Role of Consumables in Welding Process

Published on 18 August 2022

4 min

The welding process requires different kinds of filler materials, it can be an electrode or a wire, their properties can differ according to the base metal requirements or according to the process, and these wire and electrodes are known as welding consumables.

At D&H Secheron we offer different kinds of welding consumables for different kinds of metals and for the different welding processes. Let’s talk according to the process:

Shielded metal arc welding (SMAW/Stick welding): stick welding/SMAW is one of the oldest and famous welding as it allows to weld on different kind of metals like mild steel electrodes, medium and high tensile steel, electrodes for weathering steel, electrodes for low-temperature service, electrodes for creep resisting steels, stainless steel electrodes, electrodes for galvanising baths, hard-facing electrodes, electrodes for nickels and it’s alloys and cast iron electrodes. The electrodes which are manufactured under this process contain flux which helps to protect weldment from getting oxidized.

Gas metal arc welding (GMAW/MIG): This process requires a piece of deep knowledge about which shield gases, for which metal work which gas is required at D&H Secheron we have a section for Gas metal arc welding/MIG where we offer Solid wire consumables which help in giving stable arc, smooth welding performance and deposits radiographic quality welds. It is suitable for welding tubes and pipes for matching compositions in power plants, refineries, petrochemicals, fertilizers, etc. Mostly argon and argon mix shield gas are used for the process. 

Flux-cored arc welding: Flux-cored wires are a kind of consumables where the flux is filled inside the wire, this welding process is a semi-automatic process, the wire for the process is designed with fast freezing slag characteristics and good slag detachability. D&H Secheron provides a different variety of wires like low alloy steel wire, mild steel wires, stainless steel wire, hard facing wire, and metal-cored wire.

Gas Tungsten Arc welding: GTAW/TIG process requires deep knowledge because it is the most difficult welding process, the wires are suitable to welding of penstock pipeline, earth moving equipment’s, etc. D&H Secheron offers consumables for low alloy steels, mild steels, stainless steels, and nickel & its alloys.   

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