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voestalpine Böhler Welding stands at the forefront of providing premium welding consumables and equipment tailored for the manual and semi-mechanized welding of pipelines. Our unwavering commitment to excellence has driven us to continually refine and enhance our product portfolio, ensuring its alignment with the exact demands of the pipeline industry.

Our diverse product range caters to various welding processes, including:

  • SMAW (Shielded Metal Arc Welding): A comprehensive selection of covered electrodes, featuring cellulosic coatings for highly efficient vertical-down welding and basic low-hydrogen types suitable for both vertical-down and vertical-up applications.
  • GMAW (Gas Metal Arc Welding), FCAW (Flux-Cored Arc Welding), and SAW (Submerged Arc Welding): Semi- and fully mechanized welding options encompass solid wires, rods, self- and gas-shielded flux-cored wires, and submerged arc wire/flux combinations tailored for double jointing.

Our product range is engineered to address a spectrum of applications, including:

  • Carbon Steel Pipelines: Accommodating pipe strengths from standard grades up to API X60/EN L415MB to high-tensile grades reaching API X100/ENL690MB.
  • Corrosion Resistance Alloy Pipelines (CRA): Encompassing standard stainless-steel grades, duplex and super duplex stainless steel, nickel alloy 625, and clad pipes in alloys 316L, 625, and 825.

Our Product Highlights

SMAW Shielded Metal Arc Welding

  • Our basic electrode types FOX EV (vertical-up) and BVD (vertical-down) are characterized by outstanding mechanical properties including high CTOD values and easy handling. Basic electrode FOX EV types are available in DrySystem™, which avoids re-drying before use!
  • BVD types deserve to be specially mentioned. Thanks to a specific design and development, they provide exceptional striking characteristics and the avoidance of start porosity, with a deposition rate 80–100 % higher than for vertical up welding.
  • Our cellulosic electrodes are well-recognized for providing excellent impact values and the best operability even in difficult weather.



    FCAW Flux Cored Arc Welding

    • Our diamondspark seamless gas-shielded flux-cored wires allow a low content of diffusible hydrogen, no moisture pick up in storage and handling, consequently a low risk of hydrogen delayed cracking and wormholes. 
    • Our diamondspark seamless gas-shielded flux-cored wires product range is copper coated with excellent current transfer and less contact tip wear.  Our flux cored wires are known for great feedability with increased arc time and no wire break.
    • diamondspark Xxx RC-Pipe cored wires are Pipeline dedicated formulas further improve the weld metal mechanical properties, maintaining high toughness also when applying high productivity welding procedures. 
    • diamondspark Xxx RC-Pipe is also suitable for sour service and is NACE compliant up to the X70 grade (in this latter case with diamondspark X70 RC-Pipe (N))
    • Our self-shielded Flux Cored Wires Böhler Pipeshield 71 T8-FD and Böhler Pipeshield 81 T8-FD are especially developed for semi-automatic vertical down welding in 5G position without the need of a shielding gas. They are designed to provide good mechanical properties and high impact toughness at low temperatures. Böhler Welding self-shielded flux cored wires provide an easy handling due to the very tolerant stick out length and less tendency to porosity.

      Optimized High Productivity Orbital Pipeline Welding:

      Achieving flawless pipeline girth welds with consistent mechanical properties, coupled with increased productivity and minimal repair rates, is pivotal for success in the pipeline industry. Our high productivity orbital welding solution, the pipeRunner®, stands as a testamonial to this commitment. It ensures highly repeatable, high-quality welds with reduced downtime. When paired with our diamondspark FCAW portfolio designed specifically for pipeline welding, this integrated approach presents substantial advantages for every pipeline contractor.

      At voestalpine Böhler Welding, we go beyond providing products; we deliver comprehensive solutions that elevate the welding experience and performance for our valued clients in the dynamic and demanding realm of pipeline construction.

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