properties of HAZ metal and crack resistance of welded joints of high-strength medium-carbon alloy steel 30Kh2N2MF
are given. It is shown that the use of a low-temperature tempering is absolutely necessary during welding of products
by low-alloy materials, which significantly increases the crack resistance of welded joints. During welding of joints by
high-alloy materials in the hardened HAZ metal a relatively more ductile and less stressed structure is formed, in which
the maximum level of stresses is lower than that which can be achieved after thermal tempering of a welded joint with
a low-alloy weld. Therefore, the level of crack resistance of welded joints is sufficiently high in any case and in this
situation there is no need to use low-temperature tempering. This is an unnecessary technological operation that does
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