2015 №02 (06) DOI of Article
2015 №02 (08)

TPWJ, 2015, #2, 34-39 pages

Journal                    The Paton Welding Journal
Publisher                 International Association «Welding»
ISSN                       0957-798X (print)
Issue                       № 2, 2015 (February)
Pages                      34-39
T.N. Buryak1, I.A. Katsaj2, V.G. Kuznetsov2, A.I. Novikov2, A.A. Taranenko1 And N.V. Yaroshenko1
1SE «NITI». 1a Pisarzhevsky Str., 49005, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. E-mail:
2«ALFA-FINANS» Ltd. 4g Barrikadnaya Str., 49000, Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. E-mail:
Welded thin-walled tubes are widely applied in different industrial sectors owing to a number of their advantages, compared to seamless tubes. The paper describes the experience of mastering in Ukraine manufacturing of thin-walled small diameter tubes from TR 316L steel by two variants: with weld metal deformation by rolling-off and without deformation. Longitudinal welds are made by TIG welding. The paper gives the results of comprehensive testing of manufactured tube samples, which are indicative of the fact that they are not inferior to seamless tubes as to their technological and mechanical properties, corrosion resistance and metallographic characteristics, and are even superior to them by a number of parameters. They meet the requirements of the respective ASTM and EN standards. 10 Ref., 4 Tables, 4 Figures.
Keywords: welded tube, technology, argon-arc welding, weld, quality, mechanical properties, intercrystalline corrosion, nuclear steam condensers
Received:                17.12.14
Published:               01.04.15
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