shielded metal arc welding definition

arc welding basics and types of arc welding

arc welding basics and its definition Arc welding process that uses the arc discharge for the heat source is widely used in the world. And the most popular welding process that has been used from the old time is shielded metal arc welding (SMAW). As shown in the above picture, the voltage applied across the core rod of the electrode and the base metal generate an arc. The arc temperature for SMAW is about 5,000 – 6,000 K. This arc heat generate molted droplets of electrode tip that transfer to the weld pool. There is a voltage gap between the anode and the cathode. An arc voltage consists of the cathode (negative pole) voltage drop, the anode (positive pole) voltage drop, and the arc column voltage drop between cathode and anode. The arc column is composed of neutral particles, such as atoms and molecules, and charged particles such as ions[…]

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classification of welding processes & types of arc welding

classification of joining methods In an oil and gas plant, we can see a thousand pieces of equipment. A piece of mechanical equipment (pipeline, tank, pressure vessel) is a collection of several metal components which are joined together into one unit. The joining methods can broadly be classified into three categories by the joining mechanism: -mechanical joining by means of such mechanical methods as riveting and bolting, -adhesive bonding by using glues or plastics -welding by means of metallurgical bonding. Welding definition welding can be defined as “the operation that produces coalescence of two or more members by applying heats or pressure or both, with or without the use of filler metal.” Welding (Metallurgical joining) can further be classified by the joining mechanism into 4 groups : fusion welding consists of 5 categories: gas welding, arc welding, electroslag welding, thermite welding and high energy beam welding (electron beam welding &[…]

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what is shielded metal arc welding

what is SMAW – Shielded Metal Arc welding?

what is Shielded Metal Arc welding? Welding can be defined as “operation that produces coalescence of two or more members by applying heats or pressure or both, with or without the use of filler metal.” In fusion welding, members to be joined (base metals) are heated to melt with or without the use of filler metal (e.g. covered electrode), and then the molten parts produce coalescence of the base metals, followed by solidification. In pressure welding, the joining parts are given the thermal energy by friction or gas flame, and then mechanical pressure is applied to complete the welding process. In brazing or soldering, the brazing filler metal or solder that has a lower melting point than the base metal is fused, without melting the base metal, and then the fused filler metal is distributed between the closely fitted faying surfaces of the joint by capillary action. The brazing process[…]

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what is Welding Procedure Specification (WPS)?

Welding procedure specification (WPS) Some of the EPC activities that are critical in the oil and gas industry are welding. Welding is carried out when the EPC enters the third phase, ie Construction, for example when manufacturing pressure vessels, storage tanks, process piping, and pipelines. Welding is also often done at the time after the EPC project is finished or Plant has started up, for example when there is an improvement or when Turn around. Welding that is done when the plant is operational has a much greater hazard than when the EPC project. When the plant is operational, there are two things that must be considered, namely Process safety and personal safety. while at EPC, focus more on personal safety. to ensure welding can be carried out safely and technically accepted, it is necessary to make welding procedures that meet the requirements. This procedure is often referred to as[…]

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