Agglomerated Welding Flux BF 6.30
Flux type: Aluminate-Basic
ISO 14174: S A AB 1 66 AC H5 *)
(EN 760: SA AB 1 66 AC H5)
A semi-basic flux for joint welding of high quality steel pipes for pipeline transportation systems in the oil and gas industries. Especially recommended for single and multi-wire (up to 5 wires) submerged arc processes in the two- run technique. Very good weld appearance and slag release providing flat welds with low reinforcement and flat weld interfaces free from undercuts. High grain hardness and resistance to abrasion and a low consumption rate with good flux feeding properties in the transport and recovery system.
As a result of low hydrogen levels (less than 5 ml/100 g in the weld deposits) and oxygen levels of about 350 ppm as well as uniform metallurgical behaviour with low silicon and manganese pick-up, constant mechanical properties are obtained even when welding thick-walled tubes in the two-run technique.
Production of longitudinal and spiral welded steel pipe grades L360 or X52 to L555 or X80 according to ISO 3183 / API Spec. 5L.
Characteristic chemical constituents
|SiO2 + TiO2||Al2O3 + MnO||CaO + MgO||CaF2|
|20 %||35 %||20 %||20 %|
|Basicity according to Boniszewski: ~1.4|
Flux density: 0.95 kg / dm3 (l)
Grain size acc. to ISO 14174: 2 – 16 (Tyler 10 x 65) / 2 - 20 (Tyler 8x65)
Current-carrying capacity: up to 1.000 A (DC or AC) using one wire
*) Diffusible hydrogen content H5: determined in deposited metal acc. to the method described in ISO 3690
Type of current DC; redrying conditions 200 ± 50°C