How to Maintain Welding Consumables and Equipment?

Published on 20 May 2022

3 min

The welding process helps in joining two metal pieces together that can last for decades, in short making the welds stronger that can withstand the highest to lowest temperatures & in any harsh conditions. But there are some points which a welder needs to take into consideration is the storage of the welding equipment and welding consumables, let’s discuss that in detail.

 

Taking proper care of welding electrodes: In the SMAW welding process, electrodes plays a crucial role. It is important to take care of them as we use the same machine to perform SMAW welding but different electrodes for various types of metals, applications, etc. Electrodes should always be kept in a dry and ventilated place, to prevent them from moisture which can condense it and welding rods should be stored in a dry place only. Ideally, the electrodes or welding consumables should be kept above 10 degrees Celsius then the room temperature. 

 

The original packaging of D&H Sécheron ensures that the consumables storage time should have a maximum shelf life. This statement is made because some consumables range is sealed packs which rule out the need for drying, however, if necessary the electrodes must be redried for the products which are not vacuum sealed according to the guidelines mentioned in our product specifications.

 

Taking care of welding machinery is important because it can cost up to lakhs of rupees to avoid any unfavorable situations few measures can be taken like, lubricating the bearing & every movable part of machines, checking the brushes for wear, welding electrode holders should be checked regularly, checking bearings for overheating, checking all electrical connections for any faults, etc.  

 

By following these precautions welders can maintain the welding equipment and tools to make the best use of consumables. Which will help the welders to grow more customer base by providing quality welds and can give more boost to the industry. 

 
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