What are K-TIG’s Advantages Over Submerged Arc Welding (SAW)?
Submerged Arc Welding is a process which requires a continuously fed, consumable, solid or tubular (metal cored) electrode.
The molten weld is protected from atmospheric contamination by being ‘submerged’ under a blanket of granular flux consisting typically of lime, silica, manganese oxide, calcium fluoride and other compounds.
When molten, the flux becomes conductive and provides a current path between the electrode and the work piece. In suitable applications,
By contrast, the K-TIG process has no consumables, requires no flux handling systems, creates no flux or slag residues, requires no inter-pass and post-weld slag removal and provides a
The Benefits of Switching
How does K-TIG overcome the issues of SAW Welding?
K-TIG overcomes the most common issues associated with
I’m currently using Submerged Arc Welding; can I switch to K-TIG?
If your shop is fitted with automated welding equipment, or you’re interested in investing in automated equipment making the switch to K-TIG is very easy. Making the switch would be of the most benefit to you if you work on large-scale projects and your frequently perform circumferential welds of 3mm or greater.
How Do I Change to K-TIG?
It really couldn’t be easier.
If you’re currently using SAW, the upgrade process is simple. Your existing welding automation system can still be used.