Research on High Heat Input Welding of the High Strength Electro-Gas Flux-Cored Wire Used for Large Storage Tank
Baosteel cooperated with the China’s welding consumable company and developed an electro-gas welding wire BH610-EG, which is a flux-cored welding wire and can match the high strength steel B610E. In this paper, the electro-gas welding technological tests are carried out by B610E with the thickness of 21 mm and 40 mm and BH610-EG wire with the diameter of 1.6 mm. And values of the heat input of electro-gas welding experiments are in the range of 80~100kJ/cm. The main conclusions can be obtained as follows: (1) In condition of high heat input, the electro-gas welding process using BH610-EG wire is very stable, the weld surface is good. (2) Various mechanical properties of the welded joints can meet the design requirements of the storage tanks. (3) The new developed electro-gas flux-cored welding wire BH610-EG can match with B610E steel and meet the requirement of high heat input of the crude oil storage tank.
T. Chandra, N. Wanderka, W. Reimers , M. Ionescu
Z. X. Qu and H. Q. Zhang, "Research on High Heat Input Welding of the High Strength Electro-Gas Flux-Cored Wire Used for Large Storage Tank", Materials Science Forum, Vols. 638-642, pp. 3699-3703, 2010