Power Arc Welding

What is powder welding?

This method of welding is similar to submerged arc welding, but an additional element of powder is added to the process, along with the traditional feed and the flux. Welding involves joining two items together by heating the materials to the point of melting and then using different applications to join them together. There are many different types of welding, and we will explore the benefits of the various processes and how they can be used for different applications.

What are the benefits of powder welding?

There are key benefits to powder welding over some other types of welding. The addition of powder to the electrode coatings improves the characteristics of the weld. The more stable arc gives a smoother finish with less splatter, improved re-striking, and easy slag removal. Not only are the characteristics improved but the quality of the weld is also improved, as the addition of powders to the welding process makes the final weld stronger and more resilient. It is actually more efficient using powder welding. Using the powder with the electrode coating improves the efficiency of the welding process, which gives higher deposition rates.


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    When should we choose powder welding?

    If you are looking for a cost-effective way to achieve a stronger weld, the addition of powder to the submerged arc process is a good solution. We can achieve better deposition rates without raising the arc energy, this gives a better final weld more cost-effectively. Welding is used across many industries, off-shore, construction, agricultural, to name a few. All these industries require strength, resilience, and high resistance to wear and tear. Gantries on off-shore sites are subjected to forces from the environment and usage. Machinery used in excavating is placed under huge pressure. Enormous machinery used for large-scale farming is required to operate for long hours. All examples of where the importance of weld strength is paramount.

    Typical uses of Powder Welding

    Wire Drawing



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    Why use IRS for your powder welding?

    There are many different welding techniques, and they all have varying deposition rates, weld strength, and cost implications. When you come to the team at IRS we will be able to choose the best weld type for your needs, balancing out the quality versus cost, and understanding the pressures that your welds will be placed under. Our experience and understanding mean that we can give good advice to our customers. We have invested heavily in our equipment to allow us to continue to maintain our high turnaround times. We understand the implications of downtime in a business and being able to get key elements back into your business as quickly as possible is vital to the smooth operations of your business. We are renowned for our positive attitude, so any engineering challenges that you are facing, come to us. We are solution-focused and will draw upon the differing strengths of our team to seek a solution for your issues. For a no-obligation discussion about your welding requirements, come and speak to the team at IRS today.