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Böhler Welding issues submerged arc welding catalogue

17. Jul 2017

Filler metal specialist Böhler Welding has issued a new catalogue on its European range of filler materials for submerged arc welding.

Böhler Welding filler materials are fully developed in-house and are manufactured in its specialized production unit in Hamm, Germany. The product range comprises over 120 wire / flux combinations covering non-alloyed, weather resisting, high strength, low-temperature and creep resistant steel, all types of stainless steel, as well as nickel-base alloys. All over the world, these are applied in demanding industrial segments, such as power generation, the process and chemical industries, up and downstream offshore fabrication, pipe mills, the nuclear industry, wind tower production and civil engineering.

Customer-focused with productivity in mind

The wire / flux combinations are mostly developed in co-operation with key fabricators in their industry segments. Their specific process and weld metal requirements form the basis for the development of new or adapted combinations, which are field-tested for their target application. Welding productivity is a crucial focus area. Böhler Welding wire / flux combinations are designed to improve economy and quality of the submerged arc welding processes applied by fabricators.

Productive packaging options

Next to standard 25 kg spools, wires can be supplied on spool bodies with a filling content of 100, 300, 350 and even 1000 kg to reduce downtime with high duty cycle welding systems. Fluxes can be ordered in standard 25 kg bags or sealed metal drums, but also in big bags with 500 or 1000 kg filling content. The same flux packaging forms can be ordered in DRY SYSTEM – the special moisture proof packaging line for fluxes. With DRY SYSTEM, the flux stays factory dry and can be used without re-baking.

SAW process audits

Böhler Welding on-site productivity audits performed worldwide by a team of specialized

application engineers are an appreciated service. These audits have the aim to improve quality issues (mechanical properties, defect rate) and to identify the potential for productivity increase.  Often this results in adaptation of the welding process itself (e.g. to twin or tandem heads), the choice of different consumables and – in some cases – in the development of a completely new wire / flux combination.