2018 №09 (03) DOI of Article
2018 №09 (05)

Avtomaticheskaya Svarka (Automatic Welding), #9, 2018, pp. 23-28

Investigation of electric and energy characteristics of the plasmatron in microplasma spraying with wire materials

Yu.S. Borisov, A.N. Kislitsa, S.G. Voynarovich, E.K. Kuzmich-Yanchuk, S.N. Kalyuzhny
E.O. Paton Electric Welding Institute of the NAS of Ukraine. 11 Kazimir Malevich Str., 03150, Kyiv, Ukraine. E-mail:

To determine the range of operating voltages of the plasmatron MP-04 of the installation MPN-004 for microplasma spraying, a family of volt-ampere characteristics was plotted, each of them was taken at the constant composition and consumption of the working gas, the length of the arc open  section and the design dimensions of plasma. The heat flow was determined by the flow-through calorimetry method. It allowed determining the thermal efficiency of the plasmatron, the average mass initial enthalpy and the temperature of the plasma jet, depending on the plasmatron operating mode, i.e. arc current and  plasma-forming gas consumption,  under conditions of the microplasma wire spraying process. 13 Ref., 7 Fig.
Keywords: microplasma wire spraying, wire materials, argon plasma jet, volt-ampere characteristics of plasmatron, temperature and enthalpy of plasma jet, thermal efficiency coefficient, voltage and current strength of plasma arc, consumption of plasma-forming gas

Received: 10.07.2018
Published: 20.09.2018

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